It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

This is my first It's Monday! of 2013.  Unfortunately for us, the week before Christmas my daughter came down with the flu.  Then my son came down with it.  Then my husband.  And then me.  Yep, Christmas day we were all recovering from the flu.  It took two weeks for everyone to get better and for me, well I just finished a course of antibiotics.  So needless to say, reading and blogging for me was non-existent!  But I'm finally getting back to normal and I'm excited to be back!

What I Read Last Week:

My first read of 2013 was The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis, a book that tons of people are talking about right now and I see why.  I also finally finished reading Siddhartha by Herman Hesse after putting it down before Christmas.

What I'm Reading Now:

The Heavy is about Dara-Lynn Weiss' journey to help her overweight 8 year old daughter lose weight and is a mother-daughter memoir that first told its story in the pages of Vogue last year.

What I Plan to Read Next:

The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan is the story of two sisters in Paris in 1878 who struggle to hold on to their place in society after the death of their father.  And I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk looks to be a fun chick lit novel about a British woman in New York who has to return to London and face unfinished business.  I didn't read as much chick lit last year as I would have liked, so I plan on fixing that this year!

What are you reading this week?


  1. Thanks for a great book suggestion! I am adding I Heart London on my TBR pile! Have a great reading week!

  2. Boo to the flu :( I'm sorry that you all got it, what a bummer. I hope you're all 100% now!

    I want to read EVERY book you've listed! There goes my tbr pile ;)

    Have a great week!

    1. LOL, this meme is way too dangerous for the TBR piles!

  3. I have I Heart New York, the first in the series, on my Kindle. The series just sounds so cute!

    1. Oh, I didn't realize that it's a series!!! I think it will be ok to read this one on it's own! I'll have to look for that one.

  4. Glad you're all feeling better again. It's been a long time since I've read Siddhartha. I'm curious about The Heavy but haven't picked it up yet.

  5. I'm currently reading The Tribes of Hattie now. The Heavy sounds interesting. I think I'll add it to my tbr list. Happy reading,.

  6. I'm reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, just finished The Great Gatsby. IYou have my sympathies as I'm full of a raging cold at the moment and feel miserable.

  7. Have recently discovered your blog and think this is a great feature. Siddhartha is on my list to read.I hope you are all recovered from the flu.


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