Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (93)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

I only finished two books this past week but I really liked both of them. One was laugh out loud funny and the other one was pretty sad and sweet. This week I am catching up on book discussion group books as my meeting is next Tuesday. 

I also just celebrated my 2nd Blogoverary (January 22nd). I just don't know where the time has gone!

Books read:

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I really liked this book and while I usually prefer her Shopaholic books, I thought this one was better than Mini Shopaholic.

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

I didn't realize when I started reading this book that it was based on true stories. There are real historical figures in it and the love story was inspired by a true story that the author heard about a wedding where the bride's grandmother and groom's grandfather meet and realize they know each other and were married before WWII. That scene is actually how the novel starts out.

Books reviewed:

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Currently reading:

The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian

This is a book discussion book and I've never read anything by the author before. Hopefully I will enjoy it. 

I am a big fan of Downton Abbey and I am enjoying making my way through this book. It is full of interesting information about what it would have been like to live at a place like Downton Abbey in Edwardian times.

What I plan to read next:

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This is another book discussion book but one I read in 2007 so I need a refresher. 

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

I have had this book checked out from the library for a long time and I need to read it this week or next week or I won't read it at all.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

I have heard good things about How to Save a Life and I have a copy from the library and it is also something I need to review for NetGalley (I requested it but forgot to download it to my Kindle till it was too late).


  1. i loved A thousand splendid sons - such a heart-wrenching book and sara zarr is spot on with relationships!

  2. I love your choices! I DEFINITELY want to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. His other book, The Kite Runner is one of my all time favourites! xx

  3. Ive Got Your Number sounds good! Have a super week :)

  4. The Lost Wife sounds so interesting! You have some good books coming up. Happy Reading!

  5. I really enjoy Sophie. Really funny stuff, but I haven't read anything by her that wasn't Shopaholic.

    Have a great reading week :)

  6. Interesting-I much prefer Kinsella's non Shopaholic books (although I did enjoy the sister one) finding Remember Me? and Can You Keep a Secret? hilarious while Becky Bloomwood grated on me. I have high hopes for I've Got Your Number based on those experiences.

  7. I've been thinking of reading wonderland creek for a while now. :)
    Nice sortment of books!

    Follower! Come see my Monday as well! Have a great week everyone!

  8. Great selection of books! Ooh I love Downton Abbey too ... Did you watch the Christmas special?? I added The Lost Wife to my wish list last week after seeing some wonderful reviews.

    It was your blogoversary on my birthday! Congrats on 2 years :)

    Have another great week & happy reading,

  9. I'd be tempted by all the books you have listed this week.

    Wishing you a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  10. Happy anniversary. My last semester beings on Wednesday. This is my last week of reading tons for a while. Please come see what I'm reading.

  11. How to Save A Life has been on my reading list forever too! I always want to check it out from the library, but then I know I'll never take it back on time :).

    I look forward to seeing what you think! Happy reading this week!

  12. You have a very nice selection of reads here. Enjoy them all.

  13. The Lost Wife is on my wishlist, and it sounds like a book I would love. Have a great reading week!

  14. The Lost Wife looks really good - I'm definitely adding that to my tbr list. I, too, love the Shopaholic series, but I've Got Your Number has definitely caught my eye.

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

  15. I read and enjoyed I've Got Your Number a couple of weeks ago...funny!

    Hope you enjoy this week, and it looks like you have a nice mix of reads.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST - and here’s

  16. Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

  17. I've heard a lot of great things about How to Save a Life too. Hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Monday :)

  18. The Lost Wife looks interesting! I simply must read A Thousand Splendid Sons!

    Shirley at My Bookshelf

  19. Hey there! I am a new one to your blog ( I have A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini on my tbr, it has been there for a while. Looking forward to your review:)


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