Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


What I Finished Last Week

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
In just 144 pages, Julie Otsuka magically takes us the readers
 deep into the experience of the lives of Japanese mail-order brides of the 1930's...more

A Room With a View by E. M. Forster
I decided to read this book for the wrong reasons...more

The Floor of Heaven by Howard Blum
You'd think you were reading fiction. This story is that good.
And the truth is that Floor of Heaven is a little bit fiction...more

What I'm Reading Now

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

A Traveller in Italy by H. V. Morton

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

What I Might Read Next

Italian Days by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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!

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  1. Ooh nice! Haven't heard of those! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Room with a view is a book i have with me for so long that at times when i see it i think i read it. :)
    glad to know you liked it. Hope i will read it soon... :)

  3. Beautiful mailbox! Wife 22 is one I'm wanting...and I still haven't read A Room with a View, although I saw the movie.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  4. Lol, have noticed we have similar tastes too. A friend of mine has been trying to get me to read I Am the Messenger for years but I somehow have never found the time. Supposed to be fantastic. Hope you enjoy.

  5. I enjoyed Buddha in the attic once I got used to hearing many stories and not just one perspective. I think it turned out to be an effective method of storytelling, especially given the subject matter

  6. I've heard really good things about Buddha in the Attic - going to have to see if my library has it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  7. I can't wait to see what you think of I Am the Messenger. I loved Book Thief, but I don't think this book gets the same recommendations.

  8. I recently finished The Buddha in the Attic too, and liked it. Hope you enjoy your upcoming books.

  9. Ever one of these looks good to me. My wish list is growing and growing!
    Have a great week!

  10. Room with a View looks really good - It's so short though! :)

    Happy reading this week :)

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian's Blog

  11. How's I am the Messenger? I remember reading it years ago and loving it. Today I'm hoping to finish reading several books including The Behavior Gap and Fault in the Stars. Have a great week.

  12. A Room with a View is one of my favorite books EVER. You've inspired me to do a reread!

  13. You've inspired me to read Room with a View! xx

  14. Thanks for stopping by!
    I've wanted to read Room with A View for so long... maybe I will someday.

  15. I can't remember when I've read so many great books. I Am the Messenger is fabulous!

  16. I now need to add Buddha in the Attic and Room With a View to my great short books list.

  17. I love non-fiction that flows like fiction. I hadn't heard of The Floor of Heaven before.
    Happy Reading!

  18. I had no idea The Buddha in the Attic is so short! I think I may need to read that one. Sounds fascinating.

  19. I just got Wife 22 in the mail and hope to get to it soon. I do want to read I Am The Messenger too. Have a great reading week.

  20. You've got some wonderful books. Enjoy them all.

  21. A wonderful selection of books. I'll have to put The Buddha in the Attic on my wishlist, to pack so much into such a small package is a real feat. I haven't heard of The Floor Of Heaven but I love non fiction that reads like fiction.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  22. I haven't heard about these books, but they do sound good. Enjoy!

  23. The Buddah in the Attic looks good:)

  24. I've not read any of these, but I will probably look into I am the Messenger sometime. I loved The Book Thief.


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