December 25, 2020

Friday Reads Christmas Day 2020!

I realize that it is Christmas. Be not alarmed. I'm pre-posting this. But I do have plans for the next week of reading.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - I am almost half way through this one. It's really good! Twin sisters Desiree and Stella run away from their small Louisianna town when they are 16 years old. One of them returns 10 years later with her daughter. The other has gone to California and passes as a white woman. I'm hoping to finish this this weekend.

Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne - I have portioned this out to finish it before the end of the month. It's only 32 pages a day, but the text is small, the margins are even smaller, and the content is dense. My hubby is descended from the family of Quanah Parker's mother. This is a fascinating story because I have been to several of the places discussed. Also, many of the places mentioned were also in Dodge City that I read last month.

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me by Jennifer Teege - I'll probably start this this weekend. I'll be reading it before the other one because I'm less interested in it. It's short, though, so hopefully it won't take too long.

A Secret Sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney - I am more interested in this one. I mean, it's about Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, and George Eliot. Virginia Woolf is in there too, but I'm not as entranced with her.

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone - I imagine this won't take much time. It's not long and it's in poetry.

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen - This is a graphic novel so I think it will not take more than a couple of hours to read. I'm hoping I can fit it in, too.

Here is my exceedingly ambitious reading plan for the next week. 6 books in 7 days? No problem. Hahaha. It's fine. I'm fine. Everything's fine. haha?

What are you reading?