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?
Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar: Intricate science fiction involving alternate realities. My review is here.
Do You Dream of Terra-Two? by Temi Oh: Fascinating story of space exploration and interplanetary travel. My review is here.
Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery: I finished this audiobook over the weekend. I didn’t love it quite so much as the earlier books in the series. I wasn’t quite prepared to spend so much time focusing on Anne’s children rather than on Anne herself. I do intend to continue with the last two books in the series, but I have a few other things to listen to first.
Oh boy. I really over-indulged this week! I bought myself copies of…
Two “coffee-table” books:
And a couple of others to read:
Aaaaand, I also received a couple of ARCs from Orbit (thank you!):
Now if only I had time to actually read all of these…
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: After some heavier reads, it’s nice to take a break with fluffy YA.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal: I loved this book so much when I read it last summer! I need to read the sequel, so I decided to do an audiobook re-read first.
Two ongoing book group read right now:
- The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — our current classic selection, reading and discussing two chapters per week.
- Virgins by Diana Gabaldon: Our newest group read — a novella set during Jamie Fraser’s teen years.
So many books, so little time…
9 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 8/5/2019”
I’ve only ever read the first Anne of Green Gables book, but I really want to read the rest of the series.
I’m really loving the series! The first 4 books are especially wonderful.
I’ve added Do You Dream of Terra-Two? to my reading list since reading your review on it yesterday. After reading this post, I’ve also added the Anne of Green Gables series, because I never read it when I was younger, but have family members who have loved it (one of my sisters has reportedly named several kids after characters from that series). Thanks for your posts!
Oh, how cool to name kids after Anne characters! You have to read the books, if only to figure out where the names came from. 🙂 (They’re also just really good books.). I hope you enjoy Terra-Two when you get to it!
I really enjoyed What If? I listened to it, then checked out the print version, which is helpful and fun with its illustrations. Also loved The Handmaid’s Tale – but I think I’ll stay away from the series. Always a great variety here, Lisa!
I just read another recommendation for the What If audiobook, so I may start there and have the print version to refer back to. I’ve read excerpts before — seems like such fun. I’m excited for the Handmaid’s Tale (and the series is very good, even though really difficult to watch at times.)
Yes the narrator is a super enthusiastic science guy and does a great job!
I hope you like What if! Did you get the audiobook or a physical copy?
I ended up getting a physical copy, but I think I’m going to try to find the audiobook through my library and approach it that way for starters. 🙂