Friday Reads! 8.7.20

Happy Friday!

What a week it has been! We lost power at work and have been scrambling. As of typing this, power is not back yet. So… STRESS.

This weekend we have plans to check in on family and perhaps take a socially distanced stroll of the beach. I will definitely do some reading. One of the things I miss now? Reading on the beach. We have our weekly religious meetings and will check in on older members of our congregation to make sure they are OK. We did a legal and socially distanced baptism last week- one of our members offered use of his pool and then we broadcast it over ZOOM to the congregation. I had the privilege of filming it! It was heart warming.

I got a shipment of books, so a book haul post should be coming soon. I have PLENTY to read. Without further adieu – here is what I will be reading this weekend and in the coming week:

I am almost done with Winter Garden. Wait until I tell you about this book! I almost DNF’d it – when I went to Goodreads to mark it as a DNF I noticed a LOT of reviews saying “Do Not DNF this book!!!! The first 150 pages are depressing but hang in there!” There was review after review like this. So, I hung in there. Am I glad I did? Stay tuned for my review…

I already started this book in digital format but I wanted a print copy so bad. For some reason, the more stressed out I am, the greater my longing to read physical books. My theory is everything at work is screen based right now since I mainly work remotely. I think it’s the escapism of it. Whatever it is, I ordered physical second hand copies of a few of my Kindle reads. This one included. I can’t wait to finish it. It’s good so far.

I have NetGalley ebooks waiting for me. I am trying to be particular about which galleys I choose, so I don’t put them off. Unless I am really, really excited about it and it’s an author I love, I will just wait. I hate having a backlog. So this ARC is up:

The Lions of Fifth Avenue: A Novel by [Fiona Davis]

Can’t wait to read it! A book about a library and missing books? Yes please! Dual timeline? Even better. I seem to be in love with those types of books lately. I’m not fighting it, I’m happy.

Happy reading everyone!

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