It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment. You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.
Last weeks winner:
Joy from Joy’s Book Blog
*** Joy is also a brand new participant in Monday What Are Your Reading!
Congratulations! Please choose an item out of the PRIZE BOX and email me your choice with your mailing address as well! firstname.lastname@example.org
I did not finish a lot of books during this last week but I did actually get a lot of others things done that will lead to great reading this year. Here is what I accomplished this past week:
I finally sat down and planned out what Challenges I wanted to be a part of this year. This was fun and I think I can be successful in all of them.
The 2011 WHERE are you reading Map is up and now has three (woo hoo 3!!!) pegs on it coming out of the first week of January so I thrilled about that. You still have time to join in! 😀 You can see my current map at the bottom of all my current book reviews in 2011.
- The Nineteenth Element by John Bercher – with a SIGNED giveaway copy!
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson – audio review (this is one I think is best enjoyed in audio!)
Author Chat with Rhonda Hayter (if you have Middle Graders (MG) in your life, this is an author to pay attention to!
In Memory Of A Book Blogger (sadly, I learned this past week of the passing of a regular commenter and a fellow book lover)
Also – new in the house from my super fun road trip with my friend Wendy this weekend to St. Cloud and of course Barnes and Noble:
Yup! I could not turn down the chance to pick up th LOST encyclopedia at 50% off!!! AND Matched has been on my wish list for awhile and Wendy recommended Night by Elie Wiesel.
That was pretty much my week, but considering that I had work all week and a meeting every evening : Monday – Thursday, I feel pretty good about what I accomplished.
For this week here is what I currently have going on as well as what I hope to accomplish:
I have not read Evanovich in years but while looking for something to listen to in my kitchen CD player at the library this one caught my eye. I had heard that the audio’s were good and thought I would give this a try…. I am currently on disc 2 and enjoying the read!
Fresh from my library, Some Girls Are was on my wish list for 2010 and I just never got to it. So – here it is, on my kitchen table and in the plans for this week!
I am listening to We Are All Welcome Here in my car. Currently on disc 3 I am in awe of this one so far. Key words of interest: Polio, Iron Lung, Paralyzed
Currently on the IPod…… Nothing….. nada. After finishing Peace, Locomotion yesterday I have not looked to figure out what I want to download next to listen to on my IPOD. I am open to suggestions – what would you recommend on audio?
Kitchen Boy that I am currently reading from last week has been put on hold for me to finish in the next 36 hours: The Forgotten Garden which is my book club read for this Tuesday.
There you have it. I am anxious to see what you are reading these cool January days and nights. I will popping in as I can to check that out! LINK up with the Linky below and I highly encourage each of us to take time to check out some of the other participants blogs. It’s fun and appreciated and you never know where you may find that next great book recommendation – or blog you wish to follow.
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118 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
Night was such a a wonderful book. Have a great week!
It is one I have always meant to read Jennifer.
I really want to read Courtney Summers and have been eying that book.
I loved Matched!
Have a good week of reading!
Two books i am very excited about Candace! 😀
I liked Matched and hope you do too. I recently read my first book by Courtney Summers and thought it was amazing. I think my media center has Some Girls Are. If I could only get a little ahead, I would like to read it. Have a great reading week!
I am so looking forward to both books Kathy!
I enjoyed Finger Lickin’ Fifteen and We Are All Welcome Here…hope you do, too!
Thanks Laurel – I am enjoying both audios.
I have signed up for a few challenges myself-good luck! And I have 2 books by Janet Evanovich I am going to read for 2 different Challenges! Thanks for a great meme!
Have fun with the challenges Joann…. I forgot how fun they can be 😀
I loved Matched and I read Night in high school. It was a really powerful story.
Good luck with your book club book! I hope you enjoy the books you are planning to read this week. I haven’t read Elizabeth Berg yet. I have a feeling I’d like her books. Have a great week!
Thanks Christina – I think I will be ok on the book, I read a bit this afternoon and plan to do more tonight.
I just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein) on my iPod, I loved it. I think listening is the way to go with this book.
