The Monday Check-In ~ 1/1/2018 – Happy New Year!

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.

Happy New Year!

Wishing one and all a joyful 2018… fill with health, laughter, and great books!

Goodreads goal for 2018:

I always love doing the Goodreads reading challenge — I love that it’s a challenge between me and myself, no goals that feel artificial to me, just me and my books and a lot of great reading! Did you sign up for 2018? Here’s my goal:

(I went lower than I did for 2017, because I can’t imagine reading nearly that many graphic novels again in the coming year. But I’ve been wrong before…)

What did I read last week?

The Four Swans by Winston Graham: Book #6 in the Poldark series. I enjoyed it so much that I’m moving straight ahead with #7!

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of 70s and 80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix: A must for horror fans! Check out my review, here.

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez: Deeply moving YA fiction. My review is here.

Read but not yet reviewed:

Just before the stroke of midnight, I squeezed in two more books in 2017!

  • A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn — review to follow.
  • George by Alex Gino – Lovely middle grade fiction about a transgender girl finding her way.

Pop culture goodness:

Anyone else watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? I finished my binge-watch over the weekend, and loved it.

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

The Angry Tide by Winston Graham: My first book of 2018 is the 7th Poldark book… and then I’ll probably take a break from the series until it’s time for a new TV season.

Now playing via audiobook:

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman: I’ve listened to about half so far, and it’s super interesting. I’ve had limited listening time lately, but hope to finish up this coming week.

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, and have only a few more chapters to go.
  • Lord John and the Succubus by Diana Gabaldon: We’ll be starting our group read of the novella Lord John & the Succubus next week — contact me if you’d like to join in.

So many books, so little time…

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4 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 1/1/2018 – Happy New Year!

    • Happy New Year! Wasn’t George great? I randomly picked up a copy at a book swap earlier this year, and just remembered I had it over the weekend. 🙂

  1. Happy New Year! Loving The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Downloaded first several episodes for recent holiday travel and can’t t wait to finish watching the season. Hope Rivers of London audiobook ends up in your 2018 TBR pile 🙂

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