Sunday, July 18, 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.

Lots of books acquired this week, not very many finished.

FINISHED:
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas (not yet reviewed)

CURRENTLY READING:
Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

USED BOOK PURCHASES:
See previous post!

FROM THE LIBRARY:
The Cellist from Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
The Cellist of Sarajevo

From B&N
Synopsis
This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst.

The Sound of Language by Amulya Malladi
The Sound of Language: A Novel

From B&N:
Synopsis
In this luminous story of bravery, tradition, and the power of language, an Afghan woman and Danish widower form an unexpected alliance.


IN THE MAIL:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 50th Anniversary Edition (won from She Is Too Fond of Books)
To Kill a Mockingbird


One Day by David Nicholls
One Day


This is the stagnant To Be Read List -- I'm beginning to think I will never make a dent!

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman
A Long Long Time Ago But Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Evangeline by Ben Farmer

What are you reading this week?

13 comments:

  1. I cannot sing enough praises (and am sooo glad to see) A Long Long Time Ago on your list! And I capture the castle! Such great books!!!

    Here is my Monday!

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  2. I so want to read One Day but I got to finish my current TBR pile. The Cellist of Sarajevo looks really interesting too.

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  3. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is supposed to be wonderful read, I truly hope you enjoy it!

    Have a fabulous reading week and if you get a chance, stop by: Monday Reading's at There's A Book

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  4. I have added the Sound of Language to my TBR list. I think I was caught by the title, but the description clinched it.

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  5. Enjoy your books. This is my first week participating. I highlighted four of the books I'm currently reading. Pussreboots.

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  6. Love this topic! Just finished Affinity by Sarah Waters and have started And This Is True by Emily Mackie!!

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  7. You have some good books going on here! I am still waiting for my copy of To Kill A Mocking bird to arrive. :)

    I hope the Sandra Dallas book was good, I read her quite a while ago and really enjoyed her.

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  8. I've heard lots of things about Backseat Saints - looking forward to seeing your thoughts! Happy Monday.

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  9. I feel like I should read To Kill a Mockingbird for the anniversary. It has been years since I read the novel. I haven't heard of the other books on your list, but I hope you enjoy them!

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  10. Tallgrass is on my TBR pile and it really needs to move up the stack. Just finished Ayelet Waldman's Red Hook Road and will be holding a giveaway starting later this week.

    Dollycas
    Here's my week:
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  11. The Cellist of Sarajevo is one of my favorite books ever. Hope you like it.

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  12. Re-reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" never gets old! I've not read a single bad review of "Backseat Saints", so I hope that you enjoy it. My suggestion on your tbr pile - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly - I have that one on my to-buy list - it just sounds as though it would be an awesome read!

    Thanks for visiting my Monday!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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