1. Bora says...

    Late to the party but reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and totally feeling all of the above. Keep the recs coming please!

  2. Just had this exact experience with Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places!

  3. I can totally relate! Me: “Just… one… more… page…!”

  4. Lucy says...

    I loved An American Marriage. Hoping it gets made into a movie,I was casting it the whole time I was reading it.

  5. Lin says...

    For the past two weeks I’ve been lugging Angela’s Ashes around in my work bag. So old, I know (it was published in 1997) but I had not read it until now. It blew me away so much that I told my 13-year-old “You have to remember to read this book when you get older”!

  6. nadine says...

    So on point!
    Now, does anyone else has the problem that after finishing a really good book have troubles enjoying the immediate following one? I usually am really in the mood to read but I also keep thinking of the first one. What I do is try to read a not as good book after the good one, but it’s hard to know in advance and I still feel I’m not giving a fair chance to the second book. Anyone has an advice?

    • Nigerian Girl says...

      I’ll say plunge right into the next book without overthinking it. Of course it might not be half as good as the previous one. But then again, it might even be better. The best way to find out is by reading it.

  7. Nigerian Girl says...

    This comic strip…so me. Three books that kept me up way past my bedtime recently:
    – Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
    – Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (That ending. Sweet Baby Jesus.)
    – Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  8. Mar says...

    I just finished, “Le lambeau” de Philippe Lançon, and it has impressed me. Philippe Lançon, author of three novels and one of the most respected cultural critics in France, had the lower half of his face blown away by two bullets fired from a Kalashnikov . He was shot in the newsroom of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. In 500 pages, this brave writer who calls things by their name has woven coincidences, terrifying experiences, consequences, reflections and lessons into a narrative that leaves the reader reeling.

  9. Kate says...

    I stayed up til 2:30am reading Tana French’s newest, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. It’s the second book in her Russion Revolution trilogy and I honestly scheduled a vacation JUST so I could have time to read it. If you love historical fiction, you have to read these! The first one is called The Revolution of Marina M and you will be hooked immediately.

    • J says...

      Wait WHAT. Is Tana French’s book out in US? I haven’t seen it!!! Help?!??

    • Claire says...

      I was confused and then googled this book and it’s written by Janet Fitch, not Tana French.

    • Molly K says...

      I looked it up on Goodreads, and I believe you mean Janet Fitch, not Tana French?

    • Amy K says...

      Janet Fitch is the author, not Tana French.

    • kate says...

      OMG, I’ve even checked that a million times as I’ve recommended it and this was the first time I mixed up the names!!! Clearly my mind was in a million places on Friday (like ready to get the heck out of work). JANET FITCH

  10. Cynthia says...

    I often stay up too late reading, especially near the end of the book. I didn’t think I’d enjoy reading a book on a tablet, but I do. It also means I can check out a book anytime, anywhere.

  11. Jenny V. says...

    I LOVED Good Talk, the graphic novel memoir by Mira Jacob which was recommended on here. Being in an inter-racial marriage myself this book spoke to my heart and allows me to feel like I can be real in my everyday conversations with my son about racism rather than slide it under the rug. I love how a good book makes you feel more alive than you did before you read it.

    • abby says...

      oh good to know. I’m also in an inter-racial marriage and with an 3 year old and a 9 month old, i’m already starting to think about these future conversations.

  12. Anna says...

    You miss your stop on the train.

  13. lindsey says...

    Currently reading ‘Three Women’ and really looking forward to finishing it tonight!

  14. jen says...

    Three Women is like that.

    • katie says...

      I agree. I just finished it and read it in about 2-3 days (weekdays!). I was super uncomfortable while reading it, but also could not stop.

  15. Diana McNeill says...

    This is the exact convo I”m having with my bff! She just finished City of Girls, I just started it. I just finished Secret History, she just started!

  16. Kelly says...

    I just finished The Overstory by Richard Powers and am totally that person who won’t stop talking about it. You guys, IT’S SO GOOD. ;)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oooh, so good to know! have been hearing so much buzz!

  17. ErikaMC says...

    I read last night while cooking supper and ended up over-cooking the noodles. Eh, is was worth it to get a few more pages in :) Currently reading ‘The Woman in the Window’ by AJ Finn.

