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[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

After a last-minute visit with an old friend and a weekend away with the family, it’s safe to say I didn’t get much done over the week, especially on the blog. I’m hoping to return to a semi-regular blog schedule soon, or at the very least, post an April recap. There’s so much to catch up on!

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Last week I read The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston – an unbelievably true story of a modern-day jungle expedition in search for not just a lost city, but an ancient civilization long forgotten. The fact that the author, himself, was part of the expedition sets the book apart from the others, giving the reader a first-hand account of the dangers involved in even a modern-day trip into the jungle. Navigating a tense political climate, life-threatening snakes, and deep-seeded superstitions, it’s a wonder they made it into the jungle at all, let alone discover an entirely new archaeological site. I can’t wait to watch the documentary!

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I also started reading Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – which I’ll hopefully finish today! On a foggy, mid-summer night, a small private plane disappeared into the ocean, only minutes after its departure from Martha’s Vineyard. Interweaving the aftermath of the crash with the backstories of the passengers and crew, it’s become increasingly obvious the crash was predetermined… but who would cause such a tragedy, and why!?

What are you reading?


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, a great place to meet up and share your reading plans for the week. I love finding new blogs and new books – so a link-up that helps me do both? Sign me up!

 

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[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday! After a long needed break, I’m back and ready to read!

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To kick-start my reading, I started with a long-time unfinished favorite, Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I’d started reading her memoir when the movie was originally announced, but never quite made it to the end… until now! Her work is brazenly honest, never shying away from her stint with drugs or unstable childhood. Rather than harping on her misfortunes, Strayed grounds herself in forgiveness, testing her physical limits and building an emotional stamina while trekking the Pacific Crest Trail.

This week I’m reading The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston, following a modern jungle expedition in search for a lost city of gold. My favorite non-fiction read of 2016 was The Lost City of Z by David Grann (now in theaters!), so I know I’ll love this one too. Archaeology, science, mystery, adventure… and a deadly jungle, it doesn’t get much better than that!

What are you reading?


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, a great place to meet up and share your reading plans for the week. I love finding new blogs and new books – so a link-up that helps me do both? Sign me up!