Hello! As I type this I’m entering week eight of working from home. I miss my office, my co-workers, my commute and my work. I’m extremely fortunate to remain working (in a limited capacity) and earning my salary when many others in my field are experiencing layoffs and furloughs. I’m thankful now more than ever that.
I managed to read only four books in total this month, but still getting near my goal of 25 for 2020.
- Rules of Magic (Practical Magic, #0) by Alice Hoffman ★★★★
- Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong ★★★
- Circe by Madeline Miller ★★★★
- Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1) by Shelby Mahurin ★★★★
Turns out I read a lot of high rated books this month! A tie between The Rules of Magic and Circe for favorite of the moth. I’m a huge fan of Alice Hoffman, she’s the first author I really followed when I was a teenager. Circe has been on my to-read list for a while and I love anything Greek mythology related.
I was most disappointed in Ali Wong’s book. I’m a fan of her stand up and Netflix specials, but somehow the translation to the written page left me feeling blah.
Serpent & Dove was the most surprising read for me. I really though I was going to give this a two-star rating but Mahurin did a great job with building this world and the characters. At heart it’s definitely a romance but that romance is diverse (romantic love, familial love, love of a cause, love of a country). Hoping to get that review up on the blog soon!
Finally getting some sunshine and the family lake house is officially open which means lots of fun drinks and a hammock to read in!