It’s Monday. What are you reading? is a meme hosted by the lovely Sheila over at Book Journey. It’s also a meme that I need to start doing consistently since my reading is almost nonexistent right now. I’m in the middle of a ton of books but rarely finishing any of them in the past few weeks. With the TBR Dare coming to a close Thursday night, I’m still six books away from my goal of 25 books read off my shelves. There’s still time.
Last week I read:
Embroideries by Marjane Strapi
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Rain School by James Rutford
Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colón
Book Lust To Go by Nancy Pearl
Chew Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman
So that’s one book of non-fiction, three graphic novels, and three children’s books. That is such a sad amount of books. All three of the graphic novels were my favorite reads of the week. The graphic novel adaptation of The Odyssey is so good that I now want to read the original. Chew is so different from any graphic novel that I’ve read, while Embroideries has a great subject matter: the lives of ordinary women.
This week I’m hoping to read/finish:
The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas
Some Friend by Marie Bradby
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones
The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Maria Tatar
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart by Candance Fleming
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I don’t plan on finishing The Grimm Reader or A Game of Thrones this week because of their length. I expect Amelia Lost, Keeper, and Some Friend to be short reads so I think I can manage all of this.
What are you reading this week?