Monday, November 16, 2009

It's Monday 11/16! What Are You Reading?

I had a few false starts last week but also some reading successes:
  • I finished Megan's Way by Melissa Foster. I know lots of people really loved this book, but it just didn't grab me.
  • I started Sacred Scars, Book 2 in The Resurrection of Magic series by Kathleen Duey, a dark and compelling fantasy series that my teen son and I really like. Unfortunately, partway through, I remembered that one of my book groups meets this Wednesday and I hadn't read the book yet! So, as hard as it was, I had to set this book down and...
  • I started The Art of Racing In the Rain by Garth Stein, a novel narrated by a dog (!) with surprising warmth and insight. It's very good so far.
  • On audio, I gave up on Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank. I'm not a big fan of so-called Southern Fiction (how come there's no Northern Fiction?) in the first place, but I was trying to give it a fair chance. But when a ghost did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen in the start of the second CD, I'd had enough. Just not my kind of thing.
  • In its place, I started The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe on audio. I've heard that The Heretic's Daughter, which I loved and reviewed here last week, is much better, but I'm so fascinated by the Salem witch trials now that I decided to give it a try.
If you're interested in kids' and teens' books, check out Great Books for Kids and Teens to see what my sons are reading this week.

Last week, I posted reviews of The Heretic's Daughter and Hush, Hush (teen/YA), as well as two Top Ten lists - Books I Enjoyed More Than I Expected and Favorite Childhood Books.

So, what are YOU reading this week?

(Thanks to J. Kaye's Book Blog for starting What Are You Reading Mondays!)


  1. Hope you're feeling better these days, Sue. I had one kid (she's 23) home for a few days recovering from H1N1. As far as I can tell it is/was a mild case, thank heaven. She's also Type 1 diabetic so I was concerned and so happy to have her home.
    I guess I'd count Richard Russo and Chris Bohjalian as northern fiction writers (among hosts of others, lol). But they tend to write mostly in settings of New England.

  2. You had a wonderful week. I am still waiting for my copy of Heretic's Daughter to arrive. I shall check out your review. My Monday:

  3. Anonymous10:59 AM

    What a fun reading week!

  4. Happy reading this week! :D

  5. I've wanted to read The Art of Racing in the Rain for a while, it looks wonderful. Happy reading :-)