(I plan to do a “Currently…” post every other Tuesday. You should join me! Find the origins of the idea HERE.)



The #AuthorLifeMonth photo challenge, hosted by Dahlia Adler. I’m still going strong, and so are tons of other writers. Check out the hashtag on Instagram to see how everyone’s responding to the prompts. A few of my favorites so far…


If you remember back to my last Currently… post, I mentioned I was reading The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. Well, I finished, and I loved it — it’s definitely a new favorite. Please, please, please pick it up! I also recently finished These Vicious Masks by fellow Swoon Reads authors Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas, and it was SO much fun. Protagonist Evelyn is the best sort of snarky, and the “Jane Austen meets X-Men” pitch is spot-on. Recommend! Now, I’m reading The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry and it is aMaZiNg so far. Guys, I’m so lucky — I’m picking up the BEST books this year!


Kendra Akins on YouTube. She posts videos on health and beauty and lifestyle. I love her makeup-focused videos most. I’ve learned tons about the big name brands, as well as lesser-known natural products. Check her out if you’re into beauty and/or healthful eating — she’s super savvy.

Listening To

I recently listened to Colleen Hoover’s November 9, which was everything I was hoping it’d be: romantic, but also angsty and overwrought — a total guilty-pleasure listen. If you can overlook some slight but irritating misogyny, you’ll likely be entertained. And I just finished Keith Donahue’s The Boy Who Drew Monsters, a creepy adult horror. Different from my usual fare, but I liked it!

Thinking About

Wrapping up the Kissing Max Holden revision I’ve been working on since Christmastime. I’ve completed all of the big-picture changes, and now I’m in the midst of a read-through, doing all the fun fine-tuning stuff. Yay!


My birthday… It’s Saturday! I’m going to (try to) sleep late, and then my husband and daughter are going to make me crepes for breakfast — yum! Be on the lookout for a Thirty Before 35 update later this week. Spoiler alert: I haven’t finished all of my goals, but I’m not about to let them go. 👍


For sandals and summer and sunshine. Simple as that…

Making Me Happy

These two, as usual. My girlie has had lots of time off school lately (snow days and end-of-quarter days and holidays), and while I do value my quiet work time, I really love having her home. ❤

Did you post a “Currently…” this week?
Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be sure to visit! 


12 thoughts on “Currently…

  1. Alexa says:

    Yay for nearly finishing your revision!
    I just ordered The Love that Split the World, it looks so good. I’m also waiting for my copy of The Weight of Feathers to arrive. Looking forward to some excellent reads in the upcoming weeks, thanks for the recommendations.
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and manage that lie in 😀

    • Katy Upperman says:

      Both of those books are SO INCREDIBLE. Like, I can’t believe I’ve been privileged enough to read them both in the same month. 🙂 You’ll have to let me know what you think! Have a great week, Alexa!

  2. Rachel says:

    Happy almost birthday katy! I’ve been quiet on my blog since school’s back in session 🙂 but I’ve been enjoying reading everyone’s posts. So glad you’re enjoying THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD (I luuurve that book – it gave me Time Traveler Wife feels ❤ ). Glad the weather will be warm for your bday and congrats on wrapping up revisions 🙂

  3. Tracey Neithercott (@T_Neithercott) says:

    I’m so excited to start THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD, though based on what all of you have been saying, I think I’ll wait until the weekend so I can read it straight through. I already suck at stopping reading–never mind when I’m a ball of anxiety over the story. And hooray for being almost done with MAX revisions! I love hearing about your process–I feel so invested because I love it so much. (And thanks for the reminder: I joined in!)

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