Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I may not have read much this past week but I am practically current on reviewing this years' books so I am making progress. Now to sneak in a review from last year's books so my long list of books awaiting reviews shrinks! This meme is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.

Books I completed this week are:

Cheerfulness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
The Vagabond by Colette
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow
Paris Was Ours edited by Penelope Rowlands

Reviews posted this week:

Cheerfulness Breaks In by Angela Thirkell

Books still needing to have reviews written (as opposed to the ones that are simply awaiting posting):

Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
A Slender Thread by Katharine Davis
Cooking With Fernet Branca by James Hamilton-Paterson
Keeping the Feast by Paula Butturini
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Sex, Drugs, and Gelfilte Fish edited by Shana Leibman
Daughter of the Queen of Sheba by Jackie Lyden
The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter by Holly Robinson
Daughter of the Bride by Francesca Segre
Chronicles of a Midlife Crisis by Robyn Harding
Going Away Shoes by Jill McCorkle
Half Empty by David Rakoff
She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart
Huck by Janet Elder
Out of the Shadows by Joanne Rendell
I Know I Am, But What Are You? by Samantha Bee
Never Trust a Rogue by Olivia Drake
After the Fall by Kylie Ladd
Heart With Joy by Steve Cushman
The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
The Known World by Edward Jones
Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist
Web of Love by Mary Balogh
Pure Dead Frozen by Debi Gliori
The Best American Travel Writing 2009 edited by Simon Winchester
The Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai
The Forbidden Daughter by Shobhan Bantwal
The MacKenzies: Cole by Ana Leigh
Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Running the Books by Avi Steinberg
The Time in Between by David Bergen
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Before Lunch by Angela Thirkell
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
Destiny Unleashed by Sherryl Woods
Grayson by Lynne Cox
While I Was Gone by Sue Miller
Falling in Love Again by Cathy Maxwell
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Semper Cool by Barry Fixler
City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak
The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
Waking Up in Eden by Lucinda Fleeson
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
One Season of Sunshine by Julia London
A Round-Heeled Woman by Jane Juska
Shoes, Hair, Nails by Deborah Batterman
Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
The Lunatic Express by Carl Hoffman
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float by Sarah Schmelling
Eurydice Street by Sofka Zinovieff
Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
Great Lakes Nature by Mary Blocksma
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa


  1. Hopping by....enjoy ur reading week.


  2. This is the longest list I've seen around!! Good luck :P

    my what are you reading?

  3. Are you really going to write all those reviews?

  4. Wow that is one long list of reviews needing written. I would be so intimidated. Good luck with getting them written.

  5. I am going to check out your review from this past week. It sounds interesting!

  6. I mostly Cybils short list books this week and some short stories. Come see the full list.

  7. I've stopped accepting review books for a while to get my list down, but now I have one pile of reviews written but not posted, one pile of books read but with reviews not written, and I still have that review pile! Sigh .. but at least there's some space near the top of the read and review pile now as opposed to "oh, my goodness, how am I going to fit in these new review books?". Another month and a half to go on my self-imposed ban, so I'm hoping to see a big difference. I've been just writing a review a day and posting a review every other day in my efforts to get caught up!

  8. I've been wanting to read Ogawa's book. I hope you enjoyed it! Good luck with your review writing!

  9. This is an impressive list. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens looks especially good - I have not had an opportunity to read that one. My recent find is by author Sondra Wright who wrote, 40+ and Fabulous: Moving Forward Fierce, Focused, and Full of Life! The book is a collection of women in midlife along with a male perspective as well. What I loved about this one are the revealing, accurate images of what a woman’s experiences at midlife really are. I highly recommend this to women of all ages.


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