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.


From Notting Hill With Love…Actually by Ali McNamara: Review

Oral History by Lee Smith: Review

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith: Review


Cover of Oral History by Lee SmithOral History by Lee Smith

Cover of This Is How You Lose Her by Junot DíazThis Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood

Currently Reading:

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews, read by Isabel Keating

Up Next:

My book club pick for this month is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I’m waiting for it to come in at the libary. I’ll be looking for a new audiobook this week as well.

In other news…

I purchased my ticket to see Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns when he comes to Asheville on June 14. I also pre-ordered his new book, And the Mountains Echoed. I’m so excited to see him! Huge, huge thanks to Malaprop’s for getting such an awesome author to stop by our relatively small town! If you’re anywhere nearby, be sure to come on out! You can find more information here. You can also find his full tour schedule on his website.

What are you reading this week?

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  1. Enjoy the author visit. I read I capture the Castle as part of my book club and enjoyed it. Cassandra was charming and endearing for a character but I kinda wanted to shake Topaz and Mr. Mortmain and tell them to grow up! I bet Asheville is gorgeous now, I live in NC as well and need to make another trip to Asheville. Haven't been in 3 years and we owe it another visit. My oldest really wants to see Biltmore.

  2. Hosseini was here in our town and the event was sold out! He is an amazing speaker, so I hope you enjoy!! Happy Reading!

  3. That sounds like an awesome author event. Wow! I can't wait for you to tell us all about it.

  4. Bliss looks like a fun read. It is so exciting that your going to meet Khaled Hosseini! I hope you have a wonderful time:)

  5. I'm expecting a preview copy of And the Mountains Echoed this week. I haven't read anything by Hossein yet so I am very interested in reading it

    Have a great reading week
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I hope you have a wonderful evening, hearing an author speak about his or her work is always great!

    Nice to read your review of I capture the castle, I heard about it, but I never read it myself.

    Have a good reading week,
    kind regards,

  7. Khaled Hosseini … how exciting, I didn't realise he had a new book coming out. Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  8. Awesome upcoming author event! I really enjoy Mary Kay Andrew's books. Have a great reading week.

  9. Looks like a good week of reading. I love the look of Bliss. Congrats on snagging the tickets.
    Happy Reading.
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  10. I've heard that Khaled Hosseini is an excellent speaker. I am looking forward to the new book too.

    I like Mary Kay Andrews's books but haven't tried listening to any of them. I hope you are enjoying it!

  11. Oh wow, Khaled Hosseini!! He would be amazing to hear speak. And I can't wait to read his new book, even though I am sure to cry my eyes out.

  12. A Thousand Splendid suns is a FABULOUS book. Heart wrenching and not an easy read but it stays with you for a long, long time. I haven't worked up the courage for Kites but I think I will be picking up his newest book when it comes out! 🙂

    Happy reading this week!

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