What I’m Reading Now (7/15/19)

what I'm reading now


My reading is all over the place right now…I have a vague TBR list in my head, but library holds are rolling in. I’m a planner by nature, but I’m kind of enjoying not knowing what’s coming next!


There will NOT be a new podcast this week!

Episode 25, featuring Siobhan Jones (Editorial Director of Book of the Month) will air on Wednesday, July 24! And, she will be revealing one of the August Book of the Month picks early on the podcast!

New on the Blog

  • July 2019 Books to Read (and Skip)…a mixed bag of July releases!
  • 2019 Rock Your Reading Tracker – I used my “Rock Your Reading Tracker” this year to track all my reading stats in real time and figure out who my best recommendation sources are…and, my reading QUALITY improved 42% from last year! The new and improved 2019 tracker is now available for $14.99…get more details here!

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I finished reading…

what I'm reading now


The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall (August 13, 2019)
I worried at first that this debut novel was going to be too quiet. But, it crept up on me and got under my skin. It made me think and would be an excellent book club pick. Mini review coming.
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From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein (July 10, 2018) – AUDIOBOOK
This is a re-listen to refresh my memory because Beck Dorey-Stein is coming on the podcast in early August (to coincide with From the Corner of the Oval‘s paperback release!). Here’s my review from the first time I listened to it.
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I’m currently reading…


Three Women by Lisa Taddeo


Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (July 9, 2019)
I’m almost finished with this nonfiction about…wait for it…three women’s stories. Everyone’s talking about this one right now and the stories are pretty salacious, so I’m riveted. But, I’m not sure I’m getting the overall purpose yet. I’m going to need to think on this one for a bit once I finish.
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Upcoming reading plans…

A library hold just came in…

Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson


Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson (April 2, 2019)
I’m not sure I’m in the mood for a 500+ page book right now, but this debut novel just came in from the library and I peeked at the Prologue and was pulled in immediately!
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  1. Now I’m curious about Dearly Beloved. I’ve read the synopsis of Three Women and haven’t decided if I’m interested in it or not.

    Posted 7.15.19 Reply
  2. Susan wrote:

    I have only read 4 books so far this month ugh, and with that being said, two of the books were 3 stars or C’s.

    I think the rest of the month I will be reading all my library holds that have come in for the latest mystery/thrillers that came out this month.

    I’ll be interested in reading your review for Dearly Beloved, and hopefully Three Women as well since that one is getting a lot of buzz.

    Posted 7.15.19 Reply
  3. I’m curious about Three Women…and From the Corner of the Oval. Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  4. Karen wrote:

    I read Beyond The Point last month. It was good, not great, in my opinion. It started strong but I lost interest about 2/3 in. The font is pretty large so it didn’t feel like a big book to me. I didn’t like how religious it got.

    Posted 7.15.19 Reply
  5. Kathy Martin wrote:

    These are all new to me. I’m reading review books right now. My calendar is currently filled with them. No spontaneity for me for a while. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 7.15.19 Reply
  6. I’m curious about the buzz Three Women is getting.

    Have a great reading week

    Posted 7.15.19 Reply
  7. Sarah R wrote:

    I’m reading The Body Lies on Annie B Jones’s recommendation. So far I’m liking it but I’m in the middle of a house reno plus two kids sports and I’m not finding enough time to read! 🙂

    Posted 7.16.19 Reply
  8. Madeline wrote:

    I was disappointed in Beyond the Point (having father, uncles, cousin, grandfather who went). You want a book about West Point .. Absolutely American by David Lipsky published in 2003 did a fabulous job (and it’s nonfiction).

    There’s already a massive wait list at my library for Three Women. At first I thought I wanted to read it but the more I think about it, the more it seems like she picked the most “out there” and unusual people. So I’m rethinking.

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  9. Catherine wrote:

    I skimmed Three Women and definitely don’t get the fuss. I definitely didn’t find it revolutionary or explosive. In fact, aside from it being non-fiction, I felt as if I’ve read these kinds of women’s stories plenty of times. I did enjoy the writing, though. She has quite a sense of style.

    I finished The Nickel Boys yesterday and thought it was really strong. He manages to pack in a lot of material into 225 pages.

    Posted 7.16.19 Reply

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