Not 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.
After a busy week of travel through Alaska (gorgeous!), I’m back and ready to dig into my ever-growing pile of books!
How did I do with last week’s agenda?
Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel: Done! I read this all in one intense day of travel, and was just blown away. My review is here.
The Shining by Stephen King: Done! Re-reading this book after 20 years, I was reminded all over again of how great Stephen King is at what he does. I’m so glad I read this one again — now I feel ready for the release of Doctor Sleep later this month! Further thoughts to follow.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce: Done! My review is here.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain: Just started, have read about 50 pages… and I think it’s going to be great.
The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis: Now that I’m back, my son and I are picking up where we left off.
Plus, I posted a review of a book I’d read earlier. If you missed it, check out my review of Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts — a surprisingly lovely book about living through the last week of life on earth.
Despite being on vacation, I managed to pick up two books at a used book store, plus a couple of Kindle deals:
What’s on my reading agenda for the coming week?
First up, I need to finish Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which I’m really enjoying so far.
Next, I plan to read a review copy of Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt. (For some reason, I keep thinking of this as Mad Max and visualizing a young Mel Gibson. No connection, I know, but there you have it.)
After that, I have a few more ARCs to get through, starting with either The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes or The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence.
Plus, I’m very eagerly awaiting the arrival of this new release later this 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.