Welcome to June!! It’s Friday, and it’s June, and it’s basically summer, so things are good. I’m in Texas on this Friday visiting my family (and celebrating my brother’s graduation from high school), and I thought I’d write a Friday Reads/book haul combo post!
I finished Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show by Eric Scott Fischl, and just wasn’t that impressed. The characters weren’t especially gripping and it felt like there were so many threads that I lost track of who went where. It was an interesting concept, and I loved the idea of a traveling freak show with weird supernatural leanings, but there was way too much going on for me to really enjoy the story.
This week, I’m reading Then We Came To The End by Joshua Ferris. It’s about a marketing/ad agency experiencing layoffs, and the quirky characters that work there (or used to work there). I’m about 100 pages in and it’s pretty strange so far, but I am intrigued.
Now, onto the book haul! We went to Recycled Reads, a used bookstore run by the Austin Public Library. It’s the best – all paperbacks are $1 and all hardbacks are $2. We really don’t need a ton of books (since our shelves are pretty full already) but I couldn’t resist.
I picked up…
- The Expats // Chris Pavone
- Grotesque // Natsuo Kirino
- The Panopticon // Jenni Fagan
- A Thousand Acres // Jane Smiley
- The Watcher // Charlotte Link
As always, I’m looking forward to ALL these books…along with the handful of books my mom is sending me back with and all the ones on our shelves at home. I’ll get to them all, eventually!
I’d love to know what you’re reading, if you have thoughts on any of the books I picked up, or if you’ve got recommendations for what I should read next, so let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.
Until next time, happy reading!