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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts — Kate Racculia
What to Read This Week
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
What It’s About
Tuesday Mooney lives the life that I (and I suspect many other introverted book nerds) live, nothing too far out of the ordinary. She is good at her nonprofit job and loves rewatching The X-Files, and she’s got her routine down pat.
But it all changes one night when, at a fundraising event for her job, the richest man in Boston drops dead in the middle of the ballroom in a grandiose fashion. What’s more, the next day in his obituary, he leaves a strange clue, hinting that he is leaving his entire fortune to the first person to find it. This begins an epic treasure hunt across the city, with thousands playing and trying to race other teams to the finish line.
Tuesday is an unlikely contestant, but she was there that night, and she has some insider knowledge she’s ready to use. Forcing herself outside her comfort zone, she finds a few teammates along the way, and together they race across the city to find the hidden treasure.
Who Will Like It
This is the ultimate escapist novel without being too fluffy or too unrealistic—an escape novel for the happy ending skeptic, if you will. It’s got adventure, puzzles, mystery, but it also has a sweet story of friendship and learning that sometimes you have to step outside a little bit in order to live.
There’s also tons of pop culture references, so if you like anything from Twin Peaks to Edgar Allan Poe, you’re in for a treat. The more obscure pop culture you love, the more you’ll like this book.
I felt torn about what to share this week. In all reality, I’ve been reading very slowly lately, with not as much free time and not as much time that I want to spend reading. I’ve been making my way through all of Survivor throughout the entirety of the pandemic, and I’m finally on season 40. I want to watch Bridgerton season 2 this weekend. But reading? I’m reading the same books you’ve seen me reading.
At first, I was embarrassed by this. But on second thought, I think we should normalize non-warp-speed reading. I see some people share new book reviews every single day, and I feel like I need to keep up. Speed reading is A-OK, but so is reading slowly, too. So you can see I’m still in the middle of some books I’ve been reading for a few weeks now, and that I’m very much enjoying taking them in at a slower pace. Books pictured: After the Flood by Kassandra Montag, Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero, and The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd.
Are you a speed-reader or a slow reader? And what are you reading right now? I’d love to chat books with you in the comments!
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