It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted at Book Journey

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Well, I apparently decided to take a little summer break from my blog. I haven’t been reviewing, but I have been reading! Here’s what’s been going on in the month since the last time I participated in this meme.


The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E. B. Hudspeth: Review–Very creepy and beautifully illustrated

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister: Review–Beautiful prose that left even this picky eater hungry for more

The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly: Review–A solid entry into the Mickey Haller series

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink: Review–Characters I couldn’t like


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, read by Jonathan Davis

Blood Faerie by India Drummond

Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess

Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

The Haunted House by Jack Kilborn

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, read by Khristine Hvam

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China by Mitch Moxley

The Company by K. J. Parker

Currently Reading:

Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, read by Rita Barrington

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Up Next:

I don’t expect to finish any of these, but I might add a nonfiction book into the mix. I’m also expecting Joe Hill’s newest book, NOS4A2 at the library soon.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. fantastic to find a geo macdonald on your reading list –
    hoping to get quiet from the library… EnJoy your week!

  2. You certainly read a lot of books.

    Great post.

    Enjoy your week.

    Silver's Reviews

  3. You had a busy month 🙂 I'm currently reading a Bohjalian as well, The Light in the Ruins.

    Have a great week, happy reading!

  4. You must be enjoying your summer then!

    Treat yourself kindly this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book 'd Out

  5. I have The School of Essential Ingredients on my shelf just waiting to be read…way too many books and just not enough time!

    Here's my It's Monday post.

  6. I loved The Reader…both the book and the movie. I've also been wanting to read the book Quiet.

    Thanks for sharing…and enjoy your week!


  7. I liked The Reader but it was a tough book. Quiet I thought was excellent. It's worth the effort to read it if nonfiction isn't your usual thing. I also loved Lighthousekeeping because Jeannette Winterson can do no wrong in my opinion. 🙂

  8. I've debated reading Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking so many times. The problem is that I am BAD about actually reading non-fiction. Checking it out, sure. But actually reading it? It lingers on the shelf until I return it instead.

  9. You read quite a lot, and a very nice mix of fiction and non-fiction. The book about introverts sounds really interesting, and so does The school of essential ingredients. Thanks for the tip!

    Have a great week & kind regards,

  10. I loved NOS4A2!! I also really loved Days of Blood and Starlight. I tried to read And the Mountains Echoed but it broke me and I had to stop reading it. Haunted House sounds really god and scary!

    I have been kind of taking a break as well- just so involved with other things. :)I hope your time away has been fun. 🙂

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