It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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?

Comments

  1. Looks like you had a fantastic reading week last week. Hoep this week is equally as wonderful. And I love the idea of reading the two books about going around the world together. I'll be checking to see what you think of them as companion reads. :-)

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    1. Yes, I don't know what happened last week, but I got a lot of reading done, it was very enjoyable.

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  2. Reading the Verne and Goodman together is a great idea :) I'll be looking forward to your review of those! Have a great week of reading!

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    1. I've been wanting to read Verne for a while and then when the opportunity came up to review Goodman, I jumped at it thinking this would be a lot of fun.

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  3. I agree with Jennifer, very clever to read those two around the world books together! Visiting from the bookjourney's link up today but I also signed up and am enjoying immensely the Around the World in 80 books challenge that I learned about from you! :) Have a great week! ~ Tanya.

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying Around the World in 80 books, I'm loving it as well! It's also making choosing books very interesting for me.

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  4. That are some great books you got there. Your kid is smart ;) hahaha nice try though.

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    1. Yes, we knew when we said it that my daughter would not fall for it. She is not any easy one to deceive.

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  5. I love it "Clean Your Room" day!! I think there should be one of those every week, although my kids are way too old for it now. :)

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  6. What a fun idea to read two "around the world" books at the same time. Hope you'll enjoy the trip!

    Happy reading this week.

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  7. Clean your room day? I'll have to give that a try next time when the kid is older!

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  8. I just got The Dinner. Did you enjoy it? Hope you convinced your daughter it is clean your room day!

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  9. I love the idea of Family Day. Right now, Monday is room cleaning day since it's my day off of work and the little guy doesn't go to Pre-K. He knows that we don't go anywhere or do anything until his room is clean.

    It's such a great idea to read Around the World in Eighty Days and Eighty Days side by side. I've read the former, but I will have to look into the Goodman book!

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