My Week in Books // 2-3-21

My kids started basketball last week, so I have a lot of time in my car in between school pick-up and sports drop-off/pick-up. That’s ok with me because it gives me extra reading time!

I’d love to hear about what you’ve been reading lately! Drop me a comment below!

Last Week’s Reads:

* When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkerson

I have never read a story set in Iraq under Sadam Hussein’s regime, so I was totally drawn to this one for that reason. I learned a lot about living under an unreasonable and egocentric dictator. I often found myself feeling so grateful to live in a country where I have the freedoms I do, and hoping that I never know the life these people know. Though the three women in the story were drawn to each other, they also knew that they couldn’t trust anyone. How hard it must be to live in a world where you’re always looking over your back, never knowing who you can trust, and fearing you’ll be caught up in something you never intended to. 

Current Reads:

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

I’m about halfway through this one and I am really enjoying it! I can’t believe it was written in 1979 because it reads so currently!

* The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

This book is so fascinating! It’s time relevant to the race to stop coronavirus. Isaacson is an amazing nonfiction writer and if you’re worried about not being able to grasp all the scientific jargon of this book, don’t be! He writes in such a way that the reader can understand!

🎧/📖 * Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain

I just started this one today and it is so good. I’m listening to the audiobook while following along and I am definitely wrapped up in it!

* Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

I started this one but I wasn’t totally into it, so I’m going to restart it and see if I can get a better hold on it before making a final decision to DNF.

(#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.)

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4 thoughts on “My Week in Books // 2-3-21

  1. This is such a great selection! I really want to read Milk Fed (it isn’t out in the UK until next month) so I’d definitely be interested to hear thoughts on it if you do get back to it. I have never read any of her fiction, but she used to write these gorgeously poetic horoscopes for Lenny Letter back when that was a thing

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