Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

It’s Monday, May 16th. What Are You Reading?


Well, I’m alive! It’s been a while, but BEA is wrapped up and I’m ready to come out of my weekend recovery cave. I’ll share more about the trip (and the books!) later this week, but for now just know it was fantastic. And incredibly draining. I got home in the middle of the day on Saturday and I’m still struggling to get right, so I’m super glad I built in that buffer before Monday.

HomegoingI didn’t expect to squeeze in much reading and that was accurate, at least for my time in Chicago. Not a single page was turned. But I did manage some reading while traveling. I got through about half of Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips on the flight out, but as I was getting ready to head home, I realized I left it in the seat pocket of the plane. Thankfully, I have a digital copy, so I’ll be able to finish it up this week. Choosing a book to read on the trip home was nearly impossible, but I landed on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and it was an amazing, amazing choice. I still have a bit left, but I couldn’t pull myself away from it on the flight (even when all I wanted to do was sleep).

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?


  • I was tired just seeing all the BEA posts! ;) So glad you had a great time! Looking forward to hearing about all the amazing reads you picked up.

  • Welcome home! I would be so sick leaving a book behind, and Homecoming is really buzzing through the book markets.

  • hillary roberts

    i am glad you had fun at BEA.

  • Isn’t leaving something in the seat pocket of the plane the worst?! My husband does that all the time…ipads, Kindles, etc. So glad you had a blast at BEA and can’t wait to hear more about it…and the books you’re most excited about! And now I have to go check out Homegoing :)

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Can’t wait to hear all about BEA! Glad you had a great time.

  • I’m glad you had a great trip (minus lost book)! Can’t wait to hear more.

  • Happy Monday! I’m glad you’re enjoying Homegoing. It’s one of a few books that most in our group got but for whatever reason I didn’t. Probably for the best considering I ended up with about 50 books (yowza). Enjoy your BEA reads! <3

  • Happy Monday! Tell me about the elusive recovery time you speak of. I want some of that ;-)

    SO good to see you and I can’t wait to hear your final thoughts on Homegoing, and all about speed dating and what books you’re most excited for.

  • That duck is too cute. I’m reading THE LIE TREE by Frances Hardinge. It’s great.

  • Glad you had a fun (and successful) trip to BEA! The duckling is pretty cute. :)
    Homegoing sounds great – already on the list!
    Right now I’m reading Christian Kiefer’s new novella – so different from The Animals!

  • I keep hearing only amazing things about Homegoing and I’m excited to get to read it…at some point!
    I’m so sad you left a copy of your book behind – hopefully someone that will love it found it.

    • I’m really hoping it found its way to a good reader, too – that’s the only reason I really get sad about leaving a book behind!

  • Took a vacay last week, so I read a bazillion books! Now I’ve cleared out some TBR space to make room for Big Little Lies, our book club choice this month. So far, pretty awesome!

  • Homegoing is going to need to happen for me… here’s to hoping I’m allowed a digital galley so I can squeeze it in! So glad you had a great time at BEA, and here’s to hoping we can meet up next year!

  • Oh! Really! Homegoing is good? I had it on my list, but I confess I was worried that it might not be good because it is set in olden times and I don’t always like that. Also cause I have Mount Pleasant and it’s really good and I don’t feel like I can like two historical fiction novels in a very short period of time.

    • I have to admit that I’m a huge sucker for books that follow generations of a family through history, so this one was kind of a given for me, but I do think it’s worth a shot!

  • So glad you made it there (finally) and back safely and that you had so much fun; I need to get to BEA, one of these years!!

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