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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

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" data-orig-size="474,356" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" aperture="aperture" /> Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

Not the greatest reading week for me. The books were fantastic. The pace at which I read and the amount of time I was able to read was not. No wonder the week ended with me feeling a bit depressed.

How was your week? Did you read anything fabulous?


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

Book Cover Image: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

Book Cover Image: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

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Viet Thanh Nguyen’s collection of short stories is everything I wanted it to be and more – and this is coming from someone who really does not like short stories. They show the everyday lives of people who fled war-torn Vietnam, their children, and how their experiences influenced the rest of their lives. None of the stories are flashy; neither are the characters. However, there is an earthiness to these stories that allows them to loudly resonate. Timely and important.

John Darnielle’s debut novel is powerful stuff as well, but it is in a much more subdued Midwestern way. In fact, if you ever wanted to know what it was like to be a Midwesterner, this book is it. Its story of loss and its impact is subtle and matter-of-fact but almost poetic in the need to read every word carefully. I know a lot of readers are going to find it strange and seemingly aimless. I personally loved it.


CURRENT READ:

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

Book Cover Image: The Shimmering Road by Hester Young

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CURRENT LISTEN:

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Book Cover Image: Shrill by Lindy West

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So, I might not have actually started listening to this one just yet, but it is next on my listening queue. I promise!


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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6 February 2017

Book Cover Image: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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I cannot wait to get to this one; I sort of just want to lock myself in a room and devour all of its pages without interruption.


So, what are you reading?

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