It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.
Today is Family Day in Ontario, which means a day off of work and school and everyone home together. I have been trying to convince my 6 year old that it's called Clean Your Room Day in which everyone gets the day off of work and school to clean their rooms, but she doesn't seem to be buying it.
What I Read Last Week:
Last week was a good reading week for me. I definitely made up for reading only one book the week before! A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park is the story of a young man in Sudan who became one of the Lost Boys during the civl war. The Scottish Banker of Surabaya by Ian Hamilton is a mystery thriller involving an Indonesian bank fronted by a Scottish banker but run by an Italian organized crime unit. The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish is about a young girl whose anxiety keeps her stuck in her home and hides a deep secret. The Dinner by Herman Koch is about two couples who sit down at a restaurant to discuss the trouble their sons have gotten into.
What I'm Reading Now:
Songs of Deliverance by Marilynn Griffith is an Urban Christian novel about a group of friends dealing with forgiveness and redemption. The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin is a memoir about growing up in Jamaica and coming out as a lesbian.
What I Plan to Read Next:
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman is the true story of two women who set out to outdo the fictional hero in Jules Verne's Around the World in Eight Days by circling the globe in less than eighty days. I'm planning on reading these two books together.
What are you reading this week?