August 19, 2022

Friday Reads 8/19/2022

Is anyone else still trying to write the date as 2020. I've been doing it for two years. So weird.

Every morning I wake up and my first thought is to ask myself what day it is. Apparently it is Friday today, which means it's time to talk about what I'm reading.

I'm currently in the middle of 3 books. Because why not?

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner - I needed a book to read with a book I was trying to get through, so I asked Mike to pick a book, any book. This is what he came back with. My niece recommended this to me, so I ordered it and it sat on my shelf. I'm about 65% through now, and it's good, but I'm struggling. Something about the fact that it's told through 3 points of view in 2 timelines. I don't have trouble jumping back and forth between the two voices that are in the same timeline, but when it switches to the present, I don't want to switch. I'm mostly just glad it's not a World War II novel. The past setting in 1791.

A Companion to Jane Austen edited by Claudia L. Johnson and Clara Tuite - This is on my 50 by 50 list and it's huge. It's 486 large pages of close, small type. Also, I'm annotating as I go, so that takes time. Also also, it's pretty brainy, and that mkes me go slow as well. I am all of 8% in, so I think this one will likely not be finished in August.

Once Upon a K-Prom by Kat Cho - I finally started this one today. I think it will go fast because YA romance usually does. I like the main character, which also helps me get through a book. Elena is our Korean American, 17-year-old, main character. When she was 10 her best friend Robbie moved to Korea, but he promised he'd come back to take her to prom. Since then, he has become a major KPop idol and they fell out of touch, and she has vowed not to go to prom. Until he shows up on her doorstep complete with camera crew to make good on his promise.

After this, I have just over a week to read the last two books on my TBR:

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher - This one is for the challenge to read a romance book where one of the main characters is over 40.

Well-Read Black Girl by Glory Edim - This is the last book on my list and it's on my 50 by 50 list.

Think I can pull it off? We'll see. This feels like a lot of books.