Hindsight this week
Boyfriend and I finally finished Waking Gods, the second book in the Themis Files trilogy, on audiobook this week. It wasn’t as good as Sleeping Giants but I’m holding out hope and definitely going to get the third book in May when it comes out. There was a new character in this one and every time she spoke I wanted to plug my ears. This seems to be the universal feeling of people who’ve reviewed the book. I won’t be posting about it here but agree with their sentiments.
I started and finished Since We Fell and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas this week. I’m currently in the middle of The Underground Railroad which I should have read last year. Diverse Books Club finally gave me a reason to push it up my TBR. Since We Fell was just okay but it was the change of pace I needed after several heavy reads. And then I immediately jumped into The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Underground Railroad. I can’t do “light” for long, apparently.
I managed to not pick anything up at the library this week, though two books are waiting for me that I’ll need to pick up tomorrow or Wednesday before the holds expire. I did get So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed on Kindle–it’s one of the MMD Book Club flight picks for October and gets good reviews. The Goodwill bookstore around the corner from my house had the George Saunders book of short stories that was a National Book Award Finalist (Tenth of December). After reading Olive Kitteridege and Anything is Possible, I’m warming to short stories and want to read more.
Foresight this week
I need to finish Underground Railroad this week for Diverse Books Club so I can engage on the forums. I need to then go ahead and knock out Crossing to Safety for MMD book club. And then I’ve only got Emma in the Night for about another week and a half and won’t be able to renew. Boyfriend just got a new job (::praise hands::) which also means I’m going to wind up with more reading time since he’ll be working 3pm to 12pm, at least for the new few weeks. I’ve also got You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me for a few more days so I have got to finish listening to that. Fingers crossed I can get those all knocked out this week
Have suggestions for what I should read next? I’d love to hear them in the comments!