It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 2, 2012 25 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
Happy new year everyone! This year I’m planning to post less, read just as much, and do more exercise. What are your plans?
I will be reading books for the Indie Lit awards this month and the next. I’m eagerly awaiting the list of 5 most nominated books in the Speculative Fiction genre, so I can get started!
I read 4 books in the last week
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (4/5 stars)
Een steek diep [Under the Ground] by F. Starik (4/5 stars)
First You Try Everything by Jane McCafferty (4/5 stars)
The Rise and Fall of a Domestic Diva by Sarah May (4/5 stars). My first book of the new year!
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley. Non-fiction. In the 1760s, a woman dressed as a man went around the world helping a botanist finding new specimens.
The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark. Cozy mystery. A woman is mistaken for the rich owner of a beauty spa and badly burned with acid. Another woman gets interested in the case when she is asked to come to the spa to make a cake for the upcoming wedding of the spa owner.
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Skippy Dies by Paul Murray. Skippy dies in a donut restaurant while eating donuts with his friend Ruprecht. The book is mainly about what happened before and what happens afterwards. 4/5 stars
Little Children by Tom Perrotta. About some thirty-something parents and their affairs. And a paedophile who’s moved into the area. 5/5
My December overview is here.
Why I won’t post as much on my blog as last year… here.
You can still join the Wishlist Challenge for people who own so many unread books that they will never, ever get round to reading their wishlist (books they don’t own). Unless they do this challenge!
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?