One more reading great reading week down. I don’t mean to brag, but I am killing it so far this year (knock on wood). I can’t speak for the rest of my life, but my reading has been kind of amazing the past few months. and this week was no exception. I read a total of four books, all of which I enjoyed.
The first book I finished this week is Between the World & Me by Ta’Nehisi Coates. I enjoyed this quite a bit. It’s nothing ground breaking, but I did think it was both valuable and effective. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you’re looking to explore more about race relations, particularly in the US.
Then I decided to fit in another Shakespeare play in February and read Troilus and Cressida. I actually really liked this one. Though, to be fair, it was more because of the Trojan war element than the main story. Still, it was a four-star read.
This week, I also read Cara Robertson’s debut book, The Trials of Lizzie Borden. I’m not going to go too much in detail on this one because I’ll be publishing a full review up on Friday, but I did enjoy it. I think I would have liked it a little bit more if I wasn’t so familiar with the Borden case going in, but I do think it was a good, comprehensive true crime book.
Finally, I finished reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, which I absolutely loved. It was such a great memoir, and I enjoyed every second of it. I was already a big fan, but I love Michelle Obama even more now. Highly recommend!
As for current reads, I’m still working on Einstein: His Life and Universe. It’ll be another few weeks before I finish it, so I’ll just talk more about it when the time comes (I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about it now).
I also started The Waking Forest by Alyssa Wees, which is a young adult fantasy debut that’s been compared to Pan’s Labyrinth and The Hazel Wood (which I haven’t yet read). I’m not very far into it, but I do like what I’ve read so far.
And, last but not least, I also started reading The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin. I didn’t realize until I started reading it that this novel is based on real people, and now I’m even more excited to read it. It’s kind of giving me similar vibes to Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole, which I also really liked, so I have high hopes for this one.
That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend!
What are you currently reading?