Monday, June 20, 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!

Read Last Week:

Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie: Leftover from my Crusie Craze from two weeks ago. I felt I needed to finish this one. I read it when I needed to take a break from Z, and I really enjoyed it. I liked the idea behind the story, that these women were tired of living for or through someone, and had decided to take their own lives into their hands. Nell kind of bothered me- I felt sorry for Gabe. She was pushy and aggressive, not assertive.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann: This was our book club book, (which I write about on my other blog) and I was right, it did take up most of my concentration for reading last week. Review forthcoming on this blog hopefully today or tomorrow.

Currently Reading:

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - My mom gave me this book to read, she loved it. I read the back and it does sound like a book I would enjoy. I have this weird obsession with India, I am looking forward to reading it this week.

The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell - My friend Valerie recommended this one after we read Farm Life. I have been waiting weeks for it to come in from the library, and it finally did! I had to finish Z before I could dive into, which I plan to do very shortly.


  1. Wow... The Bucolic Plague!! I've heard so much about it - I think you are in for a treat! Have a great reading week!

  2. Fast Women looks really good. Going to go check it out!

  3. I've heard about The Lost City of Z - it's supposed to be a great read. And Cutting for Stone also. I haven't read either, I must admit.

    Happy reading!

  4. I'm not familiar with any of the books you listed but thats because I read all YA now. Hope you enjoy all your books :)

  5. I have heard some good things about your books, enjoy! Have a great week and I look forward to your reviews.
    My Monday:

  6. I love reading books about India as well because everything just seems so vibrant and alive!!!
    Thanks for stepping by,
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. I think I've read all the Jennifer Cruisie books (except the books co-written with others) and yet I can't remember Fast Women. I should probably buy it (possibly again) and read it (possibly again). Cruisie is one of the few contemporary romance writers that I read.

    Happy Reading!

  8. I've had The Bucolic Plague on my list for awhile, I hope you enjoy it!

  9. The Bucolic Plague caught my eye, hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great week and happy reading :)

  10. I listened to The Lost City of Z and I think I missed a lot that way. I hope you enjoyed it more in print! Cutting for Stone keeps calling my name. I am going to have to get it soon. Enjoy your week!

  11. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting!

    Juli- I was mistaken! Cutting for Stone actually is set in Ethiopia. Still good though. :) (so far) But you are right, books set in India are so vibrant and alive.


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