Reading RoundUp #11

With Jay on his way to Italy for 10 days (eek), I have a lot of alone time coming up and am planning to do lots of snacking, Netflixing, and of course reading! Here’s what I’m reading right now and a few things I’m planning to start next week.


Work Book (for lunch time reading):

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – I should be finishing up this book today at lunch. Overall, it was an insightful and helpful read. Sure, there were parts that got a bit too philosophical for me, but I came away with ideas for a few positive changes in both my attitude and actions.

A Room With a View by E.M. Forster – This classic romance was selected purely to fulfill one of the categories on my book challenge. A good example of how this challenge is forcing me to select books I normally would pass over.

Apartment Books:

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – I’ve been meaning to read the second book in this series for a few months and now I can’t put it down! 

London by Eyewitness Travel – Don’t make fun of me…but I love reading travel guides like novels before leaving for our trips : )

Kindle Books:

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty – It’s been a few months since my last Moriarty, so when I saw this was available from the library I snagged it. 

Caught by Harlen Coben – A coworker recommended this murder mystery after she flew through it in a week. It has been fast-paced thus far and apparently has a few great plot twists toward the end. 

From Around the Web:

Google Trip Planner – A quick and easy snapshot of destinations around the world, including flights, hotels, and itineraries.

25 Podcasts for Readers – If you’re new to the podcast game like me, this might be a good place to start.

Traveling During a State Dept Warning – A decent article on the whether or not you should travel to Europe over the next few months. We have a big trip to London and Paris in May and have no plans to cancel or delay.

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As usual, I’m linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy!

What books are you planning to read this weekend?

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  1. My hubby is on a work trip right now for 10 days in California! I had planned on reading a lot, but of course have been watching too much Call the Midwife instead :s But I just got an email that Furiously Happy came in for me at the library. Super excited for it! So that’s my weekend read :]

  2. Too bad you couldn’t join him in Italy 🙂 I like to read travel guides, too. Rick Steeves is my favorite. Thanks for the podcast for readers link.

    1. I know! I don’t think I’ve read any of his, but I’ll see if I can find some at the library.

  3. Omg how do you find time to read so many books, I’m jealous! I read two books in March and felt like a champ, haha! I haven’t been able to do that in years!

    1. It’s super nerdy but I read during my hour long lunch break every day at work 🙂 Makes a huge difference in the number of books I can get through. And two books is better than zero!

  4. I have The Happiness Project sitting on my shelf and really need to get to it. Have you read her newest book on habits, Better Than Before? It was a bit long but so helpful! I love how practical she is. Also – thanks so much for sharing those travel links! We are also going to England and Ireland beginning of June. Travel warnings don’t deter us, but it is good to be aware of the situation.

    1. I’ve heard of it but haven’t read it yet. I was a bit worried it’d be very similar to her first one? I’ll have to try it and see. Completely agree about just being more aware! Did you know you can sign up with the state department so they know where and when you’re traveling? They’ll also send you travel updates/warnings for that location. If you’re interested I can send you the link…

    1. I was a big fan of What Alice Forgot as well! Either that or The Husband’s Secret is my favorite of hers.

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