What We’re Reading Wednesday, January 19th

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Hello, book friends! This week’s What We’re Reading Wednesday is coming to you a little bit later in the day because I’m feeling a bit under the weather and spent most of the day yesterday sleeping and/or halfheartedly playing Skyrim during the time when my ibuprofen kicked in. 

I almost skipped today, but then I remembered I haven’t missed a single What We’re Reading Wednesday since I started the series, and I hate breaking a good streak. Plus, my YWA Move streak has already been crushed, so… here I am. Please blame the Dayquil if this post is a bit less eloquent than usual. 

Let’s check in on the past week in reading!

(Full disclosure: Book links are Bookshop.org affiliate links. Books noted as ARCs were gifted by the publishers in exchange for my honest review). 

Recent Reads

I finished How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days, which unfortunately didn’t really work for me. But, that’s another checkbox down for Book of the Month bookish bingo, at the very least! 

If you want to hear more on why I didn’t love this book, my full review can be found here: “How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days” is One Wild Journey
First off: I’m probably not the target audience heremedium.com

I’m also still working on my audio read, Elissa Washuta’s White Magic. I’m very much enjoying it, but am also sans commute at the moment thanks to self-isolating, which means a bit less audio time. 

Current Reads

I’m digging in to a few ARCs lately, in the hopes of getting caught up on my stack. 

Printwise, I’m reading We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This: A Memoir of Missed Connections by Donna Y. Ferris. I’m about halfway through and am really enjoying it so far. The second sentence in the synopsis includes the phrase “when she signs up for yoga teacher training,” so I was pretty much immediately sold. I love reading about yoga teacher training almost as much as I love knowing I would never sign up for yoga teacher training. 

In my NetGalley queue, I’m working on Rachel Krantz’ memoir Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy (out January 25th). And let me tell you, when they say “uncensored” they really mean it. I expected the memoir to focus primarily on the emotional and social side of relationships, but, um… it does not leave out the physical aspects. At all.

It’s definitely an interesting, albeit uncomfortable, read, and I’m curious to see where it’s headed. Depending on how a few things pan out, I think my opinion will differ pretty dramatically. 

Up Next & On to You

I’m hoping that I can start at least one more Book of the Month backlist read before January ends, but that all depends on how long this sickness lingers (and, okay, how long I stay in the Skyrim rabbit hole). 

My IRL book friend and I are also starting a buddy read of Beth O’Leary’s The Switch, which I’m very excited for! I loved The Flatshare, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy this one. 

That’s it for me this week, book friends! Now let me know — what’re you reading this week?

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