Book Bites: What I’m Reading Right Now (May 22, 2017)

bookbitesreadingrightnowWelcome to Book Bites, where you get a glimpse into my reading life! Here I chronicle what I’ve finished (and what you can expect reviews on soon!), what I’m reading right now, and what I’m reading next.

I’ve managed to get a little more reading in lately! I ended up taking a couple of days off from work and just used the time to veg and relax. It was much needed. I read a couple of light fluff reads, and started Beartown finally. It’s different from Backman’s other books -just as good, just not as light or whimsical.

I’m having a terrible time getting into Strange the Dreamer, so I decided to put that one on hold for now. I’ve also paused on Gone with the Wind, simply because I want to read it all at once, and I need to knock out a couple other books first. Like the Book Club book and the rest of my Netgalley queue…though I’m happy to report I’ve got my ratio up to 74%, which is pretty stinkin’ good.

Oh, and good news – I passed my test! I’m now a certified project manager. I was convinced I’d failed – so convinced in fact, that I didn’t bother reviewing any of my answers. I was so fed up by the end of the test that I just hit submit. Imagine my surprise when the computer flashed “CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING YOUR PMP EXAM” up on the screen. I’m pretty sure I jerked back, my mouth dropped open, and I probably made a little noise of disbelief.

Last Week’s Posts:

Blog Tour: How to be Everything by Emilie Wapnick

Review: Winter at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples

Review: Summer at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples

I Just Finished:


What I’m Reading Right Now:

theriverofkings  thebearandthenightingale  thehateugive

On Hold for the Moment:

salttothesea difficultwomen strangethedreamer gonewiththewind

Soon I’ll Be Reading:

ensnared theacidwatcher truthwitch   

What are you reading right now? Any must-read books I should add to my list soon?

Missed what I read last week


bookdatesundaypoststackingtheshelvesKathryn over at the Book Date hosts It’s Monday! What are you reading! It’s a way to share what you’ve just read, are currently reading, and are reading next.

Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly meme, The Sunday Post. It’s a chance to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.


  1. I enjoyed Ensnared and Truthwitch. I hope you do too when you get to them. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. Thanks! I need to move them up – they’ve both been on my TBR list for months. Too many books, too little time, right?

  2. Congrats on passing the test!

    I’m curious about Beartown…I loved A Man Called Ove, but haven’t yet read the “grandmother” book, which is on my Kindle.

    I have a print copy of GWTW, purchased a couple of years ago for a planned re-read. I will also need a block of time.

    Thanks for sharing, and good luck on the reading. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. Ove is one of my absolute favorite books! Grandmother was also really good, though it took me a little while to get into. I didn’t make it very far into Beartown this week, but am hoping to finish it soon!

      I’ve been looking for a print copy of GWTW too at my used bookstore, but it’s surprisingly hard to find. I much prefer reading hefty books in print to ereader!

  3. I’m in the hold queue for The Hate U Give. It’ll be my turn sometime this summer.

    My husband is home. My daughter had two pieces in her school’s art show. And we got new cement poured at the bottom of our stoop. Come see what I’m reading.

  4. Congratulations on passing your Project Manager exam. I know that’s a tough one. Now, less studying, more time for reading?

  5. Lots of these books look really intriguing. Most of them are new to me. I read Gone with the Wind way back when I was about 14. Don’t know what I’d think about it now, but I really loved it then. Hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

    1. I’m pretty sure everyone who’s found out I’m reading Gone with the Wind has told me they loved it too! I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read, now just need to set time aside for it!!

  6. Congrats on your exam! That’s pretty awesome. And glad you got to relax a bit- that’s always nice to get a little break.

    The River of Kings looks good, I like that cover a lot! I’ll have to go check it out. And I want to get to Truthwitch too.

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