Library Haul

I went to pick up my library holds last night and also picked up a couple of other books that I thought sounded good. Unfortunately, over the weekend I didn’t finish any of the books in my previous post but all will have to be set aside for my book group read. Here’s what I got:

Left, A Love Story by Mary Hogan
Quick on the Draw by Susan Moody
Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah
Che: A Revolutionary Life by Jon Lee Anderson & Jose Hernandez
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. I’ll be starting this one tonight. It’s an award winning novel and one I’ve had on my radar for a while so I’m excited. 

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend and are reading some good stuff. Oh and if this post looks a bit different, I did a WordPress update and somehow things have changed a bit. Too tired to deal with this tonight but need to figure out what I’m doing!

Currently Reading

I typically don’t have more than 3-4 books going on but I’ve managed to have  a lot of books going on at once so I thought I’d share a bit of what I’m currently reading.

Our House by Louise Candlish. A domestic noir thriller about a woman who finds strangers moving into her house and she can’t get a hold of her husband. What is going on? Very intriguing so far.

Code Girls by Liza Mundy. I started reading this one during Nonfiction November and it is fascinating but this is probably a book that will take me a while to finish.

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. Should have finished this last month for book group but while the book is well written, the pace is very slow.

Final Girls by Riley Sager. A good thriller I’m enjoying on my commute.

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo. This was supposed to be one of my R.I.P. reads but it’s my lunch time book and I seem to keep getting interrupted or caught up reading other things so this one has been set aside for some time.

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. I am really enjoying this audiobook but I had to return it to the library before I could finish it so I’m waiting for it to be available again.

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver. This is one I probably have to re-start if I get back to it. I’ve not been a reader of this series so I do feel a bit lost.

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo. Another book that’s been on my nightstand for months. I like it but I feel like it’s just not moving.

So I know this isn’t telling you much about the books but more about my feeling about them but there you go.

And, I really should not start another book until I finish several of these but the thing is that I need to go pick up my mystery book for book group later this month and I definitely will want to try and read that before we meet.

That’s it – my goal this week is to finish at least one of these books! What about you, what are you reading and any books you are finding it hard to finish?

Hello, December

One month left to finish up some reading challenges and meet some reading goals and I can already tell that’s not going to happen. And, that’s ok. I didn’t do so well with all of my reading intentions for November like Nonfiction November, Margaret Atwood reading month or German literature month but I still enjoyed reading all the blog posts about and at least celebrating from the sidelines.

What’s my plan for December? Well hopefully getting back on track with my reading. This weekend I didn’t do a lot of book reading because I also have a huge stack of magazines that I’m trying to whittle down. Once I finish those I take to the library to put in the magazine exchange bin. I promise I’m not picking up anything new!

I’m probably going to make a trip to the library this week to pick up my mystery book group book but I’ll try to stay away from borrowing too many books. Especially since I just downloaded 20 (yes 20!) books from NetGalley. I don’t know what I was thinking but it’s just hard to resist those books.

So that’s about it around here. What about you, any big plans to finish off your reading year?