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.
Another busy workweek… with not a ton of reading time. Sigh.
What did I read during the last week?
The World Gives Way by Marissa Levien: Surprising and fascinating. My review is here.
Skye Falling by Mia McKenzie: Entertaining contemporary fiction — my review is here.
A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier: My book group’s pick for June. My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
My son and I finished our on-again, off-again rewatch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. We watched in chronological order — gotta say, it was quite fun to watch them all again, and I realized that I’d forgotten a ton of the details. Now I’m all ready for TV Loki and for the release of Black Widow next month!
Puzzle of the Week:
I actually finished two this week! (Hmm, maybe that’s why I didn’t have much reading time…)
This one was super fun:
And I really enjoyed this one too:
I treated myself to a bunch of books this week — just couldn’t resist some of the Prime Day deals!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison: A short-ish novel set in the world of The Goblin Emperor. I haven’t gotten very far just yet, but I love being in this world.
Now playing via audiobook:
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell: The 3rd Simon Snow book comes out next week, which means it’s time for me to re-read #2! I just started this audiobook yesterday, and I’m already loving getting back to Simon and Baz.
Outlander Book Club is doing a speed-re-read of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, #8 in the Outlander series. We’re reading and discussing 5 chapters per week. Let me know if you want to join in — the more, the merrier! This week: Chapters 41 – 45.
So many books, so little time…