Reading Wrap-Up (February 20, 2023) #IMWAYR

Hi everyone. I seem to finally have gotten back into the reading groove again. There are lots of books I have been trying to get through for literally years – think After the Cure by Deirdre Gould -, but the books I’m currently reading look like they’re going to get finished. At least, some of them. Since I’m a slow reader, I can’t just finish a book that I don’t really like. Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me share what I’ve been reading. As usual, I’m joining #IMWAYR, which is short for “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” Here goes.

What I’m Currently Reading

Lots of books at once. First, I started reading Sapphire’s Special Power, the second installment in the Unicorn University series by Daisy Sunshine, a while ago. As regular readers of this blog know, I love love LOVE unicorns and my inner child indulges in reading about them. This is a chapter book, but not extremely easy-to-read.

Then, a few weeks ago, I randomly picked up The Marriage Protection Plan by Margaret Watson. This seems like a book I may have to either DNF or take forever to read, since it’s interesting, but not so extremely captivating that I can spend several hours a day, several days in a row reading it.

Last Thursday, Maggie Hartley’s latest foster care memoir, Where’s My Mummy?, came out and I bought it on Apple Books. I’ve been avidly reading it. When it dawned upon me what exactly it was about, I initially didn’t expect to like it as much as I liked her other foster care memoirs, but I’m liking it more and more the farther along I get.

Finally, today, I at last picked up Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender after the book having stared at me forever. After all, I had long felt that reading queer books is against the Christian faith. It may be, but so be it. I read what I want and a god who condemns people for who they are, is not a god I want to associate with.

What I Recently Finished Reading

Nothing. I’m really hoping to finish at least one of the books I’m currently reading this week though.

What I Think I’ll Read Next

I honestly don’t know. I literally have my virtual shelves stacked full of books I may want to read someday. If my inner child gets her way, I’m probably reading something about unicorns again. There are at least five more books in the Unicorn University series after the one I’m currently reading.

I’m also looking for any recommendations for adult lit to read. I’ve discovered I mostly like realistic fiction, such as Lisa Genova’s books (although I never read Still Alice).

Lastly, if anyone has any good recommendations for diversity-related books, that would be great. You know, queer, neurodivergent, BIPOC, etc. main characters. I’m really trying to read more inclusively.

What have you been reading?

8 thoughts on “Reading Wrap-Up (February 20, 2023) #IMWAYR

  1. I understand your feelings about The Marriage Protection Plan. My recent finish, X Marks the Scot took me forever to read. I’ve added Where’s My Mummy? to my TBR on Goodreads. Thank you for sharing! I’m glad you are reading your heart. God is indeed a loving god to all people, just my humble opinion. 😊
    I thoroughly enjoyed Luis Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway. Francisco Jimenez’ series is fabulous. When I was teaching, he actually responded to my emails. A very humble man. Isabel Allende is another favorite of mine. Mia P. Manasala, Alana Albertson, Mraina Budhos (We Are All We Have), Maria Hinojosa (Once I Was You), Patricia Engel (Infinite Country) are all authors I’ve enjoyed. I read Diverse Spines and now have a list of diverse reading materials to last a lifetime! So many books, so little time! 😊 Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks so much for all these recommendations. I don’t think I recognize most of these authors. Only Isabel Allende, in fact. I started reading Violetta several months ago, but to be honest I’m not that much into actual literary fiction, more preferring the less sophisticated stuff, if you get what I mean.


  2. We don’t get nearly enough unicorn books. Honestly, I would read more- both whimiscal and more serious varities if they were around. I usually read SF/ fantasy as well as thrillers, but lately I’ve been branching out more. You just never know where your mood is going totake you lol if you’re a mood reader like me!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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