Monday, August 26, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Books I completed this past week are:

The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
Billy Budd and Other Tales by Herman Melville
Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
Let Him Go by Larry Watson

Bookmarks are still living in the middle of:

Better Than Fiction edited by Don George
Freud's Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

Reviews posted this week:

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

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

Dancing to the Flute by Manisha Jolie Amin
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Happy Rock by Matthews Simmons
The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
The Purchase by Linda Spalding
Love Potion Number Ten by Betsy Woodman
Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt
Royal Bridesmaids by Stephanie Laurens, Gaelen Foley, and Loretta Chase
Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole
Thursday Next in First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Topsy by Michael Daly
Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss
The Group by Mary McCarthy
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe
The President's Hat by Antoine Laurain
Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
Billy Budd and Other Tales by Herman Melville
Early Decision by Lacy Crawford
Let Him Go by Larry Watson


  1. Do you take notes when you read? I have to write my review right after I read a book or I forget what I want to say about it. Come see my Monday Report if you get a chance. Have a great week!

  2. I guess most of these titles are "modern"? I don't think I have heard of any of them. I need to start reading more current books. I have been stuck on classics for just over a year now. Quite a long list! I wish I had more time to read or that I was faster at it. Happy Reading!

  3. I have Is This Tomorrow and Orphan Train on my kindle to read in Sept. sometime. I read your new reviews and think I will pass on The Silver Star. I read The Glass Castle--much angst--and while it was worth reading, I'm not feeling her new fiction version.

    When I saw your review of Mary Coin I instantly recognized the cover, as that iconic photo of the woman prematurely aged by the Depression in the dust bowl. Interesting sounding book, but if I'm honest I probably won't read it but thanks for sharing. I do enjoy reading your reviews because you tend to read different books than I, and it exposes me to other genres. Thanks.

  4. I know what it's like to have unwritten reviews! Nowadays, I make comments on goodreads and forego reviews on my blog. No time!

  5. I'm amazed at your list of books that need reviews!! Do you review every book you read?

  6. Wow. That is quite a list of reviews to write. I find that my opinion can change about a book if I don't write a review soon after I have read it. I don't know it that's good or bad.
    Heirs and Graces

  7. Great list of books. So many to be of luck.

    THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  8. Wow, that's alot of reviews to do. I try to write reviews soon after I read the book so it stays fresh in my mind.

    Have a great week!


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