It was a great week! I spent four days in Austin (HIGHLY recommend. I immediately want to go back). I also finished an audiobook, an ARC, and I’m really enjoying my March BOTM pick. Here’s my wrap up!
Linking up with Kathryn at The Book Date- the host of “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”
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Don’t forget to enter my 30 book giveaway! I teamed up with @sarahsbookshelves @BeyondtheBookends @perpetualpageturner & @pingel_sisters to give one person a 30 book library! We’re giving away a lot of great titles, including Daisy Jones and the Six, The Hunting Game, Once Upon a River, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Sadie, and Circe. If I could enter, I would ;)
Enter here! Ends 3/27
This photo brings me joy :) Blacks BBQ in Austin, TX and one of my favorite books of 2019.
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[#freebook] I feel like Daisy Jones would have really loved Austin 😍 . I've been taking my time reviewing this one, because I loved it so much. This will be one of my favorites of the year. I had high hopes- @tjenkinsreid is a favorite and 70s rock is my jam- but this held up. . Daisy comes from a world of money but has the undeniable star power and voice to propel her to the top. She gets set up with the band, The Six. They were the hottest thing in music and seemed to be on an upward trajectory- until they quickly and unexpectedly broke up. This is told in a “behind the music” type expose, and I LOVED it for that. Loved the characters, the story, and the writing. I highlighted so many passages and this is one of the rare books that makes me want to re-read. . "Nothing I wouldn’t do/to go back to the past and wait for you." 🎸🎹🎶 #tbrread2019 #wrc2019
I Finished Reading
The Huntress | Kate Quinn | Loved it! If you enjoy strong writing and don’t mind investing some pages before things start to really come together, I’d recommend this.
The Last | Hanna Jameson | This was so bleak. But I liked it. It’s along the same lines of Bird Box and Station Eleven- the world is facing a nuclear apocalypse, and an eclectic group of people stranded at a resort in Switzerland have to fight to survive in their new normal. Release date- April 9, 2019.
I’m Currently Reading
Washington Black | Kate Quinn | This is great! It’s the story of George Washington Black- a field hand who gets chosen to work as the manservent to the plantation owner’s brother. Instead of being treated cruelly, he and Titch form a bond. When a man gets killed and Washington is blamed, Titch risks everything to try and save him. The narration is wonderful and I’m really enjoying it.
Queenie | Candie Carty-Williams | Oh man. This is the kind of book that makes me want to sit down with a giant glass of wine and read in one sitting. Queenie is a 25 year old Jamaican- British woman whose love life and career are not quite where she wants them to be. She’s on a break from her boyfriend of three years, and her editor at the newspaper she works at doesn’t take her seriously. This is not typical airy chick lit- it’s political, feminist, and relatable. I’m rooting for her!
Upcoming Reading Plans
I’ve got a lot of ARCs to work through so I’ll be focusing on that. I think I’ll go with The Invited by Jennifer McMahon, since it comes out in April.
Thank you to the publishers for sending! Lots of interesting nonfiction this week.
A Stranger on the Beach | Michelle Campbell | Release Date: July 23rd, 2019 | Michelle seems to have everything, including a loving husband and fabulous beach house. Things begin to unravel when Michelle finds out that her husband has been lying to her- so she copes by sleeping with the bartender. Who becomes obsessed with her. And then her husband disappears. Sounds like a really fun beach read!
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up | (Paperback) Release Date: May 7th, 2019 | An amusing and depressing look at the real and truly baffling decisions that historical figures have made.
The Lady from the Black Lagoon | Mallory O’Meara | Release Date: March 5th, 2019 | A true-life detective story and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer- Milicent Patrick, one of Disney’s first female animators.
Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency | Dan Abrams | Release Date: June 5th, 2018 | The true story of Lincoln’s last trial based on a transcript that was found from the courtroom. For fans of Lincoln, in knowing about president’s lives before they were president, and legal thrillers.
Freedom’s Detective | Charles Lane | Release Date: April 9th, 2019 | The untold story of the Reconstruction-era United States Secret Service and their battle against the Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitle.
I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends | Kelsey Miller | Release Date: July 23rd, 2019 | All about Friends! Includes interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever and why it has staying power.
Have a great week!
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