Monday, June 7, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

If you've been following me for any time, you realize I just finished the monstrous, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.  I wanted to follow that up with something a little less daunting, so I'm nearly thru with My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira -- a historical fiction account of a woman named, Mary Sutter (duh?) who is trying to become a surgeon during the Civil War.  It started out slowly, but has picked up speed and interest in the last 100 pages or so.  My review should be posted tomorrow. 

Once that is done, I plan on starting a juvenile fiction selection - Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary Schmidt (In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to change into a tourist spot).  I read Mr. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars earlier in May and absolutely adored it.  I wanted to give another one of his works a try and this was on the shelf at the library.  Following that, I'm going to end the week with Embers by Sandor Marai (A brilliantly crafted novel about one man's betrayal of his talent, his friends, and his principles-a work of demon energy, startling imagery, and utter originality).  I friend of mine recommended it to me and said I could finish it in 2 days tops! I'll gladly take that challenge. 

The above is only made possible by the fact that it is the first week of summer vacation and my kids have swimming lessons all week!  I can accomplish major reading goals lounging in a pool chair!

What are you reading? Leave a comment with your current reads.