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.
It’s been a busy workweek, but I’ve managed to read some good books and go for a couple of long walks, so all is well!
What did I read during the last week?
Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman: A creepy, compelling thriller. My review is here.
To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters: Light and fun. My review is here.
The Christmas Surprise by Jenny Colgan: The 3rd book in the Rosie Hopkins trilogy is sweet and satisfying. My review is here.
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth: OMG. Could not put this book down. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
I watched the new movie Concrete Cowboy on Netflix. Guys, it’s so good! Definitely check it out.
I also watched the first three episodes (all that’s available right now) of Made For Love, and it’s trippy fun. Don’t watch the trailer though — too spoilery.
No new books this week.
Puzzle of the week:
It’s been a while, but I did a puzzle! And it was so pretty!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner: The upcoming new release by the author of the fantastic The Sisters of the Winter Wood.
Now playing via audiobook:
The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski: Back to the world of The Witcher! I enjoy these audiobooks so much — the narrator is great!
- My book group’s classic read is part 2 of Don Quixote. Continuing onward, 3 chapters per week. Current status: 84%.
- Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart: This is a fun little guide to all sorts of deadly and dangerous plants. I’m reading in very small bites, very, very slowly.
So many books, so little time…