It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

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

I don't know what is up with me this year but I was sick again last week.  This better be the last time this winter!  Unfortunately this time it didn't translate into a whole lot of reading, just more sleeping (which is not a bad thing.)  Let's see how my reading is doing:

What I Read Last Week:
You can check out my review of Songs of Deliverance by Marilynn Griffith here.  The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin is a well-written, heartbreaking memoir about growing up without her parents and struggling to get by in Jamaica.  The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair is a fast-paced mystery novel set in Cuba and Canada and is the sequel to The Beggar's Opera.

What I'm Reading Now:
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

What I Plan to Read Next:
Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman is the real life story of two women who tried to repeat the fictional journey in Around the World in Eighty Days.  See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid is the story of a family living in small-town New England and their past, present, and future.  (I got that from Amazon, I'm not entirely sure what it's about, but I know I want to read it because it's by Jamaica Kincaid!)

What are you reading this week?


  1. Boo to being sick again :( I hope you're healthy for a long while now!

    I'm really looking forward to hearing what you think of Eighty Days!

    Have a great week :)

  2. "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne - that reminded me of the copy i have here. Maybe something for summer - did you enjoy it? Have a good reading week - here are my reads:

  3. I hope you feel better soon and I am looking forward to checking out what you think of The Poisoned Pawn. I think I'm going to have to add 'The Other Side of Paradise' to my reading list!

  4. Hope you feel better soon and have a good reading week.

  5. I hope you get better soon (the upside to being ill is the reading time made available!)

    I know it is bad to judge a book by its cover but the cover for The Other Side of Paradise is just fabulous - so peacefully, yet the colour is great :D

  6. Sorry to hear you've been unwell, Shan, I hope you feel better soon.

    I've never read anything by Jamaica Kincaid; I don't even think I know of any of her books, though I recognise the name of course. I'm sure I must be missing out...

  7. I really want to read something by Jules Verne -- I tried 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for a challenge last year but it didn't keep my attention. Around the World looks like more fun.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  8. The Poisoned Pawn i think I'm going to have to add 'The Other Side of Paradise' to my reading list.


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