Monday, October 8, 2018

The RAHM Report for 10/8/18

As I suspected, as soon as I reduced my Goodreads goal, my desire to read came back with a vengeance. I had a very satisfying reading week!

What I Finished Reading

  • Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern 
    This was another quick and fun installment of this series. Ellison, the main character, makes me laugh.
  • Lu by Jason Reynolds (ARC) 
    This conclusion to the Track series is my favorite after the first book, Ghost. Review coming soon. 
  • The Babysitter's Club: Kristy's Big Day (graphic novel) by Gale Galligan 
    I haven't read all of the BSC graphic novels, but Kristy's Big Day was my favorite book as a kid, so I needed to read this one. I was annoyed that Mallory was around because she isn't in the club yet in the original book, but otherwise this was a really good adaptation that would have made nine-year-old me very happy. 
  • Louisiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (ARC) 
    I felt sort of lukewarm about Raymie Nightingale, but this companion book was really excellent. Review to come. 
  • My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok 
    A couple of my friends and I are reading and discussing the Well Read Mom books this year. We missed September, so we're starting with this book, which is the pick for October. I absolutely loved it and cannot wait to discuss in a couple of weeks.  
  • The Autumn People by Ruth Arthur 
    This was a good creepy tale for this time of year. It was like a cross between The Haunting by Margaret Mahy and The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope. 
  • Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace 
    This was on my September TBR, so I'm a week late getting it done. I really liked the story and I know it would have really resonated with me as a teen. 

Did Not Finish

  • Naomis Too by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick (ARC)
    I liked the first book, but I got bogged down in the first chapter of this one by all the issues it seems to want to take on. I just wasn't in the mood for the book decided to pass. 

What I'm Currently Reading

  • If the Coffin Fits by Lillian Bell (ARC) 38%
    I'm trying to read mysteries this month because I'm participating in Seasons of Reading's Frightfall read-a-thon, and mysteries are about as scary as I get. It's taken me a while to get around to this ARC, but I'm enjoying it.
  • Know and Tell: The Art of Narration by Karen Glass 29%
    I didn't spend much time on this one this week, but I'm not giving up on it quite yet. 
  • The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee, audiobook read by Marguerite Gavin 25%
    This is my current audiobook. It's like a cozy mystery, except the plot is not a mystery, but instead focuses on saving a small-town library. 
  • Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount 17%
    I saw this on Instagram and found out the ebook was on Hoopla and checked it out. I just clicked through a few pages, but it will be quick to get through once I focus on it for a bit. 
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury (not pictured)
    I'm re-reading this for a read-along at Castle Macabre. I may just skip around and not actually read straight through depending on how much time I have, so it doesn't really count as a current read.
I'll be linking up today with Unleashing Readers/Teach Mentor Texts and Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. I love Julie Mulhern's series, and I'm curious about My Name Is Asher Lev. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. Great variety of books. I loved My Name Is Asher Lev too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  3. I'm excited about Lu! I think my favorite of the Track series, to date, is Sunny. But I've enjoyed the entire series. And I felt the same way about Raymie -- lukewarm. It was okay, but not a favorite. However, Louisiana really hit me in all the right places. Excite to see that one hit shelves this month! Have a wonderful reading week, Katie!

  4. I remember reading My Name is Asher Lev many years ago and loving it. Yes taking pressure off ourselves helps us remember pleasure and enjoyment in reading.

  5. I'll be reading Louisiana's Way Home soon for the Cybils. My weekly update

  6. I NEED TO READ LU! I am so excited!
    And wasn't Louisiana amazing?! I loved it even more than Raymie!

    Happy reading this week :)

  7. Lots of great books here, and I am glad that you got your reading desire back.
    I felt the same way about Raymie so maybe I should give Louisiana a chance. I am also looking forward to Lu, thanks for the great post!

  8. I have to read the first book in the Louisiana's Way Home series - I know it's a sequel to Raymie, which I am just itching to read soonest!

  9. Oooh. Ruth Arthur. I kind of wish I had kept all my library had, but they were not circulating at all. I frequently have to chant to myself "I am not an archive"!