This post is coming a bit later than normal because I’m getting into the busiest time of the year at my real life job. Through end of May, I will likely have an even harder time than usual (ha ha) with keeping on a semi-regular posting schedule, so my apologies in advance!
For this month, I picked 10 releases as is the norm, but with a slight skew towards fiction (6) versus nonfiction (4). I just couldn’t choose between all the novels I was interested in reading. I’ve made a semi-resolution to dedicate myself to getting caught up with books I already own and haven’t read yet (in part because of the 11 signed books I acquired during the LA book Festival) so I may not get to many of these titles for a while – but boy do I wish I had the time to read all of them. I hope you get some good inspiration for your TBR!
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Overall, thanks to my decluttering and simplifying, I had a really organized, productive and calm week. I worked out every morning except for Saturday and brought all my own food to work again this week – hopefully will be reaping the benefits on the scale by Monday. My blog posting is still a bit more all over the place than I would like but I’m working on that.
I also got through a good amount of reading and got caught up with my Goodreads Challenge (yes!). I finished two books on minimalism (I’m working towards a book list to be published soon) – The More of Less by Joshua Becker and The Year Of Less by Cait Flanders. I also finished the audiobooks for The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende and Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
But enough about me! Without further ado, here are this week’s links…
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Another pretty bookish week behind me. I successfully posted twice (twice!) on my blog this week in addition to Links I Loved (pat on the back). I finished thriller The Woman In The Window by A.J. Finn – which was very good – and spent Friday in my beach tent in front of the Pacific reading Ready Player One. I followed that up by watching the movie on Friday evening, so keep your eyes peeled for my Book To Screen comparison post.
This week I want to keep up a more regular posting schedule (fingers crossed) and also start ordering books I want to have on hand to get signed during the LA Times Book Fest. I’m also hoping to finish reading The Cadaver King And The Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, The More Of Less by Joshua Becker and the audiobook of The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. Next on my list will be Book Of The Month pick from January 2018 Red Clocks by Leni Zumas.
But enough about my reading agenda. Without further ado, here are this week’s links…
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If you’re being slowly crushed by a huge pile of physical or digital books you must read asap raise your hand. If, despite that, you can’t help but yearn to know what is just around the bend in the bookish world, and add even more titles to your TBR list, you’re in good company.
There are definitely a few of these April 2018 releases that I was so excited about that I requested physical or digital copies regardless of all the other books glaring at me from a shelf or my Kindle. But the majority will likely have to wait while I get my reading life in order (maybe never?).
I tried to include a little bit of everything – lots of history, both fictional and not, but also fantasy, two memoirs, politics and a little science thrown in with a curveball dinosaur pick. Enjoy!
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These past two weeks have involved a lot of bookish events and happenings in my life, though not that much actual book blogging.
I bought my All Access Pass to the LA Times Book Festival that’s happening at the end of April and have already perused the full announced schedule to figure out which talks and signings I want to make sure to hit. I need to make a complete plan this week so I can buy any books I want to get signed in advance (and possibly also buy some kind of small rolling cart to bring with me so I don’t have to lug them all around the whole time in a bag) #bookwormproblems.
I also attended an author event last weekend featuring author Jade Chang discussing her debut novel The Wangs Vs. The World. It was a super interesting talk and I was able to get not one but two hardcover copies of the book signed, so I’ll be giving one away when I review the book and the event hopefully around the end of this week.
Without further ado, here are this week’s links…
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I’m really excited to have the opportunity to share a guest post today on the wonderful Megan’s blog The Hungry Bookworm. Since Megan primarily features fiction, and I tend to review a lot of nonfiction, I thought I would give some recommendations of nonfiction titles for readers who might not typically read nonfiction.
I decided to focus on memoirs because I find that they make great ‘gateway drugs’ for nonfiction newcomers. With their more personal and narrative style, they provide a much easier bridge into nonfiction for lovers of fictional stories. In fact, some of the stories within the memoirs I picked for this post are so incredible, they read like novels. Head over to The Hungry Bookworm to read my post!