It’s Monday October 27th, What Are You Reading?


Two vastly different covers this week, no? They’re pretty different books, too. I finished up Dr. Mutter’s Marvels last night and now have both of these books in my sights. I’m really excited for some good meta-reading with Azar Nafisi’s The Republic of Imagination, which also feels like a good early jumpstart to Nonfiction November. In the Red is a little outside my comfort zone, but I’m intrigued by the story of an affair with hints of Romanian fairy tales.

On Saturday, I posted about open voting for Book Blogger Top Picks, which is something I’m throwing together to track the best books in the blogosphere for 2014. If you’re a book blogger and would like to vote, head on over and share your thoughts!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Kathryn Trask

    In the Red sounds interesting so I will look forward to your thoughts about it. Hmm Nonfiction November not my cup of tea but a great idea all the same.

  • Wow, both look interesting. I hadn’t heard of non-fiction November. I don’t actually read NF though so it’s not something I could do! ;-)

  • The Republic of Imagination has the most BEAUTIFUL cover in the world. omg. I would eat it based on cover alone. x)

    Thanks for stopping by @ Notebook Sisters!

  • I want to at least read Nafisi’s section on Huck Finn, because I’m going to re-read that classic with my daughter’s high school English class this year.

  • I just finished Nafisi’s book last week, and I very much enjoyed it. I’ll have to check out In the Red; I haven’t heard of that one yet.

  • I struggled with Reading Lolita in Tehran, so I’ve been hesitant about The Republic of Imagination. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of it.

  • In the Red does look interesting. It’s not something that would normally be on my radar, the the Romanian fairy tales woven through the story intrigue me. I guess I am on a bit of a fairy tale kick at the moment. I just finished Through the Woods: Stories by Emily Carroll, which are delightfully creepy short stories in a graphic novel format and Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Chrisitine Heppermann, which are feminist fairy tales about body image and gender identity. This week I hope to finish So Much a Part of You by Polly Dugan and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty.

    • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is coming up next for me, too! Have you read Far, Far Away by Tom McNeal? I don’t read much YA, but the way it was interwoven with Grimm’s fairytales was PERFECT.

  • Get your post-it flags ready for The Republic of Imagination!! Seriously. :)

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    In the Red looks very tempting…enjoy! And thanks for sharing.

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  • Gorgeous covers both! I’m reading Brando Skyhorse’s book Take This Man today, but there’s a new fantasy romance novel out tomorrow by one of my new favorite authors in that genre, so I’ll be reading that as soon as it comes out.

  • AnnabelSmith

    The Republic of Imagination is an intriguing title – and what a gorgeous cover too. I’m reading Laline Paull’s The Bees, which is fascinating, and Ben Marcus’ short story collection Leaving the Sea, which is nothing short of incendiary.

  • And I know next to nothing about both of these books. I think it’s time to do a bit of research!