Monday, September 10, 2018

The RAHM Report for 9/10/18

What I Finished Reading

This was a really slow reading week, but I did get through two middle grade novels:
  • The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden (ARC) by Karina Yan Glaser ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I know gentle family stories like this aren't trendy right now, but I'm still thankful someone is writing them. 
  • You Go First by Erin Entrada Kelly ⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I have been curious about this book just based on the cover. Though I expected there to be more interaction between the two alternating narrators, I thought the author really captured how excruciating middle school can be.

What I'm Currently Reading

  • Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 77%
    I am really close to done with this and I'm hoping it will be the first book I finish this week. 
  • Come Back to Me by Sharon Sala 53%
    I was listening to the audiobook, but I wound up downloading the ebook too because I haven't had many occasions to listen to audio this week and I want to get it done before I forget what happened in the early part of the story.
  • Montana Sky by Nora Roberts 49%
    I had this from Open Library, but just could not read fast enough to get it done before it went to the next person on the waiting list. There are 2 people ahead of me now so I figure I'll get back to the book in about a month and finish it then. 
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs 11%
    I'm doing a buddy read of this book with some people on Instagram. I'm trying to read it slowly so I can discuss as we go. (I have a library copy with the movie cover, but I hate that, so I'm posting a different cover here.)
  • Charm City by Laura Lippman 0%
    This library ebook expires in three days and there are 4 holds. I'm going to see if I can power through it. 
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. You're right about gentle family stories not being popular, these days (especially "big" family stories--I notice this since we have five littles). But I sure did enjoy the first book and I look forward to the next installment. I struggle so much when one of my e-books get down to just a few days with so many holds on it. I hope you're able to get it done in time. Have a wonderful reading week, Katie!

  2. I still have the first Vanderbeekers book to read. I recently finished You Go First. My weekly updates

  3. I have You Go First, and look forward to reading it. I'm sure the Vanderbeekers is good, too. I enjoyed the first one. Thanks!

  4. Both Vanderbeekers and You Go First sound like books I would love to read along with my kids. Will add them to my list (groan,,,).. Montana Sky - i read that years ago and I recall enjoying it as much as other the Nora Roberts books that I read..
    House with a Clock.. - this is a book I have on my shelf and yet to read..

  5. I am really hoping that I get to the Vanderbeekers series soonest. Sounds like so much fun.