It’s Monday, May 25th. What Are You Reading?


This weekend caught me feeling in a funk, so I kind of holed myself up and had a little mini-readathon on my own. I grabbed a bunch of short books from my shelves, arranged some snacks and camped out on the couch for a good while. That Thing You Do With Your Mouth by Samantha Matthews and David Shields was super quick, so it acted as a good spark to get me going on Haints Stay by Colin Winnette and The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard. Hanging out at home alone and generally avoiding the internet helped me breeze through those and even get a good start on reading Pamela Newkirk’s Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga

Here’s hoping things look up a little this week so I can enjoy the nice weather and holiday.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I did something similar and got lots read. I hate to go back to the regular routine this week. Just wanna read!

  • I’ve heard great things about The Book of Aron, but I’m scared to read it. It sounds just heart breaking.

  • So many interesting sounding books, and a few that aren’t on my radar! Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.

  • I keep hearing that The Book of Aron is amazing, but I haven’t heard of these other books! Looks like you had a good weekend. I wanted to do the same thing, but post-graduation brain is having trouble reading.

  • I’ve got The Book of Aron on my TBR…I got excited about it after listening to Book Riot (or the new podcast…can’t remember which one) talk about it. Will be interested to hear your thoughts!

  • Vasilly

    I like how you were determined to just sit and read! I’ve never heard of any of these. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on them!

  • I love how you looked a potential slump right in the face and DEFIED IT! Woohoo!

  • Oh damn, are you enjoying the book about Ota Benga? That looks really interesting.

    • I am! It’s really heartbreaking. Pretty history focused right now, but I’m hoping it makes some connections between past and present toward the end.

  • Ti Reed

    Truthfully, I didn’t get much reading done over the weekend. We were out of town and my in laws don’t understand the “book in hand” disease that I have. But right now, my time is split between A Little Life and All The Light We Cannot See.

  • I’ve been on a bit of reading journey (inadvertent) with books about WWII, both fiction and nonfiction, so I’m adding The Book of Aaron to my list. Just finished Agent ZigZag by Ben MacIntyre and The Haigerloch Project by I.B. Melchior and a couple of others in the same vein, so my interest in WWII to has re-surfaced. But I’m also tempted by Haints Stay–an acid Western? Makes me curious!

  • I know this is a week ago now, but I hope the funk has lifted! Seems like you had some awesome reads to help you through.

  • I’ve read great reviews for the Shepard book. Currently I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See …. after liking Euphoria quite a bit.