I only finished one book this week (I almost made it to two), but I’m totally okay with that, because I had an incredibly busy week. Which involved going to see Hamilton! I’m still kind of in awe. It is an incredible show, an the staging and lighting added so much to it. This week, I also finally made it over to The Last Bookstore in LA (because if I was going to be there anyway, I had to stop), and it was so much fun. (Check out my instagram for some pictures of the store.) Overall, it was a really great week!
The book I read this week is Green by Sam Graham-Felsen. I was pretty skeptical going into this book, because it’s gotten a fair amount of hype and it seemed like it might be a book that isn’t my cup of tea. But I’m really glad I gave it a chance, because it was so good! It’s about a middle school boy in Boston, and deals with race relations in a school that is primarily African American. I really enjoyed it, but I am curious to see what other people think of it. Green will be released next month, and I should have a review up in the next couple of weeks.
The book I almost finished this week is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. This book is just as great as everyone says it is, and I am so glad I finally got around to reading it. If you’re looking for some nonfiction to read, definitely look into this one.
This week, I also started reading Smoke by Dan Vyleta, which I’ve had an ARC of since, oh, May 2016. I am glad I waited, because I am enjoying it much more than I did when I first tried to read it, and all of the reviews I read last year have been forgotten. I will definitely be doing a review of this eventually, but my reading pace has slowed down quite a bit. The beginning of this book was interesting and fast paced, but now I’m slogging through it. I think this book could have been much better if it was a bit shorter, but I’m hoping it picks up.
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I will be spending the day organizing my new bookshelf, which should be both fun an exhausting. As always, let me know what you’re reading in the comments below.