For the first time since finishing grad school, I finally feel like I’m back to being a reader. Yes, I’ve read books since January, but I’ve struggled with it. I felt like I was in one enormous reading slump. I forced myself to pick up books, but rarely felt motivated to do so, even when I was enjoying them. I just wasn’t excited about reading like I used to be. This week, that excitement was back, and it felt great!
This week, I read three books, all of which were great. The first book I finished is M. L. Rio’s debut novel, If We Were Villains. I absolutely loved this book! It’s definitely one of my favorites this year! And it will be out on Tuesday, so you can go out and buy your copy then. While we’re waiting, you can read my review.
Then I (finally) picked up Saga Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. I think this was one of my favorite installments of the series thus far. I immediately ordered volume 7, and am hoping to read it sometime this week. Really, really love this series.
Finally, I finished reading Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. It was a bit dry, being a history book, but I did really enjoy it. My fix for the pace was to put the audiobook on 2x speed, which definitely helped, because I felt it was disproportionally long compared to how long the book actually is. I will say I definitely like the movie more, but I still think the book is worth reading, because there is so much more information. (I will probably be doing a full review on this one soon.)
Currently, I’m still making my way through The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova. I’ve got my winters crossed that I can finish it today so I can have a review up for you tomorrow. I’m really enjoying it, but it’s dense historical fiction close to 500 pages, so it’s taking me a while.
I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Let me know what book(s) you’re reading!