This week, my goal was simple: read, read, read. I borrowed approximately one thousand books from my library, so I've been trying to power through them. Two much-anticipated audiobook pre-orders were delivered this week, so I also wanted to spend a lot of time listening. I'm no longer commuting for a few hours each day, though, so I really need to make extra time for audiobooks.
What I read:
What I'm Enjoying Now:
I really, really wanted to like So You've Been Publicly Shamed. One of my friends adores anything by Jon Ronson, so I had high hopes going in. Unfortunately, the audiobook just wasn't for me. I might give it another try as a physical book one day. On the other hand, Hillbilly Elegy was life-changing. I highly recommend it to everyone who has any interest in politics or sociology. Scrappy Little Nobody was good, but it felt a bit vanilla after reading something so powerful. If you enjoy reading Anna Kendrick's Twitter feed, you'll enjoy her book. Lastly, I started and finished Trevor Noah's new book, Born a Crime. It was another excellent and powerful read!
My week in physical books was a little slower but still successful. I read Kwe: Standing with Our Sisters, which is a discussion of the issues facing First Nations women in Canada. I teach rather frequently in a First Nations community, and I try to read as many Aboriginal stories and essays as I can. It was a short read, and I finished it in one sitting. Sex Object has been recommended to me many times, and I'm so glad that I was finally able to read it!
I'm currently reading What Belongs to You and The Geek Feminist Revolution. Both are 2016 releases, and both have been nominated for awards this year. I've had The Geek Feminist on my TBR since before it was released, and it's very similar in style to Sex Object, so I'm looking forward to diving in to the audiobook.
Up next in my library stack is Affinity and The Association of Small Bombs. I've been hoping to read Affinity since I read another of Sarah Waters' books during University, and I added The Association of Small Bombs to my holds list when it was nominated for Goodreads Choice this year. As for audiobooks, I'll be listening to In the Country We Love (any OITNB fans in the crowd?) and The Great Beanie Baby Bubble.