What’s up party people? I’ve been a bit of a slacker blogwise recently–but I warned you! I’ve been reading less and spending less time at home. I’ve been exercising more, watching more shows and movies rather than only reading, and I’ve been seeing people. Actual live humans. And I’ve even been interacting with them. It’s crazy, really. But in a good way.
On top of that, I’m going on a trip! By the time you read this I’ve headed off to Mexico with my family. My brother and his family were supposed to come too, but my sister-in-law is pregnant. Because of the Zika virus that’s spreading around in that area, the doctor advised them to stay home. It’s quite disappointing really… But we’ll make the best of it.
As I write this I am in the throes of packing, and it’s kind of a nightmare. I don’t know about you, but i find packing quite stressful. Do I have all I need? Do I need to buy something? Am I going to forget something? How many pairs of shoes is too many pairs of shoes? Why don’t I have a medium suitcase–only a small and a large? WHAT BOOKS DO I BRING? You get the idea.
I’m still debating over what books to bring, but I thought I would share the top contenders with you!
I’ve been in a bit of a slump since I finished Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl (which I read over almost two weeks, and it’s not even long!). So, I’m not really sure what I’m in the mood to read! I’ve been mulling over a mix of things.
Right now I’m about 15 pages into The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’ve actually owned this book since it was released and have yet to read it. I’m hoping that its thriller status pulls me in and gets me back into the reading groove.
Next I’ve decided on bringing some romance-y books with me. I’ve got Breathe (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines and Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I’ve yet to read anything by Abbi Glines, but I’ve heard good things! I was on a CoHo spree in the fall and think it’s about time to pick up where I left off.
I had considered bringing my ARC of Black Apple by Joan Crate, but I decided against it. It sounds amazing and comes out March 1st, but I don’t think this subject matter is something that is going to help me relax on the beach.
The next on my list is definitely one I am still debating. I have a hardcover copy of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (another that I have had since its release but haven’t read). I have been meaning to read this one forever and think a good historical fiction might be what the doctor ordered. My thought is, however, that the hardcover beauty might get damaged in my travels/be heavy. I’m also concerned that this might be more serious than I am looking for on vacation? We’ll see.
I did, however, decide to bring my ARC of The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie! This is both an historical fiction and a romance! I haven’t read the first book in this trilogy, The Sisters of Versailles, but I really don’t think that will make a difference. It’s based on historical events so I don’t think it will be hard to get the picture.
I’m also going to be bringing a couple of comic trades with me. I’m bringing the Wicked + the Divine vol 3 and Captain Marvel vol 1 (2014). I’m going to toss my Kobo into my bag for good measure as well (though I rarely read ebooks…). 😀
So, those are the books that I am planning to maybe read this week while I’m in Mexico! What are you reading?
Beth O’Brien is a library assistant and book blogger. Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, she lives in picturesque Nova Scotia with her cat Edith. You can often find her rocking double denim with her nose in a book and a craft beer in her hand. Follow her on Twitter @fuelldbyfiction.