It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Fall hasn’t reached SoCal but the cold and flu season has arrived. Despite the whole family coming down with colds last week I still managed to get some reading done.

duprauLast week I read:

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrai (read-along with daughter)

The City of Ember: graphic novel adaptation by Dallas Middaugh

Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman and Chip Kidd

Stitches: A Handbook for Meaning, Hope, and Repair by Anne Lamott


Reviews to come. Seriously.

erdrich round house

I’m still recovering from last week’s cold and virus but I’m hoping to read a few good books. This week’s reading pile includes:

Sula by Toni Morrison

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (for next week’s Banned Books Week)

We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (re-read)


What are you reading this week?


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19 Responses to It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  1. I like your stack for this week. Would happily adopt it. But I like my stack too. Which includes Claire Mulligan’s The Dark and Elizabeth Ruth’s Matadora. One RIPish and one about a female matador which will be interesting I’m sure (although not a topic I naturally gravitate towards, without the interesting gender slant). Enjoy!

  2. I hope you’re back to normal soon!

  3. harvee says:

    I enjoyed The Round House. I’m reading Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny and just finished Moonshine, a good gothic mystery.

  4. Wow, you have a powerful week of reading coming up! I’ve been dying to read We Need New Names, I keep hearing great things.

  5. I’m finally just getting over my cold of the past week. It’s certainly no fun. Thanks for reminding me about The City of Ember. I read it a couple years ago and liked it, but never got around to reading the rest of the series. I’ll have to check those out!

  6. Athira says:

    Somehow I totally forgot about Banned Books Week! I need to choose a read.

  7. Glad you’re feeling a bit better! I hope you’re back up to 100% soon. Your reading pile for this week looks great, esp The Color Purple, one of my favorite books of all time.

  8. Lindsey says:

    I hope you feel better soon! It looks like you have some good books to keep you company in the meanwhile. 🙂

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like you have some good books. ENJOY!!!

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  10. Sorry you got that end of summer cold/flu. I enjoyed The Round House, hope you do as well.

  11. Ugh, my husband and I are both coming down with colds right now.

    I loved The Color Purple but I pretty much hated Sula. I had to read it for English class though, and I pretty much hated everything we read. I’ve enjoyed the ones that I’ve re-read now that I’m older though, so who knows what I would think of Sula? We Need New Names caught my eye at the bookstore today but I walked away with a couple of other books instead. Enjoy your week, and I hope you and your family feel better soon!

  12. I liked City of Ember. Looking forward to what you thought of the LaMotte book.

  13. heidenkind says:

    A lot of people I know have colds and the flu too! I hope I don’t get it…

  14. kay says:

    I’m so sorry about the cold! 😦 I do hope you are all feeling better now.

  15. Heather says:

    I have a copy of We Need New Names that I really need to read. I have so many books I want to read RIGHT NOW. Sigh.

    The colds are hitting here, too. Ashley came down with one last week that ended up causing laryngitis for a few days. I have to admit, because she’s the one whose mouth never stops running, I found the laryngitis to be pretty hilarious. Hahaha! My parents probably felt the same way when I was a kid. Heh.

  16. Belle Wong says:

    Great lists! I liked Make Good Art – such a fun, colourful, inspiring little read. Although I still like the actual speech more. Gaiman is just such a good speaker. I’m waiting for my copy of Relish from the library – can hardly wait!

  17. olduvai says:

    Sigh, I’m still kind of nursing my cold… tissues everywhere! I just read Relish! What a fun read!

    Have a good week ahead!

  18. bybeebooks says:

    I enjoyed French Milk, so I’m eager to read Relish.
    Sympathy about your cold! Have some virtual hot tea.

  19. I hope you are feeling better darling! Drink plenty of OJ and take your vitamins. Feel better and I am looking forward to a few of these reviews.

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