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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good Monday morning! Thanks for stopping by! I thought for sure I'd read a lot this past week, but it's been hard setting aside the time lately.

Currently reading:
Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader

Completed last week (click title for review):
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Trotter

Other reviews written last week:
Dr. Seuss book reviews
What My Children Are Reading This Week

Up next:
The Post-War Dream by Mitch Cullin
Our Promised Land by Michael T. Darkow
Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

This meme is being hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.


  1. I need to pick up Wench, keep seeing it floating around.

    Here is my list for the week:

  2. Last Snow looks really good - I hope you're enjoying it! Happy reading :)

  3. I recently read and loved Wench. Have a great week!

    Here is mine:

  4. Oh, my! Wench sounds intriguing...

    Here's my post:

  5. Oh, my! Wench sounds intriguing...

    Here's my post:

  6. Just read your review of This is Where I Leave You and I think I may just have to run out and use my recent Borders coupon on it. I think I'm ready for a funny book just about now.

    And The Wench has been on my TBR for weeks! Can't wait to see your review.

    Lynne's Book Reviews

  7. Wench sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy your reading this week.

    Here is what I'm reading.

  8. I want to read Wench! Looks like you had a good week. :)

  9. Hope you have a great reading week! Here is mine for this week:


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