I finished Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger, 3*. I started reading Nine Perfect Strangers, December's book.
QOTW: There is nothing that I love, but I do like stuffing, mostly because Thanksgiving is the only time I might make it. Even then, I don't usually make it because I usually only want a few bites of it and the rest of my family doesn't like it.
I finished Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland. It was fascinating and enlightening for me because I was mostly ignorant of the history of the Troubles.
This morning I finished Olive, Again. Loved it. I teared up toward the end. It was also book 70 for me. I'm officially ten ahead of my goal. I think it's possible I could reach 80 books by the end of the year.
The Dutch House is next.
QOTW: My favorite is also stuffing. I'm trying to eat healthier this year but another guilty pleasure is corn pudding. SO good and SO bad at the same time.
I read The Bride Test by Helen Hoang. It was ok. Like her first book The Kiss Quotient, it also featured a main character on the autism spectrum and was pretty steamy. I’m currently working on The Library Book by Susan Orlean, which is quite interesting.
QOTW: We only have crabs legs once a year on Christmas Eve, but they’re awesome. I make seven layer bars at Christmas and love those, most things with chocolate and peppermint, etc.
I have been reading the Bone Season by Samantha Shannon for two weeks now. It's good, I'm just not terribly interested and feel like I have to force myself to read it. This is really unfortunately since another book by the author, The Priory of the Orange Tree, is so amazing.
I just received The Starless Sea off my hold shelf so I may start reading that instead.
QOTW: I love all the holiday foods! My favorite is really just a nice cheese platter. Hell, that's my favorite thing in general.
I finished the very exhausting The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells. I mean, the book contains important and fascinating information, but it’s SO strident that I ended up not taking the author very seriously.
I’m now reading The Fifth Risk; after this I will definitely need something fluffy fiction!
QOTW: Give me all the holiday foods! But especially my mom’s stuffing and her chocolate pie.
I'm about halfway through The Godfather. It's actually been a great book to read while recovering from surgery because I'm vaguely aware of the plot from the movie, but it's been so long and they left enough out that it's still new.
QOTW: I love stuffing, but I also love German custard cake that my family eats for Christmas breakfast. I don't think I'll get any this year. My mom is not well enough to make it, and I'm not sure my sister and I will take the time to do it ourselves.
I finished The Family Upstairs earlier this week. I don't know if I liked it exactly but it kept my attention the whole time and was a crazy read. Thrillers are always a good way to get out of a reading slump. I'm not sure what is next.
QOTW: Sweet potato casserole. I only make it for Thanksgiving/Christmas and it's so yummy. I love appetizers, too.