Skip to main content

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


I'm starting to think I need to do all my blogging during the week because lately I never seem to get online on the weekends. This weekend was crazy! We just had so many things going on, I hardly knew which way I was going at any given time. The whole family is dragging this morning.

I had lots of fun at my book club's annual holiday dinner last night. During dinner we did our book swap and I got a copy of The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler. I'm looking forward to reading it in the new year.

I did get some blogging done last week. I put up my last two Picture Book Month posts, talking about the books we read during Week Four and Week Five. It was so much fun to read a picture book for every day! And we managed to hit every theme using just the books on our bookshelves.

I read and reviewed 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form by Dom Sagolla. I also got pretty far in The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith, but haven't finished it yet.

I posted my November Month in Review. I cannot believe this year is almost over! And I signed up for the Narnia Reading Project 2012. My son is reading the Narnia books so I'm going to buy the set and read them myself as well.

Several people have signed up for my first year-long challenge: The Non-Fiction Non-Memoir Reading Challenge. If you enjoy reading nonfiction or want to try it out, sign up! You can read as few as 5 nonfiction books in 2012 and still qualify for the giveaway!

Currently Reading
I'm currently reading The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith.

Up Next
Next I'll be reading Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett. I realized the galley is going to expire in just a few days so I'll be reading this one quickly!! Looking forward to getting into the holiday spirit!

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.

Comments

  1. I have seen your Challenge, well done, good luck with it. I only started reading Memoirs last year and those don't count. Your challenge would help me get some business reading done though, lol

    ReplyDelete
  2. I do not read many No-Fiction books but will keep an eye on your challenge.

    Have an awesome week!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Same here, Julie! This time of year is just so busy. My husband said to me last night, "Weekend? Did we have a weekend?" It was very hectic...and we haven't even gotten to the holiday-related things yet!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    ReplyDelete
  4. I feel like I cant find time time weekdays or weekends... I feel behind constantly. Life is just FULL right now... I look forward to a quieter time ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Now I'm reading "Vampire diaries" by L.J. Smith, because I love novels with this kind of subject. I find it very interesting, it's a book which can be read by all people and it keeps drawing your attention in every moment. I have it on my new e-book reader and I downloaded from All you can books, site told by my brother-in-law. I also think that I'll buy the book to have it on my library!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm reading the Night Circus at the moment, which is wonderful. Wish I had more time in the day for it.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Popular posts from this blog

Banned Books Week: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park

This is the end of Banned Books Week and unfortunately, I haven't had a lot of time to write about banned books this year. But I did want to include at least one post about it, so today I wanted to share one of the book series that it seems most people are surprised to find on the list: Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park.

According to Wikipedia:
The Junie B. Jones series came in at #71 on the American Library Association's list of the Top 100 Banned or Challenged Books from 2000-2009. Reasons cited are poor social values taught by the books and Junie B. Jones not being considered a good role model due to her mouthiness and bad spelling/grammar. This is an interesting example of a banned book. Many times there are serious, controversial topics featured in books that are challenged. Things like homosexuality, drugs, vulgar language, etc. You can actually understand why people may not want their children to read those books, and why they may challenge their inclusion in school libra…

Book Review: No Story to Tell by KJ Steele

Victoria has been put down since the day she was born. First by her parents who were disappointed that she survived while her twin brother died. Then by her verbally abusive husband and his low-life friends. But soon an intriguing artist named Elliott arrives in town and starts encouraging Victoria to follow her dream of opening her own dance studio. She also begins to receive phone calls from a mysterious someone who gets her to open up about her past and face her true feelings.

In No Story to Tell, KJ Steele has captured the small-town atmosphere and brought these characters to life. From the victimized Victoria, to her drunk and obnoxious husband Bobby and his drunk and obnoxious friends, to all the side characters who you'd expect to encounter in a town like this ~ all are so realistic in both their actions and their voices. She has written a compelling story of an abused woman who thinks she is trapped in this loveless, miserable existence. But then she finds a spark of hope…

Book Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I See You
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Genre: thriller
Published: February 21, 2017
Format: ebook (NetGalley)
Source: publisher
Buy on Amazon(affiliate link)


Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? You will after reading Clare Mackintosh's latest release I See You. Told from the perspectives of two women, one who appears to be targeted by a criminal and the other who is the police officer working the case, this psychological thriller will have you looking over your own shoulder by the end.

Zoe is a typical working mother who takes the Underground through London to her office every day. Like most commuters, she has a routine that she follows every day, leaving home at the same time, sitting in the same train car, taking the same route to work from the station. It's habit. But she starts to realize this may not be a good idea after seeing her own photo in an advertisement in the newspaper. Another woman who appears in the advertisement is murdered and Zoe starts to ge…