Catching Up

It’s already the 10th and I haven’t told you what I’ve been reading. We’ve ‘moved’ to a house on a lake in Tennessee for a bit, so that took some strategic planning since Jason is still working and I’m still homeschooling Gage. I’ve amazed myself that I have, on day 40, been able to keep up with my book a day challenge. The weight loss, not as much success, but I’m not giving up on that. I’m sure I’ll post more details about our getaway at some point, but for now I’ll just talk books 😀

4 picture books, 2 kids books, 2 non-fiction, 1 thriller, 1 Young adult, 1 historical romance, 1 screenplay. Yes, some days I read two because I committed to reading a book by or about a person of color this month, an additional challenge I’m finding rewarding.

In the order I liked them best…

Such a powerful story. I’m looking forward to watching the movie.
I loved this story of fate and star crossed love. Also looking forward to this movie!
So beautiful in every way, words and illustrations. A perfect read for this month.
It was dated, but Gage and I loved it anyway (well until that Dribble tragedy). Fun sharing one of my childhood favorites with him.

I didn’t know anything about the Children’s March in 1965 that led to thousands of kids being jailed, including Audrey who was nine. Powerful and inspiring.
A great memoir by the first black woman editor-in-chief in the Condé Nast magazine family.
I’m a NYC lover so this book made me happy.
A surprising romance set during the Civil War in the South between a black woman and white man.
Lots of buzz about this thriller about gentrification and I liked it.
We listened to these 10 short stories on our road trip and really liked most of them and a few I’m still thinking about. In a good way!
I’m glad I read it, but I can’t say I enjoyed it. It was definitely worth the few hours of reading and the new considerations on race that it inspired.
Arthur Ashe was such an inspirational person, but this picture book was mainly for tennis lovers.

12 thoughts on “Catching Up

  1. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) says:

    Sounds like a nice getaway. A couple of books got my attention and are going on the TBR list. My granddaughter has read a couple of the Blume books, not sure she liked them as much as I did. She is really into dystopia at 10! Enjoy your time in TN

  2. Gofita says:

    I’m enjoying all your books you’re reading! It’s inspired me to read more children’s and middle grade books. When No One Is Watching is on my list. Looking forward to listening to it soon. Between the World and Me is a rough one but so important to read. I hope you are all ok and that getting away was a choice instead of a necessity!

  3. Literary Feline says:

    A house on a lake sounds so nice. I would love to do that. I am glad to hear you enjoyed The Sun Also Rises. I loved that one when I read it too. An Extraordinary Union is one I really want to read. I am glad you liked it. I am glad you are keeping up with your book a day goal. That is awesome, Stacy.

  4. Athira says:

    I am very eager to hear more about your getaway! That sounds amazing!

    All good books here – I love your book a day challenge and am impressed you are able to keep up with it. I’d love to read Flying Lessons and Between the World and Me.

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