Earlier this week I finished Project Hail Mary, which I was very pleased with.
Now I'm in a rare for me situation where I'm reading two non-fiction books: The first is World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, the posthumous Anthony Bourdain book. The parts that are written in his own words are good but overall somewhat disappointing. I think organizing the destinations by alphabetical order was a very poor choice. The second is Sugar High, a memoir by Alexandra Park about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly before beginning filming of The Royals. Not something I would normally pick up but I've always liked her for some reason and I enjoy her "voice" in the book.
QOTW: I used to be terrible at them until my dad introduced me to the New York times mini puzzle. Now I'm just okay. They really have their own special type of logic that took a while to get used to.
My kids and I read the YA book Front Desk by Kelly Yang (thanks lilac05). We just started the follow up book to that, Three Keys. (Did you know she’s got a third one in the series coming out in Sept?)
QOTW: I like crossword puzzles, but haven’t done any in long while. I know when I used to do them, there’s many clues that come up repeatedly. It would probably take awhile to shake the rust off and learn the tricks again.
I am finishing The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan by Enjeela Ahmadi-Miller. It was one of Amazon's Read the World picks this year's and it's been very very good and very eye-opening about the realities of fleeing a war-torn country even when your family has the resources and opportunity to do so.
I am about to start either The Ten Thousand Doors of January or Transcendental Kingdom.
QOTW-I generally dont like games or crossword puzzles, so no, probably not.
I just finished Trevor Noah's Born a Crime. I had had it on my shelf for a while but was avoiding it in favor of escapist fiction (and book club reads). Once I started it I flew through it. Highly recommended.
QOTW: maybe I'm average. I like doing them with H since he knows a lot of the music and sports trivia that I don't so we complement each other.