Monday, March 14, 2016

It's Monday, March 14th! (Pi Day!) What Are you Reading?


It's a new week and time for the weekly Monday post! "It's Monday! What you are reading?' is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. Click on the picture above to visit her blog.

This week, I have a whole new batch of books to read.

The Sellout

First, I am currently slowly working my way through The Sellout by Paul Beatty. This was on several best of 2015 lists, and I made it through the prologue once before, but I ran out of time to read it before it was due at the library. Since it made the Morning News' Tournament of Books shortlist, I am determined to get through it this time. It is about a black man who is trying to get slavery and segregation reinstituted.

Bats of the Republic: An Illuminated Novel

Thanks to its stunning first-round upset of Lauren Groff's Fates & Furies, I also hope to get through Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson. I am hoping that Fates will come back as a zombie in the penultimate round as I loved it, but for now I will have to settle for reading the book that took it out of contention. I have absolutely no clue what this one is about beyond bats?!?

The War that Saved My LifeGhost WorldMost Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

I also have a middle grade novel in progress, a graphic novel in cue, and a YA nonfiction book. I am currently laid up with a bad foot, so I hope to get through all of these books and more this week.

What are you reading?


  1. The Sellout has been on and off my to read list so many times I've lost count... will be curious to hear what you think. I reading Notorious RBG and listening to Be Frank With Me right now.

    1. I look forward to hearing what you think of Notorious RBG. Love her! And I downloaded the audiobook of Be Frank With Me earlier today.

      The Sellout is worth reading, but it's not easy.

  2. Bats of the Republic is supposed to be great. I hope to read it soon too!

    1. It's definitely interesting, but it's all getting to be a little much. I hope to power through to the end today.

  3. Bats of The Republic has a great cover.

    The War That Saved My Life looks good too.

    I hope your reading week has been good.

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