The Monday Agenda 10/7/2013

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?

Doctor Sleep (The Shining, #2)Sky Jumpers (Sky Jumpers, #1)Charming (Pax Arcana, #1)

What a great reading week it’s been!

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King: Done! It seemed to take me much longer than I’d expected, but I finally finished. Loved it! My review is here.

Sky Jumpers by Peggy Eddleman: Done! Totally enjoyed this adventure story for the middle grade set. My review is here.

Charming by Elliott James: At about the 80% mark, should be finished later today. Quite a fun new world of urban fantasy to explore!

And in kids’ books:

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (Leven Thumps, #1)The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye: Sadly, this one is going on the DNF pile. My kiddo and I really tried to stick with it, but after reading about 2/3 of this book, we still had no idea what was going on — and didn’t find it interesting enough to try to find out. We both felt that we could walk away, and so we did. Moving on…

The Expeditioners by S. S. Taylor: Our next read-aloud book is set in a steam-punk-ish world with all sorts of neat twists. We’ve only read two chapters so far, but it’s hooked us both right away.

Fresh Catch:

I can’t keep up! My pile of newly released (and promptly purchased) YA books keeps growing. Here’s this week’s addition:

Picture Me Gone

I’m really looking forward to reading this one, but I’m going to have wait a few weeks. Why? Read on…

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

I have a new goal, and I think it’s one that I can actually achieve! My Kindle is getting completely backed up with review copies that I haven’t gotten to yet (BTW – thanks, NetGalley! xoxo), and I think it’s time to really tackle the backlog! My resolution for October is to catch up on all of the ARCs currently waiting for me, with publication dates anytime from this past summer (yes, I’m behind) through November. And only then will I go back to my overflowing bookshelves and dive into the books I’ve treated myself to but haven’t read. (What? Buying books and not reading them? Shocking situation! Can anyone else relate?)

So here’s what’s up next for this week:

Before I Met YouWill in ScarletLongbourn

  • Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell
  • Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker

The only teensy hitch that I foresee is that Just One Year by Gayle Forman is being released this week and… well… I may have to make one exception to my reading resolution and read it THE SECOND IT ARRIVES because I have been dying to know what happens for months now!!!

Anyone having a problem keeping up with their review copies? Please tell me I’m not alone!

So many book, so little time…

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

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 10/7/2013

    • I was trying so hard not to over-request and to stick to a schedule — and then it got totally out of control! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  1. I did that in August, catch up on my Netgalley. Sometimes it is needed but all those pretty books!!
    And yes I have a whole pile of books I bought next to my bed that I have not read yet so do not worry you are not alone. Good luck with catching up on your Netgalley stuff.

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