Monday, November 07, 2011

It's Monday 11/7! What Are You Reading?

October is my favorite month, and it seemed to just fly by this year!  Here we are in November already, with the calendar seeming to move faster and faster toward the holiday season.  We are so overwhelmed with the college application process, I don't know how we fill find time for holiday preparations as well!

I didn't feel well last week, and then we had visitors for the weekend (my dad and his wife), so I had very little time for blogging last week but hope to catch up with all of you and with my own reviews this week.  It was a great reading week, though!
  • I finished Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich - lots of good laughs and light-hearted fun.  Stephanie and Lula (and Grandma) just crack me up!
  • I finally gave in to Jamie's urging to read The Roar by Emma Clayton, a sci fi novel that he said I would love.  He was right, as usual - it is very good so far and I'm staying up too late each night reading it!
  • My husband, Ken, finished The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo, a Norwegian author who has been compared to Stieg Larsson.  He enjoyed it very much.
  • Ken is now reading Behemoth, the second book in the Leviathan trilogy, by Scott Westerfeld.
  • Jamie, 17, read Book 3: Night Rise of the series, The Gatekeepers by Anthony Horowitz.  He really likes this series.
  • Jamie also finished reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for his World Lit class.  He thought the book was OK, but he didn't like the main character and the way that he treated his best friend.
  • Craig, 13, started a new marking period and a new book.  He took advice from his brother (!) and is reading Revenge of the Witch, Book One in the series The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney.
No new reviews last week, but I did post a discussion about plot versus character for the Fall Into Reading Challenge.

What are you and your family reading this week?

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


  1. Your family read a great mix of books. Hope your feeling better.

  2. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Great when the whole family likes to read. I've got two younger teenage sons (13 and 14) and they enjoy reading too. My husband used to but no longer.

    Still, altogether we get through quite a few books! :-)

  3. Re-reading Michael Shaarra's The Killer Angels again. It's been a while since I'd read it.

  4. Leeswammes -

    Good to hear you have a reading family, too! My 17-year old son loves to read and goes through books like crazy. My younger son is a bit more reluctant - he'd rather be doing something active! - but he enjoys good books once he gets into them.


  5. Hey, Wright...I hadn't heard of that title or author before, but it must be good for you to be re-reading it, huh? Enjoy!


  6. I sometimes think I should quit reading these blogs about what everyone else is reading because it makes me feel all panicky like i am missing something big. I need to look into the Gatekeeper series by Horowitz. If a teen boy likes a book i should consider it for my library!

    Is that tree in your yard?

  7. I know what you mean, Anne! Too many good books and too little time.

    Jamie's enjoying this series - I think it's pretty popular.

    No, this tree isn't in our yard but in one of our neighbors' yards. I took more pictures today. Many of the trees are past their peak now, but there are still some beautiful colors!


  8. Sue, looks like you've been busy reading some good books --I wish i had more time for books....not the case it seems (so behind on reviews) too.

    have a great week!

  9. I love seeing what your sons are reading too since I have 2 little ones. One is 12 and likes to read as well. And I'm excited to get to the Leviathon trilogy (sometime in the near future).

  10. Lots of good books in your hands this week! I'm impressed Jamie finished The Kite Runner (although it sounds like it was required reading). I couldn't finish it despite the rave reviews.