The Monday Check-In ~ 12/18/2017

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?

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond: A dark thriller that becomes disturbingly sadistic. My thoughts, here.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee: A light and engaging book that was a great antidote to the awful taste left behind by my previous book. My review is here.

In audiobooks, I finished The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede: Beautiful, moving, inspiring non-fiction. My review is here.

Pop culture goodness:

Well, of course I saw this:

Fresh Catch:

New books!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

I also just started making my way through Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix, a non-fiction look at the truly horrific horror novels of the 70s and 80s. Fun stuff!

Now playing via audiobook:

180 Seconds by Jessica Park: YA fiction, pretty compelling stuff so far.

Ongoing reads:

Book group reads:

  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: My book group’s classic read! We’re reading and discussing two chapters per week.
  • Lord John and the Succubus by Diana Gabaldon: We’ll be starting our group read of the novella Lord John & the Succubus in January — contact me if you’d like to join in.

So many books, so little time…

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6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 12/18/2017

  1. Great books! I’m not sure Future Home of the Living God is all about, but the title stands out for me. I would pick that one up at the bookstore. Hope it’s good.

    • I’m about halfway through, and I’m hooked! It’s hard to describe, but it’s got a dystopian/sci-fi theme to it in a way that’s really different.

  2. I can’t wait to be able to see the new Star Wars. A lot of people have been complaining about it but I’m grateful it hasn’t been spoiled for me. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Future Home of the Living God! It’s one review book I didn’t manage to get around to this year.

    • I liked the movie — but I’m not a big obsessive fan, so I’m not very emotionally invested and didn’t have anything to complain about. 🙂 Good that you’re unspoiled! I just finished Future Home last night and will probably post some thoughts later today… but the short version is that I was disappointed, unfortunately.

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