After having a wonderful week at the lake at the end of July, August has gotten off to a pretty rotten start. I generally try to keep from being too negative on the Internet, but it’s been a week of job search woes, packing up my apartment, and feeling generally lonely and lost. I’m trying to follow my sister’s sage advice to remind myself that “everything is temporary,” but mostly I’ve just been throwing myself a major pity party. Reader, I’d love to know how you snap yourself out a funk when it feels like nothing’s going right.
This week, I finished up Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Riverhead, 9/15), which was absolutely brilliant and gorgeous. I also devoured Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart (HMH, 9/1). Based on the life of one of America’s first female deputy sherifs, it’s firmly in my wheelhouse of books about bad-ass, trailblazing women. It’s also just a super fun romp. I also started reading The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth (Graywolf, 9/1), which is one of the books I was most excited to pick up at BEA. Written in an updated version of Old English, it is set in the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066. It took a while to get used to the dialect, but it promises to be a fascinating novel!
On audio, I finished The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan, which I really enjoyed. I’m currently about halfway through Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, and I’m kind of surprised by how much I like it so far!
What are you reading this week?