Monday, July 23, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


What I Reviewed Last Week
(Paris Books)

Paris My Sweet
by Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas (get ready for the swell of covetousness that is about to overtake you)
goes to Paris to write ad copy for Louis Vuitton....more

The Sweet Life in Paris
by David Lebovitz

The Sweet Life in Paris is 
the moving-and-starting-over story of Lebovitz’s venture into Parisian life. 
It’s a story we have heard many times before...more

A Town Like Paris
by Bryce Corbett

Australian Bryce Corbett somehow finds himself in the most bewitching, 
the most bewildering of towns, Paris. He bungles his way through working at his...more

(1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up books)

Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis

Parvana is a girl in midst of a terrible war in Afghanistan. 
Her father has just died and she desperately wants to find her mother and siblings. 

Figgie Hobbin by Charles Causley

I’m not sure whether children in America these days read...more

The Little Horse Bus by Graham Greene

There are some books that I really, really wonder 
how they made the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up list. 
This is one of those....more

The Lighthouse Keeper's Rescue 
by Ronda and David Armitage

There comes a time in every reader’s life when she finds she must bend the rules. 
Of course we want to read all of the 1001 Children’s Books You Must...more

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
by Catherine Storr

Wolf is quite annoyed that Polly won’t fall for his tricks. 
All Wolf wants, really, is to eat Polly, but she manages to elude him every time. 
You must...more

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
by Norman Hunter

How is it that this book has eluded me all my life? 
It should be in every library in the world. 
Yes, a worthy choice for 1001 Children’s Books You Mus...more

What I Finished Last Week

The Light Between Oceans
by M. L. Stedman

This is a sad, sad story. 

I was pretty sure it was going to be a sad, sad story when 
I saw it on the list of recommended books in the August issue of...more

The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

You told me this was a great read, but I ignored you, 
thinking John Green was just another author of Sad Teenager Stories. 

I was wrong....more

What I'm Reading Now
(Chicago Books)

by Veronica Roth

    City Walks: Chicago


What I Might Read Next

I'm back from Chicago this week,
and I have a giant stack of possibilities to read next.
Which do you recommend?


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. OOoh nice! Not familiar with most of these. I still need to read Insurgent too! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I certainly felt proud to finally write and post a ton of book reviews!

  2. I just finished Insurgent yesterday! Hope you like it. I think you should read Beautiful Ruins next, I want to get to it, but I don't think I will anytime soon, so I want to see if you like it :P

    1. Yes, I need to get right to Beautiful Ruins. Thanks!

  3. I like the look of The Light Between Oceans. Enjoy your week!


  4. I finished Glen Duncan's "The Last Werewolf" this weekend. Good book. Still working on the "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and really enjoying that one.

  5. Paris My Sweet looks like a book I would enjoy. I will have to check it out. All of your upcoming selections look wonderful.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  6. I had the same feeling about that John Green book, now I really must get to it!

    1. I read another JG book, Looking for Alaska, but it didn't hit me in the gut like this one did.

  7. What a stack! Why not read The Power of Habit or Then Again next? Happy reading!

    1. I've started a little of both of these. Hope I have time to finish them before the Kindle library book disappears!

  8. A lot of wonderful reading happening here. If it were me I would read Dairy Queen next.

    Have a great week!

  9. I love that you are reading from the 1001 Children's Book list. I should check that out so my son and I can work through it!

    1. I'm part of a Yahoo group that is reading these books together, if you are interested.

  10. I haven't stopped by for a while. How is your summer going? I see you've had a busy week reading happily. I am glad that you liked John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. He's my favorite!

  11. This has been the best summer! Thanks for stopping by, Anne.

  12. Looking forward to what you think of Insurgent - everyone has been seeming to love it. :)

    Check out what I'm reading at Between the Bind.

  13. You spent a lot of time in Paris I see :) That's fantastic! I need to pick up the John's past time for me to do so, thanks for the reminder!

    Have a great week of reading!


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