The Monday Agenda 5/12/2014

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?

IShallBeNearLast week, I continued with my spotlight focus on  I Shall Be Near To You by Erin Lindsay McCabe.  My friend Mary wrote a guest review (see it here), and then I chimed in with my list of five reasons that everyone should read this book — like, NOW. Stay tuned: An author Q&A will be coming up this week!




The Break-Up Artist
The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegal: Done! My review is here.

Savage GirlSavage Girl by Jean Zimmerman: After reading 20%, I had to put this one on my DNF shelf. The concept seemed interesting… but nothing was happening, and I just couldn’t take any more. If anyone else has read it and wants to convince me to give it another go, be my guest!

13th childThe kiddo and I are happily reading our way through Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede, and loving it!

Fresh Catch:

A variety of goodies arrived this week, some bought, some borrowed:

Trouble Covet


Plus this, which isn’t a book, but which makes my geeky little heart happy:


Elsewhere on the blog:

I whined a bit about trilogies… and apparently, based on comments here and via Twitter, I guess I’m not alone!

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

Then and Always: A NovelWe Were LiarsThe Girls at the Kingfisher Club

This week, I’m looking forward to:

Then and Always by Dani Atkins. I’ve read about half so far, and I’m really liking it!

Next up: We Were Liars by by E. Lockhart.

And if there’s time: The Girls At The Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine. A flapper-era retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale? Yes, please!

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 84 – 88. Want to join in? Contact me and I’ll provide all the details!

Oh, and this was announced:


Basically, I’ll take any excuse for posting an Outlander picture! Thank you, Starz, for announcing the premiere date. I know where I’ll be August 9th! (Image via Starz)

What a week!

So many book, so little time…

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


4 thoughts on “The Monday Agenda 5/12/2014

  1. I’m starting We Were Liars today, I’ve heard only great things about it. Historical romances are not something I’d usually pick up, but I am really curious about Outlander, so I plan to read it during the summer, before TV show.

    • Oh, good, we can compare notes on We Were Liars! I’ve heard really good things too. I’m clearly an Outlander fan (well, you might even say I’m a bit obsessed 🙂 ), so I definitely encourage you to give Outlander a try!

    • Oh yes, Spike has the series plus a few stand-alones! I never did end up reading Angel: After the Fall, and there’s also Spike: After the Fall. So much to keep up with! And I’m behind on Buffy…

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