The Monday Check-In ~ 1/4/2016

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.

First and foremost: Happy New Year! Here’s wishing all my dear book-world friends a year of laughter, health, and great reading!


What did I read last week?

The Rest of Us

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: Done! My review is here.

Rest of Us

Extra fun fact about this book: The book cover glows in the dark! My photo doesn’t capture it very well, but it’s just so cool!

Named of the Dragon

Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley: Done! My review is here.

Fresh Catch:

I had a fun afternoon browsing at the used book store with my daughter… and of course, we didn’t come away empty-handed. Here’s what I bought:


And here’s what she picked out:


Yes, we both picked up copies of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Because Shakespeare. And Star Wars!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
Readers of Broken Wheel

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald: I’m  just getting started, but it seems quite sweet and quirky so far. Gotta love books about books!

Now playing via audiobook:


Still working my way through the audiobook of The Outlandish Companion, Volume II. Quite fun and interesting! I think I’ll finish during the coming week.

Ongoing reads:

Gearing up for my book club’s new group reads for 2016, starting next week!

So many book, so little time…


4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 1/4/2016

    • Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed TRoBWR. Thanks to a sleepless night, I got a lot further in the book, and I’m really liking it so far!

  1. I have that Jojo Moyes book! It’s one I have yet to read but she’s a fantastic author. Someday. 🙂 Happy Reading!

    • I always love her books! I think that brings me to two of her older books that will be sitting on my shelf, but at least I’ll have them when I’m ready to go. 🙂 Happy New Year!

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