It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

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. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

I am wiped out!  What a wild weekend and not so much physically but well… on Saturday I participated in the Deweys read-a-thon until hour 17.  It was a lot of fun to chill and read and participate in the on line mini challenges.  Then Sunday I left in the morning to participate in a benefit dinner for Camp Benedict, the camp I support.  I came home around 4:30 this afternoon kind of wiped out.  I am writing this post and then digging back into a book I wish to finish.

Here is what I posted this past week:

Why Do Some Book Clubs Thrive and others take a dive? 


The Secret Diary of Alice In Wonderland by Barbara Silkstone (ummm….)


World Book Night results


The Martian by Andy Weir  (the best audio I have listened to in a while – WOW!!!)

My Dewey Readathon update post (if you are curious of some of the things that happen during a readathon this would be a post to read. 🙂 )


I have an MSBike Ride coming up in June, if you would like to help sponsor me that would be awesome… every dollar helps 🙂



I have quite a few reviews to write from the readathon and a few I have been holding on to for May. 

Here is what I plan to listen to and read this week:

For My Ears:


We weren’t always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn’t expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper.

Since we’ve kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what’s coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same.
So stop obsessing about your ex. We’re always listening.




I’m Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn’t want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee’s parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of “The Unbearable Book Club,” CeeCee, Jill, Wallis, and I, were all going into eleventh grade A.P. English. But we weren’t friends. We were literary prisoners, sweating, reading classics, and hanging out at the pool. If you want to find out how membership in a book club can end up with a person being dead, you can probably look us up under mother-daughter literary catastrophe. Or open this book and read my essay, which I’ll turn in when I go back to school.


For My Eyes:


A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession–a rare edition of Poe poems–has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew. 

I still have books to finish from last week so that’s where I am at 🙂  Now I am curious what are you reading and listening to?  Please add your Its Monday What Are You Reading post link below where it says click here.

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27 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. You sure have been busy! I think I might like to read that last book The Storied Life of A J Fikery so must add it to my list.
    Enjoyed your post on book clubs, I don’t belong to one, but sometimes think about it. You have some good advice out of experience.

  2. Doc, a Novel by Mary Doris Russel, about Doc Holliday and Wyatt Warp. I’m reading it for book club and while I would never have picked this book to read, it’s extremely interesting!

  3. Busy, busy. I’m hoping to do Dewey’s readathon again, I had so much fun the year I participated. Don’t Even Think About It sounds like one I’d like but I’ll wait for your thoughts on it lol
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂

  4. ‘The Unbearable Bookclub for Unsinkable Girls’ made me think of being in a bookclub with my mother and I most definitely could not be in a bookclub with my mother! She forgot half way through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that Dumbledore had died, how can I read with a person like that? Anyway, thanks for sharing 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of your books!
    My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. I’ve been a busy reader. Still wirking on The Kralls of Ulundi by David Ebsworth, which is a dense wonderful read on the Anglo-Zulu wars on the Cape Colony (now South Africa). I’ve set it aside at times to read and review The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin ( look for a BIG rollout on this one in July) and More Than You Know by Nan Rossiter. Rossiter’s work is about three daughters coming together to bury their mother…its actually a very hopeful, loving look at dementia….but read with a box of tissues!

    Back to Kralls

  6. One of these years I’ll have Read-a-thon weekend open so I can participate! Hope you like the Zevin book. It looks fantastic.

  7. I read the Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls a few summers ago and really liked it. Besides being an enjoyable YA novel with a good plot (and how can you go wrong when the plot centers on books??), it is the only book I have ever read that is set in Delaware, where we live, so it is a good one for your Where Are You Reading Challenge!

    Enjoy your books this week –


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  8. Loved, loved, loved The Storied Life of AJ Fikry. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!!!

    Hope you have a great week!!!

  9. In looking at your covers, I was immediately attracted to THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY. I love the title and font, then your description actually made me want to put it on my TBR list! (Like I need another one! lol) Thanks, Sheila 😀

  10. Looks like a good reading week. I enjoyed your discussion about book clubs, and the conversation in the comments!

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