Currently Reading: February 2018

Hi, readers!

Once again, I planned to post a review today. But due to the reading slump I referenced in yesterday’s post, I haven’t finished any books recently. Well, I did finish one but it’s so short that writing a full review post would be difficult. And so, I thought we’d try something a little different today. I’m currently reading a few books that I’m really enjoying and I want to share some of my thoughts with you!

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

I’m roughly halfway through this book. I haven’t picked it up in a few days and, to be honest, I’m not sure I will pick it up again. I think it’s well written and both the story and characters are intriguing. But I’m not finding it very compelling. I don’t feel an urge to discover what happens next or settle in for a good long reading session. I’m not really sure what I’m missing because I know a lot of people love this book.

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

Now I only recently started to read this book, so I don’t have too much to say about it yet. I’ve been meaning to read this series for a long time now and when I saw a used copy come through the bookstore where I work, I thought, now is the time! So far this story is charming, clever, and engaging. I’m excited to read more this weekend and to see the mystery unfold!

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jerkins

This book is phenomenal and I’m a bit sad that I’ll finish it soon! Jerkins’s collection of essays is poignant, readable, and engaging. Jerkins does a fantastic job of blending her personal life experiences with cultural and historical context. I know I’ll finish this over the weekend but I can’t recommend it enough!

Women & Power by Mary Beard

This is the book I briefly mentioned at the top of the post that I finished last week. But seeing as it took about an hour to read, writing a review would be difficult. I thought this book was very well researched and well written. Beard is a very engaging writer who is clearly quite the authority on the classics. I thought this was an interesting look at how ingrained sexism is within our culture and society and an excellent reminder that history always repeats itself.

That’s it for today! What book(s) are you hoping to read this weekend?

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