The long weekend was not as conducive to reading as much as I would have liked, but I am still very satisfied with my reading last week. In fact, I finished sixteen books in August, which is the most in a long time. Let’s see if I can keep it up in September.
FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
Zoje Stage’s novel is effed up. I seriously considered DNFing it more than once because I was not certain I wanted to continue to subject myself to it. If you can convince your book club to read it, and if everyone finishes it, I can see there being some very heated discussions about parenting from this book. I cannot say that I am glad I finished it, but I am definitely glad my children love me, are empathetic, and have a moral compass.
I loved Sarah Knight’s first novel. I worked through all of the exercises suggested in there and truly thought about what she had to say. Making some hard decisions about certain things is freeing, and I find myself a bit calmer at work as I repeat the mantra, “It is not worth it” over and over again. It may be crass and meant as a parody, but there is a lot one can learn from it as well. I plan to move on to her second novel next month and am excited about it.
I know I read the third book in the Parasol Protectorate series, but I could only remember only a few of the details. Thankfully, this made my enjoyment of the audio version even better, and that is saying something. I am in love with these stories on audio. I never fail to snort out loud at one point in time or another while listening, and they have all helped me find reasons to listen to audiobooks again. It is a win all around.
Erin Bowman’s latest novel is a terrifying story. It took me a lot longer to finish it than normal if only because it was making me a bit too nervous. It also caused some crazy dreams. I loved it!
DID NOT FINISH:
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So, what are you reading?