It is so unbelievably beautiful in Maine today! Readers are lucky, because we can pursue our love of books in all kinds of weather, but it’s extra-great when it’s lovely outside. Here’s what readerly things I’m getting up to today in between catching some sunshine.
Inbox (Books Acquired)
Boy Erased by Gerard Conley (May 10th, Riverhead Books) Conley was raised in Arkansa the son of a Baptist pastor. When he came out to his parents at the age of 19, they gave him an ultimatum: attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality or risk losing family, friends, and God. I’m guessing this memoir will prove fascinating!
Outbox (Books Finished)
Vow of Celibacy by Erin Judge (Aug. 9th, Rare Bird Books) – Mark this one down now! It’s a funny, smart novel, and I hope we see more books start to treat their characters this well in the future.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
The Accidental by Ali Smith – I’m participating in Dewey’s 24-hour readathon tomorrow, and have decided to read a book or two from my 2016 Backlist Alphabet Project. This is the only Smith I haven’t read and I’m reaaaaally excited to get to it because she is amazing.