Monday, August 31, 2009

It’s Monday 8/31! What Are You Reading?

We had a wonderful last week of summer, packed full of fun and friends. My 11-year old son starts back to school this morning, and his 15-year old brother goes back on Wednesday. And for me, it’s back to work! I hardly got any writing done at all this summer, so it’s time to catch up. Meanwhile, it was another good reading week:
  • I finished On the Road by Jack Kerouac and will post a review this week.
  • I couldn’t wait any longer and asked my son if he minded if I read The Prophet of Yonwood (book 3 in the Book of Ember) before he did, after we gave it to him for his birthday last week. It turned out to be a prequel to the first book and just as good as the first two. I'll review it this week at Great Books for Kids and Teens.
  • I started People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks for one of my book groups. It’s been on my want-to-read list for awhile, and so far I’m enjoying it very much. I loved her novel, March, also read for the same book group.

Last week, I posted a review of Julie & Julia at this blog and a review of a wonderful middle-grade audio book, Freaky Monday, at Great Books for Kids and Teens.

So, what are YOU reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is sponsored by J. Kaye's Book Blog).


  1. I'll be watching for your review of People of the Book. It's on my wish list. I read Year of Wonders which was a historical fiction account of a village/villagers dealing with The Plague. I enjoyed it (as much as one can enjoy reading about The Plague, lol).

  2. The Prophet of Yonwood sounds good. I am really enjoying some YA reads lately...

  3. I look forward to your review! My list is here:

  4. Oh Sue, Both of these on on my shelves (TBR) Will be waiting for your reviews; enjoy

  5. I'm curious to hear what you think of The Prophet of Yonwood. I've read it with in the City of Ember series and it's pretty different.

  6. Anonymous7:17 PM

    I'm with Mary on this one. PEOPLE OF THE BOOK looks good!

  7. Have a great reading week! :D