What I’m Reading Now (8/24/20)


I spent most of this week catching up on podcast work I’d put off while on vacation (including recording an episode with Kate Stayman-London, author of One to Watch) and getting my kids organized for virtual school to begin after Labor Day (i.e. getting school supplies, figuring out their workspaces, etc). But, I did finish two books as well. Not a bad week. 


A full length episode featuring Catherine Adel West, author of Saving Ruby King, aired last week!

There is no new podcast this week, but the Fall 2020 Book Preview will air on Wednesday, September 2.

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I finished reading…

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The Beauty in Breaking by Michele Harper (July 7, 2020) – AUDIOBOOK
This memoir by a black female ER doctor was eye-opening. She talks about the occasional violence towards ER doctors from patients and shares some background about how hospitals work behind-the-scenes that a part of me wishes I didn’t know.
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Mindhunter by John E. Douglas (October 31, 1995)
This nonfiction about the FBI’s serial killer profiling division was overly long, but still fascinating. I just skipped or skimmed the extraneous parts I wasn’t interested in.
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I’m currently reading…

Transcendent Kingdom


Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (September 1, 2020)
I’m only about 10% through so far, but I love the writing and am interested to see where the story goes.
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Upcoming reading plans…

Night Swim


The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (August 4, 2020)
I’m thinking I’ll need a recovery book after Transcendent Kingdom and this one features a true crime podcast, an Olympic swimming hopeful, and a rape trial (sounds somewhat like the Brock Turner case).
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  1. Kathy Martin wrote:

    The Night Swim sounds interesting. I’ve seen it on lots of blogs lately. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 8.24.20 Reply
  2. Donna wrote:

    Everyone seems to be reading The Night Swim, but me. I’m hoping to find time to read it.

    Posted 8.24.20 Reply
  3. Laurie C wrote:

    Every time I’ve seen THE NIGHT SWIM mentioned recently, I get thrown for a second, because there was a novel by Matt Bondurant, THE NIGHT SWIMMER, a while back that I listened to on audio, and I keep thinking of that. It was really good but never got much attention that I know of. Transcendent Kingdom is on my TBR but it’ll be forever coming in from the library, probably. Enjoy your reading week!

    Posted 8.24.20 Reply

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