Sunday Matters: Thinking About Those Must Read Books

Sunday Matters

I was enjoying some nighttime reading recently, and when I went to bed I must have been thinking about reading because I dreamed about all the books that are “must reads” to me but ones that I haven’t gotten to yet. We all have that list, right? I’ve been reading a lot of current fiction and it’s going really well for me but as the holidays approach, I may try to get a couple of those must reads in. Here are a few that pop into my head:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Walden by Henry David Thoreau (every year I say I am going to read it)

Anyone have any of these on their list?

Right Now:

Coffee and a  little weekend news and then I am off to see the high schoolers.

This Week:

High school ministry is having their Halloween party this Wednesday. I need to work on my 80’s themed costume today which means a trip to the thrift store. It will be a lot of fun.

I also have Friday off since I had to use up more vacation days. No big plans but the used bookstore has a fiction sale on Fridays so I may hit that.


I finished The Stowaway and should have the review up tomorrow. Hopefully. What a book! 

The Stowaway


We have all these plans to watch stuff and then it doesn’t happen. Baseball has played a large role in that.

Grateful for:

  • While holed up on the couch with this knee, I have been mindlessly playing Mahjong on my phone. It’s a great way to spend an evening.
  • It’s silly but I am so happy that salad bars are open again. I love a good salad and it’s just not the same when I make one at home.

That’s all I have. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Whatnot – 10/20/21

The Otter Pup living her best life. Good morning! How are you? I haven’t had much to report around here. The Pup is still missing her morning walks with me because of this knee. Waiting for my referral to get to the bottom of it. It’s gotten much, much worse in the last few days. So now she just sleeps all day. 

By this time of the week, I start to think about weekend plans because I feel so cooped up. The Hub and I try to plan something for the weekend even if it’s just a short drive somewhere. I’ve been wanting to hit the zoo but too much walking involved with that trip. He really wants to see the new Bond movie so maybe I will cave and do that. I just don’t want to be inside with unmasked people due to all the breakthrough cases I’ve seen recently. I know you can stream it but it’s not the same. If you have a suggestion for us, let me know.

My current read is The Stowaway. Readers have had a good time describing this one. I want to know what all the fuss is about.

In other news, the supply chain issues. Every morning I hear warnings to shop early for Christmas. This bothers me. Mainly, because I’ve always hated the commercial aspect of the holidays. Can’t we just be together, do things together and make memories? After a couple of rough years that sounds good to me. I hit Sam’s Club for essentials this weekend and it was so packed with people shopping for the holidays that we couldn’t even get in.

What’s new with you? I am just trying to do something enjoyable each day. Just an hour of something I like. Whether that’s a nap, or browsing new reads online, or cleaning out a junk drawer. Yep, that is enjoyable to me. If you had an hour to yourself, what would you do?

Chatting with friends about books and life…