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What I’ve Been Reading

I got to finish two books on vacation and I just kept reading. I don’t know if this is my way of nesting since I cannot actually nest right now or if it is just what I need mentally right now. 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin


Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity by Emily Matchar


Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West

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What I’ve Been Reading

I got to do some solid reading over Memorial Day weekend, which was nice.  I spent most of first nap yesterday updating my holds list at the library, so that I can enjoy a few more books on our vacation, which starts Thursday!

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun is Also a Star

Option B by Cheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Option B

Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity by Michael Lewis

Panic

The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein

The End of Wall Street

What I’ve Been Reading

I can’t say my reading pace is increasing, per se, but at least I’m trying?  I’ll also say that 100% of these books took just ages to read.

Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

Settle for More

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Anders

All the Birds in the Sky

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Truly Madly Guilty

What I’ve Been Reading

bookTrue story: this is probably two months of reading because surprise surprise I just have not had the time. I am hoping to pick it up a bit more in the months before Little Critter arrives but who knows.  I probably need to go through my library reserve list to make some updates. If you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

Break in Case of Emergency by Jessica Winter


Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


Buffet: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein


Victoria by Daisy Goodwin

What I’ve Been Reading 

Good news, guys!  I am reading again.  I think the biggest issue between Thanksgiving and year-end is that I just did not have any time for it, really.  Anyway, now I do.I did a final count and in 2016, I read 44 books which is really not too bad, considering I had a baby and all that.  I will confess, I probably don’t remember some of the books that I read during maternity leave (or using the Kindle app on my iPhone) as well as I should, but it all counts.

I don’t have any reading goals for 2017.  I am hoping that as Critter continues to wake just a bit later and I am able to wake just a bit earlier, it will mean a bit more time for books.

The Girls by Emma Cline

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Buffetology by Mary Buffet and David Clark

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The Wangs Vs The World by Jade Chang

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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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What I’ve Been Reading

True story: Apparently all of the books I have chosen to read recently have been super long and/or slow.  Or both.

This is probably the last group of books I’ll share for the year.  With only two-ish weeks left in the year, I’m feeling pretty confident I’ll finish at least one more book (possibly two) but that’s all.

The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts

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Substitute by Nicholson Baker

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Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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While America Aged by Roger Lowenstein

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What I’ve Been Reading

I sort of took a little reading break, you guys.  I don’t know why.  Well, actually, I have a pretty good idea. Marcus was out of town for a pair of long weekends and I just didn’t have the energy to turn a page.

And then as my trip to Texas approached, I realized that the flights to and from (and possibly some of the time when we weren’t running about) would be just a superb opportunity for reading.  They were.  I’ve restocked my library holds list.  I’ve got a couple of good books that I’m working through now.

I Want My Epidural Back by Karen Alpert

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God and Jetfire by Amy Seek

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Run by Ann Patchett

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Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

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