Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately on the 15th of the month.
I’ve had a great reading month! April and May are unusual reading months for me: because of our Summer Reading Guide editorial timing, I read an overwhelming number of new releases between April 1 and May 5—quite different from my usual balanced cadence of backlist and brand new. (I’m not complaining, but it’s important for me to notice what’s different about the reading season I’m in.) As you’ll see, I did sneak in one old book in today’s edition.
Our on-ramp to summer reading makes this a really fun edition of Quick Lit, and one many of you look forward to, because I’m sharing several new releases I loved and adored but read too late to even consider including in the Summer Reading Guide.
Our 2022 guide drops on May 23—or May 19, for our Modern Mrs Darcy Book Clubbers and What Should I Read Next patrons. If you’re not part of either or both communities, I hope you’ll consider joining before our Thursday seasonal kick-off book party we call Unboxing. Now is a great time to come on in, and not just because your membership includes your Unboxing ticket and expanded Summer Reading Guide. We’re going to have a blast, at Unboxing and all season long.
(Not sure which community is right for you? We answer that frequently asked question here.)
Without further adieu, here’s a peek at the books I’ve been reading lately, none of which are in the Summer Reading Guide. I can’t wait to hear about your recent reads in comments.
Short and sweet reviews of what I’ve been reading lately
What have YOU been reading lately? Tell us about your recent reads—or share the link to a blog or instagram post about them—in comments.
P.S. I snapped that top photo on a recent trip to Main Street Books Davidson, which felt appropriate for today’s edition. Last I heard they had signed bookplates for my books: shop their site right here.