Monday, July 13, 2015

Musing Mondays - July 13

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme sponsored by Jenn of A Daily Rhythm that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:What book (or books) would you take with you on vacation? Why?

It's probably been about a month since I participated in Musing Mondays. I am feeling pretty good that I am at the point right now I can manage it. We just spent the past two weeks in North Carolina on vacation, so this week's question comes just when the topic is fresh in my mind.

The books I take on vacation are typically based upon what I have due for review. For the most part, this year was no exception. But, I did get a chance to read a few books from my overdue and humongous TBR pile.

From my TBR pile I read and reviewed:
I have also read the majority of Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will by Shefali Tsabary, and finished My Spouse Wants More Sex Than Me: The 2-Minute Solution for a Happier Marriage by Dr. Ruxandra LeMay, which is coming up for review on Thursday.

Current reads include ’89 Walls by Katie Pierson and Guilt Free Motherhood: A 5-Step Guide to Reclaiming Your Time, Health & Well-Being by Amber Kahn, which are books I'm reviewing for virtual book tours.

As you can see, I slanted more toward non-fiction this summer. That also seems typical for me, as I really like to think about what I am reading if it's non-fiction, and I can't always do that when my mind has a bunch of work or home stresses vying for attention.

What are your typical vacation reads?


3 comments:

nashvillebookworm said...

I tend to want to read things that let my mind take a vacation as well.

So, it's more bestsellers or tie-in novels. Or books that I want to finally get off the TBR pile!

Breana M. said...

I would pick longer books to take with me, like Brandon Sanderson or John Scalzi, maybe even something by Ann Leckie.

Cheryl Malandrinos said...

Thanks for stopping by Nashville and Breana. There are times I will stick to the bestsellers list, Nashville. Depends on how overworked my brain is. :) Vacation time is the only time I can dig into those longer ones lately, Breana.