The Monday Agenda 3/31/2014

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?

The Shambling Guide to New York CityThe Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

Visible CityFahrenheit 451

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty: Done! My review is here.

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin: Done! My review is here.

Visible City by Tova Mirvis: Done! My review is here.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: After weeks of picking this one up and then putting it back down, I finally sat down to re-read Fahrenheit 451 — probably about 20 or so years after the first time I read it. Still shocking. Still amazing. I’m so glad I finally read it again!

Fresh Catch:

A few new ARCs came my way this week, plus the newest volume of an amazing graphic novel series!

The Art of FloatingThe Last Policeman (The Last Policeman, #1)Henna HouseSaga, Volume 3


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

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)The Mapmaker's DaughterThe Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides, #2)

I’ve just started The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. I’ve been thinking about reading this one for years, and for some reason, it just really seemed to suit my mood this week.

After that, I’m planning to read The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona, which sounds completely fascinating.

And then I’ll be ready for something fun and quirky, and what could be better than the 2nd book in the Shambling Guide series? I’m so looking forward to reading The Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Lafferty.

And also in the works:

echoThe Outlander Book Club’s re-read of An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon continues! Coming up this week: Chapters 54 – 58. Want to join in? Contact me and I’ll provide all the details!

So many book, so little time…

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


8 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 3/31/2014

  1. I wasn’t a huge fan of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. It wasn’t bad, but just didn’t do anything for me. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time for me to read it.

    • Timing is everything! I’m about half-way through it right now, and so far, I like it — and it’s perfect for my mood and everything else going on in my life this week.

  2. Ooooh the new Saga! That reminds me I need to check on my hold for the 2nd one. And put in my hold for The Shambling Guide to New York City. I’m in the mood for something fun. Really enjoyed The Last Policeman, hope you do too!

    • Thanks, I have that one and the sequel, and they sound great! I think I need to reread #1 and #2 of Saga before heading into the new one — I know I loved them, but I really can’t remember what was happening!

  3. I’ve not read Saga but I should! 😉 What a great list of books you have here. I’d love to read The Mapmaker’s Daughter by Laurel Corona. I should read The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry soon too. I’ve heard only good things about the book.

    • Thanks! I’m starting The Mapmaker’s Daughter today (I hope), and I’ve really been looking forward to it. Saga is such a great series so far — I can’t wait to see where it goes. 🙂

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