What We’re Reading Wednesday, March 8th

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Hello and happy Wednesday, book friends! After a bit of chaos at the weekend, I’m happy to say we’re relatively settled back into our regular routines. 

I spent most of the day yesterday celebrating the return of our power by watching a lot of Cutthroat Kitchen on Hulu, a show I’d forgotten about but recently re-discovered while browsing for Food Network content on streaming. During the power outage, reading was my only entertainment option, and a lot of it was spent straining to see by lantern light, so it felt nice to take a bit of a break.

Now, on to the reading updates for the week! 

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Recent Reads 

I finished Monica Heisey’s Really Good, Actually, and it was, as the title suggests, really good! I loved the sort of dry, dark humor of it. With a book you’re super hyped to read, it’s always a pleasure when it actually lives up to your expectations. 

Given the hectic nature of the last few days, I didn’t get around to writing a full review, which I like to do when my memory is fresh. I did do a little review post on Instagram, which you can check out here.

Current Reads

After finishing Really Good, Actually, I picked up Mike Chen’s Vampire Weekend. I’ve heard some mixed reviews on this one, with some readers not liking the “vampires, but make it mundane” take. I’m kind of here for that sort of thing, so I suspected I might enjoy it, and so far, I was right. I’m nearly finished with the book and curious to see where it goes. 

I’m still working my way through Witches of America. It’s an interesting sort of outsider look at witchcraft and its origins, and while it’s fascinating, I have occasionally paused a bit at the tone. I’m still not very far in, though, so I’m reserving judgement. 

Audiobook-wise, I’ve stalled a bit. I just can’t seem to settle in or decide what I want to listen to, so I’m… not. Which is okay, of course, but will definitely slow my reading pace up a bit this month. 

Up Next & On to You

Remember how last week I said I was going to do a NetGalley read next, but then I didn’t do that? Yeah, I’m going to once again say I’ll be back to the NetGalley shelves when I finish Vampire Weekend. But then again, I got a copy of Weyward as my free Book of the Month birthday add on, and I’m quite tempted to read that next instead. Guess only time will tell. 

What about you, book friends? What are you reading, and how is it treating you? 


What We’re Reading Wednesday, February 15th

Happy Wednesday, book friends! We’ve continued to have a bit of sunshine and warmer temperatures this past week, for which I am incredibly grateful. Naturally, the coldest day on the forecast is also the day we’re moving to the new house, but carrying all those boxes will keep us warm… right? 

I am getting eager to unpack my books and have them on the shelves around me again, so at this point I’m counting down the days. I’m pretty much down to my Kindle books and audiobooks, as everything else is packed, even the TBR. Nevertheless, I read on. Let’s get to the updates for the week.

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

Recent Reads

I finished True Biz last week, then tore my way through Falon Ballard’s Just My Type* as well. I thoroughly enjoyed both books for very different reasons. 

True Biz was a fascinating look at the Deaf community and the different ways people relate to it, although I did feel the book ended kind of abruptly. 

Just My Type* is a super cute lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romance between two writers, with a lot of excellent banter. My full review for this one will be up tomorrow, so check back. 

I also finished my audiobook read, Evanna Lynch’s raw and honest memoir, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting. It was hard to read at times because of the subject matter, but so open and transparent about the challenges of anorexia and being a young woman in the world. 

Current Reads

I have just barely started The Friendship Breakup* and am only a few digital pages in, so not much to report about this one yet. 

On audio, I’m a few chapters in to The Authenticity Project by Claire Pooley. It’s taking me some time to get used to the narrator, but I think I’m going to enjoy this one. 

Up Next & On to You

Most of my mind is on the upcoming move this weekend, but I do know I’m going to dive right in to Really Good, Actually as soon as I unpack my TBR and settle in. 

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