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Even though I finished two books I really enjoyed last week, I continue to feel like I’m teetering on the edge of a slump. I think it’s sort of the end-of-year reading doldrums. Not a whole lot of interest to me is being released in the next couple of months, so I’m constantly at a bit of a loss as to what I want to read next. I do have a few library holds coming up in the next few weeks that might help to keep that slump at bay, and Nonfiction November should also help, but we’ll see! (Speaking of Nonfiction November, I’ll be sharing My Year in Nonfiction tomorrow.) How is your reading going this fall?
Hosted by Kathryn at Book Date
Last Week’s Reads
- I’m not much of a romance reader, and The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves is definitely that, but still I enjoyed it very much. The main character was so earnest and likable, that I found myself rooting for her. (Review coming next week.)
- I really liked listening to She Said by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey. We all know the story of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual exploits finally being brought to light, but most of us have no idea of how hard that was to accomplish or the many disappointments along the way. (Full review on Thursday, along with Know My Name by Chanel Miller.)
- I rarely will go back to a book I have DNF’d, but that’s exactly what I did with Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. I started listening to this book last spring, but just felt like I couldn’t take hearing hours and hours of people’s problems. Through the summer and fall I kept seeing more and more praise for the book and had to consider that I may have been hasty, so I put in a library hold. It came in last week. This time I’m reading the book and though I’m only about 50 pages in, I’m liking it much more than the first time around.
Likely to Read Next
I’ve been listening to a lot of nonfiction and really needed to change it up with a thriller. I enjoyed An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen last January, but had missed their first book, The Wife Between Us. Since the duo has a third book, You Are Not Alone, coming out in March, I thought I should read the first. Libby says my audiobook request will be ready “in a few days” which usually means today or tomorrow, so I hope to be listening to this one very soon.
Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf says
It’s funny how switching the format of a DNF can help the second time around. I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, it’s on my list.
I so rarely go back to a book that I’ve tried before that this is a whole new experience for me.
The Girl He Used to Know is one of my favorites of the year, so I’m glad to hear your enjoyed it!
It was such a nice sweet interlude. Just what I needed.
Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says
I enjoyed Maybe You Should Talk to Someone so much. Nonfiction November always inspires me to read good books, so I look forward to the start of it today. I’ve already written down a half dozen titles that are new-to-me.
Have a lovely week! Let’s keep that slump at bay.
Wow! I’ve got to find the time to check out everyone’s posts, so I can expand my own nonfiction TBR list. It’s good to know you’ve found so many already.
Beth F says
Good luck with Nonfiction November. Can’t wait to see what you read (so I make my wish list explode!).
I am so curious about She Said…can’t wait to get ahold of a copy! Also, so glad you gave Therapist another shot…I loved it so much!
You were one of the people who made me feel like I needed to reconsider Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. Thank you. I think you’ll enjoy She Said. It was amazing how hard it was to get that story and how long it had been going on.
Kathy Martin says
Nice assortment of books. I feel like I’m teetering on the edge of a slump too. I don’t want to read anything new. I just want to reread old favorites. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Let’s hope we can continue to avoid the dreaded slump!
I really liked The Wife Between Us .. quite a bit better than Anonymous Girl. Look forward to your thoughts and glad to know that they’ll have another book out next year.
Lisa of Hopewell says
I’m also looking forward to nonficNov tomorrow! My post is ready!
I’ll be sure to check out your #nonficNov post this week.
booker talk says
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is being mentioned in so many places at the moment. I don’t think it’s for me though if its really “hours and hours of people’s problems.”. But I’ll suspend my decision until you’ve finished it because it sounds like you rate it more highly at a second attempt
I’m still not very far (100 pages), but story lines have begun to develop among the different patients (and the author) so I’m really liking that. I’ll keep you informed.
I sometimes find changing the format will sometimes change my enjoyment of the book. I hope you have a good Nonfiction November. I’ve been trying to read a bit more nonfiction this year, but I’m not ready to spend a whole month focused on it.
I never read exclusively nonfiction in November. I can’t do that either. I just try to up my game a little.
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out says
I’m taking part in NonFiction November too, I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing.
Wishing you a great reading week
Looking forward to seeing your nonfiction choices, too.
Brynne Monier says
I read Maybe You Should Talk to Someone. It
took me a while to get through it. I liked it but not as much as I thought I would. I had to push my self to finish it cause I felt that so was wasting my reading time.
I’m still only on about page 115, which is a bad sign for me after 5+ days. I might give up on it.