Skip to main content

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good Monday morning. I hope you had a good week. Mine was tough. My son was home sick all week and ended up being diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. He's home again today but hopefully he'll be back to school tomorrow.

I managed to do some reading and reviewing last week. I published a review of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl. I also participated in What My Child is Reading this week, so you can see some of the books we've been reading.

I read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins last week. I also read quite a bit of The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, but have a few more chapters to finish. I'll write reviews for both of these later this week.

Currently Reading
I'm finishing up The Kitchen House and then will get back to When No One is Watching by Joseph Hayes now. I'm also reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling aloud to my son. I've never actually read it myself, so we're both enjoying it.

Up Next
I plan to move on to A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker next. I'm also going to write a recap of the Birth Year Reading Challenge, which I finished last week.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.


  1. Good books, I've always wanted to read A Note From.....Acquaintance. Enjoy this week.

  2. Some interesting books there that I haven't heard of.

  3. How fun that you are reading Harry Potter together! I look forward to your thoughts on Mockingjay and The Kitchen House.

  4. I received for review "Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms" by Mark Whiteway from the author.

  5. So nice that you're reading HP for the first time with your son. What a great experience :) Here's my Monday post.

  6. I really like A Note From An Old Acquaintance and The Kitchen House has been on my TBR list for quite some time. Have a lovely week reading. My Monday:

  7. Julie -

    So sorry to hear about your son's illness. I know how tough it is when your child is so sick. Glad to hear he's on the mend.

    How wonderful that you've started reading Harry Potter to him! I'm sure that helped while he was home sick last week. I just love reading great books out loud to my kids (even now that they're older!).

    Looking forward to your reviews. Hope this week is much better for you and for him!


  8. I hope your son is feeling better soon! :(

    Looks like you have some interesting books to dive into! Enjoy! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
Buy on Amazon(affiliate link)

Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…

Guest Book Review: The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir

Today, I'm excited to welcome a dear friend and aspiring writer, Kelly Gropp, founder/blogger/editor of Chubs Lived Here lifestyle blog. Kelly is here to review The Author Training Manual by Nina Amir.

About the reviewer: Kelly has nearly done it all yet is still plugging away at her bucket list with style! Kelly is a former operating room secretary, medical biller, one-hour photo technician, photographer, grocery store clerk, factory worker, waitress, Avon lady, bridal consultant, realtor, and entrepreneur. She is your neighbor, your co-worker, and your best friend. Her career as a legal secretary at one of the country’s top international law firms doesn’t keep her from reading and writing for enjoyment, decorating and redecorating, rescuing and advocating for pit bull type dogs, and sharing all the miscellany mishmash we call life. Oh, she is a cancer survivor too! You’ll get a giggle, shed a tear, and knowingly nod as you mm-hmm in agreement when you follow Kelly’s journey at Ch…