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As the dog days of summer go on, the books I’ve read continues to grow. I’ve spent this week on the couch after work, resting the finger, reading a book. While I feel like I should be writing, I’m in a reading bug. Reading is a big form of self care for me but I’ve been struggling with focusing lately.
At work, we’ve been extremely busy and I take in a lot of chats on a day to day basis. With any chat that comes in, there are about four windows that pop up. Now with working from home, I’ve noticed its slowly staring to get to me and kill my focus. On a good night, I use to be able to read at least a 100 pages, now it feels like a feat to accomplish 30 pages.
Unfortunately a finger injury is threatening to sideline writing for the rest of the year, or slow it down a lot, so I’m hoping at least that I will be reading more. I’ve definitely been ordering a lot of books lately and checking out some at the library so at least there’s that?
At the beginning of June, I was almost done with Bad Blood, which is about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos. It definitely reads a little like a novel and it was very well researched. According to the internet, there’s supposed to a movie in the works with Jennifer Lawerence at some point. However if you want a good story about how a woman tried to build an empire and it fell apart.
After that, I actually started a new book series, The Unsub Series. I originally discovered the series when the author was at the Texas Book Festival back in October 2018 (right in the middle of the water boil notice). In the past two months I read the first book, Unsub, the second book – Into the Black Nowhere, and now I’m finishing the newest one, The Dark Corners of the Night.
These books follow a new FBI agent as she works in the FBI behavioral analysis team. At this point, I have to say there are different a few similarities with The Cassie Morgan Series, like surface points. In the first book, the main character is the target of a serial killer and her dad has a past with him.
This series is dark, creepy and I absolutely love it. I wish I wrote this series!
The other book I read in between these books was Becoming by Michelle Obama. For a lot of reasons, I wasn’t a fan of the Obamas when he was in office. It’s funny how 2016 has changed a lot of views for me and I wanted to just see what hr story was. This book was well-written and she’s got such a strong sense of detail. Politics aside, if you haven’t picked this book up, I think it’s a good reminder that there are two sides to each story.
For this month, I’m hoping to finish this book before diving into The Right Swipe (August is Read a Romance month) and then Finding Freedom about Meghan and Harry.
What is on your reading list this month?