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?
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See: My review is up! Check it out, here.
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher: This very well may be my favorite of 2019 so far. My review is here.
Roar by Cecelia Ahern: A collection of 30 terrific stories. My review is here.
Read but not reviewed:
The Editor by Steven Rowley: An okay read, but not one I’m inspired to review. I sped through this book, not because I loved it, but because I was afraid that if I slowed down, I’d end up just walking away.
The Walking Dead, volume 31: The Rotten Core – the newest release in the comics series, which is now hopelessly confusing to me as I try to separate the living from the dead while comparing the books and the TV show. I’m still enjoying the series… but this panel from volume 31 kind of sums up a lot about both versions of the story:
And in audiobooks…
I finished my re-read of Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, book #10 in the ongoing Mercy Thompson series. Fabulous.
When my favorite local bookstore got in a stash of Seanan McGuire’s Velveteen books (now out of print in hardcover)… well, how was I supposed to resist? I just picked up these lovelies over the weekend — signed and everything!
Plus, I treated myself to a few more books as well — a pair of graphic novels that seem perfect for me…
… and a paperback copy of my book group’s upcoming classic read:
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman: Honestly, they had me at “bookshop”. I’m just starting this novel, but the description makes it sounds like a book for me!
And just to lighten (?) things up a bit, I’m switching off my more serious reading with some graphic novels, starting with volume one of The Beauty, a horror series that I’d never heard of. But hey, this is what happens when you go to the library with time to spare — you never know what you’ll find on the shelf!
Now playing via audiobook:
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: This is my book group’s pick for April. I seem to end up doing audiobooks for my book group books a lot, maybe because I never figure out how to squeeze in all my “for me” reads alongside all my obligation reads. I’ve only listened to the first chapter so far, but I’m really liking this one!
My Outlander book group is continuing our Lord John read-along with two Lord John (or Lord John-adjacent) stories from the Seven Stones to Stand or Fall collection. We’re reading the story Besieged right now.
So many books, so little time…
13 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/8/2019”
I’m not familiar with McGuires Velveteen series but it looks like you scored big
Have a great reading week 🙂
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out- MY POST
Thanks – happy reading to you too!
I’ve never even heard of Velveteen, now I’m on a mission to find them!
Yeah, basically I just want to give Seanan McGuire all my money in exchange for everything she’s ever written. 🙂
Darn it! I love Ceilia Ahern, but don’t love stories. Hmmm… Feeling the same fear as you with The Editor. After all, I remember Jackie. But it is high on my list so we’ll see! Great post!
Which of Cecelia Ahern’s books do you recommend? I read PS I Love You ages ago, but nothing else until Roar. If you end up reading The Editor, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Book of Tomorrow and Love Rosie. Actually this is my mistake–I looked at P.S. I Love You but thought it was I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson–I did this mix-up before! I DO love Cecelia Ahern’s books though. Here’s my review of the one I THOUGHT it was https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/a-novel-to-read-in-memory-of-a-heart-throb-i-think-i-love-you-david-cassidy/
OMG, is that about the Partridge Family? Amazing!
Just David Cassidy it’s very good. I recommend the audiobook.
On The Editor – that’s an interesting reason to speed read a book.
Ha, yeah, it was a race against my dwindling interest.
Both Debbie Tubg books are EXCELLENT! I will be keeping them on my shelf and re-reading for sure!
Yay! I’m excited to read them!