Reading Wrap-Up (January 17, 2022) #IMWAYR

Hi everyone. I’ve done a fair amount of reading once again over the past week. For this reason, I thought I’d do another recap of what I’ve read. As usual, I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

What I’m Currently Reading

Still reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. Being that the story is told in reverse chronological order, I found out pretty quickly that it was not going to end well (sorry if that’s a spoiler). However, also knowing that the story probably isn’t told in reverse order for no reason, I wanted to know what happened in the 86% after (or should I say “before”?) what I now think of as one of the main characters getting killed. Besides, I knew from the blurb that this book was about a hostage situation. In that kind of a situation, usually, people die. So I try to let my curiosity win the battle from my thought that every one of Picoult’s books has to end with the main character dying, because that’s what happened in My Sister’s Keeper and Handle With Care.

Other than that, I decided to pick up My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga pretty randomly again. I’d started reading that book early last year and pretty much left it unfinished, but I really want to know what happens at the end even though I think the writing style and character development are both meh.

What I Recently Finished Reading

First, of course, I finished Behind Closed Doors by Maggie Hartley. I reviewed it on Wednesday. I also finished Twilight, Say Cheese!, the first book in the Unicorn University chapter book series by Daisy Sunshine. I really liked that one, but haven’t been in the mood for children’s books since then.

What I Think I’ll Read Next

It probably depends on whether I’ll remain in the mood for adult lit or young adult novels or will want to read children’s books again. I mean, I still want to finish The Choices We Make by Karma Brown, another book I started back in early 2021. I also added a few free romance novels to my Apple Books via BookBub. Then again, I’ve never read pure romance and am pretty scared of the smutty, steamy stuff. It quite frankly creeps me out even thinking about it. Then again, I’m 35-years-old, so maybe it’s about time I start to grow up.

What have you recently been reading?

8 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up (January 17, 2022) #IMWAYR

  1. I don’t like the smutty stuff and I’m a bit older than you!

    I’m a very moody reader too so I rarely know which book is up next until I actually finish what I’m reading.

    I’ve avoided Jodi Picoult because I’ve picked up the idea that she kills off her characters. That’s just too heartbreaking for me.

    Enjoy your week!

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    1. Oh, I’m so glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like smut as an adult. As for Jodi Picoult, yes, I get that idea too. This one just grabs my curiosity a little too much. Thanks so much for stopping by.


  2. I was riveted by A Spark of Light. However, it was also a little hard for me to read because of the reverse order. I wouldn’t want EVERY book to be that way. lol. It’s mentally taxing. I’m currently reading her book, Wish You Were Here. It’s written about the pandemic so it’s hitting a little too close to home.

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    1. Oh, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I do understand not every book should be written in reverse order, but for this one, it makes for an interesting twist. I haven’t read any books even mentioning the pandemic so far, to be honest, but I certainly will as it drags on longer.

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