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 during the last week?
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro: My (audiobook) review is here.
The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman: My review is here.
Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal: My review is here. (Loved it!)
Season 4, where did you go???? I can’t believe it’s over!
Here’s my reaction post for the season finale, Episode 413, “Man of Worth” (aired 1/27/2019).
My husband and I had a night out! We went to the theater to see Come From Away, and loved it. It’s based on a true story (which is also told in an amazing book I reviewed last year, The Day the World Came To Town). If you have a chance to see the show, do it!
Meanwhile, my son and I have just about wrapped up our Game of Thrones binge! We’re down to the last couple of episodes from season 7. Now the waiting begins!
Once again, no new books purchased this week… unless you count Kindle books, in which case — I may have over done things a bit. Plus, I got this book from the library — and despite not have small children in the house, we all loved it:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse: Our local library picked this book as a citywide read for January/February. I’ve only just started, but I’m really liking it so far.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson: I’ve become a fan of Jon Ronson’s audiobooks, both because of his always interesting subject matter and his skillful narration. This investigation into a porn star’s death is fascinating so far.
Two ongoing reads with my book group:
- A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon: Continuing our journey through all of the Lord John books and stories.
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston: Our new group classic read starts today! We’re discussing two chapters per week. I’m giving it a shot via audiobook — so far (chapter one), I’m loving the narration!
So many books, so little time…
7 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 1/28/2019”
Trail of Lightning was one of my favorite books last year😁
Great to hear! I’m getting closer to the end, and I’m really enjoying it!
I saw that picture book in the bookstore I work at. It was so funny. I was tempted to get it.
My husband and I read it together — my son thought we were being totally dorky, but even he got a laugh out of it once he stopped rolling his eyes at us. 🙂
I need to check out P is for pterodactyl 😂😂😂 It looks amazing
It’s really silly but so much fun!