Sunday, August 29, 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.

It's been a bleak reading week -- sometimes life just happens.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova (4 out of 5 stars -- one of my favorites to read this year)

The Invisible Mountain by Carolina de Robertis (lovely, but took more patience than I had available)

The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland (one of my Women Unbound challenge selections).
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. (Josephine Bonaparte, #1)
Summary from Goodreads:
Young Josephine Bonaparte shines at the center of a new, sweeping, romantic work of historical fiction by Sandra Gulland: detailed and exhaustively researched, compelling and powerful, The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. is the first in a trilogy of fictional novels tracing the actual rise of a young European noblewoman who would one day stand next to Napoleon. From the heartbreak of lost loves to the horror of revolution to the hope of new days, it's an intimate epic any romance lover will love.

Not sure how much reading I will get done in the next few weeks -- I will be gone for the Labor Day weekend, so no Monday post from me next week. But stay tuned -- I have a big reading announcement planned for Wednesday, September 8th! Get your Cowboy boots ready!

What are you reading?


Shelah said...

Mockingjay, The Cookbook Collector, and a bunch of boring textbooks for school.

Jennifer said...

The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. sounds wonderful. I look forward to your review and I am adding it to my list. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday is located here:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have been hearing good things about Still Alice - I have it, just need to get to it.

Jan von Harz said...

Still Alice looks interesting, glad like it. I will have to check it out. Have a great week.

Chefwife said...

I don't know where you find the time to do all that you do. :)

danya said...

Still Alice looks like a really powerful and emotionally wrenching book.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Still Alice is on the top of my Wish List!!


mpartyka said...

My book club read Jo. B a few years ago and enjoyed it so much that many of us read the next book.

I hope you like it - I learned so much!

pussreboots said...

I got a lot of reading done but this week I have to hit the text books. Here's what I'm reading this week.

Samantha said...

Glad you liked Still Alice. I'll have to prepare, sounds like it might be a sad one. Have a great Labor Day weekend! :)