It’s Monday! What are you reading? 10/22/12

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, check it out and join in the fun! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic week! It was a week of many reviews here on The Relentless Reader, yay!

Quick Thoughts on the books I read for the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli

The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín

Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson This was so stinking good! The next two books I started were duds in comparison and ended up being DNFs for me!

Currently Reading:

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberol and Agnette Friis

Upcoming Reads:

I have a stack of library books to get through. I’m excited about all of them though so it’s certainly no hardship! I love my library, but I’m going to have to ban myself from requesting books so often. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the books in my house at this time and I have to get a grip! Here’s what I have coming up next:

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

Charlotte and Emily : a novel of the Brontës by Jude Morgan

Midnight in Peking by Paul French

Never fall down : a boy soldier’s story of survival by Patricia McCormick

Have a jolly week! Cheerio!

44 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? 10/22/12

  1. I enjoyed The Boy in the Suitcase, hoping to get to the next in series before end of year. I am still thinking about your review of Why Have Kids, a must read for me.Enjoy the week. No more library books all week, lol


  2. All your book choices for the week sound interesting! I know what you mean by being overwhelmed with books – sometimes it almost feels like we're racing towards a finish line, like we have to read every book in the world as soon as possible! It was annoying me that it was taking me more than three weeks to finish a book, but then I realised,in the time it was written there were probably not that many books to read – not compared to these days, anyway. So you could just sit and take time with a book, because there was no pile of books waiting for you. Realising that, I decided I am just going to enjoy this book, and take my time with it, even if it takes to the end of the year! xx


  3. Charlotte and Emily is a must read for me – can't wait for your review! Also The Boy in the Suitcase should be fantastic. Boo on the 2 DNFs.


  4. I've been hearing a lot about The Uncommon Reader and I really am intrigued. The Boy in the Suitcase also looks mighty interesting. Unusual titles you have here, would love to know what you think about them once you have your reviews up. 🙂 I know what you mean about requesting too many books from the library, I stand guilty as charged as well.


  5. I think I heard about The Uncommon Reader first from an article on Flavorwire, but since then I've seen it around the blogosphere quite a bit. I'm looking forward to it.There are just so many great books in the world, I can't resist! 🙂


  6. LOL I hear you on the library issue. I always bring home way more books that I can get read in the 3 week check out period, but that is what renews are for! AND my request books always come in together too! The Foregetting Tree is one of those requests. ;o) Have a great week of reading.


  7. The Boy in the Suitcase is on my wishlist, looking forward to your thoughts. Love the cover of Charlotte & Emily. Have a great week and good luck on that library ban lol


  8. An executioner and love stories..well that doesn't sound like something that normally goes together, lol. I can't wait to hear what you think of it! How are you liking Ape House? I'll wait to see your review of that too!


  9. I'm looking forward to reading The Uncommon Reader too. Isn't the library the best and worst place in the world? I stayed away for all of September, but then stocked up on a huge stack of books for the readathon. Maybe we need a library support group or something, so we are limited to just a few books at a time…


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