  18. Ann says...

    I was this way about Jennifer Weiner’s “Mrs. Everything.” I actually feel as though I miss the two main characters since I finished reading! As if they became my friends. Wonderful story.

  19. Laura D says...

    Oh, keep the book names coming! I want to get some new books to read this weekend and would love to hear more recommendations!

    I will check out “My Absolute Darling” and ”Fleishman Is in Trouble.”

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’m in the middle of An American Marriage and it’s one of the best books i’ve read in YEARS. So compelling.

    • Tali says...

      This is me right now! Reading The Goldfinch and I cherish any moment I have to keep reading it. Started reading before I saw the movie was coming out. It’s been on my list for a long time but I was intimidated by the large binding. Glad I waited though to be honest, there’s a lot of things in the book I’m not sure I would have been ready for had I been younger.

    • Danielle says...

      Joanna- Yes! I flew through An American Marriage. So good. For those of you who use library eBooks it’s available with no hold wait on Hoopla.

  20. I have been looking forward to getting on the subway every day because of a book I’m reading. It is so wild and over the top (and a true story), that I’m pretty sure I have a maniacal smile when reading and scare other commuters.!

    • Anni says...

      What is the book?

    • nora says...

      Hi, Anni – it’s “Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World.”

  21. Anonygirl says...

    This is me with all the books lately. I’ve been reading instead of doing other important things, but after being in a terrible reading slump for a year and a half, it feels good to be plowing through books again. Considering I have 185 books on my TBR stack, it’s a really good thing the spell is broken.

  22. Loren says...

    I very rarely read physical books anymore since I discovered the reading apps on my phone. What a pleasure it was to be traveling in Europe with nothing extra to carry, my book already in my hand whenever I wanted it, no need to dig out my reading glasses! When I traveled in the early 90’s, OMG the endless quest for reading material in English, the extra weight in my backpack…
    Last month I was waiting for my flight back to NYC at the airport in Paris, and the guy sitting next to me snarled at me, “Didja ever think about reading a novel?” Which I was in fact doing, on my Kindle app. He then proceeded to heft a ten pound James Michener novel out of his suitcase. “THIS IS A NOVEL!” he proclaimed. I think he actually felt that he was being morally superior to me by reading a physical book.

    • Danielle says...

      I never thought I’d enjoy reading books on a screen but it has vastly increased my book consumption. Being able to download a book whenever I’ve finished another one- and never return books late to the library! I understand the love and charm of the analog but being able to travel with one device that allows me to read all my books and draw all my pictures has made me do both so much more.

    • Sarah Beth says...

      I still love reading a paper book, but after I had my son in April, I started reading books on my phone bc I was awake and reading about 20 hours a day. My husband got me a kindle paperwhite for mothers day, and I can’t believe how much I love it. I still find reading on a device to be frustrating in many ways, but it makes reading so effortless in others that it’s worth it to me. Also, I am a librarian, and hereby declare that reading is reading whether it’s audio, on paper, on a device, a graphic format, or any other way you may take in stories!

  23. Mallory says...

    Taking train to gym with yoga class scheduled, get so invested in book on the train you cancel yoga class and instead half-ass it on the elliptical to keep reading…

  24. agnes says...

    If the book is great, I usuall get in bed right after my son; 8pm? I couldn’t put away “My absolute darling”, by Gabriel Tallent, one week-end. I just forgot all about my husband and child, but I’m lucky, they totally get it! It’s like diving into another world.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha what a rave review!

  25. Sarah Beth says...

    This was me all summer with “Fleishman is in Trouble” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I kept telling everyone I knew to read it so they could talk about it with me. It is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in ages, and I basically did not leave the couch for the 2ish days it took me to read it. I read it the week it came out back in June, and I still can’t stop talking about it!

  26. Emily says...

    Also, sitting at my desk trying to think about work but really thinking about how bad I want to read my book.

    • Charlotte says...

      Yes, Emily! That’s the best. Plus trying to squeeze in a few pages during free moments throughout the day. There’s nothing like a good book.

    • Kim says...

      Totally.

    • Laura D says...

      Yes! So me.

    • Laura C. says...

      This Emily!!