What I’m Reading This Weekend – August 17, 2018

Happy Friday, folks!

It’s T minus 7 days until I move from New Jersey to California. The road will be a long one and I’ll physically be homeless from then until we move into the new apartment. For now, we’re planning a road trip down to Florida, spending some time with our families, and just enjoying the rest of the east coast before leaving it for quite some time.

The moving process has been pretty exhausting. While I don’t have the biggest library ever, I do have a lot of books so I spent most of my time organizing and packing them up. I’ve got a nice little pile and my Kindle to get me through the period without my TBR.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

34912895I’ve been dying to read this book for the past few months. I’m a huge fan of Kristin Hannah and her uncanny ability to make anyone reading her books cry. I’m in the mood for a good tear-jerker especially before I board another plane. Because I know I’m going to cry when I read this. There are so many good reviews of this book too, so I know it’s going to be such a great weekend of books.

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

36373586I recently received this one in the mail and somehow I was drawn to this book without even reading the synopsis. Sometimes I just go by the vibe a book provides me. It’s a story about family and it has this picture of an iceberg on the front. As everyone knows, only a small fraction of an iceberg can be seen from above the water. Most of the berg is below sea level and that is what can mess you up. I have a strong feeling this iceberg is going to play an important role in this story.

The Shortest Way Home by Miriam Parker

34857658This is one of the final books I ever requested from Netgalley. I recently stopped requesting from Netgalley because I thought I got enough books from publishers to sustain me. However, then I realized that Netgalley is much easier to request books than through traditional email methods. So, I downloaded some more that I’ll probably read soon. The Shortest Way Home was one of them and it also happens to be another book about wine and grapes. All these food and wine books are making me hungry.

4 thoughts on “What I’m Reading This Weekend – August 17, 2018

  1. I hope you get some good reading time in this weekend. I’m trying to wrap up a bunch of errands and house cleaning today so I can get a bunch of reading done this weekend. I have about 6 books I’m in the middle of. Hoping to finish most (all?) of them.

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  2. Moving across the country is tough! Good luck!!! I enjoyed most of The Great Alone, but I’d love to chat more about it when you finish. 🙂 I have thoughts and feels.

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  3. I did the exact same move (NJ to CA) almost three years ago. It was tough. Besides letting go of A LOT of books, there’s definitely a transition period when you feel unsettled and just damn uncomfortable. Just hang in there. Good luck! I hope CA is kind to you. I’ve grown to love it. I hope you love Monsoon Mansion too!

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