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Reading Week | 5.6.19
Reading Week 5.6.19 | TBR etc. #bookstoread

Another week gone with some more great books read. The Booksparks #SRC2019 lineup dropped this week and I’m SO excited to be an ambassador. They have a ton of great books on their list, so expect my Book Mail part of this post to be especially full over the next couple of months!

Linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date- the host of “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

Blog Post

Thoughts on my Latest BOTM Pick- Miracle Creek
May’s Best Books

From Instagram

May “to maybe” read list! So far so good- I’ve finished one of these already and started another.

I Finished Reading

I Know Who You Are | TBR etc.

I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney | Free from Flatiron | I was so excited to read this sophomore novel from Alice Feeney. I loved her first, Sometimes I Lie, and while I preferred the first one, I do think I Know Who You Are was decent. I found it to be a well written and a page turner with a wild ending. It had an interesting concept and if you like grittier, plot focused thrillers that shift between time frames, then this might be a hit for you. (There’s one side twist that I’m still scratching my head about, but I’d still recommend as a whole.)

I’m Currently Reading

Notes from a Young Black Chef | Kwame Onwuachi | So far so good! Kwame pulls no punches when it comes to calling out the historically sexist/racist culinary world and I’m here for it. It’s the story of his life so far, so he starts with his early days in his mothers kitchen and I’m up to his teenage days, where his mother sends him to Nigeria to learn respect. Good narration by the author, too.

Upcoming Reading Plans

The Night Before | Wendy Walker | Free from St. Martin’s Press | We all know I love a dark and twisty thriller and I’ve got high hopes that this will be good. I read the first 20 pages or so and the action has already started- interested to see how it all comes together.

Book Mail

Out East | John Glynn | Release Date: 5.14.19 | A coming of age memoir about a group of friends who summer in Montauk. As they’re learning about one another, they find themselves. Looking forward to this!

Star- Crossed | Minnie Darke | Release Date: 5.21.19 | This sounds like it’ll be a cute palate cleanser. I’m not into astrology myself, but I can get into a romantic comedy driven by the stars. Two friends fell in love as kids and lost touch. He is a devotee of the horoscope, and she just happens to have the ability to ‘bend’ the report to help show him they’re meant to be. What could go wrong?

.Summer We Lost Her | Tish Cohen | Release Date: 6.4.19 | A dramatic story of a couple in crisis, who were on the verge of breaking up their marriage when their young daughter goes missing.

Stop Doing That Shit | Gary John Bishop | Release Date: 5.7.19 | New from the author of Unfuck Yourself. If you’re interested in an honest book that calls you to examine the day to day habits that are holding you back from having the life you really want, this might be for you! I’m basically interested in any books that have swear words in the title, so I’ll be picking this up soon.

What have you been reading?

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Thoughts on my latest BOTM pick | Review of Miracle Creek

Thoughts on my latest BOTM pick | Review of Miracle Creek

May's Best New Books! | TBR etc.

May's Best New Books! | TBR etc.