The Monday Check-In ~ 7/20/2015

cooltext1850356879 My Monday tradition, including a look back and a look ahead — what I read last week, what new books came my way, and what books are keeping me busy right now. Plus a smattering of other stuff too.

What did I read last week?

Sweetheart DealAll the LightRoss Poldark

The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan: Done! My review is here.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Done, just in time for my book group discussion later this week. Some brief thoughts on this lovely book are here.

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham: Done! Okay, I’ll admit that Aidan Turner was a big part of what drew me to the PBS airing of Poldark, but I ended up really loving the story itself, so I had to give the book a try… and really liked it! It’s my understanding that the 1st season of the TV show covers the first two books in the series, so clearly, I need to keep going! C’mere, book #2!


I just got back from a glorious 10-day trip to the Canadian Rockies. Mountains! Lakes! Incredible natural beauty! I’ll be sharing some highlights and photos in the next few days. Man, it’s hard to return to real life!

Fresh Catch:

A few new books came my way right before I left town:

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And… I came home from my trip to find a library notice, saying that my request for Go Set A Watchman is ready for pick-up!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Maybe in Another LifeGo Set A Watchman

I’m just finishing up Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and will post some thoughts in the next few days.

With some trepidation, I’m about to start Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. I’m almost tempted to pass it by, but I feel like I need to read it for myself to see what all the uproar is about.

Now playing via audiobook:

Northanger AbbeySense and Sensibility 2

My year of Austen audiobooks continues! I finished Northanger Abbey while on vacation, and have just started Sense and Sensibility. I read all these books so many years ago; getting a refresher via audio is delightful.

Ongoing reads:


One with the kiddo, two with Outlander Book Club. All three should last a good long while.

So many book, so little time…




8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 7/20/2015

  1. I’m waiting anxiously for All the light you Cannot See at the library :). Also hear a Breath of Snow and Ashes is good! looking forward to your review :)Happy Reading!

    • Have you read the books in the Outlander series up to A Breath of Snow and Ashes? It’s the 6th in the series, and really looooong (about 1400 pages). I’m doing a group re-read, which makes it fun, but it’s a really heavy book. Love the series, though, so it’s worth doing. 🙂

    • That’s good to hear about Go Set A Watchman. I’ve only seen negative reactions to it so far. I’ve read about 70 pages so far, and don’t have an opinion yet.

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