The Monday Check-In ~ 6/17/2019

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 on a visit back east to see family this week. It’s hectic but fun… and I did get to do a lot of reading on the plane!

What did I read during the last week?

Not a single review written… but here’s what I read:

The Umbrella Academy: A graphic novel – just okay. I didn’t love the artwork, and overall, I enjoy the characters on the TV series much more than in the book.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe: A re-read. The sequel comes out later this month, and I definitely needed a refresher! It’s been nine years since I first read this book. Really enjoyed it again the 2nd time around!

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery: The audiobook was lovely! Can’t believe I made it this far in life without getting to know Anne!

And from last week:

Recursion by Black Crouch: Absolutely loved this book! I finished it last week, but just posted a review a few days ago.

Pop culture:

What’s a reader to do when she finishes a book on a plane? Switch over to Netflix for a charming rom-com!

Fresh Catch:

Two exciting ARCs arrived in the mail right before I left on my trip:

The grammar book releases in August; the Obama/Biden book in July. So psyched for both!

What will I be reading during the coming week?

Currently in my hands:

I have two different books on the go right now:

Now playing via audiobook:

Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery: More Anne! My plan right now is to keep going with the Anne audiobooks — so much fun to listen to.

Ongoing reads:

Two ongoing book group reads at the moment:

  • A Fugitive Green by Diana Gabaldon, from the Seven Stones To Stand or Fall collection.
  • The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — our current classic selection.

So many books, so little time…


13 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 6/17/2019

  1. I’m loving Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. Review coming this week or next. I binge-listened to all of the Anne books. They were sort of out-of-style when I was growing up in the 70s. I love the Obama-Biden Bromance continuing in mystery form!

    • I’m excited to hear you love Book Woman — I’ve only barely started, but it seems really great! I grew up at about the same time — maybe that’s why I never read Anne as a child? I don’t remember ever having the books around our house, and we were pretty avid readers! It’s never too late — I’m enjoying them now!

  2. I’m not sure I could handle having The Umbrella Academy on my coffee table – the artwork is a little too racy for this house! And I’m so glad there’s another Obama/Biden mystery coming! Can’t wait to read Hope Rides Again 🙂

      • I know – I was thinking it would be a one and done – I’ll have to tell my brother – I gave him a copy of Hope Never Dies and he really liked it! I’m definitely going to read it 🙂

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