Weekly Wrap Up – September 24

weekly wrap up

I’m not sure if it’s because it’s been a lot busier at work this week, or if I’m just not in the mood for it, but I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump. I hope I come out of it soon, because there are just way too many books I need to get to. It’s a little bit ironic that the one book I actually finished this week was a reread. And that book is…

The Great Gatsby. It’s been at least ten years since I’ve read this book, so I am definitely glad I decided to revisit it. I very much enjoyed the audiobook (read by Jake Gyllenhaal). But I also just liked the story, and think I got a lot more out of it this time around. It’s a classic for a reason, and I needed to refresh my memory. Coincidentally, I happened across an article (which I can no longer find) about the possibility of Nick Carraway being gay, and I’m glad I was able to reference the story because I kind of agree.

As for current reads, I have two. The first is Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, which I am hoping to finish today (and review for tomorrow). It’s a nonfiction book about medieval queens, and I am enjoying it a lot.

I am also in the middle of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, which is one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I am reading this book very slowly, but I feel like that’s what the story requires. I want to savor it, and it’s not a book you can really binge. But, so far, I love it. Celeste Ng is absolutely brilliant, and I am very excited about this book.

Sorry this was such a short post – hopefully next week I’ll be able to read a bit more.

I hope you all had a great week. What are you reading this weekend?

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – September 24

  1. I am beginning to think that all Celeste Ng books are meant to be read slowly. I read her Everything I Never Told You and I found it really in depth and moving, and that was only her debut book. I am looking forward to your review for Little Fires Everywhere. Have a good week!

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  2. Despite feeling like you’re in a reading slump, it still sounds like you really enjoyed what you read last week and it was a productive re-read because you say you got a lot more out of it this time around so I’d say that’s a win. 🙂

    I’ve seen Celeste Ng’s new book everywhere online – would you recommend this one over her debut or is it too early to say? I haven’t read anything from her yet but would like to in the future.

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    1. Thanks! I’d say Celeste Ng’s books are about equal in my opinion. It’s hard to say which one I’d suggest reading first. Maybe the first one, since it is a bit shorter? But whichever interests you more would make a good first choice.

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