Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Monday Book Report, Edition #5



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WHAT DID I READ THIS WEEK:  I finished only ONE book.  ONE!  But I started way too many.  As with everything else in my life, I need to FOCUS.  

I re-read "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell.  This is on my Classic Club master list of classics I want to read in the next few years.  You can read my review HERE.  

BOOKS I HAVE STARTED (AND PLAN TO FINISH!): 
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani
(Audio) The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah
How to Fall in Love in a Bookshop (temporarily put aside) 

DNF BOOKS: 
Debbie Macomber's "The Inn of Rose Harbor"  I was just not in the mood for that type of read this week.  It was actually good.  I am sure I will pick it up again when the mood strikes.  I am a very mood-y and seasonal-ish reader! 
Kate Morton's "The Lakehouse" - same as above.  I WILL finish this book at some point - it just may be months down the road.  I am not giving up on either of these books!  It's just not the right time for me. 

FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A BOOK I READ (LISTENED TO): 

“A girl was like a kite; without her mother's strong, steady hold on the string, she might just float away, be lost somewhere among the clouds.” 
― Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone


“Books are the mile markers of my life. Some people have family photos or home movies to record their past. I’ve got books. Characters. For as long as I can remember, books have been my safe place.” 
― Kristin Hannah, The Great Alone


WHAT BOOKS DID I BUY/BORROW THIS WEEK:  I went to the library for the first time in a LONG time.  What was wrong with me?  The library is my happy place!!  I found Tayari Jones' "Am American Marriage"  (started reading....fabulous)  a Mary Kubica novel, and Kristin Hannah's "The Great Alone" audio book.  





Also borrowed (e-books on Overdrive/Libby) were "Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell and "Into the Water" by Paula Hawkins. 

My last Kindle Unlimited book borrowed (subscription is up in 3 days since I have library e-books now)  is "The Storyteller's Secret" by Sejal Badani.  

WHAT IS THE BOOK I MOST WANT TO GET MY HANDS ON RIGHT NOW: I have three AH-MAZING books right now.  I can't even think of one I want more than the ones I am currently reading! 

WHAT ARE MY READING PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: 

  1. Finish 3 books (all current reads)
  2. Finally do review of "The Little Prince" 
  3. Decide what book I will read next for Classics Club
  4. Make a trip to the library 

FAVORITE BOOKISH MEME AND/OR BLOG-VLOG: The 2018 National Book Award Long List for Fiction 

ANY NEW BOOK EVENTS OR BOOK NEWS ONLINE OR IN YOUR TOWN?  Here are the 11 Best Books on Detroit 




AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE: ANYTHING READING RELATED, ETC.: 
The Books Everyone Starts and No One Finishes   I have actually finished 3 of these.  I haven't abandoned any.  You? 







14 comments:

  1. I only finished 1 book last week, too. It was a really long one, though. I’m going to be reading The Great Alone next. I just got my copy and am excited. I’m still on a waitlist for An American Marriage. I hope you like it. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Seriously - The Great Alone is soooo good. I'm over 1/2-way through. I'm reading 3 amazing books all at the same time and I'm mad at myself because I should be savoring each one :/ Is that weird? lol

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  2. I've been wanting try Mary Kubica as I've heard her thrillers are pretty good. Island of the Blue Dolphins- I remember that as a kid but I don't think I ever read, even though I anted to- just never got to it I guess!

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    1. That is why I picked up the Kubica book - I have heard so many good things about her writing and I just love thrillers! I haven't started it yet - hopefully by this weekend.

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  3. I read 3 books last week and those were short ones. I hope your next week turns better.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. I think I'll be able to finish 3 this week! I"m trying :)

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  4. I have a funny story about American Marriage. I asked a publicist if I could be sent a copy at TLA last April. She said sure. Nothing. Finally I decided to order it in last month's BOTM. Who do I hear from in early September? Right, the publicist. "Did I ever send you that book?" It arrives last week!

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    1. Isn't that just how things happen? hahaha Well you can always do a giveaway with the second book! A lot of people are interested in it for sure :)

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  5. Sometimes all we can finish is one book. It's better than reading none. Good luck with your to-do list for this week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. I loved The Great Alone - kept me wondering what was going to happen. Thank you for sharing The American Marriage - put it on my "want to read" list at Goodreads. Don't you just love Book Date? I meet so many people who are readng such great books!

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  7. I am glad you aren't going to give up on Kate Morton's book.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  8. An America Marriage sounds rather haunting. I'll be interested in your thoughts.
    I popped over to check the list of DNF - I finished all 5 classics and never started any of the second group of 5. :-)
    Happy Reading!

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  9. I've heard good things about An American Marriage. Enjoy all those books. But I know what you mean about starting too many at once.

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  10. Fantastic quotes! And I do hope you'll really enjoy your books. An American marriage as such a lovely cover ;-)

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