Monday, April 25, 2016

It's Monday, April 25th! What Are You Reading?


It's a new week and time for the weekly Monday post! "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It gives bloggers a chance to share what they've been reading and what they plan to read next. 

Gosh, another Monday! By the way, I am so behind on my weekly review posts that I am not sure if I can catch up. But I will try. Maybe. But not today.

Here is what I am currently reading:

Margaret the First 

I belong to a new literary fiction group on Goodreads, and a few of us are doing a buddy read of Margaret the First by Danielle Dutton. I am a little behind because I had to wait for it to be in at the library, but it is fairly short and I should finish it easily this week. 

Jane Steele

I am listening to Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye, and it is as good as everyone said it was. I was pretty sure that I did not want to read a Jane Eyre-inspired novel where Jane is a serial killer, but I was wrong. It is so much fun!

One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2)

Also, this week I hope to read at least one book from my back list TBR. This will probably be One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson, although it could just as easily end up being a Jane Eyre reread.

Private CitizensWhy We Came to the City

If I finish that, I will read one of these two novels next: Private Citizens by Tony Tulathimutte or Why We Came to the City by Kristopher Jansma. One is a novel that I haven't heard much about by an author of color, and the other is a novel that I have heard so many great things about that it would be hard to pass up. Decisions, decisions!

All American BoysOnly Love Can Break Your Heart

I am about 60% done with Jane Steele on audio. Up next, I will listen to either All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely or Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington, both of which come highly recommended by friends. All American Boys is only 6 hours, so I am hoping to get to both books this week. 

And after that I am going to need some serious girl power next week. Last year approximately 2/3 of the books that I read were written by women. I am a little behind on my 2016 spreadsheet, but I would expect that to continue.

I am also still reading a couple books from last week: The Reason I Jump and Inkspell. I didn't get around to starting The Reason I Jump, and I am reading Inkspell aloud to my third grader. I also didn't finish one of the Gateway books: In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. I haven't decided if I will finish it.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I have heard so many loving reviews of Jane Steele. Maybe this will be the week I finally read it!

    1. It's a little odd, but I found it very fun.

  2. I just started "Jane Steele" today! I'm only two chapters in but I'm totally intrigued! I love the writing style so far.

  3. Speak of the devil! I got Private Citizens out of the library for no reason except it was on the new books shelf, and I too am hoping it's going to be good.

    I don't have Jane Steele yet, and at this point I think I may have to wait until the hype train hits the backlash point and then comes back around from it. Otherwise I've got too many expectations, I think! And expectations can be ruinous.

    1. Fun! I think I will read Private Citizens next. I am next in line for the audiobook too.

      Jane Steele was fun, but I know what you mean about hyped books.