The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. Now hosted by The Book Date.
I’ve had so much fun getting back into reading for pleasure, I started tons of books and hardly finished any at all. But I finished issues #1 and #2 of the comic Faith, which I enjoyed immensely, I can’t wait to find out what’s gonna happen next.
And I also listened to the audiobook of Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. I chose the book for a funny, light diversion and it was funny at times and I did enjoy following Kaling’s stories, but I think I would’ve enjoyed the book better had I not listened to large chunks of it at a time. Also, maybe this comedian memoir thing isn’t really for me. But objectively, it’s a good book and I still enjoy her show.
And I also finally managed to post a review of The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendi Huchu.
Yup, I’m definitely reading too many books right now! But they are all so good, I might just be so excited to have time for fun reading! The first two books are my #weirdathon reads, which you can still sign up for till March 15th by the way!
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann
I’m making good progress with both of them and I really like that they fit different moods. Three Bags Full is a cozy mystery and the weirdness of sheep as detectives still amuses me. The Liminal People is a gritty X-Men type of story and things are going down! I’ll definitely read the sequel.
Meanwhile I’ve also started And Coffee Will Make You Black, a coming-of-age tale of young Stevie, who grows up Black during the Civil Rights era. So far the book is in turns moving and hilariously funny, highly recommended!
Then, I also started a new audiobook: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson. It’s Woodson’s memoir of her growing up between South Carolina and Ohio during the 60s (yup can you see a theme emerging? 🙂 ), written in free verse. Don’t let this scare you off and I definitely recommend listening to the audiobook, narrated by the athor, because it is one of the most gorgeous pieces of writings I’ve ever read/listened to!
Still the same, since I haven’t gotten through my current reads:
What have you been reading? Any special reading plans?