It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Another Monday is here again.  It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

This past weekend was the Word on the Street Festival here in Toronto.  It is a fabulous experience, a celebration of Canadian writers and everything bookish.  I met some great authors, picked up some interesting books, and I'll be sharing all about it in the next few days!

Last week was a good week reading-wise.  I seem to be falling into a better reading routine, and of course, reading through the Giller long list has definitely helped with that.  Here is what my reading week looks like.

What I Read Last Week:
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (I will be posting my review on Thursday as part of the A More Diverse Universe blog tour)
Whirl Away by Russell Wangersky

What I'm Reading Now:
Nominated for the Giller Prize, Dr. Brinkley's Tower by Robert Hough is about an American doctor who builds a radio tower in a small Mexican border town in 1931 and the results of the newfound wealth of the town.  I'm really enjoying this one.

What I Plan to Read Next:
Next week is Banned Books Week, a yearly celebration of our freedom to read.  I plan to post reviews of three challenged books next week so that is what I'm reading this week.

 
1984 by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

What are you reading this week?  Will you be reading anything for Banned Books Week?

Comments

  1. Awesome! Love your banned book choices!!!

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    1. Thanks! 1984 is a re-read, Brave New World I have wanted to read for a while, and Just Listen I found while checking out the challenged books list and it really made me wonder why it's challenged. So I'm looking forward to this reading week!

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  2. It's been years since I've read it, but 1984 was a book that turned my stomach and kept me thinking long after I'd finished reading it.

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    1. I read 1984 back in high school and it was worrying! I'm looking forward to reading it again as an adult with a much better understanding of the world!

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  3. I've got to finish 1984 one of these days, but what I've read so far of it is blood-chilling. And GOOD. A Brave New World is also on my tbr, but I haven't heard of Just Listen before. You'll have a blast with these books to look forward to :)

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    1. I had never heard of Just Listen before but saw it on the challenged list. I'm baffled by some of the books and reasons they're on there so I picked this one. Plus, I don't read much YA but I see Sarah Dessen's name everywhere.

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  4. I did not know Just Listen is on the banned book list. I hope to read Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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    1. Apparently it was challenged because some parents felt that the subject matter was too difficult for teens. I don't think there was an actual ban in effect, but I'm interested to see what parents are objecting to these days.

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  5. Great banned book picks! Dystopian novels, like 1984 and A Brave New World, seem especially appropriate, since they remind us why we don't want one group within society to have too much control or restrict the flow of information.

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    1. I'm really interested to see how these classic books still apply today. I find it even more eerie to see what they predicted as "science fiction" back then occurring today.

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  6. 1984 is one I've been meaning to read for a while but just haven't gotten to yet. Thanks for the reminder :-) And I hope you enjoy all your books this week.

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    1. Thank you. I'm very excited for this week, I've been looking forward to these books for a while now.

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  7. Great banned/challenged book choices, I like Sarah Dessen's novels. The Word on the Street festival sounds awesome! Have a great week and happy reading :)

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