Currently Reading: May 2018

Hi, readers!

Happy Friday! Anyone have any exciting reading plans? I’m hoping to make some good progress on the books featured below. I haven’t made a lot of time for reading so far this month, and I’m hoping to remedy that before May ends. Today I’m sharing the four books I’m currently reading. Do you like to read more than one book at a time? I find it helps keep me reading because I always have something to choose from and all the books are different.

Let’s get to those books!

Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts

This is a really powerful, difficult, and necessary read, particularly for white people. Only by learning how black women’s reproductive rights have been challenged, diminished, and ignored throughout history can we do better in the future. I’ve read a little over 100 pages and am hoping to catch up this weekend. I’ll definitely post a full review when I’m finished.

Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang

I’ve only finished one of the novellas in Fallen City, but I really liked it! It’s great to read books in translation and be exposed to new cultures, customs, and traditions. Chang’s writing almost has a dry wit to it, which makes for some very insightful reading about China. I’ll post a full review here when I finish.

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang

I only recently started The Poppy War but I’m enjoying it so far. I’ve heard from multiple people and sources that this is a violent and traumatic read, so please do your own research before starting this book if that might affect you negatively. Also, while this book stars a teenager, it is most definitely not YA. This book is for adults. I’ll post a full review when I’m finished and will share more about any content warnings.

You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

This short story collection is the May pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club! I’m really enjoying the stories thus far. They’re about people and the different kinds of relationships we have with one another, including spouses, friends, and family. I’ll definitely share my review here once I finish these short stories.

That’s it for today! Have you read any of these books? What are you reading lately?

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