It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #79

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

Tomorrow’s the end of the year! Ahhh! I’m furiously working to finish my reading goal of 150 books this year. I’ll get it done. I will. However, I think next year I’ll set the goal back at 144, so 12 books a month. It got hard the last three months because I’ve had family/friend visits for one week each. Normally I’d have read 3-4 books during those weeks, so I fell behind.

How’s everyone feeling about the New Year? I’m hoping this is the year that my job situation gets sorted out and I can finally start to settle into adulthood. I also can’t wait to be done applying to and interviewing for jobs. It’s like a combination of applying for college (I work at universities) and dating, and we all know how taxing both of those can be.

Finished (since last It’s Monday post):
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel B. Smith
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Dwarf: A Memoir of How One Woman Fought for a Body–and a Life–She Was Never Supposed to Have by Tiffanie DiDonato and Rennie Dyball
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block

Continuing to read:
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane — Considering whether to make this one a DNF. I might just give up, even though I’ve read half. It’s really boring for being about gangsters.
The Passage by Justin Cronin (audiobook) — still chugging along on this book.

Hoping to finish:
Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James (audiobook)
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
The Archived by Victoria Schwab

What are you reading this week? And how are you celebrating the new year?

Happy 2013!

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3 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #79

  1. I am behind too, it gets so frantic this time of year! I hope you get the job of your dreams!
    Happy New Year

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  2. Happy New Year! 150 (or nearly) books is awesome! My goal was 50 and I got to 57, so I’m happy!

  3. Jennifer says:

    You had a great week! I really want to read both Monkey Mind and Mr. Penumbra.

    I hope 2013 brings you everything you wish for and more! :D

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