It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I didn’t find time to post last week with the holiday and all, so here’s what I’ve done over the past two weeks.


Signed up for the Immigrant Stories Challenge

Review: The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon

Review: When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke, read by the author

Character Connection featuring Deryn Sharp from the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld

Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling

Review: Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris, read by the author

My Bookish Christmas Gifts

Review: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, read by David Warner

Review: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Character Connection featuring Major Pettigrew from the novel by Helen Simonson, read by Peter Altschuler

Review: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

My Top Ten Books of 2011

2011 Reading in Review


Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Currently Reading:

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Second Hand Heart by Catherine Ryan Hyde

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, read by Jim Dale

Up Next:

I have to review The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss in a couple of weeks, so I need to actually read it soon! I’ve been itching to start since I got it in the mail. It is an absolutely gorgeous book, unlike anything I’ve ever even heard of. Click through the link and watch the book trailer. You will be amazed!

What are you reading this week?

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  1. I haven't read Under the Tuscan Sun, but it is on my tbr pile… If I ever get that far!

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  2. I need to read Under the Tuscan Sun – I always watch the movie in the winter when there is snow on the ground.

    Night Circus has been on my list for a while! I need to read that as well.

    Have a great week!

  3. I want to read something by Shirley Jackson this year. Thanks for sharing your reads….



  4. I just got finished with the night circus myself and it was amazing! I loved it! I hope you enjoy your reading selections this week! 🙂 Happy reading!

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  5. Look forward to your thoughts on The Thorn and The Blossom. I have seen this one adverstised. Sounds interesting.

    Have a good week

  6. That's a long list of reviews definitely. I've been wanting to read The Haunting of Hill House for a long time, since I love the original movie. Not the remake though. >.> Anyway, I see you're reading The Night Circus. I heard a lot of good things about that! Enjoy!

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  7. Some great reads there. I love Geraldine Brooks so I'm off to read your review of People of the Book! You can check out my Monday here

  8. I have heard really good things about The Night Circus and definitely need to get around to reading it! Hope you have an amazing reading week!

  9. The Night Circus is exceptionally good. 🙂 Hope you enjoy! I read it a few weeks ago when we did it for our book discussion – we were pretty evenly divided on who liked it and who didn't.

    Happy 2012!

  10. Seems to have been a very busy week and some good books in your list of reviews to come up as well. Enjoy this week.

  11. Happy New Year!
    I picked up People of the Book at a second hand store last week so I am glad to see you liked it!

    Wishing you a great reading week.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  12. Sounds like a busy two weeks. I just finished Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 – now back to The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, plus friends' manuscripts.

  13. You had quite a bit going on! I really am looking forward to getting around to The Night Circus as well – need to make time for that!

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