06 August 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #8

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Happy Monday!

I still can't believe it's August already... I had another fun week with familymore bowling and The Bachelorette, plus eating giant cinnamon rolls and seeing Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and Skyscraper—finished up my summer classes (woot woot!), and naturally, still read a bunch.


Georgia's fourteen-year-old personality was a little much for me. I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I read it twelve or so years ago.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Eh. Mostly, I'm just glad to have read another book from the Great American Read list.

Heart and Brain by Nick Seluk
A very cute comic collection.

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare
A fun YA fantasy involving writing new worlds.

Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
Ooh, this book was crazy. I was never entirely sure of what was true and what wasn't, and I loved it.

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
A very entertaining thriller involving a group of new mothers and a missing baby.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
A fun, steampunk-y YA retelling of Frankenstein. Now, I need to go read that classic.

The Witches by Roald Dahl
A magical, whimsical adventure, just as I expect from Roald Dahl.


I've been a little indecisive lately...

The Lawman's Secret Vow by Tara Randel
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Ohio Brides by Cara C. Putman
Save the Date by Morgan Matson


Beloved by Toni Morrison
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Finnish Line by Linda Gerber
Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Lived Up to the Hype
Review: Her Lost and Found Baby by Tara Taylor Quinn
Waiting on Wednesday: Unicorn Theater
Review: Thirst of Steel by Ronie Kendig
The Friday 56 & First Line Friday: Caught by Surprise
Spotlight & Review: Kingdom Come Series
Review: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

What are you reading this week?


  1. Hi Hallie! Wow, what an impressive list of books! I am slightly jealous that you get to read so much. Ha. It literally takes me almost a year to finish a book. But no more of that! I am definitely adding a few of the YA titles to my TBR list that I will hopefully get to read in this century. Ha.

    Check out what I am reading this Monday at Oh Hey! Books.

  2. I loved The Perfect Mother! Enjoy your books, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Looks like you read a lot of amazing looking books last week!

  4. You read so many books! I'm lucky to get through 1 a week! Have a great reading week! I hope you can stop by:



  5. I could use a giant cinnamon roll right now. I’m on a diet and so hungry. I really liked This Monstrous Thing and A Man Called Ove. Enjoy your upcoming reads!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I got Crime and Punishment from Secret Santa a few years ago and I still haven't read it :/

  7. My goodness, you DID read a ton! I'm interested in Mattson's, and I've had A Man Called Ove on my shelf for an embarrassingly long time without reading it. I'll be interested to see what you think of them!

  8. I recently read and liked The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee so I'm really interested in reading This Monstrous Thing! :)

  9. Ohh I soo want to watch the new Mamma Mia movie!! This Monstrous Thing is on my TBR as well. I've read Frankenstein, I can only recommend it!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

  10. I really want to read Save the Date but am currently working through Joanna Bischof's latest. YAY for the amazing reading you worked through this past week. :)

  11. Oh my gosh, I love Heart and Brain. I need to pick that one up.