May 7, 2017

Sunday Salon: Goodreads Reading Goal Reached!

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I have reached my goal of 50 books in the Goodreads Reading Challenge! I am now expanding my goal to 80, and hope to reach even 100! I have at least ten library ebooks on loan through Overdrive, and hope I can get to them before the loans expire! There are two historical mystery novels by Barbara Cleverly, the newest book by Lisa See, another book by Kate Atkinson,  and a few literary fiction and other mysteries. 

An ARC arrived:
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling, September 5, 2017, Sterling Children's Books
Book description:
“Whoa! What happened to your arms?”

Aven Green gets that question a lot. She loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them.

It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms. (goodreads)

I finished only one book last week, though I have started on others.

When Will There Be Good Newsa mystery by Kate Atkinson, September 2008.
My introduction to author Kate Atkinson and to her Jackson Brodie, a very likeable policeman turned private eye. Set in Scotland, this book is intriguing - the setting as much as  the plot and characters, in particular the remarkable main character Joanna, and young Reggie, a budding sleuth herself. Definitely a five-star read.

Re my gardening news, he rain has stopped, it's sunny out, and I'm waiting for frosty nights to be over before I plant the annuals and herbs - oregano, basil, thyme -  I bought last week. 

What's on your reading plate this week? 

13 comments:

  1. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus sounds like a good one.

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  2. I love the Jackson Brodie series, and this one was my first, too. I don't like some of her other books, but this series had me hooked.

    Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  3. The Kate Atkinson book looks really good. I'll have to add that to my TBR. Congratulations on making your Goodreads goal and fingers crossed on getting to 100! Have a great week!

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  4. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus sounds interesting. Happy Sunday, Harvee!

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  5. Good for you! And the year isn't even half over!

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  6. Congrats on reaching your goal so quickly! I also set my goal at 50 books but I've only finished 20 books so far, 3 books behind schedule. In years past, I would have been much further along. I guess I have too many things distracting me.

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  7. Your new book looks good! We still have the frosty nights so no planting for a while. The perennials are managing somehow :)

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  8. Congratulations on reaching your goal! I'm sure you can make it to 100!

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  9. I've never read Kate Atkinson and will have to give her a try. The book sounds so good. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  10. ENJOY...Life of a Cactus looks good.

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  11. Good job on your reading goals. I really like Kate Atkinson

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  12. I'm adding Insignificant Life Events... to my wishlist.

    It was another busy week but I did manage to finish some books. Come see what I'm reading.

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  13. Congrats on reaching your goal. I am a bit behind on mine but I'm sure I'll catch up at some point. Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus sounds like a good read.
    I enjoyed Kate Atkinson's Started Early, Took My Dog which included Brodie.
    Hope you get to plant your herbs. Happy Reading!

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