Happy Monday, folks! I’ve decided to join the weekly reading meme over at Book Journey. Even if you don’t participate regularly or don’t intend to, feel free to tell us about your recent activity in the comments.
Today’s New Year’s Eve, so I hope everybody has plans to drink and party (drinking and reading is also acceptable). :) Have fun and stay safe out there.
What I’ve been reading
My sister got me The Underwater Welder for Christmas, which I’ve been excited to read. Jeff Lemire is an amazing writer and artist. I’ll have my review posted in a couple hours (11 a.m. EST) at this link.
I also finally got around to reading Where the Dead Fear to Tread by M.R. Gott (review here). The author asked me to read it awhile ago (sorry!), but I just kept putting it on the backburner. I’m making it my goal to complete a few outstanding requests before I move on to other books.
January 12 is my next book club date, so I’ll be bringing along Zombie Blondes by Brian James. You can expect my review to go up then.
What I’m reading now
I’m about to start a book for Kirkus Indie (my lips are sealed on that one), and I’m hoping to continue reading The Jazz Cage by Ray Chen Smith — another one of those books I agreed to review for my blog but have been procrastinating on. Whoops! Sorry. :( I’ll do better! I’m making it my priority right now.
So far, though, so good.
What I plan to read next
I’m really excited to start reading The Casual Vacancy, my book club selection for February. Whooo! By the way, is that book expensive or what? I have all of J.K. Rowling’s major books in hardcover, so I wanted this one to complete my collection. But holy cow — $35? I picked mine up for $24, but still, that’s ridiculous. Good thing I had a gift card.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is also calling to me, so I’ll probably begin that soon, too.
What are your reading plans? What books have you discovered lately? Any good recommendations — or words of caution? ;)