It’s Monday August 18th, What Are You Reading?

mondayWell, we’ve wrapped up the How to Build a Girl readalong, so I’m back to sharing a bit of my reading on Mondays. I’ve been busy with some projects for one of my jobs, so things have been a little slow but the reading has been good! I just finished up Ian McEwan’s latest The Children Act and started The Undertaking by Audrey Magee in its place. I’ve also been working on We Our Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas for a week or so. It’s great, but it’s a solid chunkster that will take a while longer.

On Friday morning, I’m heading down to Asheville, North Carolina for Books on the Nightstand’s Booktopia, which is pretty exciting. I’ll be sure to wrap it up  next week!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I’m finishing De Profundis by Oscar Wilde. Great confessions of a great writer!

  • debnance

    I don’t think I had any idea that We Are Not Ourselves was a chunkster! Curious to see what you think.

    Here’s my It’s Monday!

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    I loved We Are Not Ourselves… thought it read quickly for a 600+ page book.

    • It was a little slow going for me at the beginning, but now that I’m near the middle it’s really picking up. I’m enjoying it!

  • I’m so excited for you to be going to Booktopia! I know you will have an amazing weekend.

  • The Children Act is on my reading list for next week. Have a great trip!

  • I haven’t heard of any of these. I hope you enjoy them all. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

  • AnnabelSmith

    I can’t believe McEwan has another book out! I can’t keep up with him!

  • AnnabelSmith

    I wonder if Matthew Thomas had concerns about how similar his title was to ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’, especially given how big that book has been – his might be in danger of being eclipsed. I’m attuned to these things at the moment because I just had to change my book title for the same reason.

    • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves came out in the US last year (though I know it’s getting more attention because of the Man Booker). Apparently his is supposed to be one of the huge titles this Fall. I guess we’ll see!

  • So jealous that you get to enjoy all the Asheville fun! Can’t wait to stalk everyone on Instagram for photo updates. :DDD

  • Silver’s Reviews

    Have fun at the North Carolina event. Sounds fun.

    All three of your featured books sound good. I have We Are Not Ourselves. I am saving it for a long winter’s night. :)

    ENJOY your reading week and your book event.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My It’s Monday, What Are You Reading

  • I recently finished We Are Not Ourselves…definitely a chunkster…I did love it though. Really hit the emotions. I’m planning to read The Children Act soon. Enjoy Booktopia!

    • I’m just about halfway through We Are Not Ourselves right now and really enjoying it. I was surprised by how much I liked The Children Act – it’s a very quiet book.

  • I’m about 500 pages into We Are Not Ourselves. So good, but so long! It’s taking me a super long time to read — especially because some of the subject matter is so heavy.

    • Yeah, it’s taking me forever, too! I’m just behind you, but it definitely feels like it’s taking a long time.

  • Glad to hear in the comments that We Are Not Ourselves was enjoyed by many. I must say it’s taking me a while to get into it. Not feeling the pull of the story yet but sounds like it picks up in the middle. Have a great trip!!

    • It was slow for me in the beginning, too. It’s picked up, but it’s still not quite as wide-reaching as I was expecting it to be.

  • NancyS

    I learned about Booktopia on your blog and will be there as well! Looking forward to it (although I still have one more book to finish…..)

  • I’ve heard good things about We Are Not Ourselves! Hope you enjoy your reading week,. Shannon!

  • I’m so behind on We Are Not Ourselves, but it’s a good read so far.