The Monday Agenda 9/16/2013

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?

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkFangirlThe Book of Lost Things (Mister Max #1)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain: Done! My review is here.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: Done! My review is here.

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things by Cynthia Voigt: Just about at the half-way point. It’s a fun story so far, but I’m not really clear on where it’s going.

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis: Done! After five months and seven books, our Narnia journey has reached its end. A few reflections can be found here.

Fresh Catch:

Besides Fangirl, which I devoured as soon as it arrived, I also received one book I purchased and one book from the library, both of which I’m really looking forward to reading!

Unthinkable (Impossible, #2)Two Boys Kissing

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

First, I need to finish Mister Max.

Next, I’ll be diving into my two “fresh catch” books, Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin and Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan.

It’s highly unlikely that I’ll finish those and still have time to spare… but if I do, next up is The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.

Plus, now that we’ve finished the Narnia books, the kiddo and I have to start our next reading adventure. Let’s see, what can I tempt him with? I’m thinking A Wrinkle in Time, but may experiment a bit and try introducing him to some stories from my Bradbury collection instead.

So many book, so little time…

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


10 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 9/16/2013

    • Thanks, Jo! I’m looking forward to the book, so glad to hear you enjoyed it! (Thanks for the link to your review — I’ll check it out after I finish the book…)

    • I’m at about 60% now. Yes, the writing is wonderful! But the plot kind of ambles… It’s interesting, but I expected it to focus on the search for Max’s parents, and so far, it’s not. We’ll see; sticking with it to see what happens. Maybe I should try it out on my kid!

    • Rainbow Rowell is amazing — I hope you read it soon! Reading with my son gives me a whole new way to enjoy and appreciate great books. Honestly, even though I’d read the Harry Potter series at least half a dozen times on my own, reading it out loud with my kiddo was a whole new experience, and I loved it! (And I discovered that I do a mean Snape voice…)

  1. Really liked your Fangirl review, I left a comment there. Oh, and I haven’t read any David Levithan, which book would you most recommend?

    Your mention of your “Snape voice” in the above comment made me realize that I’d very much like to read the first Harry Potter book aloud to someone! No relatives/friends with kids living near me, though…

    • You can’t really go wrong with David Levithan! I’d probably start with one of his co-authored books (maybe Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares), or else maybe Every Day, which was excellent as well. (I have reviews up for a few of his books, if you’re interested…). Reading Harry Potter aloud really is a lot of fun. I’m not a performer at all, but my son kept egging me on to do voices — and well, let’s just say it’s a good thing it was just the two of us, otherwise I would have been quite embarrassed! You know, if you’re really interested in some reading aloud, you should check with your local library and see if they accept volunteers for story hour!

      • Thanks for the recommendations! My sister has Will Grayson, Will Grayson, have you read that?

        And I might just ask about the story hour, if it wasn’t so difficult for me to talk to strangers… 😀 Introverted!

        • I have read Will Grayson, Will Grayson and liked it a lot! As one introvert to another, I totally understand — but I do find that I can get over it a bit if I get busy talking about books! Our public library system here also sponsors a program for volunteers to go read to hospital patients, and even though I don’t have time in my life right now, that’s something I really want to do someday!

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