It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme now hosted by Sheila over at One Person’s Journey through a World of Books.
I think I’m finally getting out of my reading rut. Being in a reading rut is bad when you’re a bookworm but it’s even worse when you’re a book blogger. Last week I finally read and finished my second and third adult books of the year: A Photographer’s Life by Annie Leibovitz and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Fingers crossed that I’m able to write reviews this week.
I seem to be on a non-fiction kick so this morning I started How To be an Everyday Philanthropist by Nicole Bouchard Boles. The author gives readers 330 different ways to make a difference without giving money. Another non-fiction book I’m reading is Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself by Sabrina Ward Harrison. Spilling Open is Harrison’s collection of pages from her journal. So far I love the pages I’ve read. It makes me want to write more in my own journal.
I just started listening to The Soloist by Steve Lopez on audio. Lopez is a LA Times reporter who becomes friends with homeless violinist, Nathaniel Ayers. I’m listening to it because next month is my city’s The Big Read. March kicks off with a lot of great events that I can’t wait to go to that includes author signings, book discussions, and more.
Later today I’m starting another non-fiction read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I’m reading this with Joy over at BiblioAddict. Joy is one of my favorite bloggers so I’m pretty psyched to be reading this with her. Another read-along for this week is Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann with Natasha over at Heidenkind’s Hideaway. If you’re not on Twitter, you need to be. Natasha is a bad influence when it comes to books. Because of her I want to read Jane Austen and a ton of art history books. She’s funny and very smart.
So that’s what I’m reading this week. What are you reading?