Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Monday, 5/18! What Are You Reading?

Last week, I finished:
  • Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), an excellent teen novel by Justina Chen Headley (see my review at Great Books for Kids and Teens)
  • Audio version of The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by E.L. Konigsburg, which was also very good.
This week, I'm reading:
  • The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. I was worried this book would be dry, but it's very well-written and fascinating. I still have 130 pages to go before my book group meets on Wednesday night! This one should spark some great discussions.
  • I'm listening to the audiobook Flipped, a middle-grade novel by Wendelin Van Draanen. I'm not too far into it yet, but it's good so far.
  • We're also reading another middle-grade novel aloud with our two sons: Double Eagle by Sneed B. Collard III (I'm not making that up!) - an exciting story of two boys who find a rare Confederate coin in Alabama.
As always, I'll post reviews here and at Great Books for Kids and Teens for the books I liked (all of the above!).

I also started a new feature at my blog - Ten for Tuesday - and kicked it off last week with a list of my favorite 10 novels read in the recent past. My list sparked some fun discussion - what are your favorite novels?

What are YOU reading this week?


  1. I like your idea of the ten for Tuesday. Happy reading!

  2. Sneed B Collard III?? Someone's parents were on something when the naming time came along.....And there are three of them?? = )

  3. I know! Our family was cracking up last night when I noticed the author's name. And the novel is set in the South - isn't that a perfect Southern name?


  4. Given a new justice will be appointed in the near future, I would think this is the perfect time to read The Nine!

  5. The Jeffrey Toobin book sounds great, might check that one out!
    Have a great reading week :-)

  6. You're right, Mary - I was just thinking the same thing tonight. I'm so glad I'm reading The Nine right now - it makes the current search for a new justice much more interesting!


  7. Great sounding books
    Happy reading :)