Monday, February 10, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Lately, I've been all over the place in my reading. We've had lots of cold weather and cold weather is a great time for me to hunker down and read.  Here's what I've read and what I'm reading:

My Name is Esther
Orphan Train
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
Burial Rites

My Year With Eleanor
My Age of Anxiety
Civility by Stephen Carter (reread)
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

The Frangipani Hotel: Stories
Genghis Khan
When Asia Was the World

Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life

I'm a Frog by Mo Willems
The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep
Arthur: The Seeing Stone

Flyover Lives


The Rosie Project
Me Before You


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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. The cover of Orphan Train captures me attention every time - how could it not really!
    As some one who suffers from anxiety, My Age of Anxiety sounds pretty interesting too.
    Happy Reading!
    Bits & Bobs

  2. My Year with Eleanor is about a woman who is trying to cope with her anxiety, too. I loved reading the thoughts of her therapist. Lots of wisdom in that one.

  3. Wow impressive and varied reading. Orphan Train in on my must read list this year. I read 2 novels about the orphan trains in 2013, very moving. I enjoyed Me Before You but I didn't have the emotional reaction that some had.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  4. I read a children's book a long time ago about the orphan trains. It was, I think, by Eve Bunting. It was very good, too.

  5. I've heard a lot of good things about "Orphan Train" must see if my library has it yet. It is cold here in Iowa also, and like you I curl up in My Reading Corner and read, read, read...Thanks for the visit today.

  6. I loved Orphan Train and Me Before You, and have a copy of My Year With Eleanor from the library, which I hope to start soon.

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  7. What a amazing list of books! Me Before You is on my TBR list as is Orphan Train. I have the Rosie Project for a reading group pick in a couple of months. And I am intrigued by My Year With Eleanor… will have to check that out now!

    Here's my Mailbox Monday

  8. You have been all over with your reading. =) What is it that makes me most drawn to the Orphan books? In particular, To the End of June sounds interesting.

  9. I really enjoyed My Year with Eleanor. I hope you are too!

  10. I was surprised at how much I liked My Year with Eleanor. Her counselor was very wise, I thought.

  11. You are reading so many books! Good for you! :)

  12. Wow these sound interesting! Hope you enjoyed them!

    Check out what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  13. Lots of great books! Love your themes.

    I announced this afternoon a Twitter discussion of The Memoir Project on February 28 -- hope you can join us!

  14. thegirlmeetsbooks ( has left a new comment on your post "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?":

    oh! what a great and diverse list! Since I'm really a romance reader, I zoomed in the romance books. I've read Me Before You. Have you read it? What are your thoughts on it? ^__^ Plus, I have The Rosie Project on my TBR. Happy reading and thanks for dropping by my blog. ^__^

  15. Bowing, bowing. . .

    Wow, that's a great group of books! Off to check out To the End of June

    Thanks so much for stopping by

  16. You are so right! Your reading has been everywhere! What did you think of To the End of June and The Frangipani Hotel?

    Happy reading

  17. You are so right! Your reading has been everywhere! What did you think of To the End of June and The Frangipani Hotel?

    Happy reading

  18. Frangipani was my kind of book...magical...mysterious. June was bleak.

  19. What a week! I'd be happy if I got through that lot this year!


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