Rainy days are for reading…

Hi everyone! Boy has this been a crazy past couple weeks! Between work being insane as we ramp up to meet our first quarter deadlines, having my Uncle stay with me last week and then visiting my parents last weekend, I am utterly exhausted! Not that I didn’t enjoy all my time with family, I’ve barely gotten any reading time in! Our weather the last few days has been prime for staying home with a snuggly pooch, blanket and a book. Lucky for me I’m getting to do just that! In my favorite book group on Facebook, Bookaholic Cafe, I decided to ask what the other members favorite weather for reading was. The most common answers were 1) Any Weather, 2) Rainy, gloomy days and 3) Snowy cold days. I couldn’t agree more!! 😊

My reading plan for Today is to finish my two current reads! Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson, which is turning out to be an amazing Psychological Thriller. I just got to a hugeee plot twist and was up late reading until I could not keep my eyes open any longer. The second book, which is for book club, is In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This is a great Historical Fiction novel that I first read (most but not all) in one of my Spanish college courses. It depicts what life was like in the Dominican Republic during the reign of the dictator Trujillo. The story follows the Mirabel sisters and their involvement in the rebellion against Trujillo’s dictatorship. It’s a very moving novel and I’m happy to finally get to read it start to finish. This book full-fills the requirement from the 2018 BookRiot Read Harder challenge for an assigned book that you hated or never finished.

Up next on the TBR……

– The Bat by Jo Nesbø

– The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

– Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

The Bat and The Inconvenient Indian are reads for my book club as we follow the 2018 BookRiot Read Harder Challenge. The Bat is for the topic of a book of genre fiction in translation and will be my first book of Nesbø’s. The Inconvenient Indian meets the requirement for a book of colonial or postcolonial literature. Both books I am really looking forward to reading! Death by Dumpling is a just for fun and should be a quick cozy mystery, which is a new genre I’ve gotten into lately. I’ve been trying to expand my genres lately, as I usually just read fantasy. Do you have a favorite genre, or a new genre you’ve recently dipped into and really like? Share below! I’d love to hear about it. 😊

Well there are pages to turn and Baxter snuggles to be had. Happy Reading! 💕

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