What a week! I’ve been in a book review slump but the reading has been wonderful. I finally got the post out about Diverse Middle Grade Books in Verse (if you enjoyed Brown Girl Dreaming) last week and reading all those books was so much fun. Now time to get back to my adult reads.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is fitting the bill right now. I needed a suspense/thriller in my life and this modern re-imagining of Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith has started out strong.
Also, I started my next library book group pick a bit earlier than usual. I’ll be honest. I tried to read Life After Life last year and failed. Failed is a harsh word, it just didn’t grab me or keep my attention. I got about a quarter in and then put it aside. So since it is a book group pick for my library, which I host, I decided to take another approach and listen to the audio version AND read the print copy. Also, a co-worker who also hosts a second group told me she treats each “chapter” as a short story. Going in with that recommendation has helped but it still feels like work to hang in there.
So that’s about it. I’m trying to switch off reading one new release and one backlist off my TBR list. I feel as though I can stay current while tackling some books that have been sitting in the pile for quite some time.
What are you reading this week?