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It’s Monday, April 27, 2015. What Are You Reading?

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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?

 

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7 thoughts on “It’s Monday, April 27, 2015. What Are You Reading?

  1. I have so many TBR books that I can’t keep up. Alternating is a great idea! Right now, I am reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. It’s a great read!

  2. I’ve never been a huge Kate Atkinson fan, but didn’t read Life After Life. I read an earlier book of hers and it didn’t stick with me (clearly, b/c I can’t remember the name!!).
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

  3. I think the beginning of Life After Life is the most difficult part to get through, since Ursula keeps dying every few pages. But the deeper you get into the book, the longer Urusla’s lives are, and the more enjoyable it is. Stick with it!

  4. I had the same experience with Life After Life, so I’m interested to see if it works out better for you this time. A bunch of people seem to be reading it right now, I think because of the sequel… so let me know how it goes. If you give it a glowing review, I may have to give it another shot as well. 🙂

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