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I’m actually really excited, because I am reading again, which I had almost completely stopped doing for a while. Didn’t realize how much I had missed it.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading two books, although only one actively. I’ve been reading 18 Thoughts by Jamie Ayres on my Kindle app, trying to actually get through all the e-books I have on there. This one is actually the third in a trilogy. I got the first book, 18 Things, on BookBub a long time ago and finally read it (basically picked a book on my account at random). If I had to categorize these books, I would call them . . . Christian fantasy? Like with God and angels? Except the first book isn’t really? It’s complicated. I’m going to write a review of the whole series when I’m done with them.
Also currently reading Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro. I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages, even pre-ordered it so I would get it as soon as possible . . . and then my reading slump happened. I tried to make this the book that would drag me out of it, but it just didn’t for some reason. Not because it’s bad! I really like the characters and the story (although it’s a tough story). And I absolutely love Mark, and always have (visit his website, MarkReads, and you will love him too). I’m hoping now that I’m reading more again, I can finish it.
What did you recently finish?
The book that finally got me out of my reading slump was Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson. This book was so good and just what I needed when I needed it. Many people will know Jenny as The Bloggess, so if you’ve frequented her website, you will know what you are in for with her books. She writes about dealing with depression and anxiety, two things that I have been struggling with, in such a way that just makes you feel better. Less alone. She doesn’t pull any punches, freely admits that she is a weird person who doesn’t always deal with things the best way, but all of that is okay. A good friend of mine lent me this book, knowing a bit about what I was going through, and it was the absolute best thing.
I also recently finished The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. I freely admit that this is not the type of book I usually read. I hardly ever read non-fiction, and usually not something this dark and serious. The reason I picked it up was because it was one of the group reads over at the Seasonal Reading Challenge. I don’t usually read along with them for their group reads, but figured I’d try to track down one of the three books they had picked for the Fall challenge. Of the three, this one was the one I could borrow from my library in e-book format. It is a hard book to read, but also in a way reads very easily? If that makes sense? The subject matter is very serious and dark, but also very engaging and inspiring. More details when I post an actual review.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Unless I am working on a series, I am never completely sure of the answer to this question. I am like a dog, distracted by anything and everything (SQUIRREL!). I do know for sure that I will be reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson. The same friend who let me borrow Furiously Happy said that I had to read this one as well. She actually said that the enjoyed Let’s Pretend even more, which makes me even more excited to read it.
So that’s what’s on my reading plate this week? Is anyone else out there reading something exciting? My TBR pile is the size of a small mountain range, but I’m always looking to add to it!
Categories: WWW Wednesday
I’ve been curious about Furiously Happy…so I need to check it out. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST
It’s really good. Like I said, totally what I needed at the time.
The Radium Girls is a book I always seem to perk up at whenever I encounter it. I’m not sure why. I was really interested in a brief video I once saw on their story and can’t help but be fascinated with a deeper dive.
Here’s my post: https://musewithmeblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesday-2018-09-12/
“Fascinated” is a good way to describe my attitude towards the book. If you have heard anything about their story, you know that it’s pretty brutal. So I can’t say that I “enjoyed” the book necessarily. But it was an excellently written book, an important book, and I could not stop reading it. GoodReads says it’s almost 500 pages long and it went by so fast. So yes, definitely give it a try. It’s well worth it.
I love Furiously Happy! It’s such a good book.
I loved it so much!!!!!
Furiously Happy is so good! I’m happy to hear it got you out of your slump. I still have to read Let’s Pretend, but I’ve heard great things about that one as well. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.
I can’t wait to dive into it, but I’m going to make myself read Anger is a Gift first.
I’ve had the Jenny Lawson books on my shelf for so long. I really should read them. I hear that they are hilarious.Here is my WWW post if interested: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/www-wednesdays-september-12-2018/
They are great! Well, the one I read was great. And I’ve heard wonderful things about the other one.
I read Lawson’s first and loved it. I own a signed copy of Furiously Happy, just haven’t read it yet. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!