Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Monday 1/16! What Are You Reading?

Not a typical Monday here.  The kids are off from school today, Jamie is recovering from a stomach virus, and I have a lot of work around the house to catch up on today because we were gone this weekend for Craig's birthday. 

Things have been hectic around here, but we still found time to enjoy our books this week:
  • I finished Great House by Nicole Krauss last week and posted a review.
  • I also finished my first audio book of the year, The Novice: A Story of True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh, which is a parable about living a life devoted to the teachings of Buddha.  I don't know a lot about Buddhism, but I enjoyed this unique book.
  • Now I have started a new audio book, The Power of Six by Pitticus Lore, which I've been looking forward to for months.  It's good so far.
  • Next I read Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, a sort of novelized prequel to her best-selling memoir, The Glass Castle.  I loved this book about Walls' grandmother's life and can't wait to talk to my book group about it on Wednesday.
  • Last night, I started Divergent by Veronica Roth - finally!  It's an intriguing concept so far.
  • My husband, Ken, is reading one of his Christmas gifts from me, In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  I want to read it when he finishes!
  • Jamie, 17, is reading The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, Book Two in the Chaos Walking trilogy.  He says it is even better than the first book.
  • Craig, 14 (as of Friday!), is finishing Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted today.
Last week, I posted reviews of Great House by Nicole Krauss and the middle-grade novel Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu. 

What are you and your family reading this week?

(What are you reading Monday is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.)


Curling up by the Fire said...

I have both Divergent and The Power of Six on my ereader, but have not yet read them. I will get to them eventually. I am currently listening to The Thirteenth Tale on audio and am enjoying it tremendously. Enjoy your reading week!

Sue Jackson said...

Glad you are enjoying the Thirteenth Tale, Stephanie. I read it a few years ago for one of my book groups. So far, I am enjoying both Divergent and The Power of Six!


Kellee said...

Enjoy Divergent and The Ask and the Answer- they are AMAZING!!! Some of the best sci-fi books that I've ever read.

Jen Vincent said...

I loved Divergent! I keep forgetting I have the 3rd Chaos Walking book to read! I need to get back to it and figure out what this whole thing is all about. I'm hoping for answers!!!

Linda B said...

You can see the books I've read and/or what's next on my blog, but I am excited to see someone tell about other Patrick Ness books. I just finished A Monster Calls. I also loved Half-Broke Horses. Nice to hear from someone else about it. I'll look up Divergent. Thanks!