Monday, June 16, 2014

It's Monday . . . What Are You Reading?

Well, here we are at Monday again (joy!). Right now is a busy, busy time of year in my corner of the world, with end-of-school-year hoopla and a quick trip out of town. I have had some limited reading time, but I haven't posted to the blog in a few days. Here are the book-related things I have managed to squeeze in amongst all the craziness this past week . . .

Last week, I completed this new release:

Shirley: A Novel by Susan Scarf Merrell is an interesting read, a sort of psychological thriller about a young woman who goes to stay in the home of the writer Shirley Jackson in the 1960s. I would say it is a must-read for serious Shirley Jackson fans, but I found the book not wholly satisfying. You can read my review here.

Last week, I posted my first Top Ten List. The topic of the week was Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year. You can read my list right here.

I read this book this past week:

I will post my review of Julia Fierro's Cutting Teeth later this week.

And here is what I'm reading right now:

In Tom Rachman's new novel The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, a young woman, the owner of a used bookstore in a quiet Welsh village, seeks to uncover the mysterious secrets of her past. I'm enjoying trying to unravel the threads as I go!

Hope everyone has some great reading material lined up for the coming week!


  1. I liked but didn't love Cutting Teeth. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers seems to be one of the current "it" books. I've finished up my school year, and have been on a bit of a reading binge. Right now I'm reading Henning Mankell's The White Lioness.

    1. I felt the same way about Cutting Teeth... I have to carve out time in the next couple of days to write my review. Our last day of school is Thursday, and the next few days are jam-packed. Have a very happy reading binge!

  2. I'll be sure to look for your review of Cutting Teeth. Will also be curious to hear what you think of Tom Rachman's latest! Have a good week.

    1. I'll get that review done soon, hopefully .... It's funny, the whole blogging time vs. reading time balancing act that you mentioned on your blog the other day. I struggle with that, too. Hope you get some good reading time in this week, JoAnn!