2020 has for sure been something out of a science fiction novel. When strolling through the bookstore, you might even come across a handful of books discussing COVID-19, and to that, I say: too soon. Check out everything I’m Reading, Loving, and Sipping. I wish you all peace, love, and happiness this winter season. Happy EVERYTHING!
What I’m Reading
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou, a true crime novel that reads just like a thriller. It’s such a wild ride; something so crazy and intricate, it can only be real life. I first learned about this book from Tyler Shultz, the Theranos whistleblower who ended up detailing his account of events in an Audible Original called Thicker Than Water. I’m about 100 pages in and definitely can’t wait to share my full review upon completion.
This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens, is, GASP, a romance. In case you don’t know, I’m not a big romance fan. I find the subject super fluffy and, to be honest, usually boring. Since 2020 has been anything but kind, I’m making an exception because I could use a little holiday sparkle this year. Will the book be worthy of a review? We shall definitely see.
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell, a psychological thriller to get back in the groove after reading the aforementioned fluff. I’m a fan of Jewell – her stories are cleverly crafted and entertaining, with different points of view. This one goes back to 2015, and I’ve actually read it before, but it’s not fresh enough to write anything remotely detailed.
And last, but certainly not least:
The Run of His Life: the People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. There’s just so much to unpack here – both author and subject under scrutiny for very different things almost three decades apart. I’d be remiss if I didn’t devote one of my weekly posts to discuss further. Stay tuned.
What I’m loving
Book of the Month (BOTM). I’ve been exposed to so many great books thanks to this awesome company! For as low as $12.50 a month* you can get a book of your choice delivered right to your door each month. You’ll also have the option to add up to two add-ons for just $9.99 each. You won’t find hardcover deals like that ANYWHERE else. Their app is so easy to use – select your BOTM on the first of each month, ship your box, and rate your reads all in one tidy place.
Become a BFF after you ship 12 boxes. You’ll get a free welcome tote, free add-on during your birthday month, and an option to choose one “Book of the Year” finalist for – you guessed it – FREE!
You can also refer friends, and earn free stuff. Cool right? Sign up here**:
What I’m Sipping
I know we’re basically done with fall right now, and gearing up for all of the wonderful winter things – like snow! But I am still hooked on apple cider – hot or chilled, I’m sipping it daily. While you can make your own, I prefer to get mine the easy way – at a local farm stand. So crisp, so lovely, so fall-like.
Until next month…
*Account billed annually at $149.99. Prices accurate as of 11/29/2020 – check website for current pricing and membership options.
**This is my unique referral link. You won’t be charged for clicking. Should you purchase a membership, I’ll get a “credit” on my account.