It’s Monday, January 4th. What Are You Reading?


Blarg, another one of those Monday-est Mondays. I guess that means it’s been a great break and it’s one I definitely needed, as these next few weeks are prepped to bowl me over. I’ve have some posts scheduled, but there may be a bit of a lull depending on how quickly we settle into the new house (cross your fingers for fast!).

I’m still trying to get some reading in, but it’s leaving me extra picky. I ended up setting aside The Queen of the Night, though I do hope to get back to it. I was having a hard time settling in and the length just felt a little looming, but I don’t think anyone looking forward to it should be swayed. The Vegetarian by Han Kang seemed like a better pick, since it’s fairly short, and I’m really enjoying the dark, creepy vibe. I’m also working my way through Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes, which is helping to settle my mind while giving me the heavy dose of psychology that I love. And because I’m crazy, I decided now would be a perfect time to join in on the Hamilton readalong. I’ve been wanting to read it for a super long time, and the readalong was the kick I needed, though it’s unlikely I’ll be able to join in with the posts for a while.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?


  • All the best for the move. Just took a peep at the blurb for Nonsense, very interesting.

  • Myra Garces Bacsal

    They all look like interesting reads. I hope that your transition to the new home is smooth!

  • Wishing you a speedy move! And good luck with your Hamilton readalong.:)

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    I keep looking at the Hamilton book … maybe the audio route for me. Good luck with the move!

  • I somehow missed hearing about Nonsense completely, but it looks lovely. Adding it to my Audible list now!

    Good luck easing back into Adulting this week, I’m dreading it too!

  • Ohhh Nonsense Looks good.

  • Judy B

    Moving is both stressful and fun. I do not look forward to it at this point in my life. Ugh! All your books are new to me. I would like to try the Hamilton book though. Have been seeing much ado about the Broadway production.

  • Good luck with the move! I hope you guys can get settled quickly and painlessly. I suck at reading during times like those, so if The Vegetarian is grabbing you, do it! :)

  • Great books….I have thought about getting the Hamilton book on audio. The Vegetarian also sounds interesting.

  • Hope your move goes well and you settle in fast…moving is no fun! And I have The Vegetarian on my watch list, so I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts…glad you’re enjoying it so far!

    • It’s definitely fitting right in my sweet spot when it comes to mood and topic – I’ll keep you filled in!

  • olduvai

    I’d love to find out what you think of The Vegetarian! Also, good luck with the move!

    • Really loving it so far – super moody and borderline creepy. Can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

  • The Vegetarian sounds very intriguing and I LOVE your comment about its dark, creepy vibe!! I hope things go well with the move; it’ll be over soon, I promise!!

  • Ciska van der Lans

    That is an interesting set of covers there. I am curious about the Hamilton book but for now I will just listen to the soundtrack ;)

  • Hooray for the Hamilton readalong! I just picked up my copy.

    I hope the move is relatively low-stress and that you settle in quickly! :)

  • I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on The Vegetarian; I’m intrigued with the synopsis but am left wondering if it is a book for me. I’m not sure what my reservation on it is. I put aside two books over the last two weeks, but I’m finally picking one of them back up to finish; I’m too close to the end to stop now or I’ll probably never pick it up again.

  • The Vegetarian interests me too, but with my goals of not getting too bogged down with 2016 release review books, I didn’t end up requesting this one – so excited to hear how it turns out, and I’ll work on getting my name on the holds list at the library!

    Good luck with the move!!!

    I know I really need to look into this whole Hamilton thing one of these days………

  • I’m trying to remind myself that all these new titles I’m lusting over will eventually be available at the library, and that we happen to have a very obliging procurement specialist there for when auto-orders don’t happen. ;)

    I hope your move goes quickly and off without a hitch! Being stuck in those kinds of unavoidable, transitory periods is rough, but it WILL end! :)

    • I’ve been trying to request the titles I’m anxious about at the library instead of doing ARC requests and it made the second half of last year so nice.

  • I can’t settle in to anything! I’ve tried all sorts of things — scholarly nonfiction, journalisty nonfiction, romance novels, small-press fiction, mystery — and nothing is keeping my attention. BAH. I do have to read Leaving Atocha Station as a matter of obligation, though, so I suppose that’ll be the one I stick with, even if it’s the one I like probably the least out of everything I’m presently trying to read.

  • Moving is a good thing overall, in my opinion, but can be so stressful! :) I’m sure you’ll breeze right through it! :) How did I miss Nonsense?!? Definitely right up my alley! For now, I’ll leave the other two to you! I am in the middle of Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan and absolutely loving it. One of my favorite books ever! It has surprised me in so many good ways! Also starting Among the Mad, the sixth Maisie Dobbs installment! Happy reading and settling in!

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  • The Vegetarian seemed interesting, but a little too strange for me to take a chance on, but I’ll be excited to hear what you think of it :)