Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila 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.

I had quite a productive week -- I finished
Two of the three were well worth my reading time.  The other, not so much.

Currently, I'm in the middle of reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See for book group on Thursday. This was supposed to be our May discussion book, but for only the 2nd time in 7 years we had to cancel.  This is our in memoriam book discussion for our dear friend, Peggy, who died in January after battling pancreatic cancer for 8 months.  She was a huge Lisa See fan, and this was one of the last books Peggy was able to finish before she died.  We wanted honor her by reading this as a book group. Unfortunately, May proved to be a big obstacle for many of our attendees, so in order to honor Peggy as we should, we postponed until June. 

Once I'm done with Shanghai Girls, my book queue for the week looks like this:

Embers by Sandor Marai (this got bumped down the TBR pile from last week due to Mother/Daughter book group choice)
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.

The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross
In this delectable novel—complete with recipes—Jennifer Ross frosts a sweet story of a young woman fulfilling her dreams, one delicious cupcake at a time.

Evangeline by Ben Farmer
A brilliant debut novel of an epic love story and harrowing journey from Nova Scotia to New Orleans in pre-Revolutionary America

Embers
The Icing on the Cupcake: A Novel
Evangeline: A Novel

What are you reading this week?