Here’s a look at some interesting things we recently read/ saw / thought / did.

Reading Books

ONE+ If you like psychological thrillers, then you might want to check out 21 Books with Secretive Spouses.

TWO+ This Interview With A Book Club Organizer | Sari Pabst was super interesting.

THREE+ Have you read any of The 10 Longest Sales Streaks at No. 1 in Amazon History?

FOUR+ For books coming out this year to put on your reading list, check out Litreactor’s Most Anticipated Books of the First Half of 2019 and 7 Exciting Debut Novels Coming Out in 2019.

FIVE+ Here’s an excellent reading spreadsheet for book tracking – and don’t forget our 2019 Reading Challenges Tracker [FREE Spreadsheet].

Reading Challenges Tracker

SIX+ Check out this Literary Dinner | The Nutcracker – fantastic!

SEVEN+ Do you use any of these 15 Book Recommendation Sites To Find Your Next Book? Some of these sites are new to me.

EIGHT+ Sad that we need someone to say it – but I’m glad they did – It’s Actually Fine to Not Read Racist Books … I know I don’t do … way too many authors out there for me to support – so I’m not going to spend my time and money on one that writes racist books – or that I’ve found out has racist views.

NINE+ I did NOT know you could Share an Audible Book with a Friend (for free).

TEN+ Open Endings: Can You Live With Them? I cannot – this is one of my pet-peeves. There have been a few occasions where I didn’t hate an open-ending – but that’s very, VERY rare.

The Reading List

ELEVEN+ Last week I mentioned 18 TV And Movie Adaptations That Are Hitting Screens In 2019 and 25 Books Hitting the Screen in 2019 … but here’s another list – The Big Book-to-Screen Adaptations of 2019.

TWELVE+ The BEST 12 Twitter Chats and Hashtags for Book Lovers.

THIRTEEN+ For us bloggers … The blogging tools that keep Everyday Reading running. Are you using any of these tools? A few are new to me.

FOURTEEN+ Do you have Favorite Food and Drink Brands? Or do you just go with whatever is cheapest?

FIFTEEN+ This week here on GXO, we shared our Recent Fave New Author Discoveries, 14 Reading Challenge Groups on Goodreads and discussed 5 Types of Book Series Break-Ups.

Book Series Break-Ups



It’s seemed like a slow reading month for me – I finished The Pure in Heart, Susan Hill which was OK – nothing special – followed by the audiobook of Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik, which was FANTASTIC (Kim had it as one of her Best Books We Read This Year [The 2018 Edition]), and then A Stranger in the House, Shari Lapena – which I also really liked.

Now I’m currently listening to the audiobook of another of Lapena’s novels, An Unwanted Guest, and reading the collection of short stories, Friday Black, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – which although it’s been widely praised, I’m finding the stories uneven

What are you currently reading? How was your week?


// Comments //

  1. I feel like I was having a slow reading season in November/December, but it’s getting better now in January.

    I enjoyed Spinning Silver, but now I feel silly for not listening to it on audio. It seems like it would be fantastic that way!

  2. Janssen

    Jan 21

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m so glad it was helpful!

  3. Helen Murdoch

    Jan 21

    I am off to check out the book to screen lists though I always get nervous about them if I loved the books.

  4. Re: number eight. I had this person last year who got so upset with me for not reading books she thought I should read (the author is very popular and has a history of being really transphobic on Twitter), because, in her words, “you have to separate the art from the artist.” Um, no, I really don’t. LOL Like you said, there are way too many authors out there I can support instead. Great article you linked, thank you!

    • Tanya Patrice

      Feb 01

      @Monika Thanks for sharing that – so sorry you had to experience that.