Hindsight // Foresight August 27, 2017

Mark Solarski

Hindsight this Week

Quiet reading week this week and now we’re midst Hurricane Harvey so it’s going to be good stay-inside-and-do-nothing-but-read weather for about the next week.  Boyfriend and I were originally supposed to go to Corpus Christi to celebrate our birthdays and boy am I glad we flaked on making those plans.  I managed to finish Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (…meh) and Woman No. 17 this week (better than expected) so I’m on to Sing, Unburied, Sing as of a few minutes ago.

I got Sherman Alexie’s memoir on audiobook (You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me) from the library and it’s on deck as soon as I finish The Color Purple.  I’ve got a few books waiting for me that I’ll pick up this week.

Thanks to some birthday giftcards and Amazon sales, I got physical copies of Arcadia and The New Jim Crow as well as ebooks of The Girls of Atomic City and some of the books in the Steampunk Chronicles.  Last week I also discovered a Goodwill bookstore around the corner (dangerous!) and got two of Frederik Backman’s backlist–Britt-Marie Was Here and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry.  I clearly acquire books at a faster rate than I can possibly finish them.

Foresight for the coming week

The ARC of Sing, Unburied, Sing is on tap to read next and I’ve also got the ARC of Trell to read and review before it’s publication date on September 12.  Because I read it so recently, I didn’t plan to reread The Hate U Give for Diverse Books Club, but I do need to read Underground Railroad as well as Stella By Starlight (our middle-grade book).  I’ve also got Crossing to Safety up for Modern Mrs. Darcy bookclub and then Fraulein M. and American Street with rapidly approaching due dates.  It’s an embarrassment of riches and becoming overwhelming!

Have suggestions for what I should read next? I’d love to hear them in the comments!

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