Manic Monday: Currently Reading

Hello, friends! I hope today’s treating you well and you’re staying safe.

It’s Monday again, so I’m back with a rundown of what I’m currently reading.


What I’m Reading

Info: Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

January 23rd 2018 from Ballantine Books

Summary: What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie?

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—are threatened.

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

I picked this ebook up on a whim on Overdrive late last night. I had just finished devouring a different thriller, The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger (review to come soon) and was looking for something with similar pacing and deft writing. I proceeded to fly through the first 20% of Need to Know before succumbing to the need for sleep on my couch.

I’ve found mystery/suspense/thrillers provide great distractions and escape during these bizarre and depressing times of whiplash-fast change. And my local library has been a great source of backlist titles that I never got around to reading when they first came out.


Books I DNF’d Last Week

Not surprisingly, the list is somewhat long!

Info: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

This travel/adventure memoir returned to the library in Libby before I could renew it, and I don’t feel the need to continue reading it at the moment. With that said, I will probably eventually return to it, as it’s well-written and fascinating.

Info: A Little Light Mischief by Cat Sebastian

The fact that I dnf’d this book last week doesn’t mean it’s not a good book, or even that I didn’t like it. As a mood reader, I don’t make myself finish reading a book that I’m not interested in. Life’s too short. Reading historical romance in ebook or paper format isn’t my cup of tea right now.

Info: How Not to Fall by Emily Foster

Info: Headliners (London Celebrities #5) by Lucy Parker

How Not to Fall as well as Headliners are both on my “DNF or finish later” Goodreads shelf now because I plan to finish reading them at some point in the future.


What are you currently reading? What kind of books have you been reading? Do you DNF books?

Until next time, friends. Happy reading!

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