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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 4


In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as much as time permits. Here’s a little more about It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? from the current proprietor, Book Date:

“It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!”

This past week was a little rough. School related drama hit for both girls on Monday night and my root canal (now 100% better) flared up. Had I not flown home to Grand Rapids for my niece’s First Communion, I probably wouldn’t have finished The Crooked Heart of Mercy. It read quickly on the plane, though. I also finished Go Set A Watchman, which unfortunately disappointed me.

This week I’m beginning my historical fiction focused month of May. I’m starting Diamond Head on the flight home.


I’m also going to work on finishing We, the Drowned in audio.

I’m keeping it short and sweet this week. I’m writing this up on my iPad at my parent’s house just before I head to bed in order to catch an early morning flight. I hope you all had a wonderful week. Are you reading anything good?

Reading Focus for May ~ Historical Fiction

My week has not gone at all as planned. After a relapse with my root canal and what seems to be a lot of ear congestion due to allergies, I’ve been pretty run down. Hopefully I’m now completely one the mend. While I only got one review written this week, it’s almost May and I thought I’d share what I’ve got in the works to read.

I have been craving a historical fiction binge for a while now and May is the perfect month to indulge (and one title agrees!). Here are the books I’m hoping to enjoy:

historical fiction selection
I’ve got a great mix of older books from my shelves and newer review titles. I’m also pleased with the variety of settings and time periods. China, Hawaii, New York, and San Francisco. Tudor era to the 1960s. It all sounds like an adventure to me.

I’m finishing up my last Armchair Audies title, so my audio time is also freed up to my fancy. It, too, will share the same focus. I’m planning on finishing We, the Drowned and will then move on to Ariel Lawhon’s latest, Flight of Dreams.

I think May is shaping up to be just fine. Since I don’t like to read hardcovers while I travel, I plan on taking Diamond Head with me on my trip to Michigan this weekend.

Do you have any plans for your reading month? Have you ever set aside time for a special type of reading? Have you enjoyed it? I’m curious to know how your plans have worked out for you. Most of all, have a fantastic weekend. I think we’ve all earned it.

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke ~ Audiobook Review

Cover of Keep Moving

Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke Weinstein Books ~ October 13, 2015 ~ 264 pages Blackstone Audio ~ narrated by Dick Van Dyke ~ 5 hours 20 minutes I picked up this audiobook at my local public library as it was nominated for an Audie Award in the Autobiography/Memoir category, which I’m judging for Armchair Audies. I’ve liked Dick Van Dyke as […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 3

Cover of Go Set a Watchman

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

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The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

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The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell Touchstone ~ March 1, 2016 ~ 352 pages 2016 has been a great year for new releases. I couldn’t hold out after seeing so many great reviews of this novel about the last living member of the Brontë family. After getting a gift card, I picked up the eBook. Unlike most […]

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Immaculate Heart by Camille DeAngelis

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Immaculate Heart by Camille DeAngelis St. Martin’s Press ~ March 22, 2016 ~ 304 pages Reading format: Review copy provided by the publisher for consideration “Sometimes I think people are only trying to convince themselves. Go to Mass, and if you look round, you can tell their hearts aren’t in it. They cling to belief, but they’re […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 2

Taxidermist's Daughter

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer ~ Audiobook Review

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The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Published by: Grand Central Publishing Published on: November 11, 2014 Page Count: 352 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook checked out from my local library via Overdrive Audiobook Published by: Hachette Audio Narrator: Amanda Palmer Audiobook Length: 11 hours 27 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook […]

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The Tomb that Ruth Built by Troy Soos ~ Audiobook Review

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The Tomb that Ruth Built by Troy Soos Audiobook Published by: A Common Mode Narrator: Johnny Heller Audiobook Length: 6 hours 39 minutes Genre: Mystery My Reading Format: Audiobook review copy provided to me for consideration by the narrator. Available Formats: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: The Roaring Twenties: America is dancing […]

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Week 1

It's Monday What are You Reading

In an attempt to get my book blogging life back up and running more regularly, I decided to add a weekly meme or two to my schedule. I like the idea of this meme because it focuses on what you’re reading and I can make that as quick as a bulleted list or embellish as […]

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