It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?

02 Jan


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 organise 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.

Happy first Monday of 2017 – here’s hoping that the year finds everyone with lots of new books to read, new authors to try and old favorites to fall back on!

One of my goals for 2017 is to be a more consistent blogger – I’m aiming for at least 12 reviews a month, including a couple of audiobook ones, as well as 4 blogging posts (kind of like this one). I also need to be better at planning posts for reviews, so that I’m not writing them on the day they are supposed to go live (yeah, I did that a few times last year!). My other non-blogging related goal is to make sure that when I buy kindle books that I log them onto my shelves on Goodreads! I just spent the last couple of days logging 3 years worth of purchases (and I’m still not done yet). Yes, I read a lot, but most of those picks were based on books I had listed on my Goodreads and not other ones that I owned. According to my shelving, I bought 420 books from Amazon in 2016, and only read like 15 of them (out of the 350 odd books that I read). (This also means that I should apologize to any Goodreads friends who may have had me spam the heck out of their feed the last few days as I was shelving books).

crossing-hearts-pictureNow onto what am I reading…in true fashion, I spent most of yesterday in bed reading and finished up my first book of the year – Crossing Hearts by Kimberly Kincaid – I won this in a giveaway on her Facebook author page and wow! My review will go up closer to the book’s release date (Feb 7, 2016). Now, I’m digging into some older books that are in my kindle archive – several of which I’ve owned since the first year I bought my kindle (2008/09)…Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay and Fire and Ice by Liz Andrews.

promises-in-deathOn the audiobook side of the house – i’m still slowly chugging away at Les Miserables (you can anticipate seeing this update for the next couple of months). For context, Valjean and Cosette are currently on the run from Javert and have just found themselves in the Convent in Paris. I am also listening to Promises in Death by JD Robb (and all I can saw is Morris 😦 ). One of my goals this year is to listen to at least one of the In Death books a month – which will put me in the high 30’s range by the end of the year (not quite caught up but getting there). When I finish up Promises in Death, I’m going to jump over to the next book in Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski series, with Blood Shot.

Stay tuned for my first Bout of Books 18 post that will be going live soon and have a great first Monday of the year!


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8 responses to “It’s Monday – What Are You Reading?

  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    January 3, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Happy New Year! Good luck with your goals!

  2. Silver's Reviews

    January 3, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Twelve reviews a month should definitely keep you busy.

    Best of luck with all of your goals.

    Happy Reading for 2017!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

  3. Kathryn

    January 3, 2017 at 3:32 am

    You’re like me making your way through the J. D. Robb series and they are very good on audio. I am loving Bridge of Scarlet Leaves so great to hear it was a fav of yours. Yes I can see tissues will be needed. She writes so well.

    • Dee

      January 4, 2017 at 1:30 am

      I love the audio of In Death…tried to read many times but no joy (kind of weird!)

      I saw a peek of Kristina’s writing board -she has a new book outlined

  4. Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

    January 3, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I am so behind on the In Death series, but I recently found a couple of paperbacks hanging around my house, so I’m thinking of trying to breeze through a bunch this year myself. I’m also participating in Bout of Books – I hope it’s a good week of reading for you!

    • Dee

      January 4, 2017 at 1:31 am

      for some reason I couldn’t read the in death books…I tried many times – but I can listen to the audios no problem – they are great at work – when I need to concentrate but not overly hard -I can zone everyone out

      • Lance

        January 5, 2017 at 8:57 pm

        it’s funny, but I am the opposite – I can’t stand listening to the In Death series, mainly because I can’t stand the voice they give to Peabody – she sounds like a man, for crying out loud!

      • Dee

        January 5, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        she’s kind of mellowed/become more feminine over time…but that making yourself sound masculine is very common for women in male dominated careers


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