Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did last week plus what I’m currently reading.


ONE+ Geek out to The Bigger, Badder 2019 Book Tracking Spreadsheet.

TWO+ Best Books of the Year and Why I Read Them is a cool look way to drill down into a best books list.

THREE+ Have you checked out YOUR Goodreads Celebrate Your 2018 Year in Books graphic.

FOUR+ And see whay Goodreads says are The 24 Most Popular Book Club Picks of the Year.

FIVE+ Which Best Books of 2018 Lists Do You Agree With?

SIX+ There have been even MORE challenges added to the 2019 Master List of Reading Challenge – and it’ll be updated again in a few days.

SEVEN+ There was SO MANY awesome posts linking up this week to #AMonthofFaves … I bookmarked lots of TV / Movies to Watch, checked out we all do Christmas a little different, and got some Winter reading recommendations.

EIGHT+ We also updated the 2018 Major Book Awards Calendar with the award winners. Not many repeat winners this year.

NINE+ I love the fact that The Best Advice From ‘How I Work’ in 2018 has some great advice … and one of those nuggets of wisdom is from author, Roxanne Gay.

Life and Other -ish

TEN+ Have you seen Google –  Year In Search 2018 … awesome.

ELEVENLifehacker Readers’ 21 Favorite Board Games has been bookmarked! Are any of your faves on this list? What is you favorite board game?

Currently Reading

I wasn’t sure what I was going to read this week – just wasn’t feeling anything, but then I settled on listening to the audiobook of Pride, Ibi Zoboi. I loved Zoboi’s previous (young adult) novel, American Street – it was one of my favorite books read last year – so I was excited to try this one – also a YA novel. It’s a re-telling of Pride and Prejudice – in a modern, diverse urban setting – Bedstuy (Brooklyn) NY. The audiobook is narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo who did a wonderful job with the characterizations and feeling of the novel. This was a quick listen at just 6 hrs and 8 minutes.

I think I might be done with audiobooks for the rest of the year. Right now, I have a small stack of print books I’d like to get through – starting wtih Elevation, Steven King. This is a novella that King published earlier this year. It was actually on my Fall reading list, but I’m just getting to it now.

Elevation, Stephen King

Elevation Stephen King

Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

[Buy Elevation @ Amazon]



// Comments //

  1. Helen Murdoch

    Dec 24

    I just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama, which I found really interesting. I am not sure what to start reading today though… Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks for linking to my Best Books of the Year post!
    And I just tried Elevation – ended up DNFing it 🙁

  3. Vicki

    Dec 23

    I loved Elevation!