Weekend Reads: 01/18-01/20

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Happy Friday all! I’m going to be trying out something new, something that involves my reading plans for the weekend. (I know, totally not obvious from the title 😉 ) I’ll be posting these every Friday, and I can’t wait to see what this may/may not do for that ever growing list of books I would love to get to.

There are a lot of books I want to devour this year, as we all do, and the weekend is a great time to do that. I can take a book with me on the go, or curl up with one when I get a chance to relax. And let’s be honest: that IS what the weekend is for, right? No matter how busy or packed they can get, it’s always super important to try and get some R&R out of them. You owe it to yourself, and to those around you to get those anti-stress activities in whenever possible. Drifting off to story land is definitely one of my go-to’s.

So here are the books I will be getting into this weekend! Let me know what your weekend plans entail!


The Lost WorldThe Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (Amazon Classics Edition)

I started this about a week ago and have been reading each night before I go to bed. This edition is on my Kindle Paperwhite so it has been nice having a book to read without a book light attached to the top. So far, I’m enjoying the story and am actually a little embarrassed to say this is the first classic I’ve read since high school. I’m about 44% through and am hoping to make some more progress this weekend.


Spindle's EndSpindle’s End by Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley stole a piece of my heart when I read the Beauty and the Beast retelling from her Folktales collection a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been meaning to get into another one from the collection, and Spindle’s End is exactly where I mean to pick it back up. This is a Sleeping Beauty story and I can’t wait to see how she spins this one.



When Angels Play PokerWhen Angels Play Poker by Maura O’Leary

I received this from the publisher for review, a while ago actually, and need to get this one wrapped up and well, reviewed. The story is about a man who dies and goes to heaven as a guardian angel to someone he had a connection to while he was alive. I’ve only about 40 pages left to read, so I don’t think finishing it this weekend should be an issue at all. I’m curious to see how it ends!



Fierce Marriage: Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless LoveFierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick

My husband and I started Fierce Marriage this past Tuesday, and have been reading a chapter on nights when we have time. It’s nice to get the opportunity to read together, something we try to do often, and it’s not been very challenging to find a book we are both interested in reading, whether it be fantasy, sci-fi, or a book that feels more like a devotional. The content in this is great so far, and I’m really looking forward to reading another chapter or two this weekend!


That’s all for this post, thanks for reading! How are you spending your weekend? 🙂 

TBR – November 2018


Happy Thursday all! We are already a few days into November and the weather here has definitely started to cool down. (I’m pretty sure I saw snow clouds out there this morning.) Naturally, when it gets chilly outside my instincts are to grab a hot drink, put on comfy pants, and cozy up with a blanket and a book. NATURALLY 😊

With the holidays fast approaching, things tend to get busy for everyone and reading time may be a bit harder to fit into a schedule. So I’ve compiled a list of books I would like to read this month, a goal to reach, no matter how chaotic schedules get or how much sleep is lost. Why sleep when you can read, right?

These five have all come from my shelves at home and a couple have been sitting there waiting to be read for too long. I’m hoping to be swept into some great stories this month and can’t wait to share my thoughts on them!

Have an awesome reading month! I’ve linked each book’s Goodreads page, so feel free to check them out and let me know if you’ve read any of the books listed below!

Engines of the Broken World The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)

Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Binti (Binti, #1)   Neverwhere

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Sweep: Volume 1 (Sweep, #1-3)

Sweep: Volume One by Cate Tiernan

Happy Reading! May November be a spectacular month for each of you!