What I’m Reading Now: August 13

Good morning! I’ve been in and out on around here lately, which I’m going to attribute to the amount of writing I do during the day now, that when I come home, I don’t feel like doing more. I’m hoping that as I get more used to it I’ll be able to balance it better again. However, I also haven’t been doing a ton of reading anyway.

You guys, The Heart’s Invisible Furies ruined me. I finished it July 12th and have only read four books sine then. It’s been almost a month! I did want to share what I have been reading since my July wrap-up (one thing, lol), and what I’m reading now.

Since I haven’t been in the mood to read, I’ve watched some things on Netflix that I’m absolutely obsessed with. Namely GLOWThis show about ladies making a wrestling show hooked me way more than I was ever anticipating, and I flew through the two available seasons in a week or less. I’m still wondering what will take its place. It’s basically been the HIF of TV. I finally saw I, Tonya this past week and completely see what the hype is about. Last but not least, I watched Alex Strangelovea Netflix original movie that was too cute for words. If you thought The Kissing Booth was a dumpster fire like I did, you’ll love this one.

Okay, now onto the books!

Recently Finished: The Good Son by You-Jeong Jeong

I heard about this one from my trusty crime fiction source, Crime By the Book, but then Jimmy Fallon listed it as an option for his bookclub and I was even more interested.

This book takes place in Seoul, when a young man wakes up to the scent of blood, and finds his mother dead. He hurries to unravel the events of the last few days to find out what he suspects he already knows: he killed her.

This is definitely gruesome and not for everyone, but very easy to dive into and read in one sitting, especially in the summer.

Currently Reading: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

shoe dog by phil knightI’ll be honest, I didn’t expect to be as invested in this one as I am. I don’t run, I like Adidas sneakers, and I don’t know much about athletics/shoes in general. But Phil Knight writes in a really approachable way, and I like his outlook on this for the most part.

I’m more than halfway done this one finally, and hoping it puts me back in the mood to read because it’s been a rough month.



Likely to Read Next: The Great Believers and A Beautiful, Terrible Thing

I’d heard great things about The Great Believers and when I went to pick it up, the bookseller at the store could not say enough great things about this book, so now I’m even more excited to pick it up.

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing has been on my list after seeing it mentioned once on YouTube, and moved way up when Sarah said she enjoyed it!


What are you reading this week?

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  1. I totally get being wrecked by The Heart’s Invisible Furies. It’s just that good! The Great Believers will remind you in some ways of THIF, but more serious. It also left me a little wrecked!

    Hope life calms down a bit, but in the meantime don’t worry about slow reading. It will come back!

    1. From what I’ve heard, The Great Believers sounds a little like HIF with a tiny bit of The Goldfinch thrown in, and I can’t wait. I started this morning and already drawn in!