Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (139)

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.

This is going to be a really really busy month for me so I anticipate not much time for reading or blogging but I will do my best!

Books read:

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

This was a really creepy thriller at times. My book group members all enjoyed it and we found much to discuss though all of us decided the story wrapped up well enough that we didn't want to continue on to the sequel.

Poison by Bridget Zinn

This was a charming fantasy book and I am currently working on my review which hopefully I will post later this week.

Books reviewed:

Also Known As by Robin Benway
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman

Currently reading:

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

I made some progress with Les Miserables and now I am nearly halfway through! Of course I am starting to skim the passages that are irrelevant to the story...

What I plan to read next:

Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez

I need to start this book soon since it is for my book group. It is the true story of  an American hairstylist's experiences starting a beauty school in Afghanistan.

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

I haven't read anything by Louise Erdrich but I am excited to start with this novel since it is a National Book Award winner and has been so well reviewed. My afternoon book group will be discussing it this month.

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

I am looking forward to reading this book as I usually love Ally Carter's novels though I prefer the Gallagher Girls series to this one.

What have you been reading lately? 
Have you read any of the books on my list?


  1. The Round House is a compelling read. Hope your week is full of reading!

  2. This is a great variety of genres, enjoy the week.

  3. I hope you enjoy The Round House as much as I did!

    Happy reading :)

  4. A GoodReads friend whose opinion I trust loves Louise Erdrich. The author is on my list but I haven't gotten around to reading anything by her yet. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. I love Unwind! I am about to read it's sequel, Unwholly next month. Perfect Scoundrels was okay, too. But not my Heist Society fave.

    Happy reading!

    my IMWAYR

  6. Yay for your progress in Les Mis! It's such a massive book-I feel like just making it halfway through that is at least equivalent to reading two regular books. Hope you're finding lots to think about!

  7. Nice mix of books. March is a huge month for me too, it really cuts into reading time lol. Unwind is on my tbr stack and I like the sound of your book group reads.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  8. Noticed your Downton Abbey reading challenge! Sounds fun. It's so weird to enjoy the first book in a series so much and yet not want to read the other books. I'm like that, too. I would think I'd be jumping through hoops to read Gregory Maguire's Oz books since Wicked is one of my favorites but I'm not! Sometimes, it's a good thing to not read more- "The Hunger Games" comes to mind.

  9. The Round House is on my TBR. Await your thoughts on this one.

  10. I read Unwind a few years ago and loved it. Found some of the scenes a bit tough to read. Got quite a few of my friends reading it too. Sadly I don't think any of his other books have quite lived up to this one. Love the cover of The Round House. Have a great week.

  11. I loved Kabul Beauty School!

    I want to read The Round House, and Poison looks good too!

  12. March is a crazy month for me too. I read Les Miserables in French when I was in high school and loved it. You have some good upcoming title. Enjoy your reading week and thanks for visiting my blog.

  13. Unwind sounds interesting. I have a growing love of thriller novels, so I might have to check it out at some point.

  14. I have The Round House on my list...and I'm intrigued by the covers and blurbs of the Ally Carter books. Also on my list.

    Enjoy your week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  15. I thought Poison was a really cute read. I definitely will put it in my classroom. I look forward to your review of Unwind. Enjoy your books!

  16. I tried to get my reading group to read The Round House and they didn't think it sounded good. :/ Instead we are reading Gone Girl. Bleh.

    What are you reading @ The Brunette Librarian

  17. I read Kabul Beauty School a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed the story but the writing was a little thin, I didn't really like the main character.
    I won't say anything more as I am curious what you think of it.

  18. Oh, Les Misérables. I loved the movie, and I plan on reading the book during summer holiday. I'm going to read it in French, to practise a bit. Hopefully it'll work, and I'll understand most of it. The Round House looks great as well. Enjoy reading!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week!

  19. I haven't read any by Louise Erdrich either...will be looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Round House.

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  20. I read one of Erdich's novels during college, but I haven't read The Round House yet. I've heard great things about it, though.

    I hope your week isn't too crazy! :)

  21. Old follower :)

    You know, I've wanted to read Poison, but I'm a little afraid too... I'm afraid it will be so wonderful and then I'll just be even more sad that the author is gone.

  22. You've got some good ones on here! I haven't read any of them, although I've been thinking about Poison for awhile. And your mentioning Les Mis has me remembering that I need to put more effort into Emma, lol.


Reading Extensively is now an award free blog. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment. I enjoy receiving feedback! Due to increase in spam, I've enabled comment moderation. Sorry for any inconvenience!