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 been a couple of weeks since I’ve shared what I was reading because we’ve been too darn busy! Last Monday was my husband’s birthday and between that, Halloween, and the kids getting sick, I really had no idea what day was when.
It’s Monday now and I’m home with two sick kids and I really hope they get better soon so they can go back to school! It’s been trying to snow lately, which just screams COZY, and that makes me happy. We had a good Halloween despite the fact that I was a little sick from some dental work getting a crown (Sidenote: my 4 year old was very disappointed when she looked in my mouth to see my crown only to see it looked like all my other teeth and NOT like a sparkly crown.) and I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t catch what the kids have. I bought some probiotics for the husband and I just in case so I hope that means since I was proactive that we won’t get it. That’s how sickness works, right?
On to the books …
I’m actually quite surprised because in the past 2 weeks I’ve finished 6 books! Since I’ve only read 31 books so far this year, that’s more than I’ve read in months combined.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (reread)
- The Travelling Bag and Other Ghostly Stories by Susan Hill
- The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
- The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (reread)
- The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie
- Watcher in the Woods (Rockton, #4) by Kelley Armstrong
I’ve loved all the spooky reading I’ve done over the past few weeks, especially my few rereads. And I was ridiculously excited to get the new Agatha Christie collection in time to read it for Halloween.
Currently I’m reading:
- Ghost Stories, collection edited by Peter Washington
- Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
- The Governess Game (Girl Meets Duke, #2) by Tessa Dare
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
I use the term “reading” loosely because I haven’t picked up any of the first three for a while now, though I plan to finish The Governess Game over the next few days to knock it off my reading pile. I just started North and South last night and am loving it so far. It’s my first Gaskell and everything I read or watched said to start here and I’m glad I did!
Next, I plan to read:
I’m not entirely sure what I plan to read next! I think I might pick out one of the many new releases I have piling up on my bedside table. I’m thinking Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins or The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman OR Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center. As for classics, I want to either read The Haunted Man by Charles Dickens or maybe starting Emma by Jane Austen. My daughter has one of those Little Miss Austen books for Emma that’s about emotions and one of them says “Harriet is sad” and she asked me why Harriet was sad and I told her I’d have to read the book to find out!