It’s Monday, April 27th. What Are You Reading?


Happy groggy Monday, lovelies. I’m still feeling the zombie effects from Saturday’s Readathon, but it was a great weekend for reading! I managed to read five books on Saturday and even though many were short it was a great jumpstart. I didn’t have much time to get to Dead Wake last week, so I’m still working my way through that one. I also started War of the Encyclopaedistis by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite, which I’ve been excited for, but haven’t dug too far into quite yet.

Just a note! If you’ve been following The Socratic Salon, we now have a Goodreads group where you can keep up with upcoming discussion dates and makes suggestions.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Congrats on a great Readathon! Sounds like it was a great day all around. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on Dead Wake once you get through it.

  • Wesley

    5 books on saturday is very impressive. I think I only got 30 pages in! I’ll also be excited to hear how you think about Dead Wake!

  • Lindsey Stefan

    You had a great Readathon!! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Dead Wake. :)

  • No surprise you were a much better readathoner than I. Next time I may plan ahead more and try to give it more of the old college try. The triple latte I had that morning didn’t do me any favors. Hey, it was free (love my Peet’s people!), I couldn’t pass it up. Your titles here are two I’m very interested in, so I hope they’re good to you. I missed Larson when he came to town and wish I’d been able to get there, I imagine he’s a fascinating speaker.

    During the readathon, I did finish Hammer Head and The Shell Collector, Anthony Doerr’s book of short stories, which was really lovely and made me anxious to read All the Light even more. For my next tree book, I’m starting a book of poetry written by a surgeon that I can’t remember the name of (but will report on – I’m just trying to start reading some poetry, that’s what Brown Girl Dreaming and Citizen did to/for me), my ebook is A Little Life, and my audio is Denis Johnson’s The Laughing Monsters. Fingers crossed.

    • Readathon’s can be tough without a little planning!

      I’m so glad you jumped into A Little Life and can’t wait to hear how it goes :)

  • Vasilly

    It takes awhile, but hopefully the zombie feeling goes away soon. I’m surprised that you’re still reading! :-) Thanks for the heads-up on the Goodreads group. I’m going to join.

  • Yay for the Goodreads group; I’ve just joined! I’m finishing up a debut collection of short stories that is SO great; The Wonder Garden by Laura Acampora. Very dark and twisted and I love them all! Hope you have a great Monday!

    • Thanks for joining the group! I’ve heard great things about The Wonder Garden from several people now…sounds like I need to check it out!

  • I joined in the readathon, but only a little—still had a few conflicts keeping me from fully participating. Still got 200+ pages of Columbine read, though! I am loving the Socratic Salon, joined the Goodreads group too. Can’t wait to read your thoughts on Dead Wake, I just got a copy of that one for myself.

  • Wow, you kicked readathon butt! War of the Encyclopedists sounds fantastic.

  • Eleanor Baggley

    Five books is seriously impressive! I finished Dead Wake this afternoon – it was brilliant, but I can’t deny that there was fist-shaking and not a little bit of sobbing.

  • Amanda

    5 books is awesome! I think I was the first person to get my library copy of Dead Wake – and after reading about 60 pgs just knew I wouldn’t get through it. I am afraid of what the list is going to be like to go back on hold! Instead for non-fiction I’m reading Romantic Outlaws about Mary Shelley and her mother. Its also going to take me 145 years.

    • That book sounded SO good, but it’s HUGE…you’re super brave for taking it on ;)

      • Amanda

        I kind of don’t know what Holly and I were thinking. We’ll be reading it all year!

  • Five books! You rocked that readathon.

    Even though I know I really don’t need to dig in to a 400+ page non-fiction about Nazi Germany right now, I’ve been reading a lot of historical fiction set during/around WWII and am sooo tempted by In the Garden of Beasts. I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews about Larson!

    • Oh, he’s fantastic. I haven’t read Garden of Beasts, but Devil in the White City is one of my favorite pieces of nonfiction ever.

  • Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    Five books is awesome! I’m definitely still feeling the effects as well. I needed a nap at about 9:00 this morning. :)

  • Groggy Monday is right! Congratulations on the five books!!

    I’m finishing my Molly Harper book (need my comedic reprieve) and then diving into Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper. Dead Wake is on my TBR list to read sometime this year.

  • Yay for five books!
    Just got War of the Encyclopaedists and it’s the next book I’m going to read!
    I should really finish Devil in the White City one day to see what all the hubbub is about Erik Larson. I got like 10 pages in then put it down inexplicably. I’m bad at nonfiction.

  • AnnabelSmith

    War of the Encyclopaedists has both a fantastic name and a great cover.