Don’t Fuck With My Reading

I don’t do well with reading with others. It’s why I can’t do book clubs. I signed my bestie up for six months of book of the month club as part of her Christmas present. I finished the book we both picked in a day. It will take her at least a couple of weeks. This is fine, but for the fact she wants me to wait on her to read the next selection, and that’s kind of asking a lot. I’ve been highly anticipating reading this one for a while now (The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz). She’s about to learn that bestie don’t play that. Lol. I’m very serious about my reading. And I’m def a mood reader. So if I’m feeling something then I go with it. Otherwise, I find myself in a reading slump.

In other reading news, I finished Mothered by Zoje Stage last night, and it was really good. Even though I knew early on how it would play out, I still loved the journey. I was able to get it for free through Amazon First Reads. I don’t know if it’s still available, but if it is then I def recommend picking it up.

Also – for the first time ever – my team is in first place in Reading Rivalry. Woot!! I hate the theme this month (super hero shit), but I’m still participating; just not getting as many bonus points as I’d like.

bookish concerns

I’ve stopped updating about individual books. I’m not entirely sure why. It just sort of happened. Anyway – I still want to keep a record here, and I’ve finished two books in the last 24 hours, so it’s update time!

Recent reads/reading challenge progress:

I’m in the Roxane Gay book club, and the September pick was a beautiful, but disturbing, book of poetry. I highly recommend it if poetry is your jam too. Trigger warning for sexual abuse.

And I love, love, love the cover. That seal. Swoon.

And…onto the next one! The first chapter has me hooked!!

This Tuesday is the release of The Last House on Needless Street, which I’ve been drooling over for ages. I’m so very excited!! I pre-ordered so it should automatically download to my kindle on midnight on Tuesday. Squee!!! Might have to stay up late.

Gotta wait until mid-Oct for Nothing But Blackened Teeth. Gah. So ready for that one too, but I do love the book anticipation. I love spooky book season!!

Okay – off to enjoy. 😘


This book was clearly written for men. Stone Barrington is a billionaire bad ass who gets laid constantly, is good at everything, is besties with the president, and like every important person in government here and in the UK, oh and saves Los Angeles from nuclear annihilation. No biggie. I read this in less than three hours, because it was the only thing available to me on the psych ward. I’ll say this for it: it was better than staring at the wall for three hours.