Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!
This is your weekly reminder that black lives matter. Also, #StopAAPIHate
I got some reading done!!! It’s also Mythothon so you’ll be seeing which prompt I’m reading for this week too. Here’s my TBR.
What Sam Finished:
- Sir Gawain & Sir Percival: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna: this is a story about Deka. All she wants is to survive the ritual of purity so she can marry. You see, women can be impure and they are sentenced to death… so obviously she’s impure, but someone comes to save her and enlists her into the emperor’s new army of the impure. Oh and they can’t die. So anyway, I can’t say too much about my thoughts cause it’s the book club book but I flew through it.
What Sam is Currently Reading:
- Sir Kay & Sir Gaheris: The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White: This is the sequel to The Guinevere Deception, which I wasn’t super impressed with but it’s Arthurian so I feel the need to give it another go. I’m about 60% in on audio and it’s just as “meh” as the first so far, but the last one picked up around this point so we’ll see.
I have finally managed to get a little bit of reading in! I haven’t been this excited for summer in a looooooong time. But having a normal weekly schedule is gonna be great!
What Ginny Finished:
- If the Boot Fits by Rebekah Weatherspoon: this is the second book in the series about the Pleasant Brothers. I think my favorite thing about this one was that the height of tension was due to outside forces. It was kind of nice to have a book where the main characters didn’t do something kind of horrible to each other, in this case, them working through their problems made so much sense.
- One to Watch by Kate Staymon-London: This book follows a plus-size fashion blogger who ends up going on a version of the Bachelorette. This book was a good read and sometimes covered the brutal reality of a woman who doesn’t fit the “ideal” body size that women are told they need. I think this book also did a good job of developing the characters of people who only showed up on occasion. I gotta admit, I really wasn’t sure who was going to be there at the end.
- A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins: This book was so clearly inspired by the slew of Murder Podcasts (and the author makes that clear in her dedication). Set in Victorian England (I think it’s Victorian?) Kate is a widow who owns a newspaper and decides she’s going to cover the murder beat from a woman’s perspective. Detective Eversham deals with some negative effects from those articles, but ends up needing to invest a murder near her. Honestly, this book didn’t break any new ground, but it was a fun quick read.
What Ginny is Currently Reading:
- The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals by Becky Mandelbaum: Ariel goes to visit her estranged mother after 6 years of absence when the animal sanctuary she grew up on is the target of an anti-semetic attack. I’m about halfway through and I feel like I’m about to witness a car crash…
No update from Minda this week
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,
— Sam, Ginny, and Minda