What I’m Reading Now (9/9/19) – A Double Shot

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School started this week and I’m thrilled to be back in a routine. I’m a routine person and I feel much calmer and more productive when we have a good routine in place. 

I was on vacation over Labor Day, so I have two weeks of books for you this week! And, my reading has been excellent lately!


Episode 29, the first mini episode (book recommendations only) featuring Katie Fulton (@katieneedsabiggerbookshelf) will air on Wednesday!

If you missed last week’s full length episode, Annie Jones (owner of The Bookshelf in Thomasville, GA and Co-Host of the From the Front Porch Podcast), joined me to talk about owning a bookstore!

New on the Blog

  • 6 Big Books of Summer 2019…my thoughts on some books that got a lot of hype this summer.
  • 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…


Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur (October 15, 2019) 
This memoir totally took me by surprise! 5 stars and I shared my quick thoughts in my September Book of the Month post. Mini reviewing coming in October.
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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (September 17, 2019)
5 stars! I adore Ann Patchett and she didn’t disappoint with her latest family drama. Mini review coming on Thursday.
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (July 16, 2019)
4 stars! I reviewed this one last week.
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Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (June 18, 2019)
I’d heard mixed reviews about this story of a divorce from (mostly) the husband’s perspective, which makes sense because this book is definitely not for everyone. But, I really liked the witty writing and thought it was a divorcee version of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Mini review most likely coming.
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I’m currently reading…

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson book cover


Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (October 29, 2019)
I just started this novel about two college friends and one’s children who catch fire when they’re agitated. I really liked the first chapter and am curious where it’s going to go!
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Upcoming reading plans…

Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff book cover



The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff (September 10, 2019)
I peeked at the opening of this oral history of 9/11 and it was kind of brilliant. I love the oral history format (see Live from New York, Those Guys Have All the Fun, and Daisy Jones & the Six) and am looking forward to diving in.
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How was your reading week?

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  1. Wendy wrote:

    I won a copy of Wild Game from Bookish and am anxiously awaiting its arrival!

    Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  2. Now I’m excited about Wild Game!

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  3. You’ve had some great reading lately, Sarah. I’m so tempted to read the ARC of Wild Game, but also really want to listen to it on audio. Decisions, decisions! I so disliked The Family Fang that the thought of reading another Kevin Wilson book is scary, so I’ll wait to hear your final thoughts on Nothing to See Here.

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    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      Ha – fingers crossed!

      Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  4. Beth F wrote:

    Great group of books here. I really liked Family Fang, so I’m looking forward to Wilson’s new one.

    Posted 9.9.19 Reply
    • Sarah Dickinson wrote:

      I haven’t read Family Fang but have heard good things about it!

      Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  5. I’m eager to read The Dutch House. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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  6. I recently read The Nickel Boys as well, and am looking forward to reading Fleishman is in Trouble

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  7. Kathy Martin wrote:

    Nice looking group of books. I hope you enjoy this week’s choices. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  8. Nickel Boys is on my TBR. My weekly updates

    Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  9. Great post Sarah! I’m excited for the mini episode. I’m glad the Ann Patchett worked out for you- I know you had high hopes! And that 9/11 book is definitely something I’ll be picking up soon.

    Posted 9.10.19 Reply
  10. An interesting selecti9n! I’m looking forward to your next podcast.

    Have a great reading week

    Posted 9.11.19 Reply

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