Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker

    

Finished:

  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 444

Total # of books for the year: 61 of 85.  Today starts #BoutofBooks 20, so I’ll be concentrating on finishing up my current reads.  However, I already have a stack of 15 books that I would like to read during September and October.  With the exception of Christmas, the Fall is my favorite time of year.  I used to think it was Winter, but I’ve realized that while I love (and miss) snow and all the cold weather clothing options, I feel more at home when the days are just beginning to shorten, the leaves start turning, and the stories I read, watch, and listen to get spookier.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

   

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 571

Total # of books for the year: 58 of 85.  I was really hoping I would finish Allegiant this weekend, but I fell asleep on the couch.  I’m about 150 pages away from finishing, so I’ll definitely be done some time this week.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – for #LengthyLit
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 537

Total # of books for the year: 58 of 85.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Book, Line, and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 1008

Total # of books for the year: 55 of 85.  On Tuesday, I had a mammogram and ultrasound.  I found out that I now have to get a biopsy.  On top of that, my cat, Dresden, has been acting more skittish than usual and freaking out over what seems to be nothing.  The Boyfriend took him to the vet and Dresden seems to be suffering from anxiety potentially caused by a fall.  Understandably, I haven’t been in the mood to read anything dark.  Though I managed to finish Lord of the Flies, I decided to listen to Book, Line, and Sinker and reread The Hobbit as comfort reads.  I don’t know how long I will need to stay away from The Road and Allegiant.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

Finished:

  • Invitation to Meditation by Howard Cohn
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
  • 1984 by George Orwell

  

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 842

Total # of books for the year: 52 of 85.  This weekend was the #24in48 readathon, so I got a lot more reading done for the week than I usually do.  I also haven’t decided which audiobook I’m going to start today, but it will probably be Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Ghost Ship by Diane Carey
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

      

Finished:

  • Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 445

Total # of books for the year: 47 of 85.  After finishing The Circle by Dave Eggers, I had a huge urge to reread 1984, one of my favorites from when I was in high school.  I also started The Ghost Ship because I needed something a little more light-hearted after The Circle and to take the edge off my reading both 1984 and Parable of the Sower.  Last night, I dipped back into The Secret History of Wonder Woman after going to see the movie for the 2nd time with a friend who hadn’t seen it yet.  It was just as awesome as the 1st time, and I can’t wait until it comes out on DVD.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

  • The Circle by Dave Eggers

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 622

Total # of books for the year: 46 of 85.  The Circle is the scariest book I’ve read this year.  Parable of the Sower is becoming a close second.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon by Una McCormack
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

  • Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin
  • Doctor Who: Lights Out by Holly Black

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 413

Total # of books for the year: 45 of 85.  I am so ready to be done with The Count of Monte Cristo.  I might take a break from it and listen to another audiobook for a bit.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
  • Mad Tinker’s Daughter by J.S. Morin
  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

  

Finished:

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 300

Total # of books for the year: 42 of 85.  My Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge started on Wednesday, and my first book of the challenge is The Man in the High Castle.  It’s also my first book for COYER Summer.  However, I’m participating in the first readathon of COYER Summer this week, and it’s ebooks only.  I have a TBR of 9 Sci-Fi books off of my Summer Reading list that are ebooks and I decided to start with Mad Tinker’s Daughter.

What are you reading this week?

Monday’s Minutes

“Monday’s Minutes” is a weekly post in which I track my bookish life.  All book covers are linked to Goodreads unless otherwise noted.

Currently Reading:

  • The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  • Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

  

Finished:

  • The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
  • Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery

 

Challenges:

Total pages read this week: 572

Total # of books for the year: 42 of 85.  COYER Summer started on Saturday and in just a few days my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge will start as well.  Until both are over, I won’t be reading any of the books I haven’t finished by today, except for The Count of Monte Cristo because I’m determined to finish that beast before I forget what I’ve already read.  Instead, I’ll be reading off of my reading list, and that means nothing but Science Fiction until September 🙂

What are you reading this week?