Time for a Reading Week update! How crazy is it that it’s about to be May. (oh god- cue the Justin Timberlake meme…) Despite April being a long month, I only managed to finish 6 books with the possibility for a 7th. I couldn’t tell you why it was lower (I tend to hover around 8-9). but I will say I would recommend them all to the right reader! Here’s what happened this week.
Linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date- the host of “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”
BookSparks made me their featured shark! I was so excited to get such a positive reception on my last post. Jenn from A Speldid Messy Life shared the post in the BookSparks Facebook group (thanks Jenn!) and they reached out to see if they could share in their newsletter. Definitely sign up for their newsletter if you can- they are doing great things for the Bookstagram community!
Hope you got to do a little shopping on #IndependentBookstoreDay! I get a lot of my books from Amazon as well as from Indies, but it’s great to support brick and mortar stores when you can. (These beautiful shelves belong to The Dial in Chicago.
I Finished Reading
Too Much Is Not Enough | Andrew Rannells | This was a sweet memoir about following your dreams, even when all signs are telling you not to. I only know Rannells from his role on Girls, but I’m ready to watch him in anything he decides to come out with. (He’s also a frequent guest on one of my podcasts, Bitch Sesh). I thought there would be more about his life as an actor, but it was cool that he chose to end the story after his first night on Broadway. It took me an oddly long time to get through (although I think that’s more of a reflection on the format, not the book itself). When I switched to audio and heard that he was reading it- I sped through the rest of it in a day. I found it to be funny and heartfelt- fans of theater and coming of age memoirs will love it.
I’m Currently Reading
I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney | Free from Flatiron | Still working on this! I only have a physical copy and I do tend to read these more slowly than ebooks/ audio. The chapters are short and I’m really curious to see what the heck is really going on!
Upcoming Reading Plans
Notes from a Young Black Chef | Kwame Onwuachi | I love food memoirs and the synopsis had me hooked- Kwame became a restaurant owner, closer, and Top Chef Star- all before the age of 30. This is his memoir and he explores the intersection of race, fame, and food and the challenges that he faced being a chef of color in the culinary world. This is narrated by the author, so of course I grabbed it on audio from Libro.fm.
The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren | Release Date: 5.14.19 | Free from Gallery Books | I am super excited about this. It’s not my typical genre but it’s been getting great reviews on Goodreads and sounds like it’ll be the perfect palate cleanser after my all thriller April. Olive is the unlucky sister- while Alice, her identical twin, always has things go her way. Olive is dreading Alice’s upcoming wedding, especially since she knows she’s going to see her sworn enemy Ethan. When the entire wedding party- except for Olive and Ethan-gets food poisoning, the two decide to put their differences aside in favor of attending Amy’s all expenses paid dream honeymoon. Together. Sounds like a great summer read!
What have you been reading?
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