Hello, book lovers! 💕
I feel like I need to hold myself accountable for what I’m currently reading. The reason for that is because I feel like I’ve been reading the same books for weeks now (though that might be an exaggeration – it might have only been a little more than a week that I’ve been reading them). Lately I’ve become a very slow reader, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I just want to keep track of the books that I’m in the middle of so I don’t end up reading five books at once. Though I don’t think that’d ever really happen. It’s just the worse case scenario that my brain is making up.
Right now I’m almost done with Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo. I’m listening to it on audiobook, and it’s a pretty lengthy audiobook at 18 hours. So it’s taking me a while to get through it since I haven’t been listening to it every second of every day. I’ve been listening to it in 1-2 hour spurts every so often. But I’m really enjoying it. I should definitely be able to finish it by the end of this week since I have less than 2 hours left, and since I’m reading it on 1.5x speed, it would only be a little more than an hour of listening.
I recently finished Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. And that’s another book that took me a while to get through, but not because it’s a bad book. I just wanted to savor it while I was reading instead of flying through it. Which I knew I would have done if I had just sat down and read it for hours on end. It’s written in verse, so that alone would be a reason I’d finish it so quickly. But the story itself was so compelling that I wanted to pace myself. I have a review of the book as well as an Author Appreciation post because I think Elizabeth Acevedo deserves all the hype that she gets and then some.
The next book I plan on picking up after I finish Crooked Kingdom is Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli. I need more of her books in my life because honestly, they make me so happy. Even if this book is a novella and only 100 pages long. I love all of her books, and I know that this one will be no exception. Plus I need a short book to make it feel like I’m reading a lot when I finish a book in one or two sittings.
So that’s what I’ve been reading lately and what I plan on picking up soon. What are some books that you’re currently reading or have read recently? I’d love to discuss them in the comments below!