Margaret I heard that one was good and I had never considered it for my IPOD. Thanks for the recommendation!
I just read your post about Anna Marie…such sad news 😦
Your choices this week do look great, I hope they are fantastic!
Thanks Crystal – and yes, Anna Marie’s passing was really sad.
The Kitchen House is wonderful on audio. I’ve been listening to it while I clean and such around the house. Very moving and I like the reader a lot!
Night is a wonderful book – extremely powerful. I hope you have a great reading week!!
Thanks for the recommendation Emily, I have actually been looking at that one but audios make me nervous because a narrator can really make or break a book. I am glad to hear it is good!
I have Some Girls Are on my tbr pile, hope to get to it soon and I’m intrigued now with the Elizabeth Berg book, I’ve only read one of hers and i am keen to read another, or listen 🙂
Have a great week and happy reading!
I believe this is my first Berg book Sherri and I am finding it an interesting listen.
We’re reading The Forgotten Garden for my January Book Club too! I’m about to start it, will be interested to see what you think.
I am liking it so far Kylie – a lot of jumping around in time so I am working on keeping that all straight. 😀
You MUST listen to Testimony by Anita Shreve on audio!
OOH Thanks for the recommendation Angie!
I enjoyed Matched, I hope you do too 😀
Thanks Samita – I think I will 🙂
I now have plenty of new selections on my TBR list! I visited and commented and sometimes followed 21 of the blogs. It’s after midnight and my eyes are getting very fuzzy, but I wanted to do as many as I could tonight. Thanks for hosting this meme.
I’m going to bed! Have a great week!
I am going to bed too ALleluialu…. I should have been reading but no…. I was reading blogs. 😀
I loved NIGHT by Elie Wiesel, its such an amazing book! I studied it in high school and still have the same copy, although its a bit worn out now. : ) Hope you enjoy all your other books too!
Thanks Shannon! I cant wait to read it!
Thank you so much for posting that about Anna Marie! I had no idea and she often stopped by my site. It’s so sad, she’s so young. I thought you did a wonderful job with your post about her.
You are going to have a wonderful time reading Some Girls Are. LOVE Courtney Summers writing. So good!
Enjoy and have a fantastic reading week!
Thanks Danielle 🙂
I am excited to read Some Girls Are!
Sounds like you will have another busy week. I like the Janet E books but not a steady row of them. Then again, there seem to be only a few series I read in steady row. 🙂
Have a great week.
I read the series through Twelve and then found that one went a bit far and I stopped reading the books. This one so far has not been too bad. 😀
All the books look interesting to me but sadly none of them are available at my bookstore. I am taking your advice and donating a pile of my thrillers to the library down the road which caters to poor kids.It was not easy at first but , the act of giving is doing me some good and my mother thinks that judgement day is near (because it is the first time ‘I’ am donating ‘MY’ books).
Enjoy your day !
Of good Fiza – you are sharing the gift of reading! 😀
LOL about what your mom thinks… tell her is is my fault! 😀
I just finished Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly on audio and loved it. They voices are done by two women one with a French accent and it was such a great story I highly recommend it. Also am currently listening to Soulless by Gail Carringer and am tickled pink with the book. If you have read any steampunk and like it I highly recommend it. If you haven’t then it is a treat too.
I have not read Steampunk yet Jan but hope to give it a try soon. Thanks for the commendations.
ooh, I really want to read Matched. It looks so good! Enjoy!
I seen matched everywhere Nina and all good things about it it. I am excited to read it!
I have both Matched and Night on my Wishlist! Happy Reading!
We have good reading tastes! 😀
Evanovich is always a fun read. I’ve been reading her new Diesel book – Wicked Appetites, which I forgot to list on my post, of course. 🙂
I am liking the audio version Mardel!
So sad to hear about Anna Marie.
Have added my reading for the week on the linky
enjoy ur week
Thanks Carol 🙂
I’m waiting for my copy of Matched as I’ve heard it was good as well. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Thanks Sami! I think we both will enjoy Matched! 😀
I have yet to read any Berg books but hear great things about her writing. I commented on 10 blogs. Have a great week!
