[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

After a last-minute visit with an old friend and a weekend away with the family, it’s safe to say I didn’t get much done over the week, especially on the blog. I’m hoping to return to a semi-regular blog schedule soon, or at the very least, post an April recap. There’s so much to catch up on!


Last week I read The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston – an unbelievably true story of a modern-day jungle expedition in search for not just a lost city, but an ancient civilization long forgotten. The fact that the author, himself, was part of the expedition sets the book apart from the others, giving the reader a first-hand account of the dangers involved in even a modern-day trip into the jungle. Navigating a tense political climate, life-threatening snakes, and deep-seeded superstitions, it’s a wonder they made it into the jungle at all, let alone discover an entirely new archaeological site. I can’t wait to watch the documentary!


I also started reading Before the Fall by Noah Hawley – which I’ll hopefully finish today! On a foggy, mid-summer night, a small private plane disappeared into the ocean, only minutes after its departure from Martha’s Vineyard. Interweaving the aftermath of the crash with the backstories of the passengers and crew, it’s become increasingly obvious the crash was predetermined… but who would cause such a tragedy, and why!?

What are you reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, a great place to meet up and share your reading plans for the week. I love finding new blogs and new books – so a link-up that helps me do both? Sign me up!



7 thoughts on “[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

    • I hope you get a copy sooner than later! I was surprised to find the audio version available on Overdrive – don’t forget to check there too! Happy Reading 🙂


  1. I’ve had “The Lost City of the Monkey God” on my to-read list since it came out! I just finished “The Lost City of Z” and I’m itching for more adventure/exploration books, so I hope to get to it soon! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to be a jungle explorer (apparently everything is out to kill you!), but they sure are fun to read about.


    • Yes! A lot of The Lost City focuses on planning their adventure – and more importantly, how NOT to die in the jungle… but of course it’s the jungle and something always goes wrong!


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