Sunday, August 1, 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.

My "real" life -- that of mother and PTA president, will soon become more of a priority the closer I get to school starting (less than 3 weeks!!) -- so my love of reading will start taking a back seat in the next few weeks.  I hope you will bare with me -- I will read as much as I can, but I also need to feed and enjoy my kids, as well as keep new school parents pacified and plan my first PTA meeting! (Do you hear the terror in my voice?!)

With that disclaimer, I only FINISHED one book last week:

A Thousand Sisters by Lisa Shannon (3.5 out of 5 stars)
This was an amazing journey.  Kudos to Lisa for doing what most of us don't.

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
Every Last One
Synopsis from B&N:
In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

Red Hood Road by Ayelet Waldman
Red Hook Road
Synopsis by B&N
Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, Red Hook Road tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity.

Because of my commitments, I have hearby given myself a personal ultimatum of no longer putting books on HOLD at the library.  My current read, and this book are the LAST books that I have requested from the library.  Once I am done reading these, I can start to make a dent in my own books.  I have FROZEN all my other requests.  It's like library book purgatory!

What are you reading this week?