My Week in Books (7/25/19)

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)
(Full Disclosure: If you decide to purchase a book through the Amazon link, I will receive a small compensation from that purchase. Thank you!)

We were out of town all last week, so my reading life was 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼.

Also, the book I chose to take with me – Americanah – wasn’t the best idea. It’s just not the kind of book that lends itself to dipping in and out of. Thankfully, I persevered and gave it some time once we got home and things weren’t quite so chaotic and ended up loving it!

I can’t believe summer is winding down. The locusts are out, and for me, that always signifies the beginning of the end. I love fall, but I hate losing the carefree attitude that comes with summer (my kids start school is less than three weeks! 😔).

Anyway, on to books! What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

Last Week’s Reads:

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Americanah by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor Books) – Pub Date: May 14, 2013

I almost quit this one, but I quickly realized it had more to do with me than the book. I needed to devote some uninterrupted time to truly grasp the genius of this book. I believe this is a book that will stand the test of time and will eventually be considered a classic. I also see it being added to high school and college curriculum to better teach the nuances of issues like race and class privilege, racism, immigration and emigration. This is a book that I think should be required reading for humanity.

Currently Reading:Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 7.53.33 AMStrangers and Cousins by: Leah Hager Cohen (Riverhead) – Pub Date: May 14, 2019

This was Annie B. Jones’ Shelf Subscription pick a few months ago. Since receiving it, I have seen many rave reviews. So far, it’s very strange. I’m not sure it’s for me, but I’m going to read a little further before deciding.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by: Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – Pub Date: April 2, 2019

This book is PURE GOLD! I am loving every page of it and feel like I’m getting some free counseling. My book is underlined to the max and I will be referring to some of these quotes over and over again. Can’t wait to finish it!

Bunny by: Mona Awad (Viking) – Pub Date: June 11, 2019

I’m intrigued by this one…mostly by the reviews: “That. was. WILD.” and being described as “bizarre”. Only one chapter in…we’ll see how this goes!

🎧 *** Daisy Jones and The Six by: Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) – Pub Date: March 5, 2019

Haven’t had a lot of opportunity to listen to audiobooks, but I’m still loving this one. It’s equally as good on audio as in print, so readers who prefer one way over the other won’t be disappointed!

*** Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path by: Nicole Gulotta (Roost Books) – On Shelves: October 15, 2019

Hoping to finish this one up this week – or at least before the month is over!

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🎧 *** Whisper Network by: Chandler Baker (Flatiron) – Pub Date: July 2, 2019

I’m pretty sure this one is going to be DNF’d before I finish it. It’s just not holding my interest and I never find myself wanting to listen to this one. (Whisper Network is Reece Witherspoon’s Book Club pick for July.)

5 thoughts on “My Week in Books (7/25/19)

  1. I loved Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, too! And Daisy Jones was so fantastic. I read it and then listened to the audio version. I was not a fan of The Whisper Network. Not worth finishing! I am adding Americanah to my list!


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