Just wanted to pop in with a little spring reading update. I’ve been so relaxed for the past week or so ever since I finished my final exams last Thursday. I love spring break and being at home! I actually had jury duty yesterday but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. As long as you bring something to do to pass the time, you’re golden (a.k.a book for me!). I’m looking to hopefully go see Love, Simon in theaters before heading back to Seattle over the weekend. The soundtrack is great!! Have y’all seen it yet?
Since I’m about halfway through spring break, you can bet I’ve finished some books already. My last post about my recent reads was back in late February, and after that I was knee-deep in school work and final exams, so I hadn’t finished much until break. Luckily, I’ve been spending (too much) time in bed reading all break. Here’s a little reading update!
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by various authors
I had read this romance anthology in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. The concept itself sounded so cute! I have to say I was a tad disappointed with it though. Out of the various short stories, I only really enjoyed three of them (Click, The Dictionary of You and Me, and The Unlikely Likelihood of Falling in Love if you were curious!). I’d say pick it up if you’re in the mood for a collection of lighthearted stories to read in-between darker/heavier reads.
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I had to (and wanted to!) read this one for the Panhellenic book club I’m part of, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Adichie does a great job developing both Ifemelu and Obinze, and also exposed me to some issues regarding race that I had never considered. It’s such an important novel for readers who want to be more present and aware about society and racism.
The Moth Presents All the Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown by various authors
You might remember me talking about this book a few times this year on my blog, and I finally finished it all in one go over break! Overall it’s pretty eye-opening to be able to read from so many different perspectives. So many of them were depressing though, which made me sad, but some had little hints of humor since many of the storytellers were/are stand-up comedians. I think I would still prefer listening to these Moth stories via podcast or liveshow.
Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aceman
If you haven’t heard of the hype surrounding this movie, you’ve been living under a rock. Ever since I heard the hype and the premise, I knew I wanted to see the movie, but obviously read the novel first. Y’all, it’s set in the Italian Riviera – that’s all I really needed to hear. But Call Me By Your Name is so much more; it was surprisingly really intense and while it’s not the most amazing book I’ve ever read, I was a little shook after finishing the book. Aceman has a way with storytelling that digs deep into emotions and thoughts about how love changes over time that I had never encountered before. I’m even more excited to see the movie now!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
My current read! After reading Call Me By Your Name, I honestly needed something light, so I went with something I’ve been meaning to pick up for forever – Jenny Han’s other infamous trilogy! It’s also being made into a movie, which looks adorable. I’m planning on binging the trilogy all in one go.
That’s it for now! What have you been reading lately?