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What I’m Reading Right Now

These past few months have not been the most reading-heavy of my life.

Between the launch of London Littles, school, a baby, and just the regular day-to-day of laundry, carpool, gymnastics, and meals, it feels harder to squeeze in much reading time right now.

Thank goodness for audiobooks, basically.

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Here’s what I’m in the middle of at the moment:

Half Magic by Edgar Eager. Ella and I just finished up Redwall (which took us about six months – we kept reading other books in between) and this is our new bedtime read. I actually read it to her when she was in kindergarten, but she asked me to read it to her again, and it’s one of my all-time favorites, so I happily agreed. Plus, this time Ani is pretty interested this time around too.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. I’m slowly making my way through this as I nurse the baby and it’s pretty fun. I’ve heard mixed reviews, and I did NOT like We Were Liars and I LOVED The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, so I’m curious to see how I like this one.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I’m listening to this one, but through Libby (Overdrive’s new app) and somehow it’s glitching and keeps skipping to the next chapter, which is making me fairly insane. I just need to get a paper version and finish it up. But it’s pretty gripping (it kind of reminds me of Orphan Train, which I loved).

Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks. I looked at the hold lines for the library’s audiobook (I knew I wanted to listen to this one because Tom Hanks narrates it) and it was a six month wait. So I used my Audible credit this month to get it instantly. I’m only on the second story, but it’s quite entertaining so far.

Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel. I’ve had a copy of this since it came out and I flew through the first couple of chapters and then it got lost in my stack of books on my desk and I just found it again and am anxious to finish it up!

And. . . . I will be reading Beartown again when it comes back up on my library holds. I read the first chapter and then it was due back and the hold lines? Insane.

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  1. I’m reading Beartown right now, too! I’m also listening to What If? by Randall Munroe, which is really fun – basically he takes completely weird questions and actually figures out the science behind them to come up with an answer. Like “What if everyone in the world was in one place and they all jumped and their feet hit the ground at exactly the same time?” or “What if you had a mole [number] of moles [animal]?” It’s narrated by Wil Wheaton, which makes it delightfully nerdy and fun. And the chapters are very episodic, so if you get into one that is dragging it’s easy to skip ahead to something new and different. Thumbs up! I’m really liking it and also wishing I had saved it for my next road trip with my husband because I think he would really like it, too.

  2. If you like audiobooks, I have to recommend The Nix. It’s super long (which I like in an audiobook- getting my money’s worth!) But the narrator is what makes this stand out! He gives such an amazing performance.

  3. I’m finishing up The Power of Habit after I had to return it to the library a few weeks ago before I was done. Definitely some things to think about!! I’m interested to hear your final thoughts on Genuine Fraud, I’ve enjoyed some of hers more than others!

  4. If you like John Green, listen to Turtles All the Way Down. It was a great and powerful book to listen to. I think this is my favorite of all his books. I just finished I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives (wonderful), my school book club just finished Bread and Roses, Too and we all loved it. I am now listening to Letters from Paris by Juliet Blackwell (liking it) and just picked up Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (hope it’s good.)

  5. I tried to get into Beartown and couldn’t get past the first few chapters. I love hockey so I was surprised but it was just long-winded and boring to me. I plan on trying again in a little while. I am reading “Replica” by Lauren Oliver. I have loved all of her other books and this is a fascinating two-in-one YA story about clones. Half of the book is written from one character’s point of the view and then you literally flip the book over and it’s the same story but written from the view of another character in the story. It’s very interesting, and the sequel just came out! I’m also reading Nomadland, which has to be one of the most disturbing and important books I’ve read all year about elderly migrant workers. Beyond worth a read.

  6. I’m relistening to Shadow of Night right now, and reading the Assassin’s Blade (the novellas associated with Sarah J. Maas’s trilogy). I’m having a lot of trouble sitting down to read lately. I’m too antsy.

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