Happy June 1st, book friends! Or as we Panic! at the Disco fans call it, new Panic! at the Disco music day, at least if the Instagram hints the band has been posting are to be believed.
While today will be devoted to listening to what I hope is an entire new album, I got a lot of reading done over the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, this was partly due to any hopes of outdoor activities being dashed by what is either an IBS flare-up or food poisoning. Nurse Azula kept me good company, as did my books, so I can’t complain too much.
It was pretty nice, actually, to slow down and snuggle up with a good book for most of the weekend, even if I wish I’d been able to accomplish some of the other things I hoped to do. Let’s check in on that reading, shall we?
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I read Andie J. Christopher’s upcoming Thank You, Next in the span of two days over the long weekend. This is a fast-paced, friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romance. The premise is that marriage-averse Alex goes on a quest to interview past lovers to determine why they keep winding up in committed relationships with the next person they date after her. My review will be coming out closer to the June 14th publication date, as I’m part of the blog blitz, but as a sneak peek I’ll you I wanted a bit less repetitive mutual brooding and a bit more interviewing exes.
I’m still working on The F*ck It Diet and expect to finish in the next few days. We’re on to the mental part, which is the last section.
I started Alix E. Harrow’s The Once & Future Witches, an intimidatingly long book that I have nevertheless been eager to get to. They had me sold with the compelling “There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be” printed on the back cover.
The length scares me less after I read over 100 pages in my first sitting with it. It’s fast paced and imminently readable, shifting between the perspectives of three sisters who slot nicely into the maiden, mother, and crone roles. I can’t wait to see where we go from here.
Up Next & On to You
When I finish The F*ck it Diet, I’m going to pull something else off my TBR cart in the nonfiction genre. I may go full witchy and read Initiated: Memoir of a Witch.
Or I might pick up something more self-helpy, like The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life by Nataly Kogan. That subtitle offers some heavy promises, and I’d welcome a bit less burnout and a bit more thriving, so I’m game to give it a go.
Audiobook wise, I’ve been in a bit of a slump and have an Audible credit standing by that I’m saving until I feel compelled to read something specific. Any suggestions are welcome, as always!
What about you, book friends? Read anything good recently?
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5 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, June 1st”
I’m sorry you haven’t been well and hope you feel more like your self soon. I read a number of great reads recently including Book Lovers and The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle. Thanks for sharing what you’re reading!
Thank you for the well wishes & sharing your recent reads!
I really hope you feel better soon! I love Harrow’s work, and The Once & Future Witches is a masterpiece. I hope you end up enjoying it!
Thanks so much! I’m about 150 page in and absolutely loving it!
I hope you feel better soon! I just started Thank You, Next this morning and so far, it’s good. But, I’m only just beginning.