Sunday Post – Jan 19, 2020

Books I read:

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – This was a bit of a slow read for me, but I thought the plot was interesting enough. I don’t usually love the “story-within-a-story” structure, but in this case, the author tied it all together really well.
  • Snake and Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret by Michael Kupperman – This one as another Jolabokaflod book from the exchange I participated in last year. It’s a series of comic strips, which normally isn’t my thing, but these were pretty enjoyable.

Books purchased:

Only two! That’s good, right? Only two. On a day trip to Asheville I stopped in at Firestorm (highly recommend, btw) and picked up Severance by Ling Ma and Something Bright, Then Holes by Maggie Nelson.

I also acquired some more books in this year’s (well, 2019) Jolabokaflod exchange, but I don’t count those toward my TBR since they won’t be on my shelves permanently.

This photo is of a stack of books on a wooden deck.
Jolabokaflod books: The Priory of the Orange Tree (not pictured), Little Weirds, Beastars v.1, It Chooses You, Call Me By Your Name, and Starfish.

In progress:

I’m still finishing up Parable of the Sower on audiobook, but I’ve also started My Dark Vanessa. It comes out soon, and I wanted to get a review up by release date. I’m really enjoying it so far, even though it’s uncomfortable and disturbing.

What’s next:

This is one of the few times that I don’t know exactly what I’m going to read next. I have a lot of good options, but nothing is really speaking to me. Maybe I’ll turn to some of the ARCs I’ve requested and still haven’t read…another bad bookish habit!

TBR count: 72

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