Hello and happy Wednesday, book friends! It’s the first full week in April and I’m not even a little bit in denial about the fact that our wedding is at the end of this month.
The weather hasn’t been as warm as I’d like here in PA, but I’m hoping for more sunshine ahead. Andy has begun planting in earnest, and I’m already looking forward to the days when I can harvest a full salad from the backyard.
Reading wise, I’m feeling a bit slumpy this week, and I’m not sure whether to blame the books I’m trying to read or just general exhaustion as we near the end of the semester and the wedding. Getting married the week after the semester ended seemed like a good idea at the time.
Nevertheless, I’ve got a few updates since last week, so let’s dig in!
I was feeling something fictional on audio, so I decided to pick a romance from my TBR for my Audible book this month — The Fastest Way to Fall. Overall I really enjoyed this book, though I didn’t love the way the male narrator pitched his voice for the female characters.
It’s a fun story of forbidden love, a slight epistolary moment, a splash of friends to lovers, and a 10K race to wrap it up. I love that the protagonist is fat and that her fitness goals are about being strong, not necessarily losing weight. The author gives a quick content warning at the start of the book that is helpful in deciding if the way this book talks about body image and fitness is a good fit for you.
I’ve got a full review of this one up on the blog if you’re curious to hear more:
I’ve picked up Libby Dent’s The Summer Job and am struggling to get into it. I knew it’d be a hard sell for me, as I don’t love a massive lie as the setup for a story, and that’s basically this book’s whole deal.
Still, I wanted to think about summer and wine and Scotland, so I’m giving it a go. I think I’ll finish it, but I don’t think it’s going to be a great favorite unless something really shifts in the latter half of the book.
Up Next & On To You
After I finish The Summer Job, it’s probably back to the NetGalley queue for me. I’ve got a few April reads to hit up, including Sari, Not Sorry and Love from Scratch.
Audiobook wise, I’ve got a LibroFM credit to spend yet this month, and I’m not entirely sure what I’ll use it for. I’m still feeling the fiction kick, though I did also recently listen to a podcast interview with the author of Let’s Get Physical, a book about the history of women in sport, that has me curious to read it.
Aside from that, I’ll be reading our wedding guest list, seating chart, and schedule about a thousand times. Not to mention the printed materials that I’m in charge of drafting (there will table scrolls, you guys — I am stoked).
What about you, book friends? Have you read anything good lately?
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