What We’re Reading Wednesday, August 17th

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Hello and welcome to another What We’re Reading Wednesday, book friends! Or as we call it in higher ed, “holy sh*t the students move in one week from today” day. 

Much of my energy this week has gone into supporting our student leader training and checking off final details to prepare for new student orientation. I can hardly believe the semester starts in two short weeks, and yet, August 29th is not that far away. 

As if my brain knows the time wherein I’ll be sitting down with a book in hand is about to shrink, I’m feeling back in an audiobook mood lately. That’s not to say I haven’t gotten a little bit of physical reading in, too. I definitely have. Let’s dig in to this week’s reading updates. 

(Full disclosure: Book titles marked with an asterisk were recieved as advanced review copies in exchange for my honest opinion. This post uses Bookshop.org affiliate links).


Recent Reads 

Speaking of audiobooks, I finished Katherine Center’s The Bodyguard* late last week. It’s one of those books I’m incredibly glad I read on audio because the narration was phenomenal. I even cranked out a review of this one, bringing my NetGalley feedback ratio all the way up to 70%. You can check out said review here: “The Bodyguard” Caught Me By Surprise


Current Reads

I’m still making my way through Shadow Work*, and it continues to be an interesting read that I’m enjoying spending my mornings with. 

After finishing up The Bodyguard*, I started Cameron Esposito’s memoir, Save Yourself*. I found out about this book when a publisher emailed me to ask if I was interested in a review copy to celebrate the book’s paperback release. I hadn’t actually heard of Esposito before (I haven’t heard of most comics), but a quick glance of the synopsis told me I sure was interested. 

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And I was going to read this one in print. The cover is fantastic and your girl loves a nice paperback. But then I heard Esposito give an interview on a podcast, and I knew I wanted to hear her read her memoir out loud. So I bought the audiobook, which I’m listening to now and thoroughly enjoying.

I’m still working through A Lady for a Duke as well. It’s a bit slow and I can sense there’s going to be some repetitiveness to the tension, but it is an ejoyable read overall. 


Up Next & On to You

My audiobook queue has become quite impressive and because I’ll be spending more time at work, I’m thinking a lot about the reading I’ll do on my commute. I have Julia Wheelan’s Thank You for Listening in the prime spot for next audio read as I’ve heard it’s a great listen. 

What about you, book friends? What have you been reading lately? Is there anything I should add to my “definitely do it on audio” list? 


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3 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, August 17th

  1. Now I want to listen to the Bodyguard even though I have read it! I have Thank you for Listening on my TBR, but everyone says it’s so good.

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