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It’s Monday, What are you reading?


Each Monday, The Book Date asks what we’re reading via It’s Monday, What are You Reading?… Please visit the site to link up your current list and hold yourself accountable. Also, you can visit some great blogs who are also doing this meme… It’s pretty awesome.

This week, I should be focusing on the books to the left of the Star Wars: Ahsoka novel. What will I probably be reading? Those on the right of it (and including it!). The books on the left are books I have bookcrossed and are going to be boxed up for the Akron Reading Festival that the Rubber City Book Posse attends each year. They collect and distribute THOUSANDS of free books–all so that they can help turn the world into a library. How cool is that? By sending them books, I am helping get my own Mt TBR (and in turn shelves) into order–yay!!!!!

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I also picked up the following book that I’d held off on due to price (it’s only $2.99 via Kindle today):

In addition to Amazon’s massive sale, Early Bird books has a list of awesome books on sale. I ended up getting the Color Purple box set digitally. The good news is that this sale goes on for the rest of the month.

I’m just under 160 books read for the year (157) and I’m 45,000 words into my 50,000 word novel in a month. So I’m doing pretty awesome. Anyway–it’s Monday–what are YOU reading?

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  1. Terri Steffes

    November 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I have six or seven books going most of the time. Now that I do a mix of books and ereading, I am never without something to read!

  2. Tiffany Meiter

    November 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I am reading Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark Hunter Series. Its amazing but has many many books.

  3. karen

    November 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I wish I had some extra time to read now. I am so super swamped with work and holidays that I am on overload. But – great suggestions and I hope to be able to settle down with a good book soon!

  4. Kathryn Trask

    November 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Bookcrossing sounds like a really good idea. Hope you enjoy Truly Madly Guilty when you get to it.

  5. Michelle

    November 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I’m in the middle of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s not as tantalizing as Eat Pray Love but I like the premise.

  6. Tanya Patrice

    November 28, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Oh my gosh – I had to stay away from book sales over the weekend or I would end up with a massive haul! There were so many good sales happening!!!

  7. Alix Maza

    November 28, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is so good! I just got like 10 books today on Amazon haha.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  8. Melanie Smith

    November 28, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    It’s Monday and I’m reading A song of ice and fire! This is the second time I read it, I love it!!

  9. Amy Jones

    November 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Right now I’m reading this book called Every Night, Josephine! I also have a ton of other books that I started reading but never had the time to finish. Hopefully I will before this year ends

  10. Heather Gallagher

    November 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Oh I’m coming back to see what you have for what you’re reading 😉 I LOVE reading it’s my favorite hobby and way to wind down!

  11. Tara Pittman

    November 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I am reading National Geographic books with my boys. They love learning new things

  12. Christina Aliperti

    November 29, 2016 at 12:34 am

    I am always reading a new book. Right now I am reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

  13. Elizabeth O.

    November 29, 2016 at 12:41 am

    That sounds amazing. There’s nothing like reading a new novel. I think it’s great that you’re following up on the Star Wars novels!

  14. Nicole Parise

    November 29, 2016 at 2:18 am

    I am learning a new language, so I am re-reading Harry Potter in Dutch! I havn’t read anything in English recently, but I need to 🙂
    xx nicole

  15. Ana De- Jesus

    November 29, 2016 at 3:47 am

    Wow! 160 books in a year that is an amazing goal and you already have 157. At the moment I am reading about Ancient Egypt.

  16. Mary Barham

    November 29, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I needed a good book! Thank you!! Def going to try to read more!

  17. Cait Weingartner

    November 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

    I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a box from Amazon, containing a copy of “The Help”, by Kathryn Stockett. I’ve seen the movie several times, but somehow I’d never gotten around to reading the book.
    I can’t wait for the mail to come today!

  18. Amber Myers

    November 29, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I so love reading! I’m currently reading The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot.

  19. Azlin Bloor

    November 29, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I was actually looking for a new book to read. All these books look amazing, thanks for the recommendations!

  20. Tami Qualls

    November 29, 2016 at 8:59 am

    You have made some great selections. I have started a couple books. I actually have been more diligent about finishing them here lately.

  21. Teresa Kunberger

    November 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I need to get back to reading. I miss it! As single mom of three its sooo hard!

  22. Wren

    November 29, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I have been incredibly busy lately, so I have not been reading anything. I did start Game of Thrones and I am on the second chapter and the book is just sitting there all sad I have not completed it yet.

  23. danavento

    November 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I don’t usually read books but my son does. And star wars is one of his favorite.

  24. Milton Coyne

    November 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I seldom read honestly… I’m not a bookworm but I do read novels sometimes especially when it is about fiction like Sci-Fi or Mystery or fantasy haha but it takes me forever to finish them

  25. Kecia

    November 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I need new book recommendations, since my Kindle list is getting a bit small – and the books still on there don’t really interest me anymore. I really need to find more time to read so I can get through my reading list before that happens!

  26. Bill S

    November 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I am always looking for new books to read!! Thanks for the recommendations, I have not heard of a couple of these before!

  27. Hey Sharonoox

    November 29, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Great post! I just started with a new book True Colors by Kristin Hannah. I’ll be checking out Amazon for their deals. Always love a good deal for books. Thanks

  28. Brandi H

    November 29, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Wow you’ve read a lot this year. I can never find time to stop and read and book.

  29. Tiffany Cardenas

    November 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    This sounds awesome. I don’t make the time to read books lately, but I definitely need to. I have a stack on my nightstand waiting for me.

  30. Katy {ashadeofteal}

    November 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Wow can’t believe how many books you’ve read this year. I’m not reading anything at the moment, but I might need to add this to my list.

  31. Krystel @ Planning The Magic

    December 2, 2016 at 10:58 am

    What’s super funny…. I was looking for a book to read. Thanks for the recommendations!

  32. Emma white

    December 3, 2016 at 5:05 am

    I love reading but havnt had the time just recently with blogging and Christmas etcc but defiantly looking to start doing it again come the new year!

  33. Anosa

    December 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Can I confess that I have zero books on my shelf to read at the moment. I need to get on it

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