Top of my list for the next few weeks is to finish The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd. I just switched to an ebook version because I realized I was letting the audiobook play but wasn’t really listening to the story, and this is a story I want to be fully engaged with!! So far, my physical read is going well, and even though I’m only about 50 pages in I already know this book is going to be worth the wait.
Allegedly my copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue should be shipping out by Monday or Tuesday of next week and I have promised myself that one earns the “close your laptop, turn off your tv, put your sewing aside and read it!” privilege of all of Schwab’s books. 🙂 I’ve been following her epic journey of writing this book, and even attended a talk she did with Neil Gaiman about her journey to publishing this novel. If it’s half as good as I’m hoping it will be it’s going to be a fantastic story. (Plus, I promised to lend my copy to Jae, so I need to get cracking once it gets here!)
My audiobook of the moment is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance, which I’ve had on my short list of non-fiction I’ve been trying to get to for the last year or so. When I realized Book of Longings was going to need to be one I physically read, I jumped on the waitlist for Hillbilly Elegy and it was delivered to me on Monday night. I don’t know a ton about the story, but I have rules about reading books before seeing the movies and I want to see this one on Netflix, too.
Kind of an “all over the place” TBR for me this week, right?
Have you read The Book of Longings or Hillbilly Elegy? What did you think about them? Let me know your thoughts below!