Happy New Year!
It’s the first check-in of 2015! Wishing you all a year filled with great reading.
What did I read last week?
I read straight through volumes 1 – 4 of Brian K. Vaughan’s wonderful Saga series. Read about it here.
Winger by Andrew Smith: Incredible. For all those bloggers who’ve told me for the past year to read this book — you were right! My review is here.
Elsewhere on the blog:
I posted my thoughts on Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh for this month’s Fields & Fantasies book club discussion, here.
I had another nice-sized credit to spend at the used book store, after trading in a bunch of books — and I put it to good use:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
I’m going back and forth between two books. I’ve just started Perdita by Hilary Scharper, but I’m kind of torn between that and I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. Plus, my goal is to start Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and just read one or two essays per week — more than that, and I’ll lose focus and just want to move back to fiction (as always).
Now playing via audiobook:
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Just finished listening to the excellent audiobook version over the weekend. I’m so glad I took the time for it; it was a great refresher, and now I’m ready to read The Infinite Sea.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein: I’ve been wanting to re-read this book, and decided to give audio a try.
Reading with my kiddo:
Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #4) by Patricia C. Wrede: Still reading this one, and it feels like forever. We’re slowly creeping closer toward the end. Maybe we’ll even wrap up this week!
Book club reading:
Classic read: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. (One chapter per week)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon: Reading and discussing two chapters per week, from now through the end of 2015!
OBC Book of the Month: Henna House by Nomi Eve (discussion starts January 21st).
Next up for Fields & Fantasies: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Want to join any of the group reads? Let me know and I’ll provide the links!
So many book, so little time…