OK- so they have me talking about books…

Let’s start with what I recently finished:

  1. When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  3. The Maid by Nita Prose (is that her real name- I mean really- an author named prose?)

What I’m reading now:

  1. Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno
  2. The Best of Me by David Sedaris
  3. The Home Edit Life: The Complete Guide to Organizing Absolutely everything at work, home and on the go by Clea Shearer
  4. The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson
  5. A Deadly Affair by Agatha Christie
  6. A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom and Courage by Cyndie Spiegel
  7. The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

WHAT’S NEXT:

The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

46 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 18: What book is next on your reading list?

  1. I’m anxious to learn what you thought of the books you are currently reading. I finished “When We Left Cuba” by Chanel Cleeton. It’s good but I’d read the books in order, and this was second or third. I’ve read almost all of “The Last Story of Mina Lee” by Nancy Jooyoun Kim in two days. Very good. Next is one I’ve been meaning to read “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Have you read any of these?

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  2. How can you read so many books at once? I can only manage one at a time unless it is something like the extra one I am currently going through, “The Vein of Gold” by Julia Cameron. It has activities to do so I read a bit and do the activities, much like “The Artist Way.” I can’t read two actual “story” books at the same time.

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    1. I’m reading them all at the same time. Though I will admit, most of them are non fiction, and three of them are really page a day personal growth things, one is a book of essays, and one is a book of short stories. I only have one fiction novel

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  3. I’m still plugging away at Julia Cameron’s It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again. I’m also reading daily affirmations out of The Book of Awakening. I have two Rupi Kaur poetry books on hold at the library, but I need a good fiction book. Midnight Library has been on hold forever. I also just saw one of your commenters say Julia Cameron’s Vein of Gold. So, of course I have to add it to my TBR. I WILL NEVER GET ANYTHING DONE. 🙂

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  4. Gosh, where do I begin. I’ve got about 10 different books up next, and my reading time is about zero right now. The Comfort Book is in the ten, so maybe I’ll start there; yet, I’m excited about this new one I just ordered, called Crete, then there’s a Backman book…you see my issue. Suggestions? Hehe. 😅😉

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  5. My problem is that I have a TBR list but don’t ask me whaf is next for it just depends on my mood. I don’t know what book I will pick next. 🙂
    Right now I am reading The Memory Box and The Song of Hargrove Hall. One book and one Audible book.
    I know you mentioned it before, but are you on GoodReads? I joined a few years ago but never did anything with it. Now I have.

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    1. Honestly, I’m the same…I never know what my next book is…except…in this particular case I have book club today and it’s my pick, so I do know!

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    1. Here’s the schedule. The positivity book is my 365 book…I read one page every morning after I free write. It opens up my day. I try to read for 30-45 minutes at about 4ish as a recharge, and this is when I might read any combo of the other books except for my fiction. I read for 45 minutes before bed and that’s when I read my fiction. When I’m commuting I will probably read from an essay or non fiction book.

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  6. I am amused that you are reading The Home Life Edit because you are already super organized, but I understand. It is a topic that interests you, and you enjoy tweaking your organization systems. I am currently reading You Were Made for this Moment by Max Lucado, some each day for my Bible study. I just finished The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis for my book club Thursday, and I am almost through with a cozy mystery ARC, Murder in a Teacup, by Vicki Delany. Next up will be another ARC chosen from my highly organized 😉 ARC list as I work to plow through it. All of life should be that kind of struggle.😊

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      1. It is! I didn’t know what to expect, but it was a wonderful background on Narnia with several big “Ah ha” moments at the end as some important connections were made.

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  7. I’m finishing Leaving Egypt now. Have The Hiding Place (about the life of Corrie ten Boom), David Baldacci’s A Gambling Man and John Grisham’s Judge’s List waiting in the que.

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  8. Just finished Atomic Habits by James Clear. Personally I’m ping trough very challenging times and I needed to find a way to reorganize my life and aim. Let me tell you this book is transformational. I’ve been able to form new habits and maintain them without to much effort. I still have hard time breaking my old habits but I have noticeably reduced the frequency of them and I don’t feel bad if I slip up. I record everything on my calendar app and I am able to focus on the progress. I would recommend this book to anyone. Check out my first blog post is about this book:

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  9. My bookclub just finished The Last Thing He Told Me and I found it interesting, with a satisfying ending. I have the Maid on order. I just finished Debbie Travis – Joy – Lessons from a Tuscan Villa, and have another of her books out now, plus a couple of murder mysteries by new to me authors. I have too many books to read.

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      1. I just didn’t care because I even though she used flashbacks I didn’t see their relationship blossom or be good. The flashbacks were the purpose to the end I guess, but they didn’t show a relationship. I wasn’t invested in any of their stories

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  10. Matt Haig’s books have been recommended and I’m trying to decide where to start. For now, I’ve just bought Hanya Yanagihara’s latest and will almost certainly read that next. It’s a big beastie of a book but, as I was one of those people who loved A Little Life, I suspect it could prove to be my kinda thing.

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      1. I read it on the recommendation of my daughter. The Switch was cute. I needed a light, cotton candy book after three heavy books in a row.
        I’m four chapters into Olga Dies Dreaming and so far loving it!

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