Monday, November 23, 2009

It's Monday 11/23! What Are You Reading?

Another Monday morning. This week will be crazy busy, with just two days of school and traveling to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with family. Won't be much time for reading!

Last week was another good, though hectic, reading week:
  • I finished The Art of Racing in the Rain for my book group and loved it! You can read my review and some additional favorite quotes from the book.
  • Having fulfilled my book group reading, I resumed reading the excellent teen fantasy novel, Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey (book 2 in The Resurrection of Magic series). I was enjoying it when I realized (again - second week in a row!) that I was running out of time for two more book group books! So I had to once again set this book aside...I hope to finish it before 2010!
  • I began reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett for the online book discussion next Sunday at Barney's Book Blog. I was hooked from the first page and have been carrying it around with me all weekend! It's just as amazing as I'd heard.
As soon as I finish The Help, I need to read Olive Kitteridge for my neighborhood book group - can't believe it's almost December already!

If you're interested in kids'/teen/YA books, you can find out what my family is reading this week at Great Books for Kids and Teens. Last week, I posted a review of Sent, book 2 of the exciting time travel series The Missing by Margaret Peterson Haddix. With our long drives this weekend, we'll be listening to some good audio books!

So, what are YOU reading this week?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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


  1. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Great news about THE HELP. I've heard nothing but great things about this one.

  2. The Help is without a doubt one of my favorites. One of the best books I read in 2009. I also really enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, which surprised me because I don't usually like short stories. Sounds like you've got some good ones lined up. Enjoy.

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed The Help, too. And i keep bumping into Sacred Scars on the blogosphere. Maybe I should take a closer look at that series. :-)

  4. Nice list of books! Hope you have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I have The Art of Racing in my TBR pile, may have to move that one up!

  6. I have seen The Help around a lot too. I'll have to take a look.

    Here is mine

  7. The Help is in my TBR pile. I am looking forward to extra reading time this Thanksgiving. My Monday:

  8. I really liked The Help. I'll be interested in what your group has to say about Olive! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  9. I'm still working through WOLF HALL; I also started THE RED LEATHER DIARY this week. Fun!

  10. The Help is so fantastic. Did I miss the review at Barney's? It was on my radar but I will have to go look and see if I did miss it.

  11. Anonymous12:55 AM

    I've heard so many good things about The Help. Glad you hear you're enjoying it!

  12. Wow. How many book groups are you involved in?! I'd love to find even one in the area...

    Hope you enjoy Olive Kitteridge. It's a great book for giving a variety of perspectives and showing how different people see different qualities and flaws in each other and themselves.

  13. Jo -

    I'm in two physical book groups locally, but I also participate when I can in one online at Barney's Book Blog (link is in this blog entry, if you're interested). Sometimes, it's a little too much, but I really enjoy them!! My mom retired recently and hasn't been able to find a book group near her, so she takes the train down here (3 hours!) to go to my neighborhood book group!


  14. I've been involved in one book group, but I moved and then... That was 3-4 years ago.

    I'll go check the Barney's one now...