The Monday Check-In ~ 8/28/2017

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.

What did I read last week?

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles: My book group’s pick for August. My review is here.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann: Fascinating and disturbing non-fiction. My review is here.

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin: The highlight of my week! My review is here.

And in audiobooks:

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: I finished the audiobook over the weekend, and really enjoyed it. I’ll wait until I finish the trilogy before I write up some thoughts.

Elsewhere on the blog:

Want to save money on e-books? I put together a blog post about how to find e-book price drops. Check it out, here.

Pop culture goodness:

I’ve been absolutely drooling over the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Why? Well, here’s a wee clue:

From Entertainment Weekly: Outlander
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan photographed on the Outlander set in Cape Town, South Africa on March 8, 2017 by Ruven Afanador

Click here to see the full gallery of photos on the EW website, or here to see what I posted yesterday.

The end of Droughtlander is nigh! Outlander season 3 starts in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS.

Apologies in advance… my Outlander obsession seems to be kicking back into high gear, so expect plenty of Outlander-related posts for the next several weeks.

Fresh Catch:

Two new graphic novels this week:

Plus an ARC and one more little book that I think looks amazing:

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:
 

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente: Just getting started.

Now playing via audiobook:

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray: Book #2 in the Gemma Doyle trilogy — continuing on with the series after finishing A Great and Terrible Beauty.

Ongoing reads:

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re doing two chapters per week. Really enjoying it so far.

So many books, so little time…

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