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It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


I had a good week of reading, but did not do much blogging at all. I hope to get to more writing this week, as I have a few reviews to do. Oh, and by the way, if you're looking for my recap from last week, I accidentally deleted it. Whoops! Good thing I didn't do that until right before publishing this week's recap!

I finally finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson. I loved it! I just need to take a few minutes to write my review, so keep an eye out for it this week.

I also reviewed some children's books my kids have been enjoying this week. You can read about those in my What My Children Are Reading post.

Currently Reading
I'm now reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See...finally! It's the last book on my Summer Reading Challenge list, so I it looks like I'll finish up that challenge just in time!

Up Next
The next two books on my list are Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten, and Bobo's Daughter by Bonnie Barnett.

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.

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  1. I have yet to read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Looking forward to reading your review....

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  2. I've been seeing Saving Max around...it looks really good!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I loved the Larsson books and Snow Flower.

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  4. I'm pretty sure my book club read the Lisa See book a few years ago - I don't remember the plot though but enjoyed it. I have seen Saving Max on a blogs, I need to pick up a copy.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed The Girl... I haven't read one of these titles yet but might this fall (I have been reading dark book, for me).

    Have a great week!

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  5. I just finished the 1st and 2nd book of the Millennium series and it's a highly recommended book. Looking forward to your review. I am now following you. Hoping by What Are You Reading. :)

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  6. Congrats on finishing your challenge! I finished the Women Unbound challenge this week and it's a great feeling. I tried a challenge once before, but this is the first one I actually finished.

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  7. Can't wait to hear what you think about Snow Flower...it's been on my TBR shelf for a while!

    I'm in the middle of the 19th Wife for one of my book groups.

    Sue

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  8. Jealous! Snow Flower is on my list to be read too. Adriana Trigianni said it was fantastic!

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  9. Good luck with Saving Max. I wasn't able to finish it.

    Mostly picture books last week. Here's what I'm reading this week.

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