It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of  Books so stop by and join in!

Books Completed Last Week

El Gavilan by Craig McDonald

Currently Reading

A Simple Act of Violence by R.J. Ellory (audio book)
The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

Books to Complete This Week

The Innocent by Taylor Stevens
The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn

What are you reading this week?

10 Comments to "It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week?"

  1. Robin Ferrier's Gravatar Robin Ferrier
    Twitter: rferrier
    December 19, 2011 - 8:48 AM | Permalink

    On Friday I started “The Great Typo Hunt” by Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson.

    Last week I finished “Everything Beautiful Began After” by Simon Van Booy

    And for those looking for their next read, make sure you check out the Gaithersburg Book Festival blog where authors from the 2011 festival are recommending their favorite reads of 2011.

  2. Jen Forbus's Gravatar Jen Forbus
    Twitter: jenforbus
    December 19, 2011 - 8:56 AM | Permalink

    Last week I finished Todd Ritter’s BAD MOON, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also finished ROAM (Alan Lazar) on audio. Now I’m working on Alan Glynn’s BLOODLAND in print and Andrew Gross’ EYES WIDE OPEN on audio.

  3. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz's Gravatar Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    December 19, 2011 - 9:34 AM | Permalink

    I’m eager to finish up books I started last week. And get started on some new ones!

    Here’s my It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  4. Vasilly's Gravatar Vasilly
    Twitter: Vasilly
    December 19, 2011 - 12:47 PM | Permalink

    I can’t wait to read your thoughts on The Bungalow. Happy reading!

  5. December 19, 2011 - 12:47 PM | Permalink

    (First time blog visitor/commenter! Found you via someone’s RT on Twitter :))

    Last week I finished A Train In Winter by Caroline Moorhead, about women in occupied France during WW2 who helped distribute anti-Nazi writings, hide and transport Jews to safety, organized among the resistance, and a large group of whom ended up going to a concentration camp. It was absolutely heartbreaking and horrifying to read – the author at one point gets very specific and detailed about what happened in the camps, and as a Jew, knowing that some of my ancestors likely experienced this exact stuff…I almost thought I might not be able to finish the book, but I did and I’m glad. Obviously most of us know in general about the atrocities, but there were details I’d never heard before, and suffice it to say they were the stuff of nightmares. But if you think you can handle that, I definitely recommend the book.

    I also read, finished yesterday, The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht. Definitely see why it was on so many Best of 2011 lists – very enchanting story with a great mix of vivid strong details and magical realism themes. I’m looking forward to more from this young author!

    Today I’ll be starting Pillar of Fire by Taylor Branch, the second book in his trilogy about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. I read the first book a long time ago and am looking to get back into it – it’s absolutely packed with details and information, and lots of great pictures as well.

  6. December 19, 2011 - 5:38 PM | Permalink

    I’ve read good reviews for The Bungalow. I look forward to The Innocent. Have a great reading week.

  7. Marg's Gravatar Marg
    Twitter: Margreads
    December 19, 2011 - 6:01 PM | Permalink

    I am planning to read The Bungalow shortly! I am very much looking forward to it.

    Enjoy your books.

  8. Pussreboots's Gravatar Pussreboots
    Twitter: pussreboots
    December 19, 2011 - 10:21 PM | Permalink

    All new books to me. I hope you enjoyed them.

    I’m on vacation and the time off has given me time to finish my GoodReads challenge. Please come see what I’m reading.

  9. Prof. Torg's Gravatar Prof. Torg
    Twitter: Bill_Torgerson
    December 20, 2011 - 4:29 PM | Permalink

    Just finished Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland (highly recommend) and getting started again on Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows for a second time. How is the internet changing the way you think?

  10. December 21, 2011 - 6:14 AM | Permalink

    I finished up Lament earlier this week and have to say it was the first Maggie Steifvater book I didn’t enjoy. It was alright just not her usual gripping read. I finished up Ockler’s Bittersweet this morning and enjoyed it a great deal. Great contemporary YA.

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