The Sunday Salon [5.1.16]: What I’ve Been Reading

My “book blog” has not discussed books in two months, so I figured I’d at least pop on by and let you all know what I’ve been reading. Frankly, I’ve not done much reading at all in the two months since I posted my February recap (which seemed so promising). In March, I decided to do a daily yoga challenge so my daily reading resolution went right out the window (apparently I cannot accomplish two daily commitments at a time) and then it stayed away in April when life suddenly felt even busier than usual.

I’ve been reading my current print book (Illuminae) for at least two months (I know I’ve renewed it twice from the library) and I am only on page 200. I got through a few audiobooks but then I gave up on those in favor of podcasts the last few weeks because (a) I haven’t bothered to move any from itunes to my phone and (b) my brain is too tired for a full book.

So, since you last saw me, I have finished three audiobooks and two comic books:

An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir | audio | 4 stars

This was the Forever YA book club book in February. I wasn’t sure about it when I first read the description but I ended up really liking it. I was a bit disappointed to learn it is the first in a series but I will definitely be reading on.

After You | Jojo Moyes | audio | 4 stars

I read Me Before You in print but I knew I’d get to the follow-up sooner in audio so I switched to that medium. I didn’t really think that I needed a follow-up but Jojo Moyes sucked me back into Louisa’s world and made me see that I did.

Who’s ready for the movie?

Descender (Vol. 1) | Jeff Lemire | print | 4.5 stars

Many thanks to SuziQOregon for the recommendation on this oneIt was just what I needed to feel like I accomplished something while being thoroughly entertained. I am eagerly anticipating volume 2 in a few weeks.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming | Joshilyn Jackson | audio | 4 stars

The latest in my quest to read everything Joshilyn Jackson has written did not leave me disappointed. I highly recommend reading Jackson’s books in audio as she reads them herself and makes for a wonderful southern storyteller.

Ms. Marvel: Generation Why (Vol. 2) | G. Willow Wilson & Jacob Wyatt/Adrian Alphona | print | 3.5 stars

I am still trying to figure out if I like comics but this one keeps me entertained enough to keep going. 


What have YOU all been reading? Let me live vicariously through you until my kids are in college and/or I win the lottery.

The Sunday

3 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon [5.1.16]: What I’ve Been Reading

  1. Kailana May 1, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    It took me a while to get into comics, but then I got a bit obsessed… Hope they click for you soon!!


  2. Kristilyn (A Little Time To Read) May 10, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I’m so ready for the movie for Me Before You! I loved that book and have reread it a few times now. It’s just so great! I wasn’t the biggest fan of After You. I felt it was a little too melancholy, but I was still happy to have read it! Currently I’m doing a reread of A Court of Thorns and Roses – it’s just as good as the first time I read it!


  3. Kate@ Read and Dream June 15, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    The movie for Me Before You was INCREDIBLE if you haven’t watched it already. There were many tears…I’m planning on reading An Ember in the Ashes this summer so I’m excited for that, and I need to know if Lou does okay in After You!
    Currently, I’m reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
    Kate @Read and Dream


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