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Reading Radar


I’m apparently hanging out in the airport all day today. I’m trying to fly from Seattle to NYC but my flight has been delayed 3 hours so far and I’m not confident about it even then. It sucks, yes, but at least I’m some place warm and I have a great reader friend here with me. Earlier today we were comparing TBR lists and I realized just how many books I have on my kindle from the library — so much reading to do! Here’s a brief rundown of what I’m looking forward to tackling:

  1. Circe: My book club is discussing this on the 30th and I understand it’s a long read, so this one is up first. Everyone who’s read it raves about it making my expectations pretty high.
  2. A Burst of Light and Other Essays by Audre Lorde. I went to an all-women’s college and somehow never read anything by Lorde. Trying to rectify this at long last.
  3. Virgil Wander: Leif Enger’s first novel, Peace Like a River, was one of my favorites, and I’m excited to read his newest.
  4. Darius the Great is Not Okay: I’ve been on the library waiting list for this one FOREVER. I don’t even remember what prompted me to want to read it but it looks really good. It was on a ton of Best Of lists for 2018.

I’m also listening to Michelle Obama’s Becoming on audio, and I’m anxious to get back to that. I have learned though that I can’t listen to audiobooks on the plane because I inevitably fall asleep and then have to re-listen to it all to figure out where I left off. Guess I’ll have to wait until I’m someplace I can drive and listen (to date I have never fallen asleep doing that).

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Reading Radar

On my radar this week:


Started the audiobook of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Partially because I want to start off the year with something thoughtful, partly because I have a grudge against Brene Brown that I feel like I have to get rid of. I don’t know why. Anyway, I’m having some trouble focusing on it–I had to start the introduction over, and I keep having to go back a few minutes to relisten to what I just heard–but I’m hoping it will grow on me because seriously, I need to learn how to be more vulnerable and do some greatly daring things in my life.

What I really want to be reading:


I was planning to start this one on New Year’s Eve, but then the family party I went to ended up being interesting enough that I didn’t have to hide behind my Kindle. It would be a third reread for me in about as many years, but what can I say. It’s one of my favorite YA books. I’m trying to branch out from YA–hence the Brene Brown–but I have a feeling I’ll go back to it for this one soon.

Started but not likely to finish:


The premise sounded good, but it just hasn’t grabbed me. Sorry, universe. Might try it again later in the year, when I don’t have the pressure of “it’s the new year, you must read good, important books!” hanging over my head. I’m not the only one who feels that way, right?