Happy Monday, booklings! I am so happy that February is finally over. It is the worst month of the year, in my opinion. Although winter is still far from over, I am taking SO much comfort in knowing (hoping?) that the weather will finally start to thaw this month. The temperature is actually supposed to rise above freezing toward the middle of this week, and I am absurdly excited.
It’s been a pretty slow reading week. I finished up Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Feb. 10, Harper) which I looooooved, and I’m about halfway through The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter (Mar. 3, Hogarth). I’ve been really excited about this one, but I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. It seems a bit slow to start out, and it’s narrated by a ghostly chorus. It’s an interesting technique, but I’m curious to find out how necessary it is to telling the story. However, the writing is beautiful, and I’m enjoying it despite the slow pace.
I think The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell by William Klaber (Feb. 17, St. Martin’s Press) will be up next! I love a good book about ladies breaking the rules throughout history, so I’m really looking forward to this fictionalized account of the life Lucy Ann Lobdell, a 19th century woman who lived her life as a man. (Plus, Allison of The Book Wheel raved about this book when it was first published in 2013.)
What have you been reading?