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.
Back to normal… After having so many visitors the previous week, it was odd going back to a much quieter house! Although I will say, I appreciated the break from endless rounds of dishwashing and laundry.
Other than than, it’s been a mostly quiet week, the usual craziness at work, and (finally!) a weekend with sunshine and no obligations, so I could get outside and enjoy it all.
What did I read during the last week?
Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan: A perfect beach read! I read it the week before last, but just got around to posting a review.
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay: My Classics Club Spin book! I finished it this past week, but I’m waiting to check out the TV mini-series adaptation before writing up a review.
Waypoints by Sam Heughan: I really enjoyed this audiobook! My review is here.
Pop culture & TV:
Not much new or different — still trying to catch up on episodes of The Power!
No new books this week. And I even returned some library books after realizing that I just wasn’t going to get to them any time soon.
What will I be reading during the coming week?
Currently in my hands:
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson: My book group book for April! I haven’t had time to make a ton of progress, but I’m liking what I’ve read so far.
Now playing via audiobook:
Said No One Ever by Stephanie Eding: A fun fish-out-of-water romance about a city girl taking a break on a Montana farm. It’s light, silly entertainment, which is just what I was in the mood for.
My longer-term reading commitments:
- Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon: Over at Outlander Book Club, we’re doing a group read of BEES, reading and discussing two chapters per week. Coming up this week: Chapters 118 and 119 (of 155).
- A Passage to India by E. M. Forster: My book group’s current classic read, also two chapters per week. We’ll be finished by the middle of May.
So many books, so little time…
8 thoughts on “The Monday Check-In ~ 4/17/2023”
Black Cake is a compelling read! Enjoy!
Thank you! I got past the 50% mark yesterday, and now I wish I could just stay home and read all day. 🙂
I do like that feeling of finally having time to yourself after being super busy😁 Hope you have a good week!
Thank you — you too!
I’m very interested to hear your thoughts on Picnic at Hanging Rock. I read that one last year for Karen’s Back to the Classics Challenge and I liked it…I think? It’s an odd story, especially how she leaves the ending so open. And Said No One Ever looks like a very fun book! Have a good week. 😀
I agree, Picnic at Hanging Rock is very odd, but so intriguing and eerie!
I’ve been curious about Black Cake.
I haven’t had much time to read in the last few days… but I’ve just passed the halfway point, and I’m loving it!