Monday, May 23, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where you list the books you read last week and the ones you hope to read this week! I used to post this on my other blog, Cinnamon Owl, but I wanted to try to start a new blog, book reviews only. We will see how this experiment goes!

Read Last Week:

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert: I could not get enough of this book- I stayed up until 2 am the night I finished it. Rachael really got a bum deal, being sent to a leper colony as a seven year old, having to grow up without her family, and having to deal with leprosy at the same time. She formed a new family, or ohana, on the island however, and grew to live a long life, and reuniting with her sister, brother, and someone else very special to her. I can't tell you how many times this book made me cry, but I can say it was at least four.

This book had a special meaning to me, as my husband's family is Hawaiian, and are from the island of Moloka'i, topside. I have always wondered if one of his ancestors, a Nellie Sullivan, was somehow involved with the leprosarium that was on Moloka'i. I spent a great deal of last week trying to trace, but had to back burner it for later this summer.

Currently Reading:

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver: An oldie but one I haven't read. I am a little skittish about reading it, I am a little nervous about those baby coyotes and the hunting challenge! If things start to look like they are going south, I may abandon book.

A Secret Kept by Tatiana De Rosnay: My book club recently read Sarah's Key, and I fell in love with this author's words, and just had to read this one as well.


  1. Wow Molokai really sounds good, I'm from Mexico so I'm not at all familiar with this and I am now intrigued~

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  2. I want to read all 3 of the books you listed!!!

  3. Great reading week. I am a fan of Barbara Kingsolver, but have not read Prodigal Summer.

  4. Molokai is on my shelf, maybe it's time to stick it in the "read" stack.


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