Skip to main content

It's Monday! August 22nd


badge
 
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by The Book Date. Due to illness and busy-ness I haven't been able to read as much as I would have liked, but I still managed to finish one book, and make progress on some others. Hopefully this week will be a more successful reading week than the last.
 
Books finished this week:
11235712
Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I didn't really know what to expect going into this since it is different from what I usually read, but I had heard good things about it so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did, because it was really good - and now I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to find out what happens next!

Currently reading:
I keep starting books and not getting around to finishing what I was reading - so the number of books on my "currently reading" pile keeps growing! However, the books I'm currently actively reading (as opposed to books I'll probably pick up again in a week or two when I've hopefully finished some of these) are:

On the Loose by Jenny B. Jones
What Matters in Jane Austen? by John Mullan
The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith
Life with God by Richard Foster
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
 
What I plan to read next:
I'm not sure what I'll end up reading next - I tend to just pick up whatever I feel like reading - but here are three books I'm hoping to get to soon:

Five Magic Spindles by various authors
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

What have you been reading lately? Feel free to leave a comment!

Comments

  1. Oooh - Cinder is high on my TBR pile. You've made me want to pick it up faster. And Five Magic Spindles sounds like it should be on my TBR too!

    Here's my weekly round up :#IMWAYR

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really liked Cinder and the rest of the series too. Science fiction and fairy tale retellings are two of my favorite things to read. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Top Ten Tuesday: Forgotten Classics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today's theme is Ten Hidden Gem Books in X Genre. I've decided go for classics, so I'm listing ten older books that have been mostly forgotten or that I think should be better known:
A Cathedral Courtshipby Kate Douglas Wiggin A sweet romantic tale combined with a tour of English cathedrals
The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte Mary Yonge A tragic Victorian bestseller
White Boots by Noel Streatfeild A story about family, friendship, and ice skating
The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit Six children determine to restore their family's fortunes - but things don't really go according to plan
Seven Sisters at Queen Anne's by Evelyn Smith Seven sisters go off to school for the first time,
Half Magic by Edward Eager A magic coin that only grants half of what you wish for - what could possibly go wrong?
Jane of Lantern Hillby L.M. Montgomery I've reviewed this recently here.
Young Bess by Margar…

October Books

I haven't done a monthly recap post for a while, but I haven't posted much lately so I thought I'd do a summary of what I've read this month. Firstly, I finally finished Lord of the Rings! I think it's been round about a year, perhaps just over, since I first picked up The Fellowship of the Ring. I tend to be very slow about reading long books - I need to take breaks to read other things in the middle - but I didn't quite expect to take so long to finish. I did enjoy it, and am partly tempted to start over again with FOTR, since it feels like an age since I read that. At any rate, I can now say that I have read it.
I made some progress with Mount TBR this month; I'm still hopelessly behind my goal of 24 books, but I did get a few off: The Return of the King (as mentioned above), Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, and Forged in the Fire by Ann Turnbull. Scarlet was a disappointment - despite having really enjoyed Cinder (last year), I found this a bit of a chore to …

Book Review: The Bookseller's Tale by Ann Swinfen

SummaryThe Bookseller's Tale is the first in a series of mysteries set in 14th-century Oxford. The book takes place a few years after the population has been decimated by the Black Death, the effects of which are still widely felt. Nicholas Elyot, the main character, is a bookseller who lost his wife to the plague. One day he finds the body of a student in the River Cherwell, and discovers that his death was not due to natural causes. The town authorities don't seem to have any interest in investigating the murder, but Nicholas and his friend Jordain Brinkylsworth, a member of the university, feel they owe it to the victim to find out. Thoughts  One of the big things I liked about this book was the historical detail - we find out quite a bit about medieval Oxford, the university, and particularly about Nicholas' work as a bookseller, which I found really interesting. Some readers might not enjoy these details as they mean there is a little less focus on the mystery, but I…