It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (1/23/17)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (1/23/17)

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Good morning! I am feeling extra chipper, especially for a Monday, since I'll be heading out of town at the end of this week; I'm meeting up with several running friends in Phoenix for a race (the race is on Sunday), a few days of fun, and some fierce woman time. I think everyone can benefit from some fierce woman time, every now and then. 

I'm hopeful that I'll be able to enjoy a decent chunk of uninterrupted reading as I travel west; I will not be posting an update next Monday, so I'll have to play catch up and share what I managed to read in a couple of weeks.

Until then, here's what I've been reading over the past week! 

Oh, Idaho. I may title a blog post "Oh, Idaho" because it really sums up my struggle. I finished the novel fairly early in the week and I'm so torn. I plan to post more thoughts on this one soon...once I figure out what they are! 

After the last three reads, I felt like I needed a little breather; a break from the usual fare. I began an advance copy of On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman (author of The Family Man); it was a quick read for me and an enjoyable, if somewhat predictable, story. 

About halfway through On Turpentine Lane, I received a notification from my local library system that I'd finally made it to the top of the list for Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. I've read some of the author's other novels, and really enjoyed them, but I didn't read great comments about this one and never took the time to read it. 

The cable network HBO has developed a "limited series" (there will only be seven episodes) based on the novel and it looks really good; I decided I'd read the novel first and then have something to look forward to watching on upcoming treadmill running days! The series premieres on February 19. 

I've not gotten too far into the novel but the story sounds pretty juicy and I'm curious to find out how it will move along. 

And last, but certainly not least, I've been listening to the audio version of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson; it is phenomenal. I started listening about midway through last week and also listened for over an hour during my long run on Saturday. I find myself stopping to bookmark/clip many passages; it has been thought-provoking, to say the least. 

I hope you all have a great week; it's tough to believe that the next time I post a reading update, we'll be in the month of February! 

What are you reading?! 

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson