Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey

Books read last week:

Books currently reading:
  • Postmistress by Sarah Blake (for a blog tour and the MUS Moms book group)
  • Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (MUS Moms book group)
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (having trouble with this one. Should I bother?)

Books waiting in the wings:
  • Ashes to Water by Irene Ziegler (for a blog tour)
  • I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali (for the Middle East Reading Challenge)
  • Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollack
My Middle East Reading Challenge begins on August 1. I'd love you to join us!


14 comments:

amcatoir said...

Looking for Alaska is good, but I preferred John Green's An Abundance of Katherines. Have a great week.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Bamboo People is everywhere!
I have Postmistress on HOLD at the library -- I think I'm #20 on the list.
Here is my Monday review:
http://www.gerberadaisydiaries.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_25.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali is one I really want to read. Enjoy your books and your week Helen!

pussreboots said...

Looking for Alaska is on my TBR pile. Here's what I'm reading this week.

Jan von Harz said...

I read your review of the Bamboo People and now definitely want to read it. I also read your review of Angry Management and have to agree with you about Crutcher's characters. He has always been one of my favorite YA authors.
If you get a chance read Staying Fat for Sarah Brynes and The Crazy Horse Electric Game. These are older titles, but still deal with YA issues and themes that pertinent today.

Amy said...

Postmistress is on my tbr list, I've read many good reviews o this book. Your opinion of "Looking for Alaska" really interests me because I read a few rave reviews of it last year and then recently saw it on sale at B&N.com for $3 but for some reason I hesitated to buy it. Do you think you'll try to finish it?

Eva said...

Helen! Just realised I forgot to e-mail you; you're more than welcome to use any of my booklists to help you out w/ the Middle East Reading Challenge. :)

Have you visited the Arabic Literature Summer Reading Challenge? Some good suggestions there too!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Amcatoir, Puss, Amy--Still not sure about Looking for Alaska. I'm now reading a couple book tour books so I'll take a break for a bit

Gerbera Daisy, Jan--Bamboo People was REALLY good. I keep thinking about it. And I definitely plan to read more Chris Crutcher

Sheila--I am Nujood is high on my list to read SOON

Eva--Thank you for the tip of the Arabic Lit challenge. I'll check it out today

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

I've heard so any good things about The Postmistress. Hope you're enjoying that one!

And I thought Looking For Alaska was a good read, but if you're not liking it, it might not your thing. I'd say give it a chance if you have time! ;D

Mari said...

I"m curious to read your thoughts re: Postmistress. I read it earlier this spring (I should say listened). You will learn alot, it's a good book but I wanted just a little bit more of something (not sure what, but something).

I will have to look at your Aug challenge (middle east books). I just finished The Space Between us, LOVED IT!

Have a great week, Mari

Amanda said...

Hi Helen,

A few of the books you're reading appear to be everywhere around the book blogosphere. I'm not a populist reader, so I probably won't get to them until they're old hat to everyone else!

Here’s my Monday

Danielle said...

Cute blog! I am a new follower :)
Have a great week!

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

Joann said...

Nice blog! My mom was a history major and her love of history has rubbed off on me! She was also a teacher.
Jbdownie5@yahoo.com

Helen's Book Blog said...

Linna--The Postmistress started out slowly for me, but it is starting to pick up. Thank you for the positive note on Looking for Alaska

Mari--Thanks for the Space Between Us recommendation

Amanda--That's funny that you say I'm reading books that are everywhere since I feel like I am always behind the rest of the blogs on reading what's "hot". I think doing a couple blog tours is changing that. I try not to read the full reviews if I'm about to read a book so my thoughts aren't "tainted".

Danielle--Thank you for joining me! I'll go check out your blog as well

Joann--It's funny, I hated history in high school probably because it was taught by male coaches how lectured and made us memorize long lists of dates. I got into it in college and went from there!