Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Monday! (But It's a Holiday Monday!)


What I Reviewed Last Week

Eleanor & Park 
by Rainbow Rowell
It’s been a long time since I first fell in love. This book brought it all back...more

Flambards by K. M. Peyton
Horse fever? Downton Abbey fan? Yes...more

The World is a Carpet:
Four Seasons in an Afghan Village
by Anna Badkhen
Yes, sometimes the world is a carpet, but mostly it’s not. 
This book is about a world that’s not...more

      Give and Take 
by Adam Grant
   There are givers. There are takers. 
Who wins? Who loses?...more

A Curious Man: The Strange & Brilliant Life of
Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
by Neal Thompson
You may have suspected that Robert Ripley was an odd fellow. If so, you were right...more

Y by Marjorie Celona
There are times that I think it might be a good idea to have warning labels on teen books...more

Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelanglo, & Me:
A Graphic Memoir 
by Ellen Forney
Read this extended title. It is a perfect description of this little book. 
And that's all you really need to know about it.

The House at the End of Hope Street
by Menna Van Praag
Alba Ashby, after suffering a humiliating defeat, 
arrives unexpectedly at the house at the end of Hope Street 
and finds a way to heal...more

What Came in the Mail Last Week

Martin & Mahalia: 
His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney

The Soul of All Living Creatures:
What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human
by Vint Virga

What I'm Reading Now

The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine
by Alina Bronsky

My book club chose a mystery-of-your-choice for June.
Any suggestions?

What did you finish last week? 
What do you hope to read this week?

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. Have a good reading week, you got loads read last week.

  2. I'm proud of all the reviews I completed, too.

  3. Lovely books! I must read Eleanor and Park...curious about Y.


  4. Yes, you must read Eleanor & Park. And Y, too.

  5. OOh nice! Haven't heard of these reads but I hope you enjoyed them all!

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  6. Another great reading week for you I see, and full of pretty interesting reads too. I'm still curious about the Robert Ripley story, so I may just have to have a look in to that one.

    I hope you enjoy all your upcoming reads :-)

    My Book Bubble

  7. Wow! You got so much read! I, too, am interested in Robert Ripley's story. Come see my Monday Report. Happy reading!

  8. Lovely comment on Eleanor & Park ... makes me want to pick it up and I'm curious about Y.
    Have a great week and enjoy your new reads :)

  9. I keep hearing great things about Eleanor & Park. I can't wait to give it a try!

    Have you read Broken Harbor by Tana French? Excellent mystery. So is The Shadows in the Street by Susan Hill.

  10. Thanks for these mystery suggestions, Les! Now I'm off to see if I can find copies of these. Thanks!

  11. Love how diverse your read are - and the cover for Y is just stunning! Have a great week.

    Tanya Patrice

  12. I've heard really great things about Eleanor and Park so I can't wait to read it!

  13. Eleanor & Park! Marbles! The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine! They're all good reads. I can't wait to read your thoughts on that last one. Is school out for you yet?

  14. I loved Eleanor and Park. I am very intrigued by Y. I saw it at the library.

  15. I bet the Ripley book was interesting! I really liked The House at the End of Hope Street. Enjoy your week!

  16. The Tartar Cuisine book is on my wishlist. It sounds really quirky. Hope you're enjoying it.

  17. Nice list of books! Have a great week!

  18. The House at the end of Hope Street looks amazing! Enjoy! Happy Memorial Day!

  19. I love a good mystery. I recommend Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn if you haven't read it yet

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  20. I love a good mystery. I recommend Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn if you haven't read it yet

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  21. Always a great list Deb & glad you discovered bea at FHC :))
    Hoping you were able to jump in?

    Any Agatha is a mystery to enjoy, but if you can get review copies for the one I'm reading as listed, you will NOT be disappointed!! it is delish!!

  22. I'm curious about Eleanor & Park. Is it really that good? cheers. enjoy your week.

  23. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! Keep them coming, if you have more ideas.

  24. Unfortunately, I'm still reading the same book as last week. The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

  25. I love what an interesting mixture of books you've got listed! I see a lot of new ones to be added to my tbr pile!
    Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday! Post this week!
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  26. Wow what a collection! I am hoping to read Eleanor & Park this month for the contemporary fiction event that I am co-hosting. I will check out your review after I've finished my own. I hope you had a lovely week!! :D


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