Bout of Books Wrapup

The Bout of Books Readathon is over, and while I couldn’t participate as actively as I wished in the challenges and discussions, I still got bunches of reading done! Here’s a quick run down: 

Between the World and Me

The Victorian Chaise Longue

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Hot Milk

How did everyone else do?


Friday Update

The work week is almost over, and here’s a little update for the Bout of Books Readathon. I’ve been away from the house a lot more than I had planned this week, so not as much reading got done as I would have liked and I didn’t get to do any of the daily challenges, but I still feel accomplished so far in this readathon! 

So far I’ve read 2 books! 

Between the World and Me

The Victorian Chaise Longue

I decided to go with short books so I could feel like I was making some progress, and it worked! Up next? Some books from the Man Booker long list have finally come in the mail, so I think I may start on those for the rest of the weekend. I have a fairly open weekend, so it’ll be a good weekend to finish out a readathon!

How’s everyone else doing this week?

Bout of Books

I’m a bit late to the game, but I’m going to join in on the Bout of Books Readathon this week? For those of you that have never heard of this Readathon, here’s a little info:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 22nd and runs through Sunday, August 28th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 17 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I’ve got a big stack of books to read, but I’m not going to tie myself down with a TBR this time. I’m just going to see where this readathon takes me!

Anyone else participating?

New Books for the Week of August 15, 2016

Tomorrow is new book day!  Here’s a head’s up on a great book that will be on shelves tomorrow.

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.  It’s New York City in 1888.  Paul Cravath, a lawyer fresh out of Colombia Law School, takes on client George Westinghouse.  The case?  Westinghouse is being sued by Thomas Edison over who invented the light bulb.  This book is a thrilling legal novel, based on true events.  And bonus!  It’s soon to be a major motion picture starring Eddie Redmayne.

Weekly Wrap Up

It’s the end of another week, and I’m pretty satisfied with my reading life right now.  Here’s what I’ve been up to:

Books Finished:

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart.  Finally.  It’s a really, really great book.  Funny, thrilling, and it’s going to be a series.  I finished this buddy read just in time for the sequel.

Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North.  So funny!  I loved this so much, and spent so much time backtracking to try different paths.

Books Acquired:

The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante.  I haven’t gotten into the Neopolitan series yet, but I thought maybe taking on one of her shorter works would help get me into it.  I’ve heard great things about this one, so fingers crossed!

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson.  Her first adult novel in twenty years?  I’m in!

Siracusa by Delia Ephron.  My pick for my Book of the Month Club Selection.

What’s Next:

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  I’m going to take this book really slowly, because I want to savor it!

That’s it for me!  How did everyone else do this week?



It’s the end of the week! Happy Friday everybody! It’s time to sum up what I’ve been up to this week in the book world:


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Romeo and/or Juliet

The Annotated Emma


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Girl Waits with Gun

In the Queue

So many! I think I’ll start with…

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Happy weekend and happy reading!