I am pretty good at keeping up with trending books, but every once in awhile I will find a book where I totally missed the boat. I was scouring Good Will and I saw a copy of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I remembered seeing it on Goodreads and that my friend Janessa had rated it 5 stars so I decided to pick it up. Even then, it sat on my shelf for awhile before I finally decided to read it.
I binged the Hulu series Shrill in like a day (Aidy Bryant is everythingggg.) so when I found out the book was inspired by Lindy West’s memoir I knew I had to pick it up.
I’ve been doing Book of the Month for 4 months now and so far, I am super happy with the choices offered. You can try it too, with this link. My April book was Normal People by Sally Rooney and I snagged a copy before it was even released in the US. I feel like a VIP getting my hands on books early.
A couple of weeks ago I went to go see Nicholas Sparks speak in Omaha and I wrote about it here. It only felt appropriate to write a review of his latest novel and I decided to do a giveaway! I’ve wanted to do one for awhile so I am definitely excited for this to be my first!
Check out my review, and then the rules for entry will be beneath the review. Here we go!
A few weeks back I picked up a book at Afterword Tavern & Shelves: Kansas City. I grabbed When All Is Said by Anne Griffin. I was intrigued by the cover, and the description of the book. It sounded heartfelt, and a change of pace from the kind of books I seem often to gravitate towards.
If I see a bookstore I have to go in. While I was there I spotted a basket near the register that advertised a blind date with a book. The books were gift wrapped with a few bullet points to give you an idea of what the book was about.
One of my guilty pleasures in this world is reading celebrity memoirs. I don’t know why I enjoy them so much. Maybe it’s my own bookish version of reading gossip magazines– except I know I’m getting information straight from the source.
My latest pick from this genre is The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
I recently joined an online-based book club and the pick this month was The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton. The book was already on my endless TBR list so I was really excited to dive in. I was intrigued instantly. The title itself makes you think. I also love how Gatsby-esque the cover appears. I am a sucker for Gatsby.
I set a goal to read 40 books in 2019 and I think I’m off to a pretty good start. I read a total of 9 books in January. I know I am posting this a little late but I still wanted to share what I read so far and how I felt about those books.