It’s Monday November 10th, What Are You Reading?

mondayNonfiction November is in full swing and though I fully intended to dedicate the month to nonfiction written by women, I couldn’t resist picking up Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy as soon as my hold came in at the library. I’m also in the middle of Frances Larson’s Severed and The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. What’s wrong with balancing the mercy and empathy with a little execution?

In case you missed it, I posted the semifinalists for the Book Blogger Top Picks yesterday. