I know many bloggers post a “What am I reading Wednesday” sort of thing and I’ve been wanting to post something similar for a while. It feels like a nice “hump day” catch up to show what I’m in the middle of right now.
I plan on posting more of this kind of post, so hopefully there’s interest among my fellow bloggers and readers! As many of you know, I’m not a monogamous reader – I’ve got a lot of books on my plate at all times, so this is another way to sort of break down what I’m currently reading and also make a few comments about how I’m enjoying it so far!
So, let’s get to it!
What’s on my bedside table?
| Currently Reading |
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1) by Raymond Chandler
I began reading this book at the beginning of the month, but I have found myself dragging a bit. It’s not because I think the story is bad! I think it’s actually a pretty interesting noir crime novel. Mostly, I find it difficult getting the lingo. If I don’t really understand what’s being said, it makes for a not as enjoyable experience. But I’m holding out that this will still be around 3 stars for me.
If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim
I’m listening to the audio of this book. It has taken some time for me to get into it. It reminds me of a lot of literary fiction books I’ve read, where basically no one is really happy and relationships are strained. This book, though, has the added interest, for me, of being set during the 1950s & 60s in Korea. Think the Korean War and it’s aftermath. I think this is a great book to read after reading Pachinko, since it sort of picks up, time wise, after.
If you have an interest in Korean history and hearing narratives from Korean perspectives, this (and Pachinkco) is a good choice. Who knows, though, I might not enjoy the ending and completely change my mind about this book. Right now, I’m not excited about how depressing the story is, but the writing is good.
| Up Next |
The Plus One by Sarah Archer
I’m pretty excited about this one. It’s a romance novel, but the main character is a robotic engineer(!) and creates an android to be her plus one to a wedding(!) and starts to fall in love with him(!). I mean, doesn’t this story sound crazy! I’m really hoping it’s as good as it sounds, because I’m really digging some strong female romance.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Can I just say how excited I am that I have the ARC for this book?! When I first saw that White was writing a book about Arthurian legend, I got really excited, because I do love Arthurian legend. And I think White is a good author! Have I loved everything she’s written? No. But do I think she can pull of making a strong, compelling Guinevere and take down some sexist norms in Arthurian legend? Yes! How many of you want to hear me say Arthurian legend again?
Thoughts & Thanks!
Thank you for reading my post! What do you have on your bedside table? Let’s chat in the comments! And as always, happy reading!