Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I have had a very busy weekend so didn't get to much blogging or reading, unfortunately. But I did have a very busy week here at My Book Retreat last week, so here's what's been happening.

First up, it's Banned Books Week, in case you didn't hear. I have a GIVEAWAY up right now where you can win a challenged book of your choice. Be sure to enter by Saturday! I also reviewed the most challenged book of 2010: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell.

Last week also marked the beginning of Fall, so I put my list together for the Fall Into Reading challenge.

I reviewed two books last week:
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
The Homeplace Revisited by William Leverne Smith

And as far as reading goes, I finished The Homeplace Revisited, and read The Sandburg Connection by Mark de Castrique. I'll put my review for that one up this week, along with my review for Revenge: A Travis Mays Novel by Mark Young, which I read the week before.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for Banned Books Week.

Up Next
Next, I'll be reading Before the Last All Clear by Ray Evans. I also found out our October book club is going to be earlier in the month than usual, so I'll have to buy and start reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I don't think I'll get it from the library soon enough.

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.


  1. Fahrenheit 451 is a popular book this week!

  2. I am sad I missed out on Banned Week, will plan better for next year.

    Have a great week!!


  3. I see that you enjoyed Esme Lennox. I did, too! Quite a "different" kind of book. I'd love to read Fahrenheit 451 - hope it's good!

  4. Farenheight 451 was one I listened to on audio last year for banned book week.

  5. Hi, Julie - I saw you won the weekly giveaway at Sheila's blog - congratulations!

    Hope you enjoy Fahrenheit 451 - I am!


  6. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox looks so interesting!
    This week, I'm reading Far to Go.

  7. I love And Tango Makes Three. :) It's funny, and sad, that a story about fluffy penguins made the banned books list...

  8. Oh, What Alice Forgot is one of my best of 2011 so far! Read Fahrenheit 451 long ago, but it is the essence of Banned Books, isn't it. :) Rae

  9. Love Fahrenheit 451! It was amazing to read it for the first time this year. Enjoy :)


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