3 Current Reads (and What’s Next on my TBR Pile!)

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I love to read. Even though I’m not working in libraries anymore, I always have at least one book going, write for book websites, and hope to eventually start my own book podcast. So I decided it would be fun to give you a snapshot of what my reading life looks like at this moment. So here are three titles I’m currently reading and three that are on deck.

(Please note that when it comes to books, I’m flaky as hell. So this will very likely change within thirty seconds of me posting this entry.)

Books I’m Currently Reading

Frederica by Georgette Heyer

The Marquis of Alverstoke has no interest in romance or family obligations. But when distant cousin Frederica comes to London seeking his help, he’ll become intertwined in both whether he likes it or not. Like I mentioned last week, I’m participating in the Book Riot Read Harder challenge and this is my second book for it. It’s fun and cute, but I’m not engrossed the way I’d hoped I might be.

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh 

Van Morrison’s masterpiece Astral Weeks and the year in Boston that created it. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway recently and I was so excited because I’m a fan of the author and it was the first time I’d ever won! I’ve just started it and it scratches that local history itch in a new and fascinating way.

(Note that it comes out on March 8, but can be preordered now.)

The Book of (Even More) Awesome by Neil Pasricha

I found this collection of happy thoughts while browsing Overdrive late the other night. It’s exactly what the title says, a book of awesome things like eating a homemade dessert or finding a close parking spot at the mall. It’s cute, calm, and perfect for reading right before bed.

Up Next on My TBR 

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube

I am fascinated with the idea of suburbs. Especially in areas like Massachusetts where the label gets attached to communities that grew organically 300 years before the term came into use. Maybe it’s just the people I follow, but I see a lot of people talk about the local suburbs as though they’re all wealthy and desirable while Boston is the big, bad, dirty city. Which is a touch out of date when you consider rents and cost of living in the city versus the suburbs. This book looks like a great look into a topic that isn’t addressed all that much.

If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? By Alan Alda

Alan Alda explores the idea of communication. He’s has been one of my heroes since I was a kid and I’ve had the ARC of this book on my Kindle for months. But haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Then I heard him interviewed on the fantastic Write Now with Sarah Werner podcast the other day and it got me excited to read it all over again.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

A classic I never got around to reading as a kid. But I found it while purging mine and my husband’s bookshelves a couple weeks ago. It fulfills another Read Harder requirement, so I’ll be tackling that next and hopefully loving it.

So that’s the current state of my reading life. What are you reading? Any plans for what to read next? Leave them in the comments!

2 thoughts on “3 Current Reads (and What’s Next on my TBR Pile!)

  1. This is a great selection of books! I’ve heard of Anne of Green Green because of Netflix, but I haven’t heard of the others.

    The Book of (Even More) Awesome and Suburban Poverty seem very interesting.
    Might give those a read, but I’m going to finish my other books first. Right now, I’m reading Never Eat Alone.

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