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.
How did I do with last week’s agenda?
Science fiction, contemporary fiction, YA fiction, and a graphic novel — what a fun week it’s been!
The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White: Done! My review is here.
How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman: Done! My review is here.
Reality Boy by A. S. King: Done! My review is here.
RASL by Jeff Smith: This newly released hardcover compilation of Jeff Smith’s RASL comic series is about parallel universes, art theft, Nikola Tesla, quantum physics, and government conspiracies, among other things. Plus there’s a very creepy little girl, lots of desert landscapes, and plenty of sex and violence. In other words, not for kids! Jeff Smith is the creator of one of my all-time favorites, the Bone series, which my son and I both love. RASL is not one that I’ll be sharing with him any time soon! That said, I really enjoyed RASL. It’s mind-bendy, twisty, smart, and fast-paced, with a great hero and plenty of food for thought to go with all that action. If you like a good graphic novel every once in a while, check it out!
The Expeditioners by S. S. Taylor: Such a great kids’ adventure story! The end is in sight…
I’m still respecting my self-imposed reading diet — no reading books from my shelves (or the library’s shelves) until I catch up on all of my review copies! I did get one new book this week, preordered some time ago:
Argh! It’s so hard to be good!
What’s on my reading agenda for the coming week?
This week I’ll be reading:
I’ve just started Parasite by Mira Grant. This is going to be a good one!
Once I’m done, next up will be two more review books:
- Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
- The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten
And if by some miracle I get through all of these (which is unlikely), then I’ll move on to Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield, which I’ve really been looking forward to.
Believe it or not, after these four books, I’ll be caught up (for now!), and can start sprinkling in some of my new on-my-shelves books in between upcoming review copies! Oh, happy day!
So many book, so little time…
That’s my agenda. What’s yours? Add your comments to share your bookish agenda for the week.