Friday Reads: January 19

Hey y’all! Today I’m here for another Friday Reads. I have a 3 day weekend, so I plan to get a lot of reading and cleaning done. This week has legit been a terrible week and I can’t wait to decompress over this weekend.

What I Finished: I surprisingly finished 3 books this week and they are:

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, , and Growing Up Female in America Edited by Amy Reed – This was an enjoyable read overall. There were some that really resonated with me and some that I just couldn’t get into. My favorites were the essays by Amy Reed, Anna-Marie McLemore, Aisha Saeed, and Tracy Deonn Walker. All of the others were pretty middle of the road.

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey – This is the start of an epic space opera series that is going to be 8 or 9 books long. I want to do a “Will I Continue?” post so I won’t say anymore about it here. But yes!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner – This is the first book in a well known and beloved series. We follow Gen who is pulled out of prison in Sounias to use his thievery skills to help the magus retrieve an artifact. This was so enjoyable and I can’t wait to continue this series. This book was a little slow but I did not see the plot twist coming and I have heard that the next book in the series really escalates the stories.

What I’m currently reading:

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton – This is a historical fiction that takes place in 1600s Amsterdam. We follow Nella who has just arrived at her new husbands home where he lives with his sister and two servants. The story takes off when Johannes, Nella’s much older husband, gifts her with a dollhouse replica of their house and Nella hires a miniaturist to help her to outfit the house. I am only about 100 pages in but I am LOVING this story so far. It’s so engrossing and I’m loving the creepy vibe of the story.

More Than This by Patrick Ness – I have the opportunity to meet Patrick Ness at the end of the month and I wanted to read something by him before I went to the signing for his new book And the Ocean was Our Sky. I’m listening to this on audio and so far I am intrigued by the story. I don’t want to get into a synopsis because I went into this book without one and I think that is why I’m enjoying it.

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider – I am bound and determined to finish this book tonight. I don’t read a lot of contemporary and this one is fine.

What I plan on reading:

This is where things are getting tricky. I have a couple of novellas on my Late-a-Thon TBR that I want to read over the weekend. Also, I really want to start Jade City by Fonda Lee soon. We’ll see where my mood takes me.

Other than reading I need to take pictures for the blog and Instagram. I also want to get a couple of reviews typed and ready to go through the end of January. We will see.

What are you planning to read this weekend? What are you currently reading? Let’s chat in the comments.

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Much Love,
Tasha

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