It's Monday! What are you reading? -- Jan 25, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster (To be reviewed this week)
- Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffernegger (To be reviewed this week)

I am currently reading

Say you're one of themSay you're one of them by Uwem Akpan: So, as I feared, this audio book had only the three short stories in them - My Parent's Bedroom, An Ex-mas Feast and What Language is that?.The two novellas - Fattening for Gabon and Luxurious Hearses were not included. But then, that was mentioned in the audio book description. Guess I should have looked harder. The good news is, I picked this book last week from the library. So I can finally complete it this week! :)

The HobbitThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Since I'm doing this for the Readalong, I'm taking it slow. I am already more than halfway through the book.



My reading plans for the next week

City of BonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare: I've been hearing about this series for quite some time. I'm not quite sure how this book or its genre will work for me, but I want to experiment reading this. I should probably get to this book later this week.



The Chopin ManuscriptThe Chopin Manuscript by Jeffery Deaver (Audio book): Alright, I admit this one was on my TBR list last week as well! I hardly did much commuting nor went much to the gym last week, which explains why I didn't listen to any audio book last week. I have a hectic week ahead of me, so I should finally get to this one!
Check out what others are reading here!

21 comments:

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I look forward to reading your review of Her Fearful Symmetry, haven't read many good reviews of it! Have a great reading week!

Mary said...

I'm curious about the Chopin Manuscript. Have a good week!

Sassy Brit said...

Hi!

I really loved the Bell Jar and The Hobbit! Not read Jeffery Deaver one, but he's a great author. Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for popping by to my blog!

:)

Jennifer G. said...

I'll be interested to see what you think of City of Bones. My GoodReads friends are so divided on it that I'm not sure what to think.

I really want to read Daddy Long Legs. I can't believe I haven't already!

Enjoy your books!

Michelle said...

I can't wait to see your review of Her Fearful Symmetry. I liked it a lot, even though I did have a few of the same issues with it that other bloggers did.

Shy said...

As Michelle, I'm also eager to see what you think of Her Fearful Symmetry. The book cover really looks cool!

Lynne said...

I have The Bell Jar on my TBR list. One of these days I'll get to it :)

Have a great week of reading.

Lynne's Book Reviews

Hannah said...

I loved The City of Glass and the rest of that series as well. It was touch and go throughout pieces of the books, but by the time the series was over...I definitely loved it.

I've never heard of the others in your lists, but after reading the other comments, I'm thinking about looking into The Bell Jar.

Happy reading

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooo I have been wanting to read City of Bones!

MarceJ said...

I think I want to read Say your one of them.

Here is my post

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/01/j-kayes-what-are-you-reading-on-mondays_25.html

Ruth Schaller said...

I wanna read City of bones! I love those book covers! I hope you have a great reading week! :D

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I read The Bell Jar in college, but I think it's time for a reread!

My post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_25.html

Tracy said...

I love the Hobbit! Looks liek a good reading week.

Cat said...

Look forward to your thoughts on Her Fearful Symmetry - very mixed reviews it seems to have had. One day I might get round to reading it myself.

Happy reading!

J. Kaye said...

Look forward to your reaction to CITY OF BONES. Have fun reading this week!

Jo said...

I've been meaning to read Tolkien's LOTR books forever. Thanks so much for mentioning the readalong!

I also have Cassandra Clare's first 3 books waiting TBR...

Teddyree said...

I'm keen to see what you thought of Fearful Symmetry and The Bell Jar. I've been wanting to read City of Bones for a while too. Have a great reading week :-)

Jess said...

Just finished Her Fearful Symmetry, look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Aths said...

Alaine, I know! There aren't too many good reviews of HFS!

Mary, J.Kaye, I started The Chopin Manuscript yesterday and am enjoying it so far!

Sassy Brit, Lynne, Ruth, thanks!

Jennifer G, I started The Chopin Manuscript yesterday and am enjoying it so far! Also, you should read Daddy Long Legs! It'll be worth it.

Michelle, Shy, Cat, review coming up soon!

Hannah, glad that you liked the Mortal Instruments series!

Juju, it's really good!

MarceJ, looking forward to what you think of Say you're one of them!

Creations, The Bell Jar is definitely worth a re-read.

Tracy, I love The Hobbit too!

Jo, hope you join the readalong!

Teddyree, HFS review coming up soon! I had already reviewed The Bell Jar here, if you wish to check it.

Jess, heading over to check your review of HFS!

Amy said...

Oo, The Hobbit! Have fun with that one!

Aths said...

Amy, I am! It's a very engrossing read! :)