Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

What I Reviewed Last Week

The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
I almost decided I didn't want to finish it....more

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: 
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo
This is the India you don't hear about any more, 
the India that the technological revolution has left behind, 
the India that we once heard about every...more

Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected 
by Kelle Hampton 
Kelle lived a charmed existence, marrying the man of her dreams, 
having a beautiful baby girl, expecting her second child, 
surrounded by warm loving...more

How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
That wild elephant is our mind. Something we've been told since 
childhood that is easily malleable and teachable. 
Bays shows us the reality of our...more

Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman 
I've been fascinated with happiness in the last five years, 
so it seems obvious that this book, now considered a classic in the field, 
would be a book...more

The Loop by Joe Coomer
Lyman works nights, driving around and around the Loop that circles Ft. Worth, 
assisting drivers with stalled cars, removing suitcases and furniture a...more 

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
by Jennifer E. Smith
I must tell you that I am far from the target audience of this book. 
Probably forty years older. And forty years more jaded...more

The Voluntourist by Ken Budd
Ken Budd is trying to come to terms with the reality that 
he desperately wants children and his wife, 
just as firmly, does not. His beloved father...more

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon
Alice has been married for twenty years and the zing is gone...more

What I'm Reading Now

Safe Within

Drop Dead Healthy

What I Might Read Next

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Trip of the Tongue

What Makes Your Brain Happy and
Why You Should Do the Opposite

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.


  1. I am very partial to Anne Tyler. I love her books. Would like to move to Baltimore just because she lives there and writes her books.

  2. Still reading the history & art of Haiku & Easter Rabbit. Although new gifts via the postie are the new book by Sjon & a new one from
    Peirene press from Pia Juul.

    1. Must seek out History & Art of Haiku & Easter Rabbit. Is that all one book?

  3. Hello Deb! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today :) You're presenting so many wonderful books, and "Bloom" is definitely on my reading list. Hugs from Anette in Norway :)

  4. My goodness, all of that looks soooooooooooooo good! You can check out my Monday here.

  5. Okay, you really really read a lot.. :) And that's really good! Hope you again have a great reading week.

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  6. Nice! Those are new to me but I hope you enjoy them all! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. You had a busy week! The top two on your list look wonderful to me! I seen you were interested in The Secret garden Party - come and join in! You will see the link on my sidebar :)

    1. We may be reading it in my 1001 Children's Books You Must Read group. Thanks!

  8. Wow.. again an amazing list.. and some books to add to my wish list.. I think Happiness is quite an interesting topic - not only from the philosophical and psychological but also from the biochemical point of view.. Have a great week, Deb!

  9. I read something else by Jean Reynolds Page (Safe Within); now it's going to bug me until I go to Amazon and look it up! lol

    Loved The Beginner's Goodbye...and I adore your little "bee" ratings; I've never noticed them before. Goes with your blog title!

    Enjoy your week...and don't mind me; I'm not completely


  10. Eclectic line up of books. Bloom is on my wishlist and I managed to get Wife 22 on NetGalley. Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  11. Thanks for visiting my Monday post. Clearly we read vastly different kinds of books which lets me find out about books I would not know about. I haven't heard of any of yours. Your ratings indicate that you mainly liked them too.

    I read a lot of YA even though I am not the target audience because I am a school media specialist working with the audience. It does give me a different perspective on the books. I have been meaning to read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight but have too many review books on the stack right now to voluntarily add anything else.

    Have a great week!

  12. Those are all new to me as well.. Hope you are enjoying them. I haven't read Anne Tyler in 15 years, sometimes I wonder if contemporary authors rehash the same old same old.
    My Mailbox is here.
    Happy Memorial Day!

    1. I've heard several people say that Beginner's Goodbye reminds them a lot of Accidental Tourist.

  13. My reading twin! I was just thumbing through Thinking, Fast and Slow last night. If you're going to read it, then I am too!

  14. The Anne Tyler book sounds wonderful! I haven't read anything by her yet but will have to remedy that soon. Hope you have a great week!

    1. Everyone should read Anne Tyler. I especially loved Accidental Tourist.

  15. Safe Within looks really good to me! Have an awesome week!

  16. Oh, Bloom looks really good! And I really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, such a sweet novel! Hope you enjoy your books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  17. So many great books! Have a great week!

  18. You had a week full of 4 bee books! Hope this week is just a good!

  19. I read Bloom two weeks ago. I am in awe of her beautiful community of friends and family!
    Trip of the Tongue sounds like something I would like. I will have to check it out.

    1. I started Trip of the Tongue today. The writing is strong.

  20. I'm very interested in Drop Dead Healthy. It would be nice to know what actually worked for somebody! Hope your reading is fun this week!

  21. What a great week you had, and another awesome one lined up :) Hope you enjoy them!

  22. You have lots of good choices this week. I like Anne Tyler so I'll have to check out her new one. And everyone has been enjoying Wife 22.

  23. You finished quite a number of books. I have to say I am glad to see someone else with a lot of "4" ratings. I sometimes worry about that but it is nice if we are enjoying most of our reads with an occasional so-so "3" or the extraordinary "5". Trip of the Tongue is a cute title.
    Happy Reading!

  24. You had a great week for books Deb. I loved The Beginner's Goodbye. Quirky characters get me every time.

  25. Bloom looks like such a gorgeous book - cover and content :)

    What are YOU reading??

  26. What a variety of books! (: I haven't heard of a lot of them but the few I have heard of are ones I wouldn't mind reading myself. Good job with all the reviews btw. Hope you enjoy your week!

    Kim @ Kim Reads

  27. I'd like to read Bloom, and I just read Wife 22 and enjoyed it

    Thanks for stopping by Book'd Out earlier!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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