Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Monday, what are YOU reading?

Happy Monday, readers!  I hope all my American friends had a great July 4th weekend.  My husband got a long weekend out of it (July 3rd was when the holiday was observed for state employees), and we had a wonderful 3 days of barbecuing, parade-watching, and playing outside with the kiddos.  Also, apparently my neighbors are really into setting off their own fireworks (something I am not used to!), so we got our very own backyard show on Saturday night, which was both entertaining and terrifying.  'MERICA.

It has also been a great week for reading.  I finished Missoula by Jon Krakauer (review coming this week), which made my blood pressure spike every time I picked it up, but was a truly excellent read (as I fully expected it to be).

Now I'm reading:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Jen from The Relentless Reader gave me this ARC ages ago, and I'm just now getting to it, because I am a delinquent reader.  I'm sorry that I waited so long though, because I'm 50 pages in and thoroughly enjoying myself.  John Green readers will love this one.

Upcoming reads:

Hard to say!  I don't have any required reading on my plate right now, and summer is the very best time for wandering the stacks at the library.  However, three possibilities right now are The Interrogator by Glenn L. Carle (the latest book I picked from my TBR jar), Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos (a recent release that is getting awesome reviews in the blogosphere...just can't resist), and/or The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (because there's just something about reading long books in the dog days of summer).

What are you reading this week?


  1. I had a very similar response to Missoula. I listened to it as an audiobook, mostly while driving, so it really amped up the road rage! I've been hearing about Summerlong quite a bit, and hope you enjoy it!

    1. Oh yeah, it would have been hard for me to listen to this while driving! Does Krakauer narrate, or is it someone else?

  2. Glad you enjoyed Missoula - I'm planning to read it for Nonfiction November! And - I highly recommend Summerlong...I finished it last week and it was a surprise hit for me! My review will go up on Thursday. I also loved The Fountainhead when I read it years ago.

    1. Thanks for the thoughts re: Summerlong and The Fountainhead! I am looking forward to both of them.

  3. Yep, I'm with Sarah on've got to read it and tell us what you think, Kelly!! GAH! Sounds like you've got some great reading ahead; glad you had a great Fourth of July weekend!!

    1. I've heard so many people say that Summerlong was a surprise hit for them...they went in skeptical and came out very happy. Hoping for the same!

  4. wow, The Fountaihead is massive, good luck. here is what I'm reading:


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