The Monday Check-In ~ 3/25/2019

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.


I’m away this week, visiting family on the East Coast. Still reading, of course! I may not be online much until I get back home next weekend… so if I don’t connect with you this week, I hope you have a great one!

What did I read during the last week?

Only Child by Rhiannon Navin: A book group book! My review is here.

Inspection by Josh Malerman: So weird. So good. My review is here.

I also finished two frothy, fun, sweet books on the plane:

  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
  • Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

Over in my book group, we finished our group read of A Plague of Zombies, a novella starring Lord John Grey. It’s a good one!

Fresh Catch:

No new books this week. Yay, me!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: I’ve only just begun — but I’m really looking forward to getting further into the story.

Now playing via audiobook:

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse: It’s fun to listen to the audiobook version!

Ongoing reads:

My book group’s classic read is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. We’ll be done next week. What a powerful book.

So many books, so little timeโ€ฆ


11 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 3/25/2019

  1. Hi Lisa, you’re on my side of the country! Hope you’re having a good visit with family. I have always loved books by Lisa See, but I’m behind by several. I’m looking forward to the summer when I have more flexibility to choose what I want to read, so it’s nice to see you list one of her books. Catch up with you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi – I’m enjoying your side of the country so far! About to leave NY for CT for more family visits. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really enjoy Lisa See’s books, but just realized as I was looking at a list of her books that I’ve only read three so far, so I have a bunch of catching up to do as well.

  2. I was just reading about The Island of Sea Women the other day. Sounds very good, very unlike what I normally read, but I’m definitely tempted. Looking forward to reading your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s really good! I’ve only gotten through about 50% so far (busy running around with family all day), but it’s such an interesting story.

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