Happy Wednesday, book friends! As I write this, it’s gently raining outside and my dog is napping on the couch. I am plesantly tired from doing my morning yoga, a shoulder strengthening practice which my body apparently really needed.
The last week or so has been perfect weather for reading outside, and my husband and I took Azula to the dog park and had a picnic afterwards. Even though sitting in the grass (which I am allergic to) is never quite as pleasant a reading experience as I envision, I still enjoyed lounging in the sun eating brie, bread, and berries with a book nearby.
Let’s take a look over the past week in reading!
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I haven’t finished anything new since last week’s update, since my current fiction read is a bit longer than usual at around 500 pages. More on that below!
When I started The Once and Future Witches, I expected to be reading it for a long while, since it’s a thick book and I don’t read fantasy very often any more. But to my surprise, I’m nearly finished with it and was tempted to stay up late last night to get through the end. It’s incredibly fast paced and well-written so that the pages fly on by. Plus, there’s a good dose of LBGTQ+ rep which I was excited to see, particularly since it’s my first read of Pride month!
In the realm of nonfiction, I’m working on my next self-care read(s). I received a physical ARC of Radical Radiance:12 Weeks of Self-Love Rituals to Manifest Abundance, Beauty, and Joy. Beacuse the chapters are meant to be read and implemented a week at a time, I’m reading it in conjunction with another self-care title (and digital ARC from NetGalley), Spells for Good Times: Rituals, Spells, & Manifestations to Boost Confidence & Positivity*.
So far, I’m enjoying both books quite a bit, even if I’ll never be someone who actually has a full-on nightly and morning skincare routine or who routinely ties euycalyptus to her showerhead for its healing properties.
Up Next & On To You
I’ve been side-eyeing a few book clubs with local chapters for this month and am eagerly awaiting the announcment of meeting dates to see if I can attend any of them. Depending on how this shakes out, I’ll likely read the pick for whichever book club is meeting soonest. The ones I’m looking at are…
- The Literary League — June Pick, All The Things We Don’t Talk About by Amy Feltman
- Books, Brunch, and Booze — June Pick: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
I’m also interested in reading Alexis Hall’s latest, A Lady for a Duke, which I snapped up on Kindle. I have read woefully few books with trans rep and I want to change that, so I’m excited to get to this one.
That’s about it for me this week, book friends! What have you been reading lately? Do you have any exciting book plans for the rest of the month?