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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I usually write this post on Sunday, but this week I'm actually here with coffee in hand writing this morning...quickly, since I need to work. Did you know it's Banned Books Week? Are you reading anything in support of frequently challenged books? I'm reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I wanted to read something but didn't think I'd have time. Then I saw this short book on my library's Banned Books Week display and decided to pick it up. I enjoy going back to classics every once in a while.

Last week was a pretty busy week. I read Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten. This thriller was definitely a page turner! I also put up a review of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, which was as good as everyone said it was.

My Summer Reading Challenge came to an end, and I created my reading list for the Fall into Reading challenge hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days.

Finally, I wrote about some children's books that are on the American Library Association's frequently challenged lists. You'll be surprised by some of them, I'm sure! My son and I read The Adventures of Captain Underpants over the past few days. We both thought it was very funny.

Currently Reading
In addition to The Old Man and the Sea, I'm also reading Bobo's Daughter by Bonnie Barnett. Bobo  is being inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame on Friday, so my plan is to get my review up by then.

Up Next
I'm going to take a bit of a break and read over a manuscript for a friend of a friend. Then I'll be moving on to Little Bee by Chris Cleave, which is my book club's October selection. And after that is Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith.

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. I have Saving Max on my list for this week. I have a banned books week post to do this week, but I haven't actually picked up a banned book for this week. May have to squeeze one in there.

    I remember reading The Old Man and The Sea in high school and it was one of the few books I was forced to read that I enjoyed.

    Have a great week!

  2. I am a Hemingway fan and enjoyed The Old Man and the Sea. See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan was lovely. The Little Bee is on my shelves waiting to be read. Happy reading this week. My MOnday:

  3. I read Twenty Boy Summer which is currently being challenge in a Missouri school, district. Bobo's Daughter look very intriguing, I love the cover. Hope you have a great week.

  4. I'm curious to read your review of Bobo's Daughter.

    You can see I'm in the middle of my research. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  5. I love that you are reading Bobo's Daughter! Let me know what your book club thinks of Little Bee. My book club read and reviewed it a few months back.

  6. I am currently reading:

    360 Degrees Longitude, one family's journey around the world by John Higham - A true story, based on John Higham and his wife September and their two children, ages eight and eleven packing up their suburban lives good-bye to travel round the world.

    O Bom Inverno, by Joao Tordo. A Portuguese Fiction thriller, and a bestseller in Portugal. A story about a frustrated depressed writer, that goes to Budapest on a literary event, and far sighted from where literary can really take him.


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