What We’re Reading Wednesday, June 7th

Happy Wednesday, book friends! I’m sitting here with my leg elevated on a pillow because your clumsy bookish friend has once again tripped and fallen while walking the dog. In my defense, she was trying to chase a water delivery truck and I was therefore paying attention to her and not to myself. Thankfully I’m not banged up too badly, just a good big scrape on my leg and a bit of a twinge where I rolled my ankle. Azula keeps trying to give me kisses to make it better.

Falling down aside, it’s been a good start to the week, with plenty of reading time! Let’s dig in to the week’s reading updates.

Recent Reads

I finished Cecilia Rabess’ debut, Everything’s Fine*, and it was soooo good. The writing style is compelling and the story is complicated and nuanced. My review went up earlier this week, and the book came out yesterday.

Current Reads

Still on an ARC roll and picked up The Cosy Cat Society* next. I’m not loving this one, but I am intrigued enough by the characters to keep going. The writing involves a lot of comma splices, which is a personal pet peeve of mine, so it takes me out of things a bit. I’m a little over 70% of the way through, so I do believe I’ll finish it soon.

Not much to report on the nonfiction reading front. Same old, same old.

Up Next & On to You

So many books waiting to be read! I’ve been making good ARC progress so I think I’ll read something else from my TBR next, as a treat. What that will be, I don’t know–it all depends on what looks good when I head to the TBR cart to pick my next read.

How about you, book friends? What have you been reading and how is it treating you?


Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Pride Books on my TBR

Happy Top 5 Tuesday, book friends! Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week.

This week, the topic is top 5 pride books from our TBRs! I don’t set monthly TBRs anymore because I found I never stuck to them and then felt bad about it. That means I didn’t do a specific pride month TBR, but I do try to read diversely year round. So, for this week’s post I’m going to highlight books from my neverending general TBR that include LGBTQIA+ characters, authors, etc!

That Summer Feeling by Bridget Morrissey

This is an adult summer camp book, which I love. A recently divorced woman attends a summer camp where she encounters a man from her past… and falls for his sister.

Bookshops and Bonedust by Travis Baldree

The prequel to the popular cozy fantasy, Legends & Lattes, tells the story of Viv’s past, the one that eventually leads her to her coffee shop owner dreams and the romance she finds there.

Back in a Spell by Lana Harper

The third book in the Witches of Thistle Grove series, which tells the story of nonbinary barkeep Morty and Nineve of the infamous Blackmoore family. This series has become an annual Witchtober tradition for me, so I’m saving the third installment for then.

Pageboy by Elliot Page

The highly anticipated memoir from Elliot Page, which I will 100% be reading on audio because I love a good celebrity memoir on audio. It just came out today, so a very happy book birthday to Pageboy!

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker, Illustrated by Wendy Xu

This adorable-looking graphic novel has been on my TBR for ages, and I really need to grab a copy so I can read it!

There we have it, five LGBTQIA+ books from my TBR! Do you set a monthly TBR and, if so, does your June TBR incorporate some Pride-themed reads? Let me know!