Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Monday 8/15! What Are You Reading?

Wow, what a weekend!  We got together with my extended family - 14 of us! - in the Poconos for a weekend of swimming, kayaking, horseback riding, and lots of eating!  We laughed so hard Saturday night that my stomach muscles hurt.  Lots of fun, though not much time for quiet reading, as you can imagine.

Here's what we're reading this week:
  • I finally finished The Passage by Justin Cronin and absolutely loved it, except for the very last sentence!  Though it seemed to be wrapping up nicely up until that last sentence, there is definitely a sequel coming, and he left me hanging.  It was excellent - highly recommended for fans of suspense, thrillers, paranormal, and post-apocalyptic plots.  Something for everyone.
  • Next, I finished up The Search for Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi (co-author of The Spiderwick Chronicles), a middle-grade sci-fi novel.  We started the audio on vacation, but no one wanted to finish it because of the narrator.  So, I finished reading the paper novel and really enjoyed it.
  • Now I am reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.  I've been dying to read this after hearing so many wonderful things about it.  It's my neighborhood book group's pick for September, so I thought I'd get a head start and skip the last-minute panic!  It's fascinating so far.
  • My husband, Ken, is still reading Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber and enjoying it.
  • Jamie, 17 tomorrow!, finished reading Across the Great Barrier by Patricia Wrede and tells me I have to read this series!
  • Next, Jamie read Num8ers and The Chaos by Rachel Ward, teen thrillers which I recommended to him.  He said they weren't his normal kind of book, but he enjoyed both and is looking forward to book 3.
Last week, I posted two new reviews: The Condition by Jennifer Haigh here and Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly at Great Books for Kids and Teens.  I also posted lists of Top Ten Underrated Books and Top Ten Underrated Books for Kids and Teens.

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)


  1. These all look good! Adding them to my wish list!!


  2. Some great new books to consider reading. Here's mine:

  3. Just hopping through, hope you have a wonderful week :D

  4. Sounds like a super fun weekend Sue. I need to try the Passage again:)

  5. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS - it's really a fascinating story (and much for your book group to discuss).

    I couldn't get into THE PASSAGE ... I hope the sequel comes out soon, so you're not left hanging too long.

  6. The Passage and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks...two books I hear so much about & haven't read. *Adds to TBR list*

    Again, bravo to the all-reading family!