Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Monday 10/19! What Are You Reading?

Another Monday, and I'm still sick with a severe flare-up of my chronic illness. Over three weeks now - this is a personal record. I'm trying a program of aggressive rest this week. An oxymoron, yes, but it usually works.

So, lots and lots of reading time last week on the couch...
  • Last Monday, I was trying to decide what to read next. I chose This Is Where I Leave You, a novel by Jonathan Tropper. I loved his The Book of Joe a few years ago, and I was not disappointed by his latest novel. An intricate character study of a dysfunctional family brought together by their father's funeral, it was emotional, real, and very, very funny.
  • I've been listening to the teen audio book Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I'm not normally much into supernatural type stuff, but this is very good so far.
  • I'm currently reading the third and final book of The Book of Time trilogy by Guillaume Prevost, The Circle of Gold. My 15-year old son and I both love this time-traveling trilogy, and the final book is so suspenseful that, despite knowing I needed extra sleep, I had trouble setting it down last night!
Check out Great Books for Kids and Teens for an update on what my sons are reading this week.

What are YOU reading?

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


  1. I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I too suffer from a chronic illness. I have been laid up for the past few days.

  2. I loved This Is Where I Leave You! I went to a GoodReads swap on Saturday and that's the book I almost didn't put down on the table... then I decided it would be good luck to let it go and I totally scored some great books after that.

    Feel better soon!


  3. I'm going to have to check out that first author you mentioned...sounds good! I will keep you in my wellness prayers and hope that you get back to feeling better soon!

  4. I've been dealing with a flare up of my chronic illness this past week also and it has been dragging on for longer then it usually does -- ugh! I hope you feel better soon, I know how frustrating it can get to deal with a chronic medical problem :-(

    I'm looking forward to reading Hush Hush!

  5. Looks like you enjoyed the Tropper book as much as I did. I think it would make a great movie!

    Hope you start feeling better, Sue.

  6. Anonymous7:34 PM

    I am so very sorry you aren't feeling well! Hope this flare up will be over soon.

  7. Sorry you are not feeling well Sue. I hope things are better soon. I'm still reading Cutting for Stone. It is good but I've had a few books going in between.