It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are 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 your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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It’s been a week of weeding the garden (boring) – reading and sewing (not boring!)

I am off again to Rotorua – (5-6 hours away) to sign more papers at the lawyer because my sister’s estate is still not finalised. I travel with another sister for part of the way. Up one day and home the next, but it will be over the time when this post is live. Your Monday – my Tuesday! I might be able to visit with some of you – all going well.

I posted a reading challenge this week Connect Five Books – a new one I am hosting. I will finish with my Full House Reading Challenge at the end of this year.  This new one is different, and it will challenge me if no one else! Check it out.

What I read last week:

I really liked this Australian author’s book set on an island with a Dr. visiting Turtle Bay to wrap up her grandfather’s estate. She arrives in designer boots and meets cow pats! Goodbye designer shoes.

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I also read and am just okay with this one, it was interesting but wasn’t a riveting read for me. If you are going to read it don’t let that put you off, it might be your “cup of tea”.

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I finished listening to this one and got really into it, I was a little dubious starting off, but loved it in the audiobook version.

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What I am reading now:

Time for a Christmas read…. I so am in love with this cover.book cover

I just started listening to this one. The narrator is narrating so well and the story has started off so sadly with a mass shooting and the terror of the people involved. Shed tears already!  Will listen to more of it as I am driving for first and last leg of my journey.

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Up next:

This one publishes in January. My first of the 2019 reads.
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Last Week’s Posts

Connect Five Books Reading Challenge 2019

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30 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

  1. I’ve heard mixed things about Nine Perfect Strangers but I think it might end up working for me. I enjoyed Christmas Sisters and am actually listening to one of Nora Roberts romantic suspense (The Witness) and am really enjoying it. I’ll have to get Shelter in Place on audio. For some reason I haven’t read it yet. I hope you have a nice time with your sister and everything goes smoothly with the estate wrap up.


  2. I have yet to try my hand at gardening. I love how you and your sisters work together. Safe travels for you both. I like the looks of the Turtle Bay and The Christmas Sisters books.


  3. Interesting…I have heard the same about Liane Moriarty’s latest – Ok but not as good as her other novels. I would love to read Little Fires Everywhere – keep hearing great things about it! Good to know it is good on audio.

    Enjoy your trip with your sister – and your books! Thanks for hosting –


    Book By Book


  4. I hear differing opinions about NINE PERFECT STRANGERS.

    Hope your trip was good.

    I directed some folks on Facebook to your blog. They were asking about challenges, and I suggested they stop. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week. Hard to believe it is Monday ALREADY!! It was just last Monday. 🙂


  5. Hope your road trip went smoothly. Yes, I do love that Christmas cover! I am so busy trying to pick books to fill challenge prompts before year-end that I probably won’t squeeze in any Christmas reads until January. We shall see! I have Little Fires Everywhere in my TBR. Have a good week!


  6. Safe travels this week. Too bad about the Moriarty book but yay for having the Robyn Carr book ready to read. I’m saving it for my first book to read in 2019. I agree about weeding but can you listen to an audiobook while doing it? That would be a plus for me 🙂


  7. No more weeding for me. Everything here is sleeping thanks to the cold weather. I hope everything went well with the paperwork. Settling estates can be hard.

    The Christmas Sisters looks right up my alley. I will need to add it to my wish list.

    Hope you have a blessed week.

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  8. Safe travels. Glad you have been enjoying your reading. I don’t like all Nora Roberts but your comments have me interested in this one.
    Hope you have a good week with good reading/listening.

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