My Bookish Week 01/04/20

This week I finished off my 2019 reading and started my 2020 reading. I’ll be including some other stats with my books purchased and read in the new year to help me keep track of my goals more easily. My 2020 Goals will be posted on the 14th. 

This week I finished reading

Unchartered by Tracy Garvis Graves ✰4✰

Stainless Steel Rat’s Revenge by Harry Harrison ✰4✰

Sassafras by Trish Heald ✰5✰ I stayed up until 1130 pm on New Year’s Eve to finish this one in time and I loved it! 

And my first book finished in 2020 was

1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ✰5✰ I’m using this for the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge prompt to read a book with at least a four-star rating on Goodreads. It is rated 4.37 stars currently. It is also a book from my list of books on grief I hoped to read this year. That full list will be posted on 16th. 

This week I continued reading

It’s Ok That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine (page 87/241)

This is the last book I was in the middle of when 2019 ended and I just haven’t finished it yet. I don’t like to be in books about grief for too long each day, but I appreciate reading them because it makes me feel normal and seen. 

This week I started reading

I started reading a lot of books on the 1st. Mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to read first and so I started several at once. 

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (page 80/523)

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (page 8/1468)

Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (page 11/342)

Grieving: A Love Story by Ruth Coughlin (page 10/173)

That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek by Cheri Huber (page 24/114)

This week I acquired

One day this week Pepper was very sick all night. She was up vomiting and I was up trying to keep her calm and trying to keep up on all of the bedding that now needed washed over and over. She’s only thrown up one time before and it was when my husband was still alive. it’s so much harder to manage a sick kid and other responsibilities all alone. I ended up shopping while she was resting between unpleasant wake ups and I bought several books. They were technically 2019 purchases

If We Were Villains by M L Rio

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Dear ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

And one gift: 

Lovecraft Short Stories by H P Lovecraft

My first purchases from 2020 were both from Dollar Tree.

1. Falling Ill: Last Poems by C K Williams

2. Doctorow: Collected Stories by EL Doctorow

Next week I hope to pick up

Often I am Happy by Jens Christian Grondahl

What books are you starting your year with?

5 thoughts on “My Bookish Week 01/04/20

  1. I hope Pepper feels better soon. No fun being that sick! Looks like some interesting books you’ve purchased. Right now, thanks to you, I’m back doing my light reading at night with my favorite author Debbie Macomber. I just started her new one Window On the Bay.

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  2. I’m glad Pepper’s feeling better. I can relate for sure after being a single mom since my son was about 5 and having always dealt with my own health problems that eventually became disabling. He’s 35 now and I find it so helpful having people to reach out to on here to talk to and for suggestions about things that I can’t or don’t want to burden him with. I’ve always been a heavy reader, another thing that really helped 🙂 Way to go on the new books!

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    1. Oh my goodness I don’t know how you did it on your own. It’s been less than 7 months of single Parenthood for me and I’m drowning in the constantness of it all. We’ve left places three times in the past week with her screaming under my arm as I fled before the tantrum reached it’s full intensity. We never would have had a child if we thought one of us would be doing this on our own and I find myself regretting our choice to have a child more days than I would like to admit. I can’t bear the thought of being away from her, but it is so so hard to do it all myself. Every day we make it to bed again with us both still alive is a major accomplishment. I keep hoping it will get easier, but I’m honestly just not optimistic.


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