Monday, December 28, 2015

It's Monday! And the Cookies Are All Gone!

I am officially full of nog. Nogged out. It was a lovely holiday, though, and check out my book haul!

My 2016 stack now includes the following:

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker

Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Thank you to all the Santas in my life!

As promised, I read just one book last week – The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora. It ended up being an interesting-but-not-too-taxing read, and my review is forthcoming. I also posted a review of Kent Haruf’s Our Souls At Night. This week I plan to post my “Best of 2015” list and a recap of my progress on my 2015 Diversity Bingo Challenge (which I am losing).

Speaking of diversity, I plan to finish one more book before the year ends: Ghettoside by Jill Leovy. This piece of narrative nonfiction has been discussed as an interesting pairing with Between the World and Me by Ta’Nehisi Coates. I’ve started it, and it’s really good so far.

I hope you all are recuperating nicely from your various celebrations. I’m getting excited for the reading year ahead.

(It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date.)


Kathryn T said...

The Jen Campbell book looks good, what a wonderful Christmas gift and I am sure lovely to just browse and delight in.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The Bookshop Book looks like one I'd enjoy. Have a great week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

Heather Fineisen said...

Kitchens of the Midwest is on my list. Happy Reading!

Elizabeth said...

Kitchens of the Midwest and The Bookshop Book look good.

ENJOY the rest of this last week of 2015!!

Happy 2016!!

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Nise' said...

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth will be on my favorite of 2015 list. Hope you like it too!

Introverted Jen said...

I was just looking at Our Souls at Night as an audio download and passed on it because I didn't care for the narrator. I'll have to look for it in print instead. Enjoy your week!

jennifer said...

Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

Introverted Jen, Our Souls... is a very quick and easy read in print. Let me know what you think about the ending.

Nise, I hadn't heard about The Secret Wisdom until I received it. I'm looking forward to it!