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Friday Reads - February 3, 2017

Another week has flown by, spent in the gray coldness of our client site in Ohio. I thought I'd have a lot more time to read on this trip (didn't I say that last week, too?) but I've been so busy getting ready for my trainings that I've hardly had any time to read. I got a little in though, and I've been relishing it while I can.

I traveled on Sunday and did some bookish damage that day- I finished up DREADNOUGHT and read the wonderfully powerful WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It should be required reading for everyone, and I'll be chatting about it a bit more in my monthly roundup, which is dropping next Monday on this here blog. The next book I picked up has become really important to me as I go through it, especially in the state of our country. I got an uncorrected proof from NetGalley, and it's been just fire.

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The eARC didn't have a cover, but it's so good that it doesn't need one.

The eARC didn't have a cover, but it's so good that it doesn't need one.

THE REFUGEES is a collection of short stories where the author tries to come to terms with the fact that he was a refugee once, and therefore feels like he'll always be a refugee. The writing is fantastic and the stories are completely gripping. I'd be done with it already if I had more time, I hardly want to put it down. This is likely going to end up in the same category as WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS in that hopefully people will read it and have a better understanding of the refugee experience.

The other book(s) I've been reading is the Delirium trilogy, by Lauren Oliver. I have the entire trilogy on audiobook, and finished the first one (DELIRIUM) up on Wednesday during a run and the data prep that followed. I'm flying again today, so I'll probably listen to the first part of the second one (PANDEMONIUM) then. I really enjoy Sarah Drew's narration - she captures the spirit of Lena in a way I can't imagine anyone else getting quite right. I'm excited to keep going in the series!

All the books!


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