New(ish) today Tuesday

Or, what’s new in my reading life this week.

Happy new release Tuesday to all of us! I’m going to make this a weekly feature, and week one has taught me that I should definitely have my post ready to go Monday night. I had the best intentions of turning my outline into a blog before work, then on my lunch break, then right after work, but here I am posting it well into the evening. Lesson learned!

New releases!

Today is release day for The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner and I am very excited about this one.

I’m a Jane Austen fangirl and historical fiction is my very favorite genre, so naturally I requested an advanced copy on NetGalley. I’m nearly finished with the ARC, but today I got the fantastic news that my hold for the audiobook came in at the library. On day one! It’s almost like winning the lottery! Anyway, I will be listening to the audio and posting my review as soon as possible.

Speaking of libraries for the win, last week was the much-anticipated release of The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes by Suzanne Collins, and three days ago, my hold came in for the audiobook.

I’m seeing a lot of mixed reviews about this one on Litsy, but still looking forward to getting to this prequel to The Hunger Games series as soon as I can.

Hooray for libraries!

New on my nightstand:

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang is next up for me in the physical book department.

One of my May books for Litsy Mark-up Postal Book Club, this one needs to be in the mail by 5/31. I’ve had good luck with the last few western-ish historical fictions I’ve read, so I have high hopes for this pretty book.

New in my ears:

Perfume by Patrick Süskind is my next audiobook.

Having finally finished the beast that was 2666, I’m on to the much shorter, but likely no less disturbing, Perfume. After that, I probably need to line up something just a bit lighter.

New in my own library:


Despite having finally completed my set of Jane Austen novels in the gorgeous Penguin clothbound classics earlier this year, I used the formation of our online Austen group the #PemberLittens as an excuse to purchase all of the novels again from Chiltern Classics. Pride & Prejudice took the longest, since it was out of stock everywhere in the US, but it was worth the wait. Look at these beauties!

We are currently reading Sense & Sensibilty one chapter per day, so I alternate between my two lovely editions each day. Because why not?

What’s new in your reading life this week?

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