What am I reading this week? #Reading #AmReading #BookLovers

Because I’m not reviewing very much right now, I thought I’d do another post highlighting what I’m reading this week.


Last week I finished Depravity by M.J. Haag and shared my review on Friday. I enjoyed the book (despite some niggles) and went right on to book two in the series titled Deceit. I DNFed the second book about half way through and won’t be finishing the trilogy. It became too weird for me. I normally don’t DNF books, but I just couldn’t handle this one. I liked that the characters were developing more and the beast was more understood, but the details were too much for me. I’m not going to tear the book apart though, and I didn’t rate it because I didn’t totally finish it.


I’ve decided to finally read Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which is now a movie releasing on Friday. I bought the book from Barnes and Noble and will be starting it today.


I’m reading a handful of books with my kids right now. The school year is in full swing and they have scads of exciting titles coming up. Here’s  what we’re  reading now…

The Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones


This is a curriculum pick that my children are reading for their study of ancient Egypt. Were enjoying it so far. I also found the audio on Audible which were using along with the physical book. The story centers around a boy named Kaffe along with his family. It demonstrates what it was like to live in ancient Egypt with some of their customs and also highlights some of their struggles. Ten-year-old Kaffe has many adventures and there’s even a mystery here.

Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman


If you’ve seen the movie Hachi with Richard Gere, you know the story of Hachiko: a dog from Japan who became extremely loyal to his owner, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno. We’re not super far and I already love this story. It’s a fictional story because other characters were added in, but this is based on the true story.

Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke


I picked this up the moment I saw it at our library. It’s the story Pan’s Labyrinth written by Cornelia Funke and Guillermo del Toro. This is based on the movie by Guillermo del Toro which we loved. The illustrations are captivating and I love the layout. I thought I’d possibly share this one for my retelling challenge, but I’m not sure it qualifies being that it’s based on the movie.

The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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Yes…we’re still reading this one. It’s slow going because we started it at the beginning of August when school started and we just need to get back to it. Only two books left to go before we finish this series.

That’s it for now. What are you guys reading this week?

Mischenko 📚

22 thoughts on “What am I reading this week? #Reading #AmReading #BookLovers

      1. There’s a similar story from 19th century Edinburgh… Greyfriars Bobby. You may have heard of it already but if not google it. Worth a quick read. Animal stories always make me well up 😬


  1. starjustin

    All sound very interesting. Glad the kids are reading and can’t wait to see how The Series of Unfortunate Events turns out.
    I haven’t previously seen the Richard Gere movie. I’ll be looking forward to reading Hachiko Waits.
    Nice post Jen! 😉👍🏻

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  2. Veronica The Burgeoning Bookshelf

    I’ve always read my children’s school curriculum books. I like the sound of all those books and will be Boy of the Pyramids.


  3. I like that you read with your children. It’s really cool. This weekend, I’m reading My Mind is no Longer Here by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo. It’s about four young men who for different reasons, want to relocate from Nigeria. I only started reading it this morning but I like it so far.


  4. Too bad the trilogy didn’t work out for you Jenn, but there is only so much time to read and sooooo many good books out there. I have not seen Hachi, but will be looking for the book and movie now, it sounds amazing. Boy of the Pyramids sounds wonderful as well. I love then teachers assign fiction to read to add to a curriculum unit. Have a great week and enjoy all those books with your kids.


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