This week, I finished a grand total of… (drumroll please)… one book. Which is kind of disappointing. It’s not that I haven’t felt like reading, it’s just that I’ve been busy. I’m not sure I like it. But, on a positive note, I absolutely loved that one book.
The book I ended up finishing this week is What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton. I listened to the audiobook, and really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in (quite a few early reviews seemed to imply this book was just her complaining), but I ended up admiring Clinton a lot more than I had before I read this book, and I gained a lot of insight into the 2016 election. Highly recommend!
I am also still making my way through Khizr Khan’s new memoir, An American Family, which I’m enjoying a lot. He is such a brilliant writer, and I am just incredibly impressed by both his talent and his ambition. It might be a little early, but I think this might be one of my new favorite memoirs.
This week, I also read a bit more of Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray, the third book in the Diviners series. I don’t think the story is bad in any way – I actually like it so far – but it’s taken a while to pick up. For some reason, I had a hard time investing in the story early on, but I think it’s getting better. It’s been a while since I’ve read the other books in the series (I should have reread them, but they’re just so long), and I don’t think that helped me here.
Finally, I started the audiobook of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. And I think I’m enjoying it. I honestly don’t quite know what to think yet, but I’m intrigued. And I’m excited to finally knock this book off my TBR.
My Halloween reading has kind of gotten pushed to the side, but I’m okay with that. I’m not really in a Halloween mood yet. But, as soon as I finish one of these books, I’m going to be picking up my annual Stephen King Halloween reading, so hopefully that helps.
I hope you are all having a good weekend. As always, I’d love to hear what you’re reading this weekend, or if you read anything great this past week!
P.S. Sorry this was so late – I had accidentally scheduled it for tomorrow (oops).