It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 13 February 2017

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

 Another not-great reading week. Damn work getting in the way of my reading time!
How was your week? Read anything good?

FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

This is a sequel, believe it or not, to Hester Young’s first novel. It dragged a bit, and I found the main character a bit more annoying this time around. However, the fact that the story occurs partly in Nogales, AZ & Mexico makes it timely indeed. Overall, it was a decent story even if it took me forever to finish it.


CURRENT READ:

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

I cannot wait to get to this one; I sort of just want to lock myself in a room and devour all of its pages without interruption.


CURRENT LISTEN:

Shrill by Lindy West

So, I might not have actually started listening to this one just yet, but it is next on my listening queue. I promise!


UP NEXT:

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Magic. Evil rulers. There is nothing about this that does not appeal to me.


So, what are you reading?

13 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 13 February 2017
  1. Brandie
    February 13, 2017 | 6:59 AM

    I hope this is a better reading week for you! Gilded Cage has my attention…

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 8:58 AM

      Mine too. I should finish the Saunders tonight…

  2. Sarah's Book Shelves
    February 13, 2017 | 7:01 AM

    I loved Gates of Evangeline, but I think part of what made me love it was the setting. Love me some Southern Goth! And when I heard the sequel was set in Arizona, etc I kind of lost interest.

    Hope you love the Saunders!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 9:00 AM

      The setting isn’t terrible. I learned more than I probably wanted to know about border towns, but it is an important piece of knowledge. I just did not like the main character that much this time around. I am going to choose to believe it is because she is eight months pregnant in it and very much acts like a hormonally-imbalanced woman. The last book is set in Hawaii which should be interesting.

  3. Kay
    February 13, 2017 | 8:17 AM

    I’m planning on reading THE SHIMMERING ROAD soon. I did like the first book and thought it interesting that she took the story from Louisiana to Arizona. Talk about a climate change. I know that it will be a trilogy and wonder what’s next – mountains? seashore? New York City? LOL

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 9:01 AM

      Actually, I read in an interview that the final book will be set in Hawaii. That is intriguing to me, as it is not a typical setting for a gothic mystery.

  4. Jenny @ Reading the End
    February 13, 2017 | 6:12 PM

    Do not forget to report back on Gilded Cage. That cover and your description words sound perfect.

  5. Kailana
    February 13, 2017 | 8:58 PM

    I am looking forward to your thoughts on Gilded Cage!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2017 | 9:18 PM

      I am looking forward to reading it!

  6. susan
    February 14, 2017 | 5:10 PM

    I need to read Hester Young’s first one. It seems it’s worth while. Also I look forward to what you think of the Bardo.

    • Michelle
      February 14, 2017 | 6:45 PM

      Actually, you don’t need to read the first one. They are very much standalone novels about the same character. There are a few references to the first book but nothing that will cause you problems with this one.

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