My Week in Books {7/22/20}

We went out of town for a few days last week. We were surrounded by friends and family and it was an amazing time with lots of belly laughs…something that seriously seems to be lacking these days with all that’s happening in the world.

Every week, I keep thinking next week is going to be better, but it’s not. I saw this meme the other day and realized it would have been a lot funnier if it weren’t so true:

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Anyway, before moving onto some #minibookreviews, here are some recent posts:

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

Last Week’s Reads:



I didn’t finish a single book this week…totally unusual for me, but (as mentioned above) we were out of town…and IRL interactions are totally worth sacrificing reading time for!

Currently Reading:

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📱 *** Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

This one has definitely been a struggle for me to get through. As much as I loved Homegoing, this story isn’t proving to be as powerful for me. I keep hoping it gets better, but I’m easily at the halfway point and have seriously contemplated DNFing it…totally bummed about it, but I’m going to persevere out of respect for how much I loved Gyasi’s debut novel.

📖 *** Weird But Normal: Essays on the Awkward, Uncomfortable, Surprisingly Regular Parts of Being Human by Mia Mercado

Honestly, my Kindle (with my current read) was not in the room and this was the closest book within reach…

📖 Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

This book is thick and dense and it’s a proving to be a challenge for me to return to day in and day out. Please don’t misunderstand what I’m saying though…I am definitely learning and find so much value in this book…I’m just not sure the daily format is what’s best for me. I think I would benefit better by reading it in bigger chunks. For now, I’m behind on my reading schedule so I’m going to use this week to get caught up!

DNF (aka: Not For Me and/or Skipping For Now):

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🎧 *** His & Hers by Alice Feeney

So many people are saying that this was a great thriller, but I listened to about 30% of it and was so tired of hearing the main character’s unending desire for another drink! Maybe I’m sensitive to the amount of drinking that seems to be prevalent in our socierty, but it annoyed me so much. I may decide to listen a bit more and see if I can get hooked into the story, but for now, I’ve heard enough!

(#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.)

5 thoughts on “My Week in Books {7/22/20}

    1. I spoke too soon! I just finished today and I really liked it! Not quite like Homegoing, but her writing ability shines in this one too. I think I wasn’t in the right headspace, so when I finally just focused on the story, it got a lot better for me!


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