Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Monday 11/30! What Are You Reading?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We spent the last 5 days visiting my extended family in Rochester, NY. It was a hectic weekend, packed full of visits, but a lot of fun. It was wonderful to see everyone, and my sons had a blast playing with three different sets of cousins! Not a lot of time for reading, though...
  • I finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and it's easy to see why this novel ended up on so many Best of 2009 lists. I could hardly set it down, and it's definitely on my own "Best of" list. An amazing novel about the relationships between white women in 1960's Mississippi and their black maids. If you've read this book, stop by Barney's Book Blog for an online discussion (it was actually yesterday, but I plan to stop by today to add my two cents!).
  • I started a book for my neighborhood book group (which meets on Wednesday) - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. It was hard to switch to a new book after finishing The Help, but I'm enjoying it so far. I still have a lot left to read in the next 3 days!
  • I've been listening to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe on audio for the past couple of weeks. I'm enjoying it, though it's not as good as The Heretic's Daughter (both are about the Salem witch trials).
If you're interested in kids' and teen/YA books, check out my weekly update at Great Books for Kids and Teens. The boys didn't have a lot of time for reading this week, but we listened to lots of great audio books on the way to and from Rochester.

So, what are YOU reading this week?

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


  1. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Glad you were able to read Kathryn Stockett. Sounds like a good one.

  2. I'm glad you liked The Help and I hope you enjoy Olive more than I did, lol. I know many readers did!

  3. Wasn't The Help the absolute BEST?! I loved that book. Probably my 2009 favorite.

    I, too, loved The Art of Racing in the Rain.

    But Olive Kitteridge...I don't know what it was about that book. I actually read a hundred and something pages and finally had to put it down. The lady was downright unlikeable and she just bugged me! I ended up not finishing it. But I think I'm the only one in the world who didn't like it. LOL

    Have a great reading week!

  4. I loved The Help, and I'm glad you enjoyed it too. The other books sound terrific too.

    My Monday post is here: It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

  5. So glad you loved The Help, it was a favourite read of 2009 for me too. Have a great reading week and stay well :-)