It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! is a weekly meme hosted over at Book Journey that allows bloggers to post a sort of wrap-up of the past week while also looking to the week ahead. Without further ado…

Last Week: Several things conspired to make the week pretty crazy and definitely busy. Some of it was fun, some not so much. It was start week for the students at ITT, plus graduation, so work was pretty nonstop. At home, my roommates and I finally got the Christmas tree put up – only to find out that we have to move it this week because we are getting a chest freezer that will need to go in that spot. We caught up on Survivor and The Amazing Race. I spent the weekend mostly on the couch, playing Skyrim and trying not to get sick. And my dad came up on Sunday to take me out to dinner for my birthday.

Still, I didn’t let the craziness slow my reading down. While I didn’t read as much traditional stuff this week, I got through a lot. A couple short stories, some graphic novels, a novella, plus the new Charlie Lovett book. It was a good week. Here’s the list.

Natural Selection by Malinda Lo Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed Burnt Sugar by Lish McBride Heads Will Roll by Lish McBride

Natural Selection (Adaptation #1.5) – Malinda Lo

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar – Cheryl Strayed

Burnt Sugar – Lish McBride

Heads Will Roll (Necromancer #0.1) – Lish McBride

First Impressions by Charlie Lovett In Real Life by Cory Doctorow The Property by Rutu Modan Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

First Impressions: A Novel of Old Book, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen – Charlie Lovett

In Real Life – Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang

The Property – Rutu Modan

Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl #1) – Ben Hatke

Currently Reading: Bag of Bones – Stephen King; Easy (Contours of the Heart #1) – Tammara Webber; The Ghosts of Heaven – Marcus Sedgwick

Bag of Bones Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1) The Ghosts of Heaven

Looking Ahead: So this is the week of the graphic novel for me. I’ll admit that at first, I was looking for ways to reach my Goodreads goal and settled on graphic novels as the answer. But as I was looking at my graphic novels TBR, plus seeking out new issues of the superhero comics I follow, I realized how much I want to read these graphic novels for their own merit. So it kind of spiraled into me placing a ton of graphic novels on hold because I want to read them all RIGHT NOW! I also have a couple new YA reads on the radar. So we’ll see what I get to.

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1 This One Summer Goodnight Darth Vader  Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

Happy reading this week as YOU try to meet whatever 2014 reading goals you set!




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4 responses to “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Jo

    In Real Life sounds interesting. And I didn’t know there was a new Jeffrey Brown book! I’m going to have to look into Goodnight Darth Vader.


    • In Real Life was great! Although I’m not usually a huge fan of Doctorow (he gets a bit technical for me sometimes), I really enjoyed this one.

      And I’m so excited for Goodnight Darth Vader. I think I’ve read both of the other ones, plus Jedi Academy. I think it will be a cute read.


  2. That looks like a great reading week! What did you think of Tiny Beautiful Things??


    • It was stunning. Her advice was tough and practical, but also sweet and compassionate. It’s like that feeling you get when talking to that awesome aunt or friend – you don’t really want to hear what they have to say, but you know it’s going to be wise advice and they have your best interests at heart.


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