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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 04): 12/04/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 04)
Hosted by Kathryn of Book Date.

The second Thanksgiving with our So. Cal. relatives was so much fun! It was also the first time in fifteen years that we had room for houses guests to stay the night.

I finished Nanowrimo a couple days early. My novel, plot-wise, is only about a quarter finished. I will keep going with it either on my own over the next few months. If I don't, I'll pick up part two next November.

Cybils round one is wrapping up. We're starting to think about what day we're going to meet to make our short list. It's been a good year of reading.

Now that the new year is rapidly approaching, I've started planning out my reading for 2018. Books I'm currently excited about include:

  • Black Hammer, Volume 2: The Event by Jeff Lemire
  • Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
  • The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnet and Jory John
  • Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
  • Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
  • Wiskerella by Ursula Vernon
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao
  • The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
  • Dragon Overnight by Sarah Mlynowski et. al
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
  • Voltron, Volume 2: The Pilgrimage by Tim Hendrick
  • Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
  • Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
  • Bat and the Waiting Game by Elana K. Arnold
  • Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman
  • Paper Girls, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
  • The Orphan Band of Springdale by Anne Nesbet
  • Love & Fargo by Melissa de la Cruz

What I read:

Kitty Cornered Braced Caleb and Kit The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming The Someday Birds How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child Adventure on Whalebone Island

  • Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home by Bob Tarte; library book
  • Braced by Alyson Gerber; library book
  • Caleb and Kit by Beth Vrabel; personal collection / audiobook
  • The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming by J. Anderson Coats; library book
  • The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla; library book
  • How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child by Sandra Uwiringiyimana and Abigail Pesta; library book
  • Adventure on Whalebone Island by M.A. Wilson; personal collection

What I'm reading:

Player Piano Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Demon Volume 4 Book Clubbed

  • Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; personal collection
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling; library book
  • Demon Volume 4 by Jason Shiga; personal collection
  • Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett (audio book); personal collection

Up Next:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25 Patina Girl with a Camera Posted

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25 by Rosamund Kidman Cox (editor); personal collection
  • Patina by Jason Reynolds; personal collection
  • Girl with a Camera by Carolyn Meyer; library book
  • Posted by John David Anderson; library book

Posts:

November Summary Reading Goals 2018

Reviews Posted

Lucky Broken Girl One Last Word Carrying Albert Home How Mirka Caught a Fish Murder is Bad Manners We Are the Engineers Smarty Marty Steps Up Her Game

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Comment #1: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 00:58:01

Kathryn

You've just reminded me to go look up Melissa de la Cruz - I was listening to her on a podcast on Happier in Hollywood just yesterday.



Comment #2: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:30:00

Pussreboots

What an interesting coincidence.



Comment #3: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 07:08:32

Beth F

Good luck with the Cybils!



Comment #4: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:31:00

Pussreboots

Thanks. We're almost done with round one.



Comment #5: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 08:42:26

Laurel-Rain Snow

How great to be able to house guests! I've only had one house in all these years in which I could do that. Now I can have only a couple of guests at a time. LOL.

Enjoy those books. They look tempting. The Kristan Higgins book is one I've been noticing. Here are my weekly updates.



Comment #6: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:33:00

Pussreboots

Their visit was a huge success. They're coming back for a week for New Years.



Comment #7: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 11:06:49

Kathy Martin

Tess of the Road and 49 other review book are already on my stack for 2018 reading. It looks like it should be a great year. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



Comment #8: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:34:00

Pussreboots

No review books here. My list is of ones I'm planning to buy or borrow from the library.



Comment #9: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 14:19:21

Greg

Glad NaNo went well, and your second Thanksgiving too. Hard to believe it's December already...

Kitty Cornered looks fun, as does Book Clubbed.



Comment #10: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:35:00

Pussreboots

Nanowrimo and second Thanksgiving were both fun. I've found Book Clubbed the more entertaining of the two books.



Comment #11: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 19:54:23

Erin @ Quixotic Magpie

How fun to be planning ahead!

The title Murder is Bad Manners gave me a chuckle! I'm going to have to look for that one. :)



Comment #12: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 22:26:00

Pussreboots

The U.S. edition (aka Murder is Bad Manners) has some big flaws. If you can, find the original.



Comment #13: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 21:06:48

Deb Nance

You certainly have had a successful end-of-the-year, what with completing NaNoWriMo, reading the Cybils, and your regular reading!



Comment #14: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 22:29:00

Pussreboots

I'm looking forward to getting back reading for fun and for research.



Comment #15: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 22:47:14

Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom

I enjoyed Patina, though not quite as much as Ghost, which was a hard book to top. I'll be curious to see what you think! I also have a Lorna Barrett book sitting on my nightstand that I keep picking up and putting down without getting through the first chapter. I wonder if I should try it on audio before giving up. She seems like an author whose books I should like. My reading week is here.



Comment #16: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 22:30:00

Pussreboots

Lorna Barrett writes some very unlikable characters. I'm not sure I could stand them in print. However the two different narrators who have worked on the series have made these characters believable and relatable, even if they still aren't particularly likable.



Comment #17: Monday, December 04, 2017 at 23:42:55

Susie | Novel Visits

Wow! You've been really busy. So many reviews posted and it looks like you have a lot more coming soon.



Comment #18: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 22:34:00

Pussreboots

For the next few months at least, I'll be posting a review each and every day.



Comment #19: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 06:20:30

Myra from GatheringBooks

I haven't read any of Jason Reynolds' novels yet, and I feel that I am missing out on so much - you have so much great reads this week! Good on you. :)



Comment #20: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 22:36:00

Pussreboots

I really like his books. I hope you give him a try.



Comment #21: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 07:01:07

Yvonne

Wow, sounds like you have some great reading ahead of you. Good for you in planning. I hope you have a great week!



Comment #22: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 22:18:00

Pussreboots

It has been so far — although I've had to bump some books ahead in line because they're due at the library tomorrow.



Comment #23: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 08:35:41

Di @ Book Reviews by Di

Well done for finishing NaNo! That's awesome. Also well done on being so forward planned on you reading!

Glad you enjoyed the house guests and I hope you're having a great week this week!



Comment #24: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 22:23:00

Pussreboots

It was a fun weekend. I hope to stay on top of my reading — or at least continuing with the flow I have now. I like how it's working at the moment.



Comment #25: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 17:55:03

Janet

Wow! what a variety of books. Why did I come here? Now I have even more books I want to read. The good news is that I can fit them into the challenges I am going to participate in! Thanks for such a good post.



Comment #26: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 22:26:00

Pussreboots

That's the fun and the danger of this weekly meme! Thanks for stopping by.



Comment #27: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 18:48:11

Book By Book

Wow, I'm so impressed that you're already planning for 2018! And so many good books to look forward to!

I still have an entire TBR bookcase waiting for me, so I have plenty to choose from.

Enjoy your books this week -

Sue



Comment #28: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 at 22:29:00

Pussreboots

The planning ahead is also to help me budget. I don't want to overbuy. One new book is a reasonable amount for me.