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.
A busy workweek, but what else is new? The sun finally came out over the weekend, and I spent every second I could outside!
What did I read during the last week?
Flash Fire by TJ Klune: The 2nd book in The Extraordinaries trilogy. I just want to give this book a hug — I love it so much. My review is here.
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger: Wonderful book. For once, I finished my book group book ahead of schedule! I haven’t had a chance to write up a review yet, but I’ll try to get to it this week.
Pop culture & TV:
I binged season 3 of Virgin River this week, and loved and was annoyed by just as much as with the first two season! I wrote up some thoughts here.
Puzzle of the Week:
This is the 3rd of a series of 4 puzzles (The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady). I finished Winter last week, and am almost done with Summer.
I love The Extraordinaries books so much that I treated myself to hardcover editions of books 1 and 2. What can I say — I had Amazon credits burning a hole in my pocket!
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell: The 3rd and final Simon Snow book! I only had time to read about half this week, but I’m loving it so far (and so sad this is the end of the saga!).
Now playing via audiobook:
Mistletoe & Mr. Right (Moose Springs, #2) by Sarah Morgenthaler: After a more serious audiobook this past week, I’m starting a light and fluffy romance. I don’t usually go for Christmas stories, but I liked the first book in this series, and what’s not to love about finding romance in Alaska?
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 56 – 60.
So many books, so little time…
7 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 7/19/2021”
Oh, I really want to read The Extraordinaries! I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea and I am currently reading the arc of Under the Whispering Door and I just fell in love with both. I think I will love anything TJ Klune writes!
That’s how I feel too! I can’t wait to read Under the Whispering Door!
I am loving it so much! x
I’m glad you liked This Tender Land. The puzzle is beautiful–I LOVE the Edwardian Lady books.
I’ve never seen the books, but I’ll have to see if my library has them!
I hope you have a great reading week coming!
Thanks! Wishing you a great week too!