It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
We had a very nice weekend here in KC—went to a Royals game and a T-Bones game, stopped by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, spent time with friends, and talked to our fathers for Father’s Day. I also made sure to Skype with my little brother, who celebrated his very first Father’s Day yesterday!
As for reading… well, it was busy and I didn’t get much time in. I decided to DNF The Shore by Sara Taylor. I gave it a good try—100 pages, about a third—but it just wasn’t grabbing me the way I expected it to, judging by how much everyone seems to be loving it. It could be a couple of reasons: 1) I didn’t realize it was really short stories and not a novel. Threw me off a bit. OR 2) I’m overloaded on fiction right now. I’ve been craving more good non-fiction after finishing Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson on audio.
So! I started Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time and figured, why not now? I’m behind on my reading challenges but I don’t really care. Speaking of those, I started We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo for my ebook challenge, and it’s pretty good, but I’m not really blown away (again, maybe I just need non-fiction right now!) and I also still have Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix from the library that I have to finish up by the end of the week before it’s due back. My husband is almost done reading it! Lastly, I read the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson over the weekend, while I was waiting to pick up my husband from a recording session. A tiny little tale that holds a big impact!
What are you reading this week?