What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 26th 

A space to check in about our current reads

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Has it really been two weeks since our inaugural What We’re Reading Wednesdays post? 

Am I really this bad at spelling “inaugural” without the assistance of Google? Yes, it would appear that both of these things are true. 

I greatly enjoyed hearing what everyone was reading two weeks ago! It never ceases to amaze me how vast the world of books and reading really is, and how many different books are out there. 

I confess, I run in the Instagram book blog circle enough that it sometimes feels everyone is reading the same five books. It’s refreshing to be reminded that we are, in fact, all reading a ton of different things! 

Though I do also love to follow a good book buzz train now and again, as well. It’s fun to read something and know that you can easily find other people to chat about it with. I’ve had the joy of discovering a few online book clubs that are reading People We Meet on Vacation recently, and I can’t wait for them to catch up to me so we can talk about it! 

Anyway, without further ado, let’s check in with my current reads so we can get to the part where you tell us about yours! 

(Full disclosure: Book links in this post are affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a small commission at no additional cost to you, should you choose to purchase. Mentions of Book of the Month are referral codes). 

May always draws me to romantic comedies and light, fun, fast-paced reads. No matter that May is not technically summer, my whole heart says summer reading has begun the moment the spring semester ends at the University where I work. As a result, I have been zipping through books so quickly that “currently reading” feels like an incredibly temporary situation. 

I recently dashed through an eGalley of How Not to Fall In Love and read Emily Henry’s People We Meet on Vacation over the course of a single day (ah, vacation). 

I am awaiting my next LibroFM credit, so I don’t have a current audio read, but I think it’ll be John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed that hits my earbuds next. 

So many people are raving about this one, which isn’t surprising, since John Green is, well… John Green. Since it’s nonfiction essays and read by the author, this book 100% falls into my audiobook preferences, and I’m excited to click that buy button when my next credit loads. 

On the old Kindle paperwhite, I’m dashing through a library copy of Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev before it’s due back. So far, I’m really enjoying this twist on the familiar Jane Austen story. 

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There’s some fun gender bending and playing around with which characters fit which types from the original. It took me a moment to settle in to what Dev was doing with the story, but once I got there, I started enjoying it immensely. 

I’m also working on Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, my May pick from Book of the Month. Through middle school and early high school, I was obsessed with Greek mythology, but my brain is more colander than sponge, so I don’t recall much from the obsessions of my youth. As a result, I confess I get frustrated reading books like this because I feel like I should follow the references easier than I do. 

Still, I’m really enjoying the departure from light, rom-com reads. As much as they’re my favorite genre, too much of a good thing is very real, and I can start to get hung up on the formulaic nature of the genre if I read too many in a row. 

My library holds have, of course, all come in at once, so I’ll be racing to dive in to A Pho Love Story by Loan Le and Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella before Libby passes them along to the next reader on the list! 

Hopefully, my Kindle can keep up — it’s frozen a few times lately, which is new but not surprising given that it’s quite old for an electronic device. Fingers crossed I’m not on the new e-reader buying market any time soon.

In addition to talking about my current reads this Wednesday, I’d be remiss not to mention that Your Book Friend now has our very own #bookstagram page

I’m a bit intimidated by people’s aesthetic skills (my photography abilities are… limited), but it’s fun to try and learn from other people’s compositions. 

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My TBR has already grown exponentially as I dive into this thriving book community.

Speaking of things that will undoubtedly burst my TBR… let me know what you’re reading this Wednesday! 

Why’d you pick your current read, and how is it going? Are you going to finish your current read, or are you plotting a DNF? 


6 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 26th 

  1. Bookstagram has really enlarged my TBR list too and I think this post has increased it even more! I’ve got the UK version of Emily Henry’s newest (it’s called You and Me on Vacation) and I can’t wait to dive in! I’m currently reading The Summer Cottage by Annie Rains and listening to the audiobook galley of The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. Thanks for sharing.

    • So interesting that the title is so different for the UK version of Emily Henry’s book! I hope you love it as much as I did. Audiobook galley sounds fun–I’ve never done galleys in that format before. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Ahh I ADORED People We Meet On Vacation! Definitely one of my favourite books of the year – I’m currently reading The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

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