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Whatcha Reading? March 2022, Part One

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Welcome to Whatcha Reading! It’s our first one of the month. Here’s what we’ve been reading and enjoying lately!

Elyse: I’m reading The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley. ( A | BN | K | AB ) I’m not very far in but I’m enjoying it so far

Sarah: I put The Body is Not an Apology by Sonia Renee Taylor ( A | BN | K | AB ) on hold at the library so long ago I completely forgot. My hold came in and WOW is this some radical mind blowing counter programming to what Taylor calls “the Body Shame Profit Complex.”

Maya: I’m listening to The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus. ( A | BN | K | AB ) It is read by the always amazing Bahni Turpin and the author! I’m also reading Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown.

Shana: I’m in the middle of Finding Forever on Their Island Paradise by Therese Beharrie. The characters just have this bone deep kindness that I’m finding very soothing. However, it’s set in a penguin sanctuary based on Boulders Beach in Cape Town, and so far I haven’t seen any penguins. They better be coming soon…

AJ: You can’t set a book in a penguin sanctuary and then not write about penguins! It is Illegal.

I just finished The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. ( A | BN | K | AB ) I don’t know what rock I’ve been under that I never picked this one up before!

Sneezy: Manta recently added a new webtoon, Her Peculiar Visitor. The main character is a celestial being that has been banished to the mortal realm for saving a human that was supposed to die. She leads a quiet life as a second hand bookstore owner and book restorer. There are tracks being laid for a slow-ish burn romance, excellent world building, and the supernatural elements are great!!! I’ll probably end up writing a review for it when it’s further along, just so I can list all the tropes. For now, know that we get treated to a cute, meddling grandpa arranging dates and making the couple to be sign a contract that they would go on at least three dates. Content warning for death though, including the grandpa’s.

So far there are 20 chapters and it’s updating every Thursday.

Kiki: Julie Garwood has a very tight grip on my entire brain/kindle right now. The only thing I want to consume are very long historicals. I do not want to pass go, I do not want to collect $200. I just want to give Julie Garwood my money so that I don’t have to wait for library holds to come in.

Sneezy: You should collect the $200 and double back though. To buy more Julie Garwood with.

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