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.
Just another super-busy workweek! But hey, at least the weather finally cooperated enough for me to get a few walks in.
What did I read during the last week?
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Gorgeous and dramatic – a 5-star read! My review is here.
Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock: A wonderful collection of interconnected stories. And isn’t that an awesome title? My review is here.
The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan: Sweet, funny thoughtful romance. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
I finished watching Staged this week — and if you haven’t had the pleasure, you absolutely have to check it out! I’ve also been continuing my way through Last Tango in Halifax, which is really good — even though I expected something on the lighter side, and it actually gets quite heavy.
I received a paperback ARC of The Quiet Boy, which sounds terrific, and I treated myself to one more L. M. Montgomery book!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: Only a few chapters in, but I like it so far!
Now playing via audiobook:
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim: I’m almost done! I think I need just one more long walk, and I’ll be finished. A week late for my book group discussion, but that’s okay. It’s a lovely book, and this week we’re all going to watch the movie version too.
- My book group’s classic read is part 2 of Don Quixote. Continuing onward, 3 chapters per week. Current status: 90%.
- Wicked Plants by Amy Stewart: Gotta be honest, I haven’t touched this book in a few weeks now. But it’s still on my nightstand, so I’m still considering it an ongoing read!
- Coming soon: Starting next week, Outlander book group is doing a speed-re-read of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, #8 in the Outlander series. We’ll be doing 5 chapters per week. Let me know if you want to join in — the more, the merrier!
So many books, so little time…
6 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/26/2021”
Hi Lisa – glad you are getting some great reading in. Is Hail Mary Weir’s second book or did I miss one? I loved The Martian. Happy Monday!
It’s actually the 3rd — his 2nd was Artemis, which I thought was only fair, especially in comparison to The Martian (which I also loved). Have a great week!
Oh, good to know – I’ll look forward to seeing what you think of this one!
I LOVE that Enchanted April cover!!
Me too! Listening to the book is making yearn for an Italian villa to hide away in for a month… or forever.
I just started reading it last night