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Sunday Post/What Are You Reading?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Sunday Post

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. Sunday Post is hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I hope everyone had a safe, fun New Year! We took it pretty easy and just went out to eat on New Year's Eve, watched a movie (The Gay Divorcee, an old Astaire/Rogers musical), then watched the ball drop. The rest of the weekend we mostly lounged around, although we did take down all our Christmas decorations on Saturday. I love the decorations, but I'm also glad to get my house back in order when the holiday is over.

There's been a lot of busy end-of-the-year posting around here lately!

2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

2016 Southern Literature Reading Challenge

2016 New (to you) Narrator Reading Challenge

In case you missed it, I'll link to my 2016 Books in Translation Reading Challenge as well. You can read 1 book and still be successful in each of the above challenges, so I hope you'll join me!

My Top Ten Books of 2015

My 2015 Reading by the Numbers

Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen--3.5 Stars

Review: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, read by a full cast--3 Stars

My Sign-Up Post for The Eclectic Reader challenge, hosted at Book'd Out


Cover of The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Edith Grossman

Currently Reading:
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly

The Zig Zag Girl by Elly Griffiths, read by James Langton

Up Next:
I'm trying to decide on a nonfiction title to read. Any suggestions? I think I'm in the mood for something along the lines of narrative nonfiction of any sort.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I've already reviewed my first book for your nonfiction challenge And I'd recommend it.

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    1. My review linky is going up tomorrow morning. You're off to a great start!

  2. It was a pretty quiet New Years here too and I enjoyed it. Pretty low key. It's funny, I saw a review of The Gay Divorcee on another blog (somewhere in the Sunday Post linky) don't remember which, but interesting to see it pop up twice! I've never seen that one...

    Great review of The Maltese Falcon! I laughed a few times... part of me would like to read a classic noir PI story, but at the same time yeah it must feel awful dated and cliched. Some things don't age so well... I've read some older sci fi too and some of it is cringe worthy. Fun review though. :)

  3. Like your idea of a new narrator reading challenge, thought I had closed off the challenges I am doing but maybe this one wouldn't hurt me! Great idea.

  4. I think I have a few books by Mario Vargas Llosa - the storyteller being one of them. I really have got to start reading the books in my shelves soonest. I see that you've also read Beautiful Darkness - I reviewed that a few months ago, as well. Have a great reading week!

  5. I want to read works translated in fiction so I am going to put The Discreet Hero on my TBR. What other books would you recommend?

    1. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is an old favorite. It's very Gothic, so if that's your kind of thing, I highly recommend it. The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yōko Ogawa is beautifully written. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson is hilarious! I hope you enjoy whatever you choose!

  6. That is my kind of New Year's Eve...dinner and movies. I skipped the dinner and ate popcorn while watching movies.

    I must read Elly Griffiths this year! I keep hearing good things.

    Enjoy your week...and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. I recommend for nonfiction: 52 Cups of Coffee by Megan Gebhart or Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd. Tea Rose is on my list of wants.

  8. I recently signed up for the nonfiction reading challenge and am excited to pick a first book to read.

  9. Oh, "The Tea Rose" sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to add it to my wishlist!

  10. Happy New Year's. We had a quiet New Year's also. Stayed home watched the ball drop, safer than being out on the streets driving.
    You can see mine here:

    New Folower

  11. I was glad to get things put away too. Loved The Tea Rose. Hope you are enjoying the book.

  12. Happy New Year! I had a low key New Year's Eve too. I didn't really decorate this year though I do have one little doorknob hanger that I need to take down. We still have all our Christmas decorations up at the library too but thankfully I will not be in charge of putting the tree away. That is my least favorite part of Christmas!

    I haven't signed up for any reading challenges aside from the Goodreads one. I used to participate in a lot but I wanted to take a break from it. I'm considering signing up for a couple this year.

  13. Good luck in your challenges.

    The Tea Rose was great...loved it.

    I read the first two of them, I still haven't gotten to the third one.

    I hope you are enjoying this week of reading and blog fun.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  14. I tried to take it easy on NYE. Plan was to stay home and read all night. I just grabbed some fast food for dinner to eat at home. Then a few hours later I had food poisoning and didn't get to do any reading. :-( Good luck with your challenge!
    Check out my Sunday Post


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