I thought I’d give you a little update on my reading life, what I’ve been up to in the literary world, and some exciting things coming down the pipe! The last few months have been a fantastic time for me and my reading life. I’ve read some great books, heard some fantastic authors speak, received some wonderful books in the mail and signed up to participate in some exciting literary events! Here is a little synopsis of a few of those things!
What I’ve been reading recently:
-Loads of queer books and I’ve never felt so at home as I do within this genre. Representation matters and I’ve always know that concept, but reading so many books this past month where I can recognize myself-that has made me feel more whole. A few fantastic books I’ve read are: Red, White and Royal Blue, Rubyfruit Jungle, The Lost Coast, Annie on My Mind and Tomorrow Will Be Different, to name a few.
What I’ve been up to (literary version):
-I saw Casey McQuiston (author of Red, White and Royal Blue) speak and it was fantastic! I honestly couldn’t love this book more if I tried, but listening to her speak about it was the icing on the cake!
-I also heard Kali Fajardo-Anstine speak (author of Sabrina and Corina) and she was real, honest and SO inspiring! Her book is magical and I highly recommend grabbing a copy!
What’s coming up for me:
-I just purchased tickets to Literary Sojourn Festival of Authors and I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself! Andrew Sean Greer, John Burnham Schwartz, Madeline Miller, Jennifer Clement, Esi Edugyan and Rebecca Makkai will be there and I might pee myself just thinking about all of those amazing authors in one place and that I get to hear them speak! Now I better get reading the large reading list ahead of me 🙂
-I also volunteer with the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association for their trade show and I’m absurdly excited for that as well!
-I purchased a Little Free Library and I’m pumped to build it and put it up in the front yard! I’m equally terrified to see how my dog will handle the extra foot traffic in the front of the house, but we’ll have to wait and see how that part goes.
What books I’m excited to dig into:
That’s it folks! If I could just surround myself with books, bookish friends, bookstagram and book events 24/7, I’d be a happy human. So far, I’m doing a pretty good job of making that a reality 😉
Happy reading! As always…come find me on Instagram or comment here with what your reading life looks like!