Monday night, post-gym bath. LOVING this book.
One of those things that will stay with me forever.
My camera person wasn't great, but hey: I met Jason Reynolds today!! Such an awesome guy with so much insight to share in life.
I've only recently started listening to audiobooks. I find that focusing on books is a challenge when my mental health isn't doing so well, but listening to books is easier. My photos aren't as pretty though.
I'm also working my way through the Harry Potter series for the first time. 📚✨
This is a vital book. It's going to save lives. Read it and share it and talk about it.
Three days in 90-degree weather, but we're all moved in and almost all unpacked. A peek at our new shelves.
Now, to make up for nearly a week of no reading.
I read this after I was already married, but it was still incredibly inspiring because I have capital-O Opinions on marriage culture in the U.S. "Wait until you're 30 to marry" & "Live on your own for at least a year" were the only real pieces of life advice my mom gave me before she passed away. After meeting my husband when I was 28 (and getting married at 31), I realized it was the best advice I'd ever gotten.
Started packing today. Still have 10 boxes, after purging 4. We're going on a book ban once we get settled into the new place.
Next up: my last library book before the move. After books, TV rivals forests and food for my second great love. I sometimes wish I had found a way to become a TV critic because reading and writing about it is so much fun.
I bought this because it is set in Southern Ohio and I so rarely get to read stories that feel like home. And so this was lovely for that reason but also a million more.
It took me an unusually long time to get through this, I even restarted it because I was having trouble focusing. I'm so glad I didn't bail because this was not at all what it seemed to be at first. It's unique and weird and haunting.
This was such a great thriller. Lehane's a master.
I struggled a bit with this month, not able to get through as much as I wanted and feeling unengaged by a lot. But June's a new month. Here's my stats.
By women: 9
By POC: 6
Reading Challenges (Cumulative)
Been in a serious reading slump lately, so I'm hoping some good nonfiction gets me out. That's my usual rut-busting strategy. What's yours?
Husband and I are on a NYC bound train for the weekend and I can't wait to eat my way through the city!
The perfect lunchtime read on DC's first 90-degree day. I don't get to read many books that take place in what I think of as my part of the world, so I have high hopes for this debut novel from an Appalachian Ohio author.
Current mood. Hard to believe I've had 19 Mother's Days without her. #MayBookFlowers
I just can't be in the heads of these characters. Nope, nope, nope. Hitting the halfway point and calling it a misfire.
Woah. This is how you write a psychological thriller. It's not perfect--a loooong set-up and a few lost threads--but I couldn't guess what was happening and I couldn't unclench my ass until I was long done. It's Lehane's best book in quite a while.
What I love about this book's #UnreliableNarrator is that it's not someone who's crazy or drunk or suffering head trauma but someone who just doesn't realize how little he knows about the events he's describing. It's a neat take on unreliable. #MayBookFlowers