What We’re Reading Wednesday, June 7th

Happy Wednesday, book friends! I’m sitting here with my leg elevated on a pillow because your clumsy bookish friend has once again tripped and fallen while walking the dog. In my defense, she was trying to chase a water delivery truck and I was therefore paying attention to her and not to myself. Thankfully I’m not banged up too badly, just a good big scrape on my leg and a bit of a twinge where I rolled my ankle. Azula keeps trying to give me kisses to make it better.

Falling down aside, it’s been a good start to the week, with plenty of reading time! Let’s dig in to the week’s reading updates.

Recent Reads

I finished Cecilia Rabess’ debut, Everything’s Fine*, and it was soooo good. The writing style is compelling and the story is complicated and nuanced. My review went up earlier this week, and the book came out yesterday.

Current Reads

Still on an ARC roll and picked up The Cosy Cat Society* next. I’m not loving this one, but I am intrigued enough by the characters to keep going. The writing involves a lot of comma splices, which is a personal pet peeve of mine, so it takes me out of things a bit. I’m a little over 70% of the way through, so I do believe I’ll finish it soon.

Not much to report on the nonfiction reading front. Same old, same old.

Up Next & On to You

So many books waiting to be read! I’ve been making good ARC progress so I think I’ll read something else from my TBR next, as a treat. What that will be, I don’t know–it all depends on what looks good when I head to the TBR cart to pick my next read.

How about you, book friends? What have you been reading and how is it treating you?


What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 31st

Happy last Wednesday of May, book friends! It’s really feeling like summer this week in PA, with higher temps and a higher rate of my allergies making me absolutely miserable. My reading outside days are a bit on pause since the air is attacking me, but I’m enjoying watching the outside world through my windows nevertheless.

I got a good bit of reading done last week, which means a fun post with some updates this week!

Recent Reads

I finished The Adventures of Amina Al-Sarafi, which was a grand adventure of a book. I can’t remember the last time I read something that clocked in at over 400 pages, and the latter bits of this one just flew by. My review went up earlier this week, if you’re interested. This is going to be a series, which I’m very excited about.

After that, I made my way through Nina Kaye’s upcoming romance release, Just Like That*. I’m scheduled on the book tour for this one, so check back for my review on June 8th.

Current Reads

Still on a “catch up with my ARCs” kick, I grabbed Cecilia Rabess’ Everything’s Fine* from my shelves next. This follows a Black woman who gets a job at Goldman Sachs, only to realize her old college nemesis, Josh, works there as well. The two strike up an unlikely friendship that hints at maybe something more, but in the background the 2016 election is a stark reminder about their different world views and life experiences.

I’ll admit that this synopsis had me a little nervous, because it seems like it could either lead to an amazing or a truly agonizing read. But as soon as I cracked this one open, the writing style just sucked me in and has me in its grasp. I expect I’ll fly right through this one.

In nonfiction land, same old same old with Modern Tarot and Women Without Kids. I’m enjoying them both but also savoring them.

Up Next & On to You

I’ll be caught up to the most urgent ARCs after this latest read, so may take a pause and grab something else from my TBR shelf. Then again, lots of goodies await on NetGalley, so maybe not. Guess we’ll see what mood I’m in!

What about you, book friends? What have you been reading, and how are you liking it?