My Week in Books {5/13/20}

Things have been hectic around here between online homeschooling, end of the school year assignments, and taking care of my elderly grandparents. My reading life is suffering to say the least. Nothing interests me and if I start to read a book, it is completely blah to me anyway. I don’t overly trust my sense of judgment right now, but I’m sure hoping warmer weather and less stress will help add some normalcy to my reading life soon!

Before moving onto some #minibookreviews, here are a few links to some recent posts in case you missed them:

What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

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📖 The Second Life of Tiger Woods by: Michael Bamberger

I didn’t know a darn thing about the game of golf until I met my husband eighteen years ago. By then, Tiger Woods had already begun to make a name for himself as a professional golfer, but his name still meant nothing to me. Slowly, as my husband watched golf tournaments like other men obsess about football games, I began to see what a challenging sport golf is and now I truly enjoy watching golf tournaments alongside my husband and son.

Of course, I mostly picked this book up because I find Tiger’s rise from the bottom totally inspiring. In all honesty though, this book didn’t have as much of that as I had hoped. Towards the end of the book it becomes clear why: Tiger Woods declined to be interviewed for this book. So the personal insight to his journey that I was looking for is lacking. It doesn’t necessarily detract from the book, but it does account for its journalistic feel. Even though it wasn’t what I was hoping for, it was an enjoyable enough book, but you definitely need to be a golf fan or I think you’ll get bogged down in details you don’t care or know about.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 | Avid Reader Press | Pub Date: March 31, 2020 | 272 Pages | Hardcover | Purchase via Bookshop

Currently Reading:

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📱 *** The Last Train to Key West by: Chanel Cleeton

I have loved Cleeton’s previous two books, so I was super happy when this ARC came in. I’m about 30% into it and it’s very different than her first two books. At this point in time, it may be my favorite one yet…we’ll see how it wraps up, but so far, so good!

Berkley | Pub Date: June 16, 2020 | 400 Pages | Ebook (ARC) | Purchase via Bookshop

📖 Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by: Samin Nosrat

I’m hoping to start picking this one up as a divergent read, so it will probably be on this list for awhile. I’ve heard only good things about it and that it reads more like a book than a cookbook. I can’t think of a better time to try to learn the details of cooking than during a quarantine!

Simon & Schuster | Pub Date: April 25, 2017 | 480 Pages | Purchase via Bookshop

(#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.)

6 thoughts on “My Week in Books {5/13/20}

  1. I’ve been struggling to read this week too. I’ve got some reviews already written, so I may just take a couple of days off.


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