This week was my first full week at my new job. Which means I didn’t have time to read very much at all (even though I made an effort to bring a book to read on my lunch breaks). Still, I managed to finish one book this week, which I wasn’t expecting. And since I am currently writing this at 11:45 on Saturday night and am still slightly tipsy from the graduation party I just got back from, I’ll just get into it.
The book I finished this week is The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. I was slightly intrigued by the premise of this book, and when I found a signed copy at Target, I knew I needed to pick it up. Since I’ve been exhausted from work, I wanted an easy read, and decided to go for this one. It wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but I did enjoy it. You can read my full review here, if you’re interested.
I also added three more books to my currently reading pile this week. The first is The Chalk Artist by Allegra Goodman, which I have an ARC of (it comes out in a couple of weeks). So far, I’m really enjoying it! The writing is right up my alley, and I am excited to finish and review it for you.
Since I wanted a physical book to bring to work to read on my break, I decided to pick up Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox, which I had put on hold a few months back. It was just taking too long to read. Even though I’m enjoying it, it’s not something I feel inclined to pick up all the time. It turned out to be the perfect lunchtime read, since I can really only handle about thirty minutes at a time. Although, the super-uncomfortable sex scenes were not the ideal thing to be reading over brussel sprouts at my desk.
Finally, I decided it was time to reread Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, which I have been meaning to do for a long time. While I did want to read the physical book this time around, I ended up listening to the audiobook again. And it is just as amazing as I remember. Really excited to finish it and listen to the BBC dramatization again.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful (holiday) weekend! Let me know what you’re reading this week!