It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Sheila at Book Journey does a fun meme every Monday, inviting people to share their reading plans for the coming week.  I’ve increasingly been thinking of my reading in that way, as I stack up library books each weekend for the coming week, so I thought it was about time I jumped in on this!

My book reviews have been slimmer than usual this past week because of NaNoWriMo, but my reading has continued unabated.  I’m currently reading Susan Kay’s Legacy, because I am hopelessly, completely, madly in love with Susan Kay’s Phantom.  I don’t know why it’s taken me eight years to pick up her only other novel!

Legacy is a 600-page behemoth that will probably take me most of the week.  I have a new-to-me Discworld book lined up for the Thanksgiving weekend, though–I’m finally going to read Mort, the first book in the Death series.  Despite what that summary sounds like, I expect it to be a rollicking good time.

I’ve planned out the next two weeks because the library is going to be closed for nearly a week over Thanksgiving.  I find this immensely alarming (understandable, of course, but no library for five days?  Eek!) and had to lay in a good stock ahead of time.  After Mort I plan on Roughing It by Mark Twain, because I promised myself I’d read a new Twain book this year, and we’re getting down to the end!

And then I have Lady Friday by Garth Nix, as part of my ongoing quest to finish his Keys to the Kingdom series by the end of the year.

So those are my plans, for roughly the next two weeks.  What are you reading?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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12 Responses to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  1. I’ve just finished off a charming little children’s book by Eva Ibbotson. I’ve been choosing comfort reads over the last week or so I think it might be time to start reading some new more adventurous books.

  2. kdblakely says:

    Between finishing up my first novel and getting ready to publish it, my reading may be slim this week. I’m listening to Heart of Stone by C E Murphy on Audible, and am currently reading the most recent Marcia Mueller. After that I’m going to read Chicken Nuggets by Steve Yeager-really looking forward to that one!!!

  3. Lily B says:

    Finished The Book Thief, and started The Mark of Athena. I keep meaning to read the Keys of the Kingdom books again, but I could never find the last two. My library didn’t have it, for some odd reason…

  4. Swamp Adder says:

    I just finished The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin, and next on my list is the eighth (and final?) Artemis Fowl book, The Last Guardian. Afterward I plan to tackle the latest Shadow book by Orson Scott Card, Shadows in Flight. Though I followed both these series closely as a teenager, I neglected them badly when I went through a reading slump in college; so I’ve had some catching up do to.

  5. R. A. Gates says:

    That’s a lot of reading there, Cheryl. Good luck with that. My goal is to read the novella, The Saraithian Rising and then The Count of Monte Cristo. I know I won’t finish it this month, but I’d like to get started.

  6. I just finished The Graveyard Book, which I probably should have read in October for its spookiness factor, but I enjoyed it in November anyway!

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