It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly post to share what you recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this week.
It’s hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate.
The past week has been a literary disaster for me; I haven’t been able to finish many books and I have had several books I have had to add to my DNF pile. I hate having to do that.
Keep reading to see what I tried to read over the past week, what I am reading now, what I plan on reading this week and how I plan on overcoming my current book slump!
What I Read Last Week (June 12-June 19)
Everything was going all fine and dandy for me at the beginning of the week!
I finished the upcoming Mary Kubica release, Every Last Lie. I read, and loved, Find Her by Lisa Gardner (my review for that one is HERE), the newest summer beach read by Elin Hilderbrand The Identicals (review here) and then devoured The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (my review is HERE).
And then, it all hit the fan.
It started with Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore. I couldn’t connect, I felt like it dragged and I liked it significantly less than my cjsreads counterparts (the review for that one is here).
After this, I couldn’t finish a single book. And if you are a frequent reader of Clues and Reviews, you know this is strange for me!
It took me nearly four days to finish The Weight of Lies by Emily Carpenter and that one came highly recommended by several of my bookish comrades!
Needless to say, for someone who uses reading as a stress reliever, I was not impressed with the way I was feeling.
Books I Wasn’t Able to Finish
I had to flat-out put down these two books. A God in the Shed by J.F Dubeau felt like a hundred books I had already read and Half A Reason to Die by Chip Duncan was a short story collection that I couldn’t connect with.
What I Am Currently Reading…Well I Am Trying
I have been trying to get through No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan and Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman all week. I am actually really liking Rage Against the Dying but this is a library book, so, naturally, I am feeling anxious while I am reading it since I know I have review copies to read. This is downright silly. Which I know, but the blogger guilt struggle is real! I decided to throw in a romance because maybe a genre change is what I need to help push through this slump!
Coming Up Next…
Truthfully, I have no idea.
I figure I will spend the week posting some of my backlogged posts, my author Q&As and some of my features (I always have a plethora of Meet the Blogger posts and I have almost finished the first section of my series on Balancing Books, Blogging and Life!)
I have so many books I need to read and so many books I want to read, nothing at this point is appealing to me.