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I didn’t get quite as much reading in this week as I would have liked, because I’m sick, again! Working around kids all the time, I feel like I’ve built up a pretty strong immune system, but for some reason this winter I seem to be getting everything. Ugh! Luckily, I read quite a bit at the beginning of the week because since Thursday night I haven’t read or even listened to a word. I’m hoping that today I can do more than sleep and lay on the couch watching random TV shows! (Though doing this post may wipe me out for the rest of the day.)
LAST WEEK’S READS:
I finished We Were the Lucky Ones, Georgia Hunter’s debut novel, last Sunday night. For now, let’s just leave it at, “I loved it!” I’ll be posting a full review tomorrow, so please stop by to find out a little more about this wonderful story. What can I say about Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders? It was incredibly creative, very interesting, and to me a little tedious. I’ll also be posting a full review of this book, likely on Thursday. I need a little more time for my thoughts on it to gel.
I started Running by Cara Hoffman Thursday evening and haven’t touched it since. This has nothing to do with the story and everything to do with just not being in a place to read. I’m very hopeful that it’s a book I’ll truly enjoy. For most of last week I listened to A Separation by Katie Kitamura while driving to work. I’ve listened to about 40% of it and so far the story is not at all what I had expected. I keep thinking it’s on the edge of something exciting happening, but so far it hasn’t happened.
LIKELY TO READ NEXT:
I’m really looking forward to reading Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut, Everything Belongs to Us, being released at the end of the month. It looks to be a powerful story of three college students whose lives become intertwined at the top university all attend in 1978, Seoul, South Korea. It’s billed as a sweeping historical novel embedded in a rich story with amazing heroines. Sounds perfect!
Have a great week of reading!
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Sarah's Book Shelves says
Haha! We’re on track as usual! Currently reading A Separation and have the Wuertz coming up! Check out the Amazon reviews for A Separation…they’re not pretty. Although I immediately loved her writing style and tone. I wonder if that’s less apparent in the audio…books that are style dependent don’t generally work for me on audio.
So glad you loved We Were the Lucky Ones and will look forward to your review!
And you’ve put to bed my waffling on Lincoln in the Bardo. Tedious is definitely not for me right now.
I usually don’t like to read many other opinions before I form my own, but did check out A separation on Amazon today and am glad to know I’m not in a minority. With only three chapters of go, I’m still thinking, “Really?” And, the narrator is awful!
Kathy Martin says
I hope you feel better soon. The books you are reading and want to read look good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Hmm, I’m so excited to begin the Saunders; I’m going to temper my expectations now, so thanks for the heads up! I’ve been waffling some on A Separation; Everything Belongs to Us sounds much more appealing! I remember receiving an invitation for a galley of this one and forgot to respond; I may need to give this one a go. Hope you are feeling better soon, Susie; what a bummer.
I think the audio version of Lincoln in the Bardo will fafe much better than the book. It reads like a stage production. Felling a little better and am taking a couple days off which is something I never do! Thanks, Tara.
I’m going back and forth on A Separation too. I think I’m going to wait and read a few more reviews before I make a decision.
Being sick all winter is the worst. I think something is starting in my house – everyone seems to be feeling a little off. Hopefully this will be a healthy week for both of us!
Boo to being sick- although you could binge watch The Crown! Or Versailles. ?
I had no idea about how amazing the Lincoln audio is supposed to be, but I loved the book. Somehow, it was perfect for me right now.
I’m with you on Running. I finished it and it’s good, but pretty depressing and bit hard to follow.
Feel better soon!
I definitely want to binge watch The Crown soon. I have next week off for mid-winter break, so maybe then.
I can hardly wait to read your review of Lincoln in the Bardo. I think our takes will be quite different. I’m really liking Running. It does take paying attention to, but it’s a rich story.
Have a great week, Catherine. (Go Washington…proud to count it as home!)
Julia @ Vivacious Reads says
Looking forward to your review on We Were the Lucky Ones. I can’t wait for my copy to come in the mail! Hope you feel better soon!!
Thanks, Julia….tomorrow! I hope you love it.