I’m back with the reading updates!
Since lockdown began and I’ve been reading more, these weekly reading updates are really useful. They give me a chance to talk about multiple books that may not review and they also let y’all hear about many books within one post with short and concise opinions.
I didn’t do this last week because of Black Lives Matter movement and I didn’t want to take away any attention from it. There’s still a lot to be done. Here’s a link on what you can do to support (it is regularly updated).
WWW Wednesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words.
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?
I’m currently listening to An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. It’s been on my TBR for a long time, ever since a book club member praised it during one of our meets. I finally picked it up now because I saw it available as an audiobook.
I’m about 35% through. It’s going good so far, I’m liking the complexities of the story and characters.
WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
I’m going to talk about all the books that I read since my last reading update.
I’m part of a romance book club on Instagram and the book club pick for this month is Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan. I’ve read the author’s books before and I’ve liked and disliked multiple of them. So I had no expectations that I will like or dislike this book.
Sadly, I did not like it. While it has a really good main character, I simply did not like the convoluted story and the main characters acted based on body not mind. It was stupid considering they’re in their 30s and are supposed to be matured.
The next book I read was The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. This book has also been on my TBR for a long time (especially because it sounds cool af). I was able to bring it further up my TBR because it fits a 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt.
This was available as an audiobook as well and I have to say, listening to the audiobook was really good. The narration just drew me into the world and got me addicted. This was the fastest (average-length) audiobook that I’ve listened to so far. I was not able to stay away.
The third book was The Color Purple by Alice Walker. If you’ve been following my updates for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been reading this book for over a month. It’s a hard book to read.
But once I got through half the book, it suddenly became so easy to read and gripped me. It’s a damn good book and I don’t know how to talk about it properly. Definitely recommend it!
The last book that I read was Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. I’ve seen this book around a lot and its been on my “maybe” TBR because all non-fictions are “maybe” to me. It’s not my genre.
I started reading it because of Black Lives Matter and I figured that it would educate me. It definitely did that, and it was so good.
This is the BEST NON-FICTION book I’ve read so far. I read it in just 5 days! That’s huge for me. It’s also my first non-fiction which is about recounting history and facts (with citations and references). I realized while reading this that it’s my favourite type of non-fiction (yet).
I wrote a brief review on my Instagram post (shown below) so you can just read that to know my opinions.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’m in the mood for the following:
- YA light-hearted book (preferable queer because it’s Pride month, after all!)
- A rom-com (maybe new adult?)
Since reading Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race I’m super intrigued to pick up more non-fiction.
I have my sights set on one book which I want as a paperback (and will buy from my local bookstore sometime soon). There are a few other books that I want to read as well, which I’m going to buy on Kindle.
I’m super excited to read non-fiction haha. Let’s hope this lasts!
What are you currently reading? What did you finish recently? Any queer books or books by Black authors?