Last month felt like a dud for reading. I tried out a few books that really weren’t working for me and so I put them down. Others are taking me longer to read than I anticipated. This month, I’ve got a few that I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while, so I’m hoping that this month will be better for me!
I’m also going to (hopefully) be less busy at work, which will in-turn help me feel less stressed about setting aside some time for me to read. I’m not a fast reader and I always have books that seem like a priority compared to others, so I’m going to be easy on myself this month and none of my plans are set in stone.
That being said, here is what I plan to read this month (we’ll see if that actually happens!):
So, I started reading this book last month, but time got away from me and I didn’t end up finishing it. I have enjoyed it so far, but I hit a bit of a lull, so I’m hoping to feel re-invigorated this month to finish it, because if I finish it early enough, I’ll be able to start on the thirst book this month, as well. We’ll see what happens, but that is the plan, so far!
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
This was another book I started last month and had hoped to finish before the end of the month, but I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as I’d like to it. It is an ARC, though the book is now published. I meant to get in my review before it was published, but alas, that did not happen. It’s been good so far, but I’m reserving judgement until I’ve finished. I loved the other book I’ve read by Choi, so I jumped at the chance to read this one. It’s a long one and I’m not sure how it will end, but I’m diggin it!
I picked this book out because a) I love Great British Bake-Off and Nadiya and b) one of the reading prompts I had for the Reading Women challenge is to read a cookbook by a woman of color. Nadiya was one of my favorites in her season and she’s one of my favorites of the whole series. I’ve watched a bit of one of her cooking shows and her food looks so good! Anyway, I actually purchased a copy of this book because, being in the US, it doesn’t seem like we carry it here (not at my library, not on the shelf at any bookstores). So, I’m hoping to enjoy it and all the delicious food that I will learn how to make from it.
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book. I’ve been slowly working my way through Christie’s books and this will be my 3rd Poirot. I’ve chosen it for another Reading Women prompt, “protagonist who is older than 50.” I love reading murder-mysteries, and Christie is one of my favorite authors in this genre. I have the audiobook, which are so fantastic for this series, and I’m looking forward to listening to it on my daily commute!
Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
This is another ARC I received and I’ve been sitting on it for a while. I really look forward to digging into this one. It’s the first book in the “Jane Austen Murder Mystery Series.” That’s two of my favorite things wedded together in this book. I am so, so hoping to love the crap out of this book! I’m really diggin this cover, too! I am hoping that it is everything I want it to be and more. I know I shouldn’t set the bar so high, but I can’t help it. I’m excited!
What books are you reading this month?
If you’ve read any books from my list, let me know what you thought of them. Do you have any of these selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to chat with you.
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