This weekly meme is hosted over on The Book Date. It’s a chance to share what we’ve read over the last week, what we’re reading currently, and what we plan on reading next.
It’s Monday! Actually, it’s Saturday as I write this, but I always seem to forget to post what I’m reading on Mondays that I thought I’d take some time to get some posts written. 🙂 As I write this, my husband and son are watching Captain Underpants (this is my kid’s favourite book! he was so excited to see the books he likes to read on the TV.) and my youngest is in the other room playing with her Frozen lego and singing at the top of her lungs. Outside, it’s snowing and really, really cold, but I have my family, my dogs, a sweater, some tea, and a lot of peace & joy.
In other life news, my husband and I have been doing Keto since the beginning of the month and I currently have some Keto buns baking and they smell PHENOMENAL. I’m so excited for supper. I’ve also been trying to get my life in order, or my home at least. I’ve been making lists and cleaning plans, we’ve been purging and donating, and it feels really good. Does anyone else feel the need for order once the kids go back to school in January?
On to the books!
I was participating in Bout of Books this week and actually did some good reading, though I haven’t finished anything. Naturally, I was reading two books and had to pick up another, but I kind of have an excuse? I started watching some Poirot episodes on TV and love them so I felt that I should continue my Agatha Christie reading so I can watch MORE Poirot.
Two weeks have passed since I last shared what I was reading and I’ve finished quite a few books!
- Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
- Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
- I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of The Reading Life by Anne Bogel (Audiobook)
I’m happy to have listened to an audiobook, though I will admit it was only a couple of hours long! I’ve been trying to get back into my reading mojo this year and the audiobook definitely helped. It was full of so much bookishness that it really made me remember what I love about books and reading. So I’ve been making sure to make time in the evenings to read before bed, once I’m done getting all my cleaning done, the kids are in bed, and the husband is watching his sports (seriously, hockey and football season is FOREVER).
I think out of all the books I read over the past two weeks, the Kristan Higgins one is my favourite, but I did love the Anne Bogel. Convenience Store Woman was different and quirky and such a great read, too. And do I really need to say anything about Daphne du Maurier? She’s amazing.
I’m currently reading:
I have three books on the go right now, though I do still have North and South on my nightstand, despite not picking it up for a while so I don’t really count that as a current read.
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
- The Wives by Tarynn Fisher
- Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9) by Agatha Christie
I’m really enjoying all three of these which is hard because it’s impossible to read three books at once! After my bookish nonfiction, it’s fun to be reading the latest Jojo Moyes since it’s about librarians in the 1930s delivering books via horseback. I love her writing and I’m glad I started this one.
Next up, I’m going to read:
I don’t really know! I really want to stay on top of reading the books I buy this year (which I hope will be minimal) so I have a couple that I should get to:
- The Marriage Break by Claudia Carroll
- The End of the Ocean by Maja Lunde
I also want to start another Agatha Christie and tackle another one of the books I bought last year, though I’m not sure which one.
What have you read this week? Anything good?