Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey

List the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books you plan to read this week.

Last week my goal was to reduce the library  pile and I did quite well . I chose books that were around the 300p mark and were easy to read and managed to finish 6.

My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The House of a Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Also posted reviews for:
Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier
Nana by Emile Zola

Currently I'm reading some non-fiction :

Columbine by Dave Cullen

" the definitive account of those terrible events of 1999 and it's aftermath. A compelling, tragic and utterly human portrait of two young killers".

I've only read the first chapter but I really like the writing style .....should prove to be worth reading.

Plan to read next: I have another non-fiction book that needs to be read this week.........Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother by Xinran and if I feel like fiction these two are waiting patiently.

Nice to see the TBRead pile diminish but of course that means the TBReviewed pile has grown considerably . Hopefully I'll get to review some of these this week.
Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Shifting Fog by Kate Morton
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Have a great week!


  1. Seems as though we like a lot of the same authors! Every book on your TBReviewed I've either read or want to read! I got a lot of reviews written this week because it was school vacation here in Boston and I didn't have to work!

  2. Oooh looking forward to some of these reviews--books I've been thinking about picking up but haven't gotten around to yet. Can't wait to read your take on them!

  3. You've read some good books lately! I don't think my tbr stack ever diminishes! I really have a problem, lol. Have a great week!

  4. I am just getting a chance to hop over from Friday's Blog Hop. I am enjoying your blog....I, too, am trying to reduce my library pile.

  5. Still Alice is one of my all time favourites now and Time Travelers is a least favourite.

    Here is my post.

  6. Marce - I didn't like TTW either so glad to hear I'm not the only one.

    Mary - my stack is diminished until I next visit the library. Tomorrow :-)

    Elizabeth - look forward to reading your reviews.

    Hi Tina - thanks for hopping by!

    Rowenna - hope to get some reviewing done this week.

  7. You had a great reading week. You've been reading a lot of books that I have waiting for me in Mt TBR. Can't wait to see your thoughts on them!

  8. You have read many books that are in my TBR piles. Happy reading!

  9. Wow well done on getting through a stack of library books. You are not alone with your review backlog :-) I'll be looking forward to your review of Shifting Fog, I fell in love with Kate Morton's writing style after reading The Forgotten Garden.
    Have a wonderful reading week!

  10. I have the Swan Thieves but haven't picked it up yet. Too many books received that I still haven't reviewed yet. I am working to get caught up.

    My Monday will post at midnight. Have a great week.

  11. Wow, thats heaps of amazing books!

  12. I saw your site mentioned by a blogger who had posted about the hop so thought I'd pop over to say hello. Not just involved with the hop, I'm also taking part in the Typically British Book Challenge. Nice to meet you, best wishes.

  13. teddyree........I liked The Shifting Fog even more than The Forgotten Garden and the good news is she has a new book being released later this year.

    Petty Witter......hi, thanks for dropping by. I'll repay your call tomorrow.

    Thanks for visiting's off to bed for me.!

  14. You read some great books this week and have some fantastic titles for this week. i will have to stop by and read your reviews on the Swan Thief and Time Travelers Wife, both of these titles interest me a lot. Have a great week

  15. I just picked up a copy of The Swan Thieves at the library this weekend. Did you like it?

    Can't wait to read your review for The Heretic's Daughter, did you like it? Such a moving story.

    A new follower, I will be back (we have similar tastes in books). HAve a wonderful day!

  16. have a great list of books. I have read several of them while most of the rest are on my tbr list!

    I am curious as to how you liked Sarah's Key and Time Traveler's Wife. I loved both those books.

  17. I should have done your goal to reduce the library pile. I have several past due and I did not get to them.... *sigh*

    I really want to read Columbine. Have a good week!

  18. Love it when I can get in the "zone" and crank out those 300p books!

    Here is my Monday:

  19. You had a good reading week and ambitious plans for this week. Good luck and happy reading!

  20. Deanna .....loved Sarah's Key but sorry, TTW didn't do it for me at all.

    Mari....liked Swan Thieves but a bit too drawn out. The Heretic's Daughter was very good.

    Thanks for dropping by , everyone. Have a great week.

  21. Hi Cat! I just bought Still Alice today, and I read your review. I've heard good things about it elsewhere too.

    Also, I loved Columbine. Even though there is so much information, so much going on in the book with all the details, the author does an amazing job. I was riveted. Enjoy.

    Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.

  22. Congrats on a diminishing TBR pile! Enjoy your books this week :)

  23. I would love to read the Columbine book. Thanks for this great list! Right now I'm reading a very informative book called, "The Law of Attraction." I love how the authors take you through step by step on how to change your thinking to have success. I feel energized to get back into my goals and aspirations again. You should check it out!

  24. Can't wait to see what you think of Columbine! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  25. Thanks for the shout-out on my book (and the nice comments from Audrey and Ath). I really do appreciate that.

    Because of the interest from students and teachers/profs, we’ve created lesson plans and I’m doing phone-ins or skype to book clubs.

    An expanded paperback edition is just out. I spent a lot of time on the new material, so I hope it's OK to mention what I added:

    — A 12-page afterword: “Forgiveness.” It includes startling new revelations on the killers' parents. The purpose, though, was to look at three victims in very different places 11 years later, and how forgiving played a pivotal role in their grief. I discovered the secret meetings with the killers' parents in the process.

    — Actual journal pages from Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold.

    — Book Club Discussion Questions (also available at

    — Diagram of Columbine High School and environs.

    — A large-print edition is also now available.

    There's lots more info at my Columbine site.

    Thanks again. Sorry I'm so tardy.