What We’re Reading Wednesday, August 31st

Forgive me in advance if this post is less than coherent, book friends. Orientation week rolls right into the first week of the semester, which means I’m writing this on Day 9 of my no-days-off marathon. 

My introvert battery is utterly depleted, yet on I roll teaching classes and doing the day job. Naturally this means I am making very little sense by the time I reach the end of the workday. Saturday can’t get here quickly enough, and I look forward to speaking to no one. I even drew the Hermit card this morning for my daily tarot card. 

I don’t have much time or energy for reading during these first few weeks of the semester, but I do tend to throw on an audiobook on the way home. A few minor updates, here we come! 

(Full disclosure(s): This post uses Bookshop.org affiliate links. Titles noted with an asterisk were received as complimentary review copies in exchange for my honest review). 

Recent Reads

I finally finished Alexis Hall’s A Lady for A Duke. As I mentioned last week, this book got a bit slow through the middle. Lots of mutual pining and angst, not a lot of anything else. The action picked back up towards the end (and yes I do mean that in more ways than one). I think maybe Hall’s pacing just doesn’t work for me, as I had similar complaints about Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake

Current Reads

I’ve just barely started my next print read, The Family Compound* by Liz Parker. This book came out last week, and I’m excited to read it, as I loved Liz Parker’s previous novel, All Are Welcome. This weekend when my brain gets some rest from making the words at people, I’m looking forward to really savoring this book. 

On audio, I’m still working through Thank You for Listening. This book seems to be everywhere lately — it’s even backordered on Bookshop.org. With all the hype, I feel bad saying this, but I’m not enjoying it as much as I expected to. It’s interesting, but it’s slow paced and I’m having trouble connecting with the characters, partly because I think I see where it’s going and I’m annoyed it’s taking us so long to get there. I’m intrigued enough to keep going and I know I’ll finish, but I think I expected something a bit lighter and more laugh out loud funny, for some reason. Maybe the chipper, brightly colored cover? 

Up Next and On to You

No idea what’s next. Just eager to get to the weekend and sleep and have a whole day where I don’t put on makeup or talk to anyone besides my dog (and maybe my husband. Maybe). 

What about you, book friends? Does the back-to-school season mean anything in your life, reading or otherwise? 

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