Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide. Reading Queue is hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A true story.
New Book – Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
I never preorder ebooks, but I did for this one. I’m so excited to read it the second it comes out (April 8!). It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to a book this much. I’m preparing now by rereading the first two books via audiobook (or should I call it relistening even though I read the ebooks the first time??).
Book Club – Flipped by by Wendelin Van Draanen
We are reading a contemporary YA romance for our book club and I think this might be my first one ever! I’m really excited to discuss it with them. The cover is adorable and I got the movie to watch after I’m done reading it.
TBR Pile – Messenger by Lois Lowry
I’ve had this one on my queue before, but I’m going to try my best to get to it this time.
I’ve been wanting to read more classics because I have a whole bunch sitting on my kindle. This one stood out to me because it’s a sic-fi staple and I haven’t read it yet. I’m not totally sure I even know what it’s about but I’m excited to read it!
For Review – Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
I still haven’t gotten to this review book but I’m determined to read it this month!
I started this one and I love it already. The author points out the value that someone introverted, like me, has in this world that values extroverted people. It seems to me like the goal of her book was to give permission to people who had been told their whole lives that they are “quiet” that there’s nothing wrong with being yourself. In fact, introverted people have unique strengths.
How I Did Last Month
I ended up putting this one down. It started out as a great memoir of a boy growing up Mormon and struggling with Tourrettes. I really empathized with his struggles in childhood and found his family life to be wonderful to read about. While there was quite a bit of strong language that usually turns me off from a book, the main reason I put this down was because in his adult life he goes through this cycle of quitting and starting jobs and school. I didn’t know why I should keep listening to the last 3 hours in the audiobook because I know he becomes a librarian and I just wasn’t interested in taking 3 more hours to get there.
IN PROGRESS – House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
This book is ok so far. I’m finding it not as good as her other book, Transparent. The characters are ok, the voice is ok, the conflict doesn’t feel all that strong so far. I’m still interested enough to keep going but I’m hoping it gets a little more interesting.
I loved this!! So awesome! More Jaron doing the impossible and the reckless for the good of others. It was just as fun to read as the first two and I though the ending was perfect.
DONE (BONUS) – Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
The audiobook for this one was great. There were a few lines I recognized from his stand up routine, but enough of it was new (and hilarious) that I really enjoyed listening to it. I loved his bit about complaining around a pregnant woman and how you can’t do it because she is always multi-tasking no matter what and you are barely tasking. Haha! I do this to my husband all the time.