The Monday Agenda 12/16/2013

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?

RoomiesGathering StormThe Firebird (Slains, #2)

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando: Done! My review is here.

Gathering Storm by Maggie Craig: Done! Historical fiction set in Scotland in 1743 — not as “romance-y” as it looks. I’ll have a review posted a bit later in the week.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley: Just started — but I’m so excited to finally be reading this one!

Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear: My son and I are about 80 pages into this science fiction novel, which is a follow-up to the 1912 novel The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The early chapters were a bit confusing for both of us, but now the action in Dinosaur Summer is picking up and we’re having a slightly easier time with it. The jury is still out in terms of whether this will ultimately be an enjoyable choice for the kiddo and me — but we’re hanging in there!

Fresh Catch:

No new paper-and-ink books this week — which is a relief, since I’m about to be drowned by my TBR piles! I did pick up a few Kindle titles, taking advantage of holiday season price drops:

The LuminariesThe GoldfinchThe Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)After the Golden Age (Golden Age, #1)

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

The Firebird (Slains, #2)Dear Mr. KnightleyThe Promise of Amazing

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley: I’ve only just begun… so I expect this novel will take up most of my reading time this week.

BUT… if I’m able, then I’ll plan to start two ARCs that are in my queue for December:

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherin Reay

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

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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11 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 12/16/2013

  1. I saw that the Knife of Never Letting Go was in Daily Deals or somesuch on Amazon, but then the deal wasn’t available in my country. Boo! 😦 Hate when that happens. Oh well, I’ll get to it eventually. It’s not like I don’t have enough books to read as it is!

  2. The font on the cover of Dear Mr. Knightley is romantic. How pretty!

    I don’t even know how you’d be able to organize your paper-and-ink books! Mine are overflowing out of my three-tier bookshelf. I too have been taking advantage of the ebook sales for the holiday season–snagged a couple that I had been drooling over during the fall. Happy reading!

    Ellen @ Glamorous Book Lounge

    • Sad to say, the new bookshelves I bought and installed a year ago are close to full! I tried organizing by genre to start with, but now it’s just a question of squeezing the right size book into any available space. Sigh… it may be time to do a little purging and donating again. 🙂

  3. I want to read The Luminaries and The Goldfinch so bad but those page counts scare me. lol The Knife of Never Letting Go is amazing, hope you enjoy it!

    • Me too! They’re huge! I’m thinking those might be choices for when and if I take a vacation late spring/early summer. 🙂 Really looking forward to Knife… thanks!

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