This Wednesday has got me shook. I don’t know what happened, but I’m suddenly in the middle of three books.
If you know me and you’ve been following along, you know that I can’t read three books at once. I can’t read more than one book at a time because the goldfish brain always goes back wondering what I read. Wait, what was this book about again? It’s a common theme.
But since September has been a pretty poor reading month for me, I wanted to do a little catch up and read eight books before the end of the month.
Oh, Simone. You ambitious scamp. Now I’m here stuck in the middle of three books and need to spend the rest of the day just basically catching up. I know I won’t be finishing my ambitious TBR, but I’ve definitely learned some valuable lessons from it. Here’s what I’m reading.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book doesn’t come out until March 2019 and it’s already optioned for a movie with Reese Witherspoon up at the helm. I can’t wait for all that to happen, but for now I’m trying to get through this one.
While the book is great and has those subtle Behind the Music feels with its interview-style formatting, I’m not really enjoying this book. I think it’s because the entire book reads like an interview for an episode of Behind the Music. You get a good feel of the story, where the characters are, who they are, what they mean and interrelate with each other, but it’s still not a story. It doesn’t feel like a book and that’s got me a little sad. TBH, I almost fell asleep while reading.
But I’m determined to finish it. I know I will. It’s just going to be a long slog.
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
I’m really enjoying this book and getting through it at a pretty average pace. I think the only issue is that my brain just doesn’t want to read this one right now. I’ve been testing my skills at letting go of mood reading. I’m trying to read the book in front of me, but I’m finding it a bit difficult.
The book is great, so there’s nothing wrong with it. I’m just having issues with wanting to read it.
One Day in December by Josie Silver
Like many bookstagrammers, I have a NetGalley account that just won’t quit. If you’re not aware, NetGalley is a great way for you to get started as a book reviewer. You receive approval for books being offered and then you review it. It’s an exchange of goods and it’s a great system.
However, you need to keep up with it otherwise publishers will stop approving books for you. The system works on percentages. The number of books you have over the number of reviews you’ve sent. It suggests that you keep your percentage at least 80%. For some, this is a super easy target and can manage beautifully. For me, this is like trying to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
So I threw in this book recently to catch up with my NetGalley TBR. Can you tell I’m a little overly ambitious?