The Monday Check-In ~ 4/10/2017

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.

Life:

Tonight is Passover! It’s actually one of my very favorite holidays — and I’m super excited that we’re doing our own Seder at home this year.

What did I read last week?

Caliban’s War by James S. A. Corey: I absolutely LOVE this series so far! Caliban’s War is the 2nd book in the Expanse series (now an awesome TV series on Syfy), and I’m just blown away by how intense the storyline is while also keeping the characters relatable and exciting. Can’t wait to start #3 — although I’m going to make myself read a few other things before diving back in.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour: A sad, powerful young adult novel about family, love, and friends. Excellent use of San Francisco (and especially Ocean Beach) as a setting!

I also read one novella:

Openly, Honestly by Bill Konigsberg: A touching, funny little novella that takes place between the events of the excellent YA/LGBT-themed novel Openly Straight (review) and the new follow-up novel, Honestly Ben. (See below…)

Fresh Catch:

Fun stuff this week:

It’s the newest volume of Saga, and an (unofficial) Hogwarts Haggadah! I don’t think my family will actually be using the Hogwarts Haggadah at our Seder, but it’s definitely fun to look at.

Also, Mira Grant’s newest novella was released this week, and I’m so excited!!!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg: Just starting, but it’s good!

Now playing via audiobook:

My Hamilton obsession is in full swing! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack over and over, and finally decided to get serious and listen to the audiobook version of Ron Chernow’s biography. It’s a looooong audiobook (36 hours), so we’ll see if I can really stick with it.

Ongoing reads:

MOBYOne Hundred Years of Solitude

My book group is reading and discussing Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon — 2 chapters per week — with an end date coming up in June.

Outlander Book Club’s group read of One Hundred Years of Solitude continues! We’re discussing one chapter per week.

So many books, so little time…

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2 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/10/2017

  1. Ahhhh the new Saga!! I’ve been impatiently awaiting for my library to buy it but they’re taking their sweet time. lol

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