Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






What I Finished Last Week

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: 
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

The Voluntourist
by Ken Budd

The Beginner's Goodbye
by Anne Tyler

Oh, the Places You'll Go!
by Dr. Seuss


 
What I'm Reading Now


Long Way Home 
by Bill Barich

The Last Girls
by Lee Smith

The Loop 
by Joe Coomer



What I Might Read Next


Redeeming Love 
by Francine Rivers



What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

34 comments:

  1. Just about every author I meet raves about Lee Smith's writing but I've never read it. I have a feeling you're in for a treat with the Last Girls.

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    1. It's my book club selection and I started reading it reluctantly, but very soon I found I was hooked.

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  2. Hey! Thanks for stopping by :)
    These all look really interesting!

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  3. OOh nice! Haven't read any of these, although may have read the Dr. Seuss one years ago! Can't remember really! Happy Reading for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I thought I'd read Oh the Places You'll Go, but, after reading it aloud thirty-two times last week, I realized I had not!

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  4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers caught my eye, the title and the cover. I hope you enjoy your book club selection, The Last Girls, I'll be interested to see what you think.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great week and happy reading :)

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    1. I'm surprised to find that I am really enjoying Last Girls.

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  5. Ooh, I've heard good things about The Beginner's Goodbye. Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting.

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    1. Yes, this week I read a little bit of everything.

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  7. Great looking list! I thoroughly enjoyed The Beginner's Goodbye...hope you do, too.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  8. I'm so behind in my reading. I have two of your books to read! They all look scrumptious. Enjoy!

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    1. I have a ton awaiting me, too. I keep thinking, It's just a few more days until I have two and half months to read!

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  9. oh i LOVE dr seuss! that one about the mumbai undercity looks interesting. srsly.

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    1. Yes, the kids at school loved the Seuss and the Mumbai book was unnerving.

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  10. Ooh.. looks great! Made a note on some of those for my TBR.. ;") Have a great week - filled with many books!

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    1. I feel sure this will be a good reading week for me!

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  11. I haven't read any of these, except the Dr Seuss one! You have a bit of a travelling theme happening. I do love books about journeys. :)

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    1. Sometimes I think every book I read is about traveling in one way or another.

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  12. I'm looking forward to the Anne Tyler book. Did you like it?

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    1. I didn't think I was going to like it until I was a quarter of the way in, and then it suddenly started sounding like the kind of Anne Tyler book that I love.

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  13. Those first two books look very good!

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  14. All of these books are brand new discoveries for me Deb :) I'm planning to check out the BEA Buzz book next.

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    1. Oh dear! I don't know what the BEA Buzz Book is! And I must find out!

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  15. I read the Last Girls a couple years ago. I'm curious what you think of it.

    My favorite read last week was the audio of On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Please come see what else I'm reading. (And I found my missing book)

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  16. Deb, what did you think of the Tyler book? Should I read it?

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    1. I usually love Anne Tyler, but I didn't warm up to this story until I'd read about a quarter of the book.

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  17. The Beginner's Goodbye looks like a good tear jerker-my kind of book! :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  18. I like the title of the Voluntourist and assume it's about volunteering when we travel, which is such a great idea. I hope you have a great reading week!

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