Jess I am really enjoying the audio and find myself getting more and more into the storyline!
I’m just now starting the Stephanie Plum series…I’m so behind! I’m listening to One for the Money on audiobook. Hope you enjoy Finger Lickin’ Fifteen!
Super these are fast reads – you will catch up in no time 😀
I have Matched but have not read it yet. Love all of Berg’s books so I bet this is another good one. Congrats to the Joy who won. I can’t believe how many Joys are out in blog land. Have a great week!
Joy at Books and Life
LOL Joy – I thought of that when I listed the winner – I had to be careful to put the full blog title and the link as there are three Joy’s who participate in this meme regularly. 😀
Oooh–that Elizabeth Berg novel looks good. I’m adding it to my TBR.
Sarah it is getting to the point now that when I pull into my garage I am sitting in the car to listen to more of it before I come in the house.
Matched landed my #1 YA spot for 2010. I loved it. I hope you do too.
Night is a book that will change you, and never ever leave you. Plan on something very light afterwards…
I hope you have a great week, Sheila!
PS. Did you register for BEA/BBC??
I am glad to hear about matched Alison – I read a couple not so favorable reviews on it today and I was stunned – up until today I had only read positive… I am anxious to see what I think of it.
And yes, I am registered, flight and hotel ready for BEA!!! AND BBC 😀
I just listened to The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri on audio and I thought it was great. Also The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson is one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to.
Thank you Laura! I love strong audio recommendations and I am adding them both to my audio list.
I loved Matched! 😀 I got a copy for Christmas, I hope you like it too. Night is really good too, but in totally different ways obviously.
Happy Reading Sheila 🙂
I cant wait to read them Ambur!
I tried to limit the number of 2011 challenges I signed up for, but I still got over 20, 😉 which is far less than last year 😀 I’ve heard that Some Girls Are is good & it’s on my wishlist, so I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂 Happy reading & have a great week!
20??? Wow Aleksandra! I get that though… you start seeing them and they all look fun! 😀
No post from me today as I’m currently inbetween books and need to choose one to start tonight! I finally finished Belinda Bauer’s Darkside yesterday and reviewed it last night (Brilliant book, highly recommended!).
50% off any book is good! 🙂
I do love a good book sale Nikki-ann 😀 See you next week then for the meme!
I am in the middle of The Crimson Cipher by Susan Page Davis. Very hard to put down, It is historical fiction about the time before WWI, very well researched and I am learnig a lot.
That sounds good Carol!
The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is hilarious. Has me cracking up every time I read it. Glad to hear you are enjoying it. 🙂
And I have Matched on my TBR pile. I keep hearing mixed reviews on it so I want to see what it’s all about.
Is there a place that we link our blogs for the It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? meme. I just posted about it on my blog so wasn’t sure.
Great site. 🙂
Me too Brittney – about the mixed reviews on Matched but I did buy it and I am hoping it will be awesome! 😀
Britney – yes you link up above on the linky spot at the lend of the post 😀
I really need to read an Evanovich book!
Hope you enjoy it and have a great week
The Book Inn
Natalie – they are fun reads:D
20 so far!!! having a great Monday!!! Have 2 pins on my map and will add at least 2 more this week! Great Challenge!!!
Woo Hoo!! Glad to hear you are having a good day Lori! I am loving the WHERE are you reading challenge too! 😀
I have Finger Lickin’ Fifteen on my TBR pile. I have all of the series but the first 5 so I’m waiting to get them before starting. I’m having a hard time finding them in hardcover.
They are fun reads Ellie. I made it twelve and then was a bit irritated with that book so stopped reading her… I heard the audio was good so picked up fifteen and I am finding it good.
I love the Janet Evanovich books. They’re always so funny. Happy reading.
Sure Colleen – happy reading to you too!
10 more that makes 30 so far
I hope you are having fun Lori! 😀
Ohwow. Haha. That’s embarrassing. Thanks for correcting me. Visited 10 blogs!
