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What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature by Angus Fletcher
The concept of this book was super interesting and I thought it was really cool to explore writing's "inventions". The breakdown as to the how behind why certain books make you feel certain things was just so fascinating and it definitely gave me a different lens to read books through. Definitely recommend, especially for my big reader and/or writer friends!

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
Most recent Pulitzer Prize Winner read. I'm not wild about short story collections and this was basically exactly why. I'm sure they were well crafted but they were overwhelmingly boring as hell.

Karate Chop by Dorthe Nors
Part of my Around the World Challengefor Denmark. I'm not generally a fan of short stories (see above) but these were more like very short vignettes and I actually quite enjoyed!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
I've enjoyed this author's fantasy works and I thought his foray into sci-fi was really interesting and engaging! Definitely a big departure from Eragon in a lot of ways (female MC, adult, sci-fi) and I thought it was cool to see his range.

What are you currently reading?

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts by Resmaa Menakem
Current non-fiction read.

The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi
Current audiobook listen as part of my Around the World Challengefor Afghanistan.

Vino & Veritas Series by Various
MM romance series collaboration between a bunch of different authors so far I've really enjoyed 2/3 of the ones I've read and I've got the next few on deck to read this week!

The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
Nearly finished with this read as part of my Around the World Challengefor Liberia.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Mixed feelings on this author but I've heard rave reviews about this one, including from friends who don't frequently read in the MM genre, so I figured I'd give it a go!

Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women's Digital Resistance by Moya Bailey
Next non-fiction read. I got an ARC for this one and I'm really curious/excited!

A Burning by Megha Majumdar
I've heard great things about this debut novel and I'm very curious... I'm also debating using it for India for my Around the World Challenge. I originally planned to read something by Rushdie since I've been wanting to read more of his works, but this one has the benefit of being recent, written by a woman, and already on my kindle, LOL. We'll see how I feel after reading (it's also been mentioned as possibly a contender for the Pulitzer Prize, in which case, I'd use it for that challenge and keep Rushdie... only a few more weeks until I know for sure!) This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
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