Hey everyone, welcome or welcome back to my blog. Yes, it’s that time of the week. Time for a reading update! I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a reading slump in the last week or two but I’m hoping to maybe get super into a series to get myself back into the reading mood. Honestly, any tips or tricks would be appreciated!
My Goodreads Goal Update!
🎧 – audiobook
📚 – library copy (physical)
🔁 – re-read
🌈 – queer
✨ – 2022 release
I’m currently in the middle of Finlay Donovan is Killing It and I am really enjoying it, though, unfortunately, I think I’m in a mini reading slump because I haven’t picked it up in days. I’m hoping to have this finished by the end of the month because it’s not a difficult read and it’s a really interesting, comedic idea that I really enjoy. I actually think this entire premise would make for a really fun Netflix movie. I’d love to know if anyone else has picked this up recently!
The Pisces | 🎧
The most recent book I read was The Pisces by Melissa Broder. I haven’t read any of their books before but I’ve had this one on my tbr for over a year so I figured it was finally time to take the plunge and read it. I borrowed the audiobook out from my library and started reading. I managed to get this done in just two stints because the book is pretty short and I was listening to it on 3x speed while doing some readathon work on social media.
Honestly, this book was wild and not at all what I was expecting. It’s a deep dive into loneliness, depression and just general life exhaustion as well as sex addiction, with the addition of a literal mer-man. I think, if you can handle a little bit of weirdness, this book really is good. It has some really interesting and poignant discussions about mental health and family that I really appreciated, and from multiple angles and points of view as the main character attends a group throughout the book with different people all dealing with variations of the same issue.
Yeah, this was a truly weird ride because she legitimately fucks a fish-man, but if you can put that to one side for a moment, this truly is a great book and it turns out the fish-man you met along the way was actually a really well-written metaphor used to execute a difficult subject matter and a brilliant ending.
Ice Station, Weather Girl, Everblaze, Electric Idol
I honestly don’t know what I’m going to read next but I think there’s a pretty strong chance that it’s one of these four.
What are you currently reading?
Are we reading any of the same books?