It’s Monday April 28th, What Are You Reading?

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This is a little strange for an It’s Monday post, no? I’m usually reading two books at a time. But after getting through six books during Dewey’s Readathon this weekend, I wanted to take a moment to settle into one book before deciding on another, especially with a chunkier book like All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I actually picked this up Friday evening and read about 20 pages or so, which were pretty fantastic, and I’m really looking forward to diving in. What’s next? I’m thinking maybe The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland or  The Three by Sarah Lotz.
  • Ciska van der Lans

    That is looking like a great read Shannon!! Good luck with recovering from the readathon

    • I was definitely in a fog all day yesterday, but I feel much better after a good night’s sleep last night :)

  • I picked two books but I should of only picked on as well after that reading challenge. I found out I had a lot of reading to do this week for uni :( bring on the stress

  • Love the cover on this one. Six books is awesome! I sort of unofficially partook-ish, read two books and began a third.

    I’m reading A Room With A View by E. M. Forster

  • All the Light You Cannot See looks like a good one to me! Right now, I’m reading A Tale of Two Cities and Guernica.

    • I’ve heard so many good things about it and it pulled me in right away. I feel like I can give it a good recommendation already.

  • Kelly Massry

    I’m more than halfway through and completely sucked in. There’s something almost suspenseful about the way Doerr goes back and forth between the two characters. I’m loving the writing and the short chapters are such a powerful technique. Three cheers for this book!

    • Books on the Table

      I agree, I loved the technique of the short chapters with alternating perspectives. I was sad when the book ended.

  • You read six books during the Readathon? That’s amazing. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  • Nice job on the readathon! I REALLY liked All The Light We Cannot See. May seems to have many strong releases. I am finishing Ruby by Cynthia Bond and just got The Transcriptionist as well from NG. :)

  • Can’t wait for you to get to The Transcriptionist so you can tell me if I need to buy it. lol

  • I just got The Transcriptionist in the mail last week, I need you to tell me if I should read it! lol
    And wow, SIX BOOKS? I am so amazed. Way to go you!

  • Lindsey Stefan

    How are you liking All The Light We Cannot See so far? I keep seeing it, but I haven’t been convinced to pick it up yet!

    • I’m loving it so far. The chapters are really short, so it’s a breeze to get through and the language is just beautiful.

  • Whynott Blog

    I was so sad to miss out on the readathon! But it looks like everyone had a ton of fun. :)

    That book looks/sound great. Guess I’m going to have to add it to my TBR! haha

  • Jennine G.

    Reading the same book actually! I’m half way through, but I took the readathon as a chance to take a break and read two other books. So now back to All the Light We Cannot See to finish this week. I’m liking it.

  • Love the cover. A single book might be just the ticket to recover from the Readathon!

  • I just got an ecopy of this book! As soon as I saw it on Edelweiss, it struck me as the sort of book a bunch of the bloggers we know would probably read :)

    • It definitely seems to be floating around quite a bit right now and is getting tons of buzz, but from what I can tell so far it’s well deserved!

  • That’s an intriguing cover. And yeah, it’s kind of odd seeing you list only one title. ;) Hooray for a successful readathon!

    • It was definitely a great day, but it was a bit draining! One book ended up being the way to go because I feel a little rejuvenated :)

  • It’s okay to slow it down and read only one book at a time sometimes! :D

  • Silver’s Reviews

    This book looks really good. I hope you enjoy it once you get started.

    I am sure you needed a break after a 24-hour readathon.

    I hope you are having a good reading week.

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