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? 


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

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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

    Have a great week.

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

  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.

  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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