It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/9/16

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Date .This meme is a great opportunity for book bloggers to showcase their ‘book-ish’ habits for the week. It is a good forum to share books read in the past week, current reads and upcoming reads. It is also a fantastic way to connect with fellow bookworms and add some books to your reading wishlist. Thanks for hosting Book Date!

Welcome to another weekly round-up of my reading habits. I am on countdown as we only have two weeks left of our school term. It is a bittersweet time for me as a Teacher. I really look forward to school holidays as they are a welcome break from work, but I will have my own kids at home to entertain! I am looking forward to catching up on my reading stats over the school holidays. I have fallen a bit behind of my Goodreads challenge throughout the progression of this term.  Do you participate in challenges such as the Goodreads/or other to keep your reading goals in check? I would be interested to know!

Here is my break down of my reading this week. I published just one review this week. It was a cracking British thriller/mystery, titled Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas. My review is here, if you are interested in my thoughts on the book. If you are reading this, I thank you for stopping by. Please say hello and let me know what you are reading and if you have any thoughts on my books too!

What I read last week:

sweet wattle (From my TBR shelf)

enduring-love  (Book club selection)

trap (From my TBR shelf)

What I am currently reading:

only daughter.jpg (From my TBR shelf)

What I plan to read next:

fire  keep-you-close

Thank you for stopping by. Have a fantastic week, full of books and reading! Mrs B 🙂





18 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 12/9/16

  1. Oh, I love the sounds of your new books. I really want to read the latest Tremayne as I enjoyed The Ice Twins… is it on NetGalley? The Trap sounds good as well as Keep You Close (oh, and Local Girl Missing!).


    1. Hi Deb
      Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved the Ice Twins by Tremayne so immediately bought The Fire Child from the shops as soon as it was available. I am unsure if it is on Netgalley – sorry. I am old school and love print books! I hope you manage to get a copy. The Trap was a fast paced taut read. I am hoping to get a review up soon. I’m looking forward to getting into Keep You Close.


  2. The Trap looks a bit tense and I saw a good review last week for Only Daughter. and The Fire child looks promising too. I love a good thriller.


    1. Hi Greg, you are too right yes The Trap was tense! A great read nevertheless! I am glad to hear you saw a good review for Only Daughter, it is gripping so far. I am looking forward to getting into The Fire Child. Thanks for stopping by!


  3. I think we have school holidays in NZ soon too. I used to relish them but not I don’t have to worry since retirement from the classroom. I hope you catch up your reading goal in the hols.


    1. Hi Kathryn, thanks for stopping by. Yes I think your holidays in NZ are closely aligned with ours. Less than two weeks to go here! I hope you are enjoying retirement from the classroom 🙂 I do hope I get to catch up on my reading goals over the break 🙂


    1. Hi Whitney

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I am enjoying the Only Daughter so far. Yes I agree very Anna Anderson like. I loved that story as a young girl, it completely fascinated me! A perfect read for this time of year, it’s spring here in Australia but still very cold in the mornings/evenings. I hope you are having a great week too!


  4. This is the first year I have not participated in the goodreads challenge… mostly because it was preventing me from picking up longer books. I started the year with a 1,000 page book, so my numbers are down, but I try not to think about it that way.

    I’ve been on an Ian McEwan kick lately. Read The Children Act this summer and will start Amsterdam soon. I’ve heard a couple of people mention Enduring Love as their favorite McEwan novel. What did you think?


    1. Thanks for stopping by Lakesidemusing. I agree with the Goodreads challenge, it certainly makes you look at the type of books you select to meet your challenge goals.

      I have read and enjoyed a couple of Ian McEwan books – Atonement & On Chesil Beach. I love his style of prose, simple yet beautiful. Same could be said about Enduring Love but the story just didn’t do it for me this time. I found it hard going in places due to the scientific references in it. I hope you have better luck with it if you give it a go.I would like to read more Ian McEwan. The Children Act is on my TBR list 🙂


  5. I’ve read Sweet Wattle Creek. Did you like it?
    School holidays begin this Friday here in Victoria. Most of the state is water logged after all the recent rain (with more to come) so looks like a wet start to the holidays.
    I’m behind on all the reading challenges I signed up for this year, including Goodreads, but there’s still lots of reading time until the end of the year.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!


    1. Hi Yvonne, thanks for stopping by :-). Thanks for asking about Sweet Wattle Creek, I really liked it. I hope you did too? I’m just gathering my thoughts together and hope to have a review up soon.

      Glad to hear your holidays are close, the eastern states are usually a week different to us in the west.Sorry to hear you have been water logged and have a wet start to the holidays, hopefully it clears up for the second week of the holidays.

      I agree on your thoughts re the challenges. I am hoping to squeeze in some more reading time in the hols and we do have plenty more weeks to get on track until the end of the year.

      I hope you have a lovely week 🙂


      1. Yes, I did enjoy Sweet Wattle Creek. Kaye Dobbie is one of my favourite authors. I’m looking forward to her new novel, MacKenzie Crossing, due for release later this year. I’ve also read her earlier novels written as Lilly Sommers.


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