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What I’m Reading (17)

Hey all, Dani here.

Well, here we are at the midpoint of yet another week, which means that it is time to talk about books…the books we’ve finished reading recently, the books we are currently reading, and the books we are hoping to start reading soon.

So, I haven’t actually finished any books in the last week, but that’s okay. The month is just getting started and I’m really enjoying my current reads, so I predict that next week’s post will be filled with lots of fun reading progress. Honestly, I guess that means we should just move on to the current reads section of this post and I can talk about where I am in my reading at the moment.

My current reads are: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara, and Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. Hmm…I guess I was in a historical reading mood without really realizing it.

Dread Nation is doing a fine job of setting up this alternate history, where the dead started to rise and now there are actually young women who are trained in etiquette as well as combat, who are hired by wealthy families to serve and protect them. The main character is pretty good at the combat portion of the job, but struggles with the poise and etiquette stuff. I’m really enjoying it and look forward to seeing what sort of trouble she’s going to get herself into.

I just started The Unbinding of Mary Reade yesterday, but it is proving to be a very quick read. I am liking the dual timeline of the novel too, because we get to see more of Mary’s past, while also enjoying her current pirate adventures with Anne Bonny and Calico Jack.

Finally, I am still working on Dragonfly in Amber. I’m fine taking my time with this series. I know that if I sat down and put my mind to it, I could finish a book each weekend, but then I would completely catch up on the series and have to wait a few more years for the next installment. But, I would like to at least get myself caught up on the show, and I’m not letting myself watch season 2 until I’ve finished this book, so I probably need to spend a little more time reading this one.

As for what I’m hoping to start reading soon, I think my next read will probably be either The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli or A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. After all the historical fictions, I think I will need either a contemporary or a science fiction for a nice change of pace. This is especially true seeing as how I actually have two other historical fiction reads on my June TBR– The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee and And I Darken by Kiersten White.

I suppose that is all for today. I will be back soon with more bookish content. Until then, let me know what book(s) you’re reading right now.

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