What A Week: April 2nd-8th

Now that I’m back in the world of the employed, finishing three books in one week feels like a major accomplishment! Unfortunately, I only loved one of them, but it was so good that it felt like I had a fantastic week of reading anyway. I’ve gotten bad about not DNFing books recently; I probably should have quit reading A Girl Like That (it just wasn’t for me).


The books I finished reading this week. Links go to my full reviews.

Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris (audio)
4/5: I highly recommend it! I absolutely loved this one; if you’re at all amused by David Sedaris, it will not disappoint.

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
3/5: I didn’t love this one, although it was nice to read a YA book in a non-American setting (this one takes place in Saudi Arabia).

Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee
3/5: I enjoyed this, although it definitely dragged. If you’re into smart superhero stories, I recommend it for sure.

The books I’m reading right at this very moment.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (audio)

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Next up in the never-ending cycle of too many books and too little time.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Why I’m reading it: Because I haven’t yet!

Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
Why I’m reading it: I recently listened to Life On Mars on audio and was totally blown away. I knew I wanted to read her newest book in print, so that I could take longer with each poem. I put it on hold at the library immediately and it just came in.

Books published this week that I cannot wait to get my hands on.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Why I’m excited about it: I think this has been the most buzzed book around the Book Riot back channels in recent months. Everyone is raving about it! It’s a YA novel set in an alternate history where the Civil War ends suddenly because of zombies. I am not really a zombie person, but I have heard nothing but good things about this one.

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
Why I’m exited about it: I’m always on the lookout for family sagas, and this is one about an immigrant family from the Philippines making their way in America. I also pretty much always want to read books that deal with immigration, and I don’t think I’ve read any books that feature Philipino families, so I’m particularly excited about this one.


Nothing for me this week, but if you want to explode your TBR, you can check out Rioters’ favorite March reads (spoiler alert: mine was The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo).




That’s it for me this week. How was your week of reading?

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