It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 9, 2012 42 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.
I read 6 books in the last week
Really only 5, as one book I abandoned 100 pages in. Two other books were carry-overs from the week before. I seem to be reading mainly easy reads at the moment so I read a lot.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. About a girl who has been in care for most of her life. At 18, she becomes independent, but doesn’t make a good job of it. Until her love of flowers helps her make some money and some friends. She has a secret from her past, from the only period in her life that she was happy, and she needs to deal with it before she can start working on her future. 4.5/5
The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark.
Room by Emma Emma Donoghue. A five-year old boy and his mother have been locked away in a room by a man. Sounds awful, but it’s so wonderfully told by the little boy. 5/5
De asielzoeker [The Asylum Seeker] by Arnon Greenberg (DNF). Hundred pages was enough to discover this wasn’t my kind of book.
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley.
The Starlite Drive-in by Marjorie Reynolds. 1950s USA, a 12-year old girl falls in love with a man that comes to work for her father. But he is more interested in her mother. 5/5
Vanished by Liza Marklund. Murders at Stockholm’s port, and one surviving woman. Journalist Annika Bengtzon investigates and gets into dangerous situations.
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Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The story is told by one of twin brothers who was born from a nun and possibly the doctor she worked for. A good, but slow read. 4/5
Eleven by Mark Watson. Eleven people are influenced by a chain of events started by a late-night radio host. A fun read with a narrator that not only knows what happens now, but also what will happen in the future. 4.5/5
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Three long short stories about love and loss. 4/5
Check out my Best Books of 2011!
And here are the results of my challenges for last year. I didn’t do all that badly…
Wondering what books have arrived at chez Leeswammes recently? Look here.
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?