The Monday agenda 5/27/2013

MondayAgendaNot a lofty, ambitious to-be-read list consisting of 100+ book titles. Just a simple plan for the upcoming week — what I’m reading now, what I plan to read next, and what I’m hoping to squeeze in among the nooks and crannies.

How did I do with last week’s agenda?

The Dead Fathers Club by Matt Haig: Although I read it the previous week, I just wrote a review this past week. Click here to see what I thought.

Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley. Read but didn’t review. While parts of Amity and Sorrow — a story about a mother and two daughters trying to rebuild their lives after escaping a polygamous fundamentalist cult — were interesting to read, overall I found the book didn’t hold my attention very well. In the end, rather than write a not-very-positive review, I opted not to review it at all.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Just finished. One word review: Wow. I’ll be writing an actual review shortly. Don’t miss this intense book about an alien invasion.

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. My son and I finished our read-aloud of the 2nd book in the Narnia world this week, and are happily continuing with #3.

Fresh Catch:

A big haul this week — five library books plus a review copy of the upcoming new release in the captivating Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer:

This Is What Happy Looks LikeDoll BonesFathomless (Fairytale Retellings, #3)InvisibilityDead Ever After (Sookie Stackhouse, #13)The Shade of the Moon (The Last Survivors, #4)

And in graphic novels, a couple of new ones from the library, plus I picked up a copy of a Fables-related title which I’d previously read but didn’t own:

Friends with BoysMorning Glories, Vol. 1: For a Better FutureCinderella, Vol. 2: Fables are Forever

What’s on my reading agenda for the coming week?

I’m planning to start with the graphic novels: Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (recommended to me by my amazing daughter!), and then volumes 1 – 3 of Morning Glories, which I’ve been wanting to try.

The sixth and final book in the terrific Jane True series by Nicole Peeler comes out this week! I intend to re-read book 5, Tempest’s Fury, and then jump right into Tempest Reborn the second it arrives.

After that, I’ll hit the new (and last) Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, which finally arrived at the library this week.boohide3

The kiddo and I just started Prince Caspian last night. These Narnia books are fun but fast, so I’d imagine that we’ll polish this one off before the end of the week.

So many book, so little time…

That’s my agenda. What’s yours? Add your comments to share your bookish agenda for the week.

4 thoughts on “The Monday agenda 5/27/2013

  1. I also have Doll Bones from the library but haven’t had the time to pick it up yet! Really looking forward to it too. I should really read the first one of the Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer… totally sounds like something I’d love. 🙂 Happy Reading!

  2. Oooh, Doll Bones! I need to pick it up soon. I’ve read and enjoyed Friends with Boys. Faith Erin Hicks draws wonderful expressions – you can tell a character’s personality or their moods from looking at their faces.

    I had a huge crush on Prince Caspian as a kid (my mother read the books to us). I hope you have fun reading it!

    • I just finished Friends with Boys this morning — it was terrific! The drawings are great, and I really like the story. Thanks for stopping by!

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