Hey y’all! One of the features I discontinued from my blog last year were weekly wrap ups. But since I’m a reading machine who can’t keep up with reviews and whatnot, I’ve decided the best way to resolve my “I’m-tired-of-monthly-wrap-ups” is to just do reading updates in a way that’s kind of similar to those wrap ups. I don’t intend for this to be a weekly feature but just a way for me to talk about the books I’m reading and provide updates kind of like I normally do in my Instagram stories. I don’t know the best way to format this post yet so I’m still working on that part.
What I Finished Reading
I have a bad habit of starting multiple books at once and setting all of them aside for new books. I managed to finish a few recently…kind of.
➢ I saw The Silent Patient everywhere so I borrowed the audiobook from the library. Even though I guessed the twist early on, I enjoyed the ride. This definitely made me want to read more thrillers this year. I don’t plan on reviewing this book on here, but I enjoyed it and rated it 4 stars.
➢ I love Helen Hoang and I hope she has more books planned because The Bride Test was such a delightful read. I adored the characters and the story was really cute. Review to come.
➢ Unfortunately, I DNF’d We Hunt the Flame. I struggled my way through 115 pages for almost two months and decided that this wasn’t for me. Personally, I don’t review books I don’t finish, but if you want to know specifically why I gave up on it, you can read my thoughts on Goodreads.
What I’m Currently Reading
Now that I’ve gotten my Goodreads “currently reading” shelf down to only four books, I’m focused on these two right now. One is a library book that’s due soon and the other is a mood read.
➢ I saw a few people reading Truly Devious on Twitter and heard good things about it from a few Booktubers so I decided to check it out. I borrowed it from the library but I haven’t made much progress. I’ve had to restart the audiobook three times because I’m having difficulty concentrating.
➢ I searched far and wide (including the library) for a copy of Red Sister and eventually found a used hardcover for only $10.99 on Amazon. I was elated because the hardcovers are out of print and used copies are quite expensive. It arrived in excellent condition and I’m happy I wasn’t scammed. What I wasn’t ready for though was the writing style. I’m seven chapters into it so I hope I can get used to the writing.
These are due early May so I have to read them very very soon.