The Monday Agenda 12/23/2013

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?

Gathering StormThe Firebird (Slains, #2)Dear Mr. Knightley

Gathering Storm by Maggie Craig: I read this wonderful historical novel the previous week, but posted a review and Q&A with the author just this past week.

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley: Done! Loved it. My review is here.

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay: Done! My review is here.

What else happened this week in my reading life? Well, I freaked out a teensy bit about book genres. You can read all about it here.

Dinosaur SummerAnd in the realm of reading with my kiddo:

Dinosaur Summer by Greg Bear: This sci-fi book isn’t the easiest for reading aloud, but my son and I are committed to seeing it through. It’s interesting, but not necessarily what we expected.

Fresh Catch:

Two new books came my way this week — both of which I tracked down based on recommendations from other book bloggers. Plus, I picked up a Sara Zarr novel at the library, since I enjoyed Roomies so much.

The Fate of Mercy AlbanHowl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)How to Save a Life

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

The Promise of Amazing15819028runaways

The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine: I’m looking forward to reading this ARC. The book’s release date is 12/31/2013.

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker: I’ve been wanting to read this book since the day it came out last spring! And now, with its paper release coming up at the end of this month, I’m finally committing to reading it. Plus, I’m scheduled to participate in the blog tour in January, so all systems are go!

One of my winter TBR top 10 picks is the Runaways graphic novel series. I’ve been hearing about it for years! Time to give it a try — and if I love volume 1, I’ll probably end up just plowing on through.

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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9 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 12/23/2013

  1. I’m hoping to read some YA LGBT fiction this Christmas because I haven’t managed any this year. The Promise of Amazing has such a great synopsis and cover, I hope you love it! 🙂

  2. I’ve heard fantastic things about Sara Zarr but haven’t picked one up yet. The Fate of Mercy Alban is on my TBR… looking forward to reading your thoughts! I’ve been wanting to read The Golem and the Jinni forever too. Hope you love it!

    • Thanks! The Golem & the Jinni is probably the main book driving me crazy right now — I’ve had it for months, have heard only great things, and really, really want to read it… but I keep waiting for a quiet week when I can savor and enjoy, and it just hasn’t happened yet. This week, for sure! LOL.

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