Happy Wednesday, book friends! It’s a crisp, sunny morning and Azula and I have already gone for a quick morning run to celebrate the fact that it is not raining.
As predicted, my weekend away meant less reading time but I still have some updates to share for this week’s reading check in. Let’s get to it!
I finished Sarah Penner’s The London Séance Society and regret to report that I’ve joined the camp of readers who found the book a bit disappointing. I’ve got a review slated to go up tomorrow, so stay tuned for my in-depth thoughts.
I also wrapped up Anti-Diet, which was great as an overtview of the harms and falsehoods of diet culture, but which fell short on actual actionable tips for breaking up with it. My review for that one went up last week.
Wrapping up two books means exciting new reads on the horizon!
Fiction-wise, I picked up Melissa Ferguson’s Famous For a Living* next. I’m so excited to have a NetGalley approval on this one, and I am enjoying it so far. I will say, I don’t know if it’s just me, but the eARC formatting is terrible and definitely adding a layer of struggle to my reading experience. The publisher logo just ranodmly breaks up pages all over the place! Still, I’m enjoying this story of a disgraced influencer trying to figure out what’s next.
Nonfiction-wise, I’ve got two reads going. I finally picked up Michelle Tea’s Modern Tarot, which examines the energy of each of the 78 cards of the traditional Rider-Waite-Smith deck. For me, I find that it’s best to read about one or two cards and sit with them rather than read several at once, so I decided to add a second nonfiction read to my mornings.
That second book is the highly anticipated (for me) Women Without Kids by Ruby Warrington. I just started it this morning, so not much to report yet, except that I am already very into it.
Up Next & On to You
I’ve got some ARC catchup to do, so I think I’ll be focusing on my NetGalley shelves for a bit trying to stay ahead of release dates as much as possible. I have a few physical copies lying around as well, so I’ll be a book reviewing machine for the forseeable future.
What about you, book friends? What have you been reading lately, and how is it treating you?
10 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 10th”
I’ve been reading slightly-cheesy alien romances, and I’m loving them LOL I wish you luck on catching up with your Netgalley reads!
Sometimes cheesy is exactly wht you need to hit the spot!
Good Luck with catching up with your Netgalley reads. I’m trying to do the same. I definitely didn’t think that the London seance society was anywhere near as good as her previous book. I look forward to reading your review.
Bummer! I was hoping to see a different reaction to Penner’s book. I’ll probably end up passing on it.
I still enjoyed aspects of it but it definitely didn’t hold up for me.
London Séance Society is one that I passed on because the reviews were so mixed and I didn’t love her previous book. I’m sorry that it was a disappointing read!
I loved her first book so I had hoped I might fall on the more positive side with this one. Alas, I see why reviews have been mixed
Oh dear, London Séance Society is one I have been anticipating because I loved her first book. I have read mixed reviews, so should have been prepared, but this makes me sad. I am listening to Two Wrongs Make a Right and reading The Secrets of the Italian Island. They are both good so far. Have an enjoyable reading week, Amanda.
Yeah it’s always a bit sad when an anticipated read isn’t working for a lot of people.
Glad you’re enjoying your current reads!
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