It’s Monday – January 10 2022

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme that is currently being hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday, and after an extended Christmas break, the kiddo is back in school. All last week I was watching for updates as they decided whether or not school would be going back or going online. As a single mother with a full-time job that cannot be done at home, online school is not something I am ever hoping for. As much as in person school makes me nervous, online school just doesn’t work for us. Hopefully we can make it to the Easter holidays without any major issues.

The kid and I watched Encanto on Saturday night. I cried. Can’t get the songs out of my head now though, so that’s exciting. It warmed up enough for us to manage a short neighbourhood walk around the little libraries to drop off and pick up a few new books to read. I picked up Library Of The Dead by Glenn Cooper, Murder Of Innocence and Zoo by James Patterson, and Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby.

What I Read Last Week

Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher. I’ve watched the first season of this on Netflix, and though I liked that, I do think that the book is much better.

In A Dark, Dark Wood – Ruth Ware. My full review is here (contains a few spoilers).

The Fault In Our Stars – John Green. This made me cry. A lot.

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens. I listened to the audiobook of this. The version I found on audible was narrated by Hugh Grant and I very much enjoyed it.

What I’m Currently Reading

I Invited Her In – Adele Parks. I’m about halfway through this book and so far it is just okay. It started out pretty good, but has taken a weird turn and I’m not sure how I feel about that little piece. I will see where it takes me, I guess.

The Turn Of The Screw – Henry James. I’ve been wanting to read more classics, which are not entirely my genre of choice. So I have started with some of the shorter ones. I’m not very far into this yet, but it is decently creepy. I’m listening to the audiobook (narrated by Emma Thompson) as I read the paperback, and I am enjoying it.

What I’m Planning To Read Next

Every Heart A Doorway and Down Among The Sticks And Bones – Seanan McGuire. I’m going to be reading these as part of a readathon I’m participating in this month.

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett. This is for a buddy read I’m participating in during January that I have to start reading this week.

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday – January 10 2022

  1. I liked A Secret Garden when I read it years ago. I also liked The Turn of the Screw. I read very few classics and am always surprised when people mention books I’ve actually read. I really must give Seanan McGuire a try one of these days. I have 16 on my TBR pile where she is the author or included in anthologies. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. The Fault in Our Stars definitely made me feel very emotional too. I tried watching Thirteen Reasons Why but I cannot usually concentrate on TV anything, so I should really read the book.

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  3. You have some interesting books here. I haven’t read The Turn of the Screw, but I may get an audio version of it to listen to before I read Ruth Ware’s The Turn of the Key. Happy New Year!

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