May 14, 2021

Friday Reads 5/14/21

It's Friday. Not that that means anything special this week, as I am again working on Saturday. Just 4 hours, but still. All the sick time and doctor's visits are whittling away at my PTO. So I offered to step in again when we were short staffed on Saturday. I still intend to have time to read though. At least a little.

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley - I might actually get this finished up today. I am listening to it on audiobook, which is awesome for hearing all the Native language in the book. It's a fantastic book altogether. I've just got to the thrillery part where the main character is in a whole heap of trouble.

The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson - I'm slowly working my way through this one, reading a chapter a night before bed. It is about Malcolm's time in prison when he was a teenager, where he had a crisis of faith. I may or may not power through it this weekend. We'll see.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah - This is the book club book. The meeting is in a week. I think I can get it done. I might have to read extra this weekend to make sure, though. It's pretty good. I like that it's about a pair of sisters and not about a romantic relationship.

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart - Once I finish Firekeeper's Daughter, I will start this one on audio. It's also an award nominee. It's a Jamaican inspired YA fantasy about two girls, enemies who must work together to defeat a common foe.

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft - When I finish Malcolm X, I'll start this historical fantasy novel. It's another award nominee and I really hope I don't get this story mixed up with the other fantasy novel I'll be listening to. If so, I'll find something completely different to read.

So that's it for this week's plans. What is on your stack?