Monday, November 11, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

What I Reviewed Last Week

by Colum McCann

I've only read a few authors who are able to do what McCann does, only a few writers who can create a novel that's like 
an amazing mix of a crossword...more

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I've read Adichie twice before and both times I was drawn into her big-and-yet-small, exotic-and-yet-universal stories. 

This book was different...more

Tomorrow, When the War Began (Audio)  
by John Marsden

My husband wondered if teenagers are different in Australia than they are here in America as we listened together to the audiobook of this story. Parents send...more

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir
by Kelly Corrigan

Where does a memoirist go after she has told her story? Perhaps she can go back and tell a little more?


by Rainbow Rowell

I was a Rainbow Rowell fan. Loved E&P. dug up an old ARC of her earlier novel, Attachments. Loved it, too.

And then I read Fangirl...more

The Silver Brumby
by Elyne Mitchell

Sadly, I was never one of those girls who fall in love with horses in elementary school. Apparently, my fourth grade teacher was;that year, she read...more

Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare
by Darren Shan

Why do so many kids love scary books? This is beyond my comprehension. Let's just set aside rationale and accept that this is true.

Cirque du Freak...more

Practical Classics:
50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books
You Have Touched Since High School
by Kevin Smokler

I can see myself writing a book like this someday. Smokler goes back to books recommended to high school students to find and share with others the bo...more

Red Knit Cap Girl to the Rescue
by Naoko Stoop

Yes, Red Knit Cap Girl is off to the rescue, but, remember, this is Red Knit Cap Girl, the quietest, gentlest hero you will ever encounter...more

Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude
by Neal Pollack

It's a funny story. 
Be prepared for lots of adolescent humor, though, 
and lots of tales of his slacker-ness (his wife must be a saint)...more

What are you reading this week?

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last 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! 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. 


  1. I have been wanting to read Stretch! I am a yoga junkie, and I love quirky sounding memoirs about yoga fanatics! Lol.

    Practical Classics sounds like one I need to read as well!

  2. Wow! What a fantastic reading week! Glitter and Glue sounds like an interesting read!

  3. I've read Americanah and the McCann book and loved them both.

    Right now I'm in the middle of Orange is the New Black for a book club, The Bell Jar for work, and I'm going to start Lowland by Lahiri as soon as I'm done with one of them.

  4. That are some great looking books. Hope you are having a great week.

  5. I'm a newbie yoga junkie, too, QM. I definitely recommend Stretch for you.

  6. I was a teeny-tiny bit disappointed with the Americanah book, but the McCann did not disappoint.

  7. Nice! Seeing a lot of Rainbow's books lately! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

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  8. You are amazing how much you read.

    ENJOY this week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  9. Practical Classics sounds good. I've re-read quite a few books from my school days and for the most part, I've had wildly different reactions to them than I did back then, all for the better. Enjoy your week!

  10. What a great load of books read, you had a profitable reading week.

  11. You had a great week! I will read Fangirl and Americanah someday....:)

  12. Impressive reading week, I enjoyed the John Marsden series and Fangirl is on my wishlist. Have a great week and more happy reading :)

  13. Fantastic week of reading! I have Glitter and Glue in my TBR pile. Sounds good!


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