Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila at BookJourney

Where we list the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books we plan to read this week.

This week celebrates the first anniversary of Sheila's hosting of this meme and it's hard to believe that much time has gone so quickly. Thanks Sheila for all the hard work you put in to make It's Monday fun for all of us.

 I usually read 3-4 books during a week but a combination of factors took last weeks total above the average. No visitors, miserable wet weather and the first three books were so good I was reading into the early hours of the morning. All three were very powerful and by the time I'd finished them I was an emotional wreck .............and my eyes were crying out for a rest.
 Books completed
Daniel by Henning Mankell
Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell
Every Last One by Anna Quindlan
Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis
Tell Tale by Sam Hayes
Reviews added
The Diviner's Tale by Bradford Morrow
Currently I'm reading
The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell.........this is a group read hosted by the Gaskell Blog between Feb.1 - Feb.15.
A Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Gaskell - short stories
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
The Coffins of Little Hope by Timothy Schaffert - ebook from NetGalley.
Coming up next ................I have plenty to choose from and much will depend on where my mood takes me. You never know......this might be the week I read The Book Thief !!!!!!........and possibly
The Doctor & the Diva by Adrienne McDonnell
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
Reviewing this week
My Last Duchess by Daisy Graham
Daniel by Henning Mankell
Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

Have a great reading week!


  1. Thanks for mentioning the group read, Cat and for your participation. :)

  2. Moorland Cottage is one I'd like to read sometime. The Book Thief is already on my TBR list - it looks very good!

  3. If you don't do a review on Tell Tale, you must email and tell me what you think.

    Book Thief, interesting, I really want to read it but I agree have to be in the right mood.

  4. The Book Thief is a wonderful book. I hope you love it as much as I did! I have The Devil's Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis - it seems really good!

  5. You had an awesome reading week! As for The Book Thief - do it! I'm reading it right now, after letting it sit on my shelf for over a year. I kept putting it off for a number of reasons, but I'm glad I finally decided to read it.

  6. Wow you had a brilliant week and another lined up! Have a wonderful week and enjoy the books. My Monday:

  7. I loved Every Last One...

    The Moorland Cottage looks wonderful...enjoy!

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  8. What a fantastic reading week! I dream of weeks like this! :) Your book the Moorland Cottage looks wonderful!

  9. I mostly read picture books, manga, short stories and text books last week. Come see what I'm reading now.

  10. Every Last One still makes me think. What a wonderful amount of loot you have! Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

  11. That's a lot of reading -- yay! Have another good reading week!

    Here's my Monday!

  12. Wow, you did have a great week! Congrats :) Hope this one is equally productive!

    My week is at:

  13. Katherine - thanks for dropping by and I'm really enjoyment the Gaskell group read.

    Trish/Alita - I'm quite surprised there are still many like me who haven't yet read The Book Thief.

    Marce - I'll do that! :-)

    Misha - I enjoyed The Devil's Queen very much.

    Jennifer/Joy/Crystal - it was a good week - think this one will be less reading.

    Laurel Rain/Sheila/Nathalie - Every Last One was so good . I'm also loving Elizabeth Gaskell's shorter works.

    pussreboots - sounds as though you had a good week too.

  14. You had a great reading week. It's always nice when you can get in more reading than usual! Be interested to see your Henning Mankell review. I just recently discovered him.

    Here's my Monday: