Sunday.19.January – Saturday.25.January

A sub-par reading week :/

FINISHED READING: 2

In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

I listened to this on audiobook. It has both the English and Italian versions. Lahiri details her urge to learn italian and how she relates to the different languages she already knows. While I found parts of the book enlightening and relatable, I wasn’t completely captivated. {3*}

The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez

The story is a somewhat romanticized account of General Simón Bolívar’s last months of life. I found the writing disjointed. The reminiscences are mixed in with the “present” which left me confused. There’s a lot about his, ahem, prowess. (AKA how many different girls he slept with and in which towns). Gag. I had to power through this read. {2.75*}

CURRENTLY READING: 1

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson


My audiobook loan finally came through! I am a little over 3 hours into it and oh, my. So much injustice and lack of humanity. 

UPCOMING READ:

I have 6 options from my physical TBR to consider. 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (The one I’m leaning towards)

Never Grow Up by Jackie Chan

Becoming by Michelle Obama

La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende

PUBLISHED POST(S):

My take on American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins can be found HERE

IN OTHER NEWS:

Anyone else watching Sanditon on PBS?? I am so loving it!!

Oh, and Anne With an “E” on Netflix! I know, I’m late. I didn’t like the show when it first came out but I’ve spent the past week binging the last 2 seasons. It grew on me! So sad it was canceled… 

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀

2 thoughts on “2020: Week 4 Reading Roundup

  1. I read the preview of And the Mountains Echoed and was captivated! I think I have a copy of the book somewhere but not totally sure. Seriously, I need to get around to reading Becoming one day, but given how many library users have a hold on it, it looks like I’ll have to wait a whole year. Wait, I just remembered that I have a gift card to Waterstones lol, my time to shine!

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    1. It’s one of the loveliest books I’ve read (And the Mountains Echoed). Lmao the waitlist for Becoming is looooong at my library. That’s why I put it on my xmas list haha. I enjoyed the read, and am glad to own a copy but I’ve heard the audiobook is better. Which does make sense to me since she narrates it lol

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