Sunday, January 21, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, here we are, entering Week 4 of 2018. Already. This year seems to be speeding along just like 2017 did, no matter how much I try to slow things down.

So far I've actually managed to finish four books this year, three fiction...

A Murder Is Announced, by Agatha Christie

Intruder in the Dark, by George Bellairs

Vintage Murder, by Ngaio Marsh

... and one nonfiction. (One of my goals for this year's reading is to knock a few more nonfiction reads off my lists.)

Balthus: Cats and Girls, by Sabine Rewald

Two of those (the Christie and the Bellairs) are books I started last year, but put aside -- so I'm counting them for 2018.

This week, I'll be reading one of the ARCs I have left over from last year...

The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor

... and working on my January book for the Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge:

The Road to Lichfield, by Penelope Lively

Hope to get reviews of some of those up on the blog, later this week. Another of my bookish goals for this year is to be a little more organized about reviewing what I read. I only posted a dozen or so reports on my reading last year, and I regret that. If I don't write at least a few words about a book, I'm likely to forget what I thought about it. (Getting old is such an adventure!)

So now I'm off to visit some blogs. Happy reading, everyone!

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. You're starting 2018 strong. I hope to read The Chalk Man soon too.

  2. Awesome reading! I've been wanting to read The Chalk Man, and I'm also curious about the Penelope Lively book.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I am on my fourth book for the year so far -- getting off to a good start, hope it continues however this year has already started out to be a bit chaotic so who knows!

  4. I'll be eager to hear what you think of The Chalk Man. I have been getting very curious about that one but not yet curious enough to buy a copy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. One of my goals this year is to read more nonfiction, too. So far, I’m failing. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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