It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme currently hosted by The Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week, and add to that ever-growing TBR stack.
Yup, I’m definitely in a reading, slump. I’ve been dipping in and out of books that I know are really good, but am unable to lose myself in any of them. It’s not fun, and after struggling and failing to force myself to finish them for #DAReadathon, I gave up, read a few comics, and am leaning into it- which means reading humor, YA, romance or any combination of these. Slumps are n0t at all fun especially in the beginning of the year, where everyone’s reading juices are flowing and they’re flying through books. I also plan to enjoy 24in48 which is happening this weekend, so I’m hoping to kick whatever this nonsense slump is by then.
I did however, manage to finish Hope In The Dark for Social Justice Book Club (which I’ll review at the end of the month in a wrap-up post), and am actually enjoying the discussions on Slack more than the book itself. Also, since Book Riot ran that awesome post about us, we’ve been flooded with sign-ups, which means so many great discussions are happening, and also means so many different political perspectives that are definitely testing my skills as a co-host. So far, so good, I think? I also read 3 by Hannah Moskowitz, which is a delightful contemporary romance featuring a polyamorous relationship.
On the roster this week:
Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not was one of the most gut-wrenching YA books I read last year, so it’s safe to say I’ll be reading his new book the day it comes out. Just the premise sounds promising, and I’ve been super jealous of everyone that got to read an ARC and say how this book wrecked them, so I’m totally ready to be wrecked come Tuesday. I also plan to catch up on podcasts this week, since I’m finally getting my ass back in the gym after the holidays. I started Luvvie Ajayi’s book last night and I’ve laughed so hard I’ve cried already more than once. Hidden Figures is ridiculously fascinating, and I’m happy to take my time reading it, now that DAReadathon is over and the pressure to finish is off.
Another thing I’ve been good about is spending less time on Twitter. It was really messing with my mental health, which has been having some ups and downs lately. I was caught in that vicious cycle of anxiety because of twitter-anxiety because of twitter FOMO, so I deleted the app on my phone and can only check it a few times a day on my laptop. There’s so much crap on there everyday especially with WoC constantly being harassed, but I need some distance from it.
Alright booknerds, I’m about to put on this glorious new Lush face mask I got yesterday and settle in for some quiet reading time. What are y’all reading?