Sunday, November 06, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Finally got some reading done last week! After a really loooong dry spell, I finished two books:

The Girls, by Emma Cline
(Random House, June 2016)


The Nightwalker, by Sebastian Fitzek
(Sphere, January 2016; first published 2011)

I started The Girls back in June or July; don't know why it took me so long to finish, since I actually enjoyed it quite a lot. The Nightwalker was a real page-turner, so I was able to read it a lot faster. Planning to do short reviews of both sometime this week.

I have several books on my list for this week, but first up is...

Cruel Beautiful World, by Caroline Leavitt
(Algonquin Books, October 2016)

... it's another book I started a month or so ago and had to put aside. I've read one other book by Caroline Leavitt and really admire her writing, so I'm looking forward to getting into this one.

So far, I've read 32 books this year. My goal was to read at least 50, and right now that number seems pretty unattainable. But that's OK — my reading goals are always very flexible. But I am hoping November doesn't zoom right by — the way October did. If I could slow things down a bit, I think I might be able to get a little more reading done!

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. I'll be interested to hear what you think of The Girls. I didn't like is as much as most others did. Cruel Beautiful World was another one that I only found okay, though I normally like Caroline Leavitt.

  2. Good luck with your reading goal. It will be nice to finish books that have been on the stack for a while. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. I enjoyed The Girls...and Cruel Beautiful World.

    I like having flexible reading goals, which is why I stopped joining the Goodreads Challenge. I like following my moods and enjoying what I read...and not requesting so many review books that I feel pressured.


  4. I actually didn't enjoy The Girls as much as I had hoped. Cline's writing style is not really my cup of tea.

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  6. Yay for completing books - I hope it continues!


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