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.
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.
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…