The Monday Agenda 4/28/2014

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?

Burial RitesThe Here and NowShe Is Not Invisible

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent: Done! My review is here.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares: Done! My review is here.

She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick: Done! My review is here.

serpentAnd don’t miss my review/blog tour post for The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore! If you enjoy Shakespeare with f-bombs, loads of hilarity, pirates, Marco Polo, and venomous sea serpents, then this is the book for you!

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse MythsMy son and I are still having fun with D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths. Thor is kinda hilarious, to be honest. Always off fighting trolls and jotuns, that guy.

Fresh Catch:

Upon the recommendations of several BBFs who usually have impeccable taste in books, I picked this one up at the library this week:

Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon (Hawkeye (Marvel NOW!) #1)


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

I’m shifting my approach to upcoming reading for this week. There’s one book I especially want to focus on as my top priority, so I hereby declare that this week I have…

a spotlight book!

Drumroll, please! My spotlight book for the week of April 28th will be:


I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe. I first wrote about this book several months ago in a wishlist post, and I finally have a copy! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book (thanks to a lovely BBF, once again!), and I’m so excited to “clear the decks”, so to speak, and just concentrate on enjoying it.

I intend to take my time, so I’m not going to hold myself to a planned reading agenda of another 3 – 4 books that MUST BE READ. But… if I do finish I Shall Be Near To You early enough in the week to move on to other reading, then here’s what I’ll be choosing from:

Savage GirlThe Break-Up ArtistIn the Age of Love and Chocolate (Birthright, #3)

Savage Girl by Jean Zimmerman

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

In The Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin


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 74 – 78. 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.


7 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 4/28/2014

  1. Ooh, I’ll be very interested to hear your thoughts on I Shall Be Near to You! I was looking forward that one after reading about it on here!

  2. I hope you love I Shall Be Near to You! The author has extras on her website that you might want to check out at some point. There is a music list and a Pinterest page with photos of the various flowers mentioned in the book. 🙂

  3. I Shall Be Near To You sounds like a fantastic read. Hope you enjoy it! Also looking forward to reading your thoughts on Savage Girl. Love that cover. 🙂

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