Open Books: What I’m Reading

I’m in a weird place where I’m not reading anything on paper. I’m currently working through two e-books from the library, an audiobook, and the first graphic novel I bought to read in the Comixology app. Aside from the last, I’m strongly leaning toward nonfiction these days. Here’s a quick look at what I’m reading.

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister, audiobook read by Candace Thaxton: .It may surprise you to know that I have spent most of my adult life married. It surprises me, to be honest. As usual, I’m making the fastest progress with my audiobook reading, and I am having many thoughts about this one. I hope I’ll be able to find the time to write about them all!

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond: I’ve got this one from the library for another two weeks and need to pick up my pace. This book has been compared to Adrian Nicole Leblanc’s Random Family, which was one of the most affecting nonfiction reads of my pre-blogging years, and that piqued my interest.

Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County by Kristen Green: This has been on my radar for months, and the ebook was available for immediate checkout from the library. I’m hoping that means it will also be available for immediate renewal–it’s due back just after Evicted, and at my current reading pace, I’m unlikely to finish them both in time.

Captain America: Civil War, by Brubaker/Perkins/Weeks: You may or may not know that my husband is the world’s biggest Captain America fanboy. He bought our opening-weekend tickets to see Captain America; Civil War weeks ago. I have this idea that I actually might want to read the book(s) first. (Yes, I am aware that Marvel’s Civil War is a giant multi-comic crossover event, but I’m just getting my feet wet here.)

Currently set aside, but technically still in progress: my reading of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I haven’t kept up with the Social Justice Book Club on this one, but I’ll get  back to it at some point–I own this ebook. The library ebooks cut in front of it in the queue.

Tell me about what you’re reading lately!


This weekend, I composed a series of short updates that I’ve scheduled to post over the course of the week. I don’t have time for too much more than that right now, but I’m not happy being a missing person in Bloggerland, so this is my current coping strategy.

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  • You’ve got a bunch of good books in the queue! Except for Captain America, they’ve all been on my list at some point in the last six months or so. I hope you finish them by BEA so you can tell me what’s worth reading 🙂 My current audio is The Caped Crusade, which is pretty excellent (and well narrated by Glen!).

    • I posted my thoughts on The Caped Crusade last week–I liked it a lot, too (and when I tagged Glen in the tweet, I got a thank-you, which was the highlight of last Thursday!) I can already recommend All the Single Ladies. I’m not making much headway yet with the others, but it’s not them, it’s me–too worn out to read much at night right now!

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    I’ve been on a little bit of a nonfiction tear this year too. I read Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County last year – it’s good.