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Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Monday - What Are YOU Reading? - August 29, 2011

What Are You Reading?

"What Are You Reading?" is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  Click over to see what other readers are into this week and add to your TBR pile!

I was wondering to myself why I didn't participate last week.  THEN I remembered that I didn't have internet connectivity Monday or Tuesday!  With the help of a readathon, no internet for 2 days last week, and no electricity for a day last week, my reading pace definitely picked up!  This encompasses the past two weeks:

READ:

Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe
Amazon
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Amazon
Review Upcoming 
This Burns My Heart by Samuel Park
Amazon
Review Upcoming
A Young Wife by Pam Lewis
Book Depository
 Amazon
Review Upcoming
Acacia by David Anthony Durham
Grave Expectations by Charles Dickens, Sherry Browning Erwin
Amazon
  Review Upcoming
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Amazon
Review Upcoming
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Amazon
Review Upcoming
Destined to Live, Despite Me by Yolanda Shanks
Amazon
Review Upcoming
A Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
Amazon
Review Upcoming
The Eighty-Dollar Champion by Elizabeth Letts
Amazon
Review Upcoming

REVIEWED:  (click the cover to go to the review):  
Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Colin Cotterill
3.5 of 5 stars
Half a Life by Darin Strauss
4 of 5 stars
The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie Mcgill
4 of 5 stars
Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens
3 of 5 stars
The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie Mcgill
4 of 5 stars
Acacia by David Anthony Durham
4 of 5 stars



CURRENTLY READING:
(Click on the cover for the Goodreads page, exc. War & Peace, which goes to Amazon)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Woman in White by Wilkie CollinsWitchlanders by Lena Coakley




Next to be read on the personal pile (click cover for Goodreads page):

I just realized how close to the end of the year it is for reading, so you'll likely be seeing a lot of challenge books here.  The Yellow Wallpaper is for the Classics Bribe Challenge and for a 1000-Books-To-Read-Before-You-Die group, Still the One and Hannah's List are for other challenges.
           
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Bilman
Still the One by Robin WellsHannah's List by Debbie Macomber


Next to be read on the hard copy review pile (click cover for Goodreads page):

All of these arrived at the end of May, and I'm just getting to them; I'm a bad, bad book blogger.

The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji
Our Kind of Traitor by John Le Carre'Pompeii by T. L. Higley


FAVE OF THE WEEK:

Believe it or not, there was no stand-out fave these past two weeks. While I enjoyed many of the books I read, none of them had that "suck you in until you can't stand to put it down" feeling throughout.  But, since I usually pick one, it will be:

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

There definitely WERE suck you in moments in this one, and the writing is almost impeccable.  How was YOUR reading week?  Please leave a link to YOUR "What Are You Reading" post in the comments (I'd love to come visit) or simply comment with what your reading week was like!

6 comments:

  1. The Killing Song looks interesting. I have heard some great things about The Yellow Wallpaper. I hope you've a great reading week ahead :)

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  2. Holy smokes chick - you did awesome!!! I loved Cutting For Stone when my book club read it last year. We actually cooked the Ethiopian food it talks about in it and it was incredible (recipes are with my review). I made the Dora Wot.... yum!

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  3. Impressive pile of books! I am a slow reader and would take a couple of months to read all of those!!

    :)

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  4. Wowzer....you are an awesome reader.

    CUTTING FOR STONE is outstanding. I loved it.

    Have a good week.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  5. Hopping through, have a fantastic week ;)

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  6. Wow.....I'm in awe of your abilities right now. I loved the Brunonia Barry book. Hope you are having a great week.

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