It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday

“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.


This week, I finished 7 books :

  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, brilliant dystopia: a man tries to survive in a world with genetically modified animals and no other humans.
  • Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, chick-lit with great-aunt Sadie’s ghost: good fun!
  • Stop Me by Richard Jay Parker, an entertaining thriller.
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, a very odd short story.
  • The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, a 15-year old boy has a relationship with a much older woman, in Germany just after WWII.
  • E Squared by Matt Beaumont, office goings-on related via emails, many emails. Very nice!
  • Vanishing Acts by Jody Picoult, a woman finds out her father abducted her years ago, a court case has to decide whether he’s guilty. Good reading!

Oryx and Crake by Margaret AtwoodTwenties Girl by Sophie KinsellaStop Me by Richard Jay ParkerMetamorphosis by Franz KafkaThe Reader by Bernhard SchlinkE squared by Matt BeaumontVanishing Acts by Jodie PicoultThe Crysalids by John WyndhamThe Year of the Flood by Margaret AtwoodA Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill WalkerSarah's Key by Tatiana de RosnayFeed by M. T. Anderson

I’ve started one new book:


  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, related (but not a sequel) to Oryx and Crake, so this will be fun to read!
  • A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker, a book that is on a Book Tour in August, but since I got it this week, I’ll read it already!
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, for my Boekgrrls internet group.
  • Feed by M. T. Anderson, another dystopian book.


I got two books for review and two from the library:

  • A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker, review copy for a Book Tour in August, but planned to read this week.
  • E Squared by Matt Beaumont, a review copy for the Transworld Summer Reading Challenge, already read.
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood, which I plan to read this week
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, which I plan to read this week

Other news

That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?

About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

17 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Iris says:

    Oh, the boekgrrrls look interesting!

    And 7 books in one week is unbelievable! Great job 🙂

    • leeswammes says:

      The boekgrrls also have a email group that I’m a member of – it’s especially nice for Dutch books but they also discuss translated or English books. Go have a look. Gnoegnoe is also a member.

  2. Hi there! As always you have a fantastic array of books. I haven’t heard of Atwood’s ‘Year of the Flood’. I loved Oryx and Crake and was so hoping for something similar to it.

    Hope you have a wonderful reading week!

  3. You did great reading!

    Here is mine!

  4. Barbara says:

    I’ve read 6 of your 12 titles. You are awesome! Thanks for stopping by On the Bookcase.

    For everyone else who wants to stop by, here’s mine

  5. Bailey says:

    You have accomplished some good reading this week! I read The Metamorphosis for a Literature class in high school – definitely an odd book. I’ve heard different things about Sarah’s Key as well. I look forward to your review! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Happy Monday.

    • leeswammes says:

      I had Metamorphosis on my TBR for a long time and several people saying how good it was. But I wasn’t impressed. Maybe also the translation wasn’t good.

  6. Suzanne says:

    What a productive week! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed Twenties Girl. As I mentioned it’s one of my favorites.

    I hope you enjoy Sarah’s Key. It’s a wonderful book as well.

  7. I have been interested in reading Feed. I think it sounds very interesting! I hope you have a great week!

  8. Kristin says:

    I just finished catcher in the rye. Going to start girl with the dragon tattoo.

  9. Bookjourney says:

    Twenties Girl sounds fun! I like those style of reads this time of year 🙂

  10. Heidi V. says:

    I’m enjoying the Book Bloggers Aboard Series! Great set of books you have to read I hope you enjoy them…

  11. I can’t believe you get through books so fast. A lot of them sounds like great books, too. I am currently reading three books: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell, Happy Creatures by Angela Vallvey and the Scott Pilgrim series of comics (six books strictly, but they’re so short I’m counting them as one!). The only one of the titles you mention that I’ve read is Metamorphosis, which I didn’t really enjoy. It’s well written and oh so symbolic but…I don’t know. It didn’t do anything for me.

    • leeswammes says:

      Hi “Nose”! I wasn’t keen on Metamorphosis, either. Jacob de Zoet I found a great book, see my review on this blog (also there is an author signing of Mitchell on my blog, just search for it). Enjoy your reading!

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