Happy Monday, Boozie Readers! Also Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone stayed safe and socially distanced.
What Minda is Currently Reading:
- Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach – Food writer and blogger Rosenstrach shares her food journey and best recipes in this ode to dinner. Reading a cookbook—I know! I’ve actually had this on my TBR for years, but always put off reading it. Cooking/meal planning seems like a good COVID/hermit hobby this winter.
- Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi – From Goodreads: “Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief–a novel about faith, science, religion, love.” Loved Homegoing so expecting to love this too.
It’s been a self-indulgent weekend, which means that I finished both of the books I read on Saturday (in fact, I started one of the books I finished on Saturday, on Saturday). I’m so looking forward to the end of the semester if only so I can get some sleep without Stats hovering over my head.
What Ginny Finished:
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: I really enjoy the surrealism of this book. Blue, who is the daughter of a psychic, sees a ghost of a boy named Gansey on the “corpse road,” which is a sign he’ll die within the next year. Gansey, meanwhile, is searching for leylines to find a long dead king. The cast of characters is pretty unique and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next.
- A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole: Sometimes you just need a comfort read, and boy did this book do it for me. This is the Second book in the Reluctant Royals series, and my second time reading through it. Portia has taken an internship with a swordsmith to help her become a new self. Meanwhile, Tav, the swordsmith, is just trying to get by. They have crazy awesome chemistry and again I really enjoy the side characters.
What Ginny is Currently Reading:
- The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin: This is an oddly perfect book to be reading around Thanksgiving. I love the way the book dives into all of the facets of New York; from the facades to the reality of the neighborhoods. Her writing continues to be amazing and I’m sure this will be on my list of finished books next week (partially because I need to finish it before the library steals it back).
No update from Sam this week, it’s travel time!
- Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
— Sam, Ginny, and Minda