LOL that’s ok Lucia 😀
plus 10 more, now I need to get ready for my son’s basketball game and push away from this computer. 🙂
Have a good night Lori!
I’ve been hearing good things about Matched.
I bet Stephanie Plum is hilarious on audio! Sounds like fun. And I’ve really enjoyed a few Elizabeth Berg novels but hadn’t heard of this one yet.
Sounds like a good reading week ahead for you!
The Stephanie Plum audio is pretty funny Sue. I have never read or listened to Berg before but the way this audio is going I will be searching her out in the future!
Oh, almost forgot….if you’re looking for audio book suggestions, check out the latest podcast from my favorite book podcast, Books on the Nightstand. Last week’s podcast included audio book suggestions…and that gives you something to listen to on your iPod!
Here’s the link:
Thanks Sue! This is an awesome link!
I NEED that LOST encyclopedia! Yikes! Why didn’t I ever see that till now? I have Night on my shelf and have to read it too – am looking for motivation lol! It’s a short read but something tells me that it’s not going to be easy. Enjoy your week!
Check out Barnes and Noble Aths – the encyclopedia was 50% off…. I haven’t looked at it yet as I am still watching the show and do want to run into any spoilers 😀
It sounds a loaded week but hopefully you will get through it easily. The Forgotton Garden would be nice and Kitchen Boy is something I would like to read a review about.
Mystica I just take these days one day at a time 😀
I’ve been hearing lots of stuff about “Matched.” It seems like the “it” book of the moment.
And I’m so sorry to hear about a fellow book blogger passing away.
I think Matched is the “now” book too Jenners. I am excited to read it 🙂
Oh, look! I won! Thanks, I’ll head over to the prize box now.
YAY Joy! Enjoy searching through the prizes!
YAy, you got Matched. Various review about this book. I am looking forward to read yours 🙂
I visited more than 40 blog for this week. As usual I found many books with great cover. my TBR list are getting longer on and on. XD
Have you read/heard The Help? It might good for your ipod. 🙂
Have a great week, Sheila
YAY Aleetha! You have been busy!
I have read The Help but heard on Audio it is FANTASTIC.
I’m reading Cybils short list books now and more wishlist books. Come see what I finished!
Oh that’s a great idea! I will stop over and see what you have read!
Night by EW is very good tho disturbing.
The cover of Berg’s looked so inviting, as always, I headed to the library catalog and sent for the audio and while there noticed that there are way more Berg books I haven’t read than I thought. It’s like she pops them out like a cat pops out litters. 🙂
I recommend The Help for your next ipod audio tho I seem to remember you mention you had listened already or were about to or some on that line. That audio book has turned me on to audio books. But also set me up to be dissappointed by most I imagine as it was soooo good. The reader’s being as much actresses as readers it was like listening to a stage play.
Anyway, I’ve been away since October as for the first time in my memory I went weeks without reading much at all that wasn’t on my netbook screen. I’m feeling a harsh deprivation and as I contemplated what to do about it your IMWRYR post showed up in my email and I said to myself it was time to start participating again and to go looking for a few reading challenges to sign up for no matter how embarrassed I am to have crashed and burned on the ones I signed up for last year. I’ll probably sign up for your Where Are You Reading challenge later this week.
Joy this is my first Berg but wow….. the audio is fantastic I can just imagine how good her other books must be.
Just realized I posted yesterday but never came by to link up. Done now.
I picked up an ARC of Matched at BEA last year but still haven’t read it. Terrible, isn’t it? There are simply too many tempting books and never enough time.
On my way to see what you are reading! 🙂
Thank you for taking time to share this information with everyone.
I received Matched for Christmas and can’t wait to read it! I would also recommend Night. I read it years ago and loved it. I actually got to hear Wiesel speak last winter . . . one of the best events I’ve been to!
Wow Tif! That speaking event sounds awesome!
Very sorry to hear about the passing of a blogger. Thank you for sharing that information. Hmmmm, I love Janet Evanovic and Elizabeth Berg. These are two wonderful authors in my book.
Sorry, I meant Evanovich.