When I mentioned I needed some mindless fluffy reads, I had no idea how much more emotionally exhausting 2020 could get. My heart breaks for everything that my home state of Minnesota and the entire country is going through. In the same breath, I think it sometimes has to get worse before it gets better.
I like to pretend I’m as cool and funny as Bev with her imaginary book club.
During February I read four books, well three books and one audiobook. I read my first and definatley not last John Grisham book, a very odd novel that I still don’t quite understand, a gripping story about two neighbors, and the intense sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
Instead of writing a post after each book, I thought I’d simply write a shorter recap at the end of each month. My long 2020 list puts me at about ~2 books/month and I’m already behind. Sophie is very disappointed.
Looking at my 2019 book recap, I feel I did a pretty good job getting through my 2019 book list! Between reading books and listening to audiobooks I made through a lot!
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi just won the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction. So, naturally, I added it to my library queue. To my surprise, it was almost immediately filled. It’s not a super long book so I brought it with me on my recent trip back to Minnesota for Christmas.
I stumbled upon this Empress Josephine Book while in an old bookstore in Paris. I read some of it while we had an afternoon glass of rosé. When we got home I checked it out from the library.
I recently finished Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I started the audiobook on our way to Paris, which kept me from sleeping on the plane! But, I wasn’t able to finish the audiobook before it was due. So, I waited several weeks in a huge queue with the library to get the hardcover.…
The Good Immigrant, from my 2019 book list, is one of the fastest books I’ve read in a long time! Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimney Suleyman, it’s a great collection of 26 essays. I started it one night, in bed, with a glass of wine (don’t judge). Then, I processed to read at least…
Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza is the latest book I’ve read from my 2019 book list. I read several chapters on our 12+ drive back to Minnesota a few weeks ago.