One of my favorite things is having a weekend where I don’t have anything that I have to do and I can spend the entire time reading. It’s especially helpful when the weather helps with that. I finished two books this morning so I started three books… an audiobook, a Kindle book and a print book.
The print book I’m reading is one of my June picks from Book of the Month…
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, published last week by Riverhead Books. It’s already at the top of the fiction charts and I’ve heard great things from everyone that’s read it so far. It follows the story of a set of Black twins who run away in 1968. One marries a dark Black man and has a daughter. The other passes as White and marries a White man. It supports a Black author and so far the story is really good and is a reminder of why we need to move forward from the past.
The Kindle book I’m reading is one that I have to return to the library in 4 days, so I need to read it quickly… A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, published Jan 2019 by Bloomsbury YA. This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and so far the first part was from the perspective of the Beast. I’m only part way through the second chapter and it seems like it is going to be from multiple POV.
What the Wind Knows is on sale on Amazon right now. I was able to get the Kindle version for free via Amazon Prime added the Audible edition for $1.99 so if I wanted to, I could switch back and forth between the Audible and Kindle editions. What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon, published Mar 2019 by Lake Union Publishing. I’ve struggled to follow along a bit on the audio but it sounds like it takes place on two timelines, one in present day and one in 1921. This is a pick for my IRL book club, which I totally forgot about and meets next week.
Hopefully I can finish all of these quickly, because for those that are keeping track… my husband and I are currently tied at six books completed so far this month.