Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's (Not Quite) Monday, What Are You Reading (64)

It's Monday What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I always enjoy seeing what other people have read and reviewed over the past week. It is also a great way to find new books to add to that ever-growing TBR list!

This past week I only managed to finish two books but I really enjoyed both of them. This week I hope I will do a little better with my reading list.

Books finished:

Sideways on a Scooter by Miranda Kennedy

I really liked this book and read it in just a couple of days. I normally take weeks to get through nonfiction books.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I loved The Help and I'm glad I was finally able to read it. I was waiting to read it when the waiting lists at the library weren't so long but its popularity has never let up. I ended up buying it last month when it was released in paperback. So glad I did! Now I can't wait to watch the movie.

Books reviewed:
Clarity by Kim Harrington

Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Currently reading:

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

This book started out well. Then I wanted to put it down because I was becoming very annoyed by the main character and some other things. Thankfully it has started to get better again. I love Greek mythology and this story has an interesting premise.

Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

Oh, how I love this series (so far anyway).

What I plan to read next:

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Really looking forward to this one!
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira
I won this last year from The Lost Entwife and I am finally going to read it. I have the hardcover but think this paperback cover is so much prettier.

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman

This may end up being just a book version of She's the Man but it still looks like a fun story and a good way to break up the heavier books.

A Cup of Friendship by Deborah Rodriguez

I have heard such good things about this book. My sister read Kabul Beauty School and I thought she'd liked it (one of the reasons I decided to read A Cup of Friendship) but it turns out I was wrong. Hopefully I will like this book anyway.

That's what I plan to read this week (subject to change according to whim and boredom).

What are you reading this week?


  1. I have been meaning to read The Help. I really need to find the time! I'm gla you enjoyed it! Stick with Starcrossed- it does get better!

  2. I want to read Starcrossed. And good job! It looks like you had a great reading week. I loved The Help!

  3. I have been wanting to read My Name Is Mary Sutter, enjoy. Have a wonderful week. My Monday:

  4. New follower!

    Glad to see another Deanna Raybourn fan in the blogosphere. :) There are probably more that I haven't discovered yet, obviously, although I'm just as probably the only male blogger who reads her.

    Here's my week:

  5. The Help is on my wishlist. I'll get to it later this year or early next.

    I finished ten books this week which actually surprises me because I hardly did any reading during my usual fun reading time. Come see what I finished.

  6. Yay I have The Help, I want to read it soon, but I'm trying to finish off some galleys with expiration date.

    I just adore the cover of Babe in Boyland <3

  7. So glad you liked The Help! I really enjoyed it. And the Lady Julia series is one of my all time favorites - the fifth book is coming out soon!

    Please feel free to stop by my Monday :)

  8. Hi! You have some great books on your list. I can't wait to read Starcrossed.

    I have posted mine here,

    Have a great week :)

  9. I liked Mary Sutter, and want to read The Help

  10. So glad you loved The Help, I'm looking forward to the movie too, although I think we have to wait a few extra weeks for it here in Australia. I like Greek mythology so I'll be interested to see your final thoughts on Starcrossed.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  11. I have The Help on my tbr pile. I have yet to see someone who doesn't like it. I should really move it up in the pile.

    Deanna Raybourn is on my tr list thanks to another blogger who recommended her.

  12. I hope you enjoy Starcrossed. It's been on my wish-list for a while and I can't wait to read it. Babe in Boyland was adorable too. :) New follower. Have a great week!

    Teen Readers' Diary

  13. I thought The Help was a fantastic read.
    I not keen on books being turned into films, but this one I will want to see.

    Enjoy your reading week


  14. I am finishing The Room by Emma Donoghue (really don't like it) and am in the middle of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.

  15. I loved The Help.

    Sideways on a Scooter looks interesting - I love reading about India lately. A Cup of Friendship looks good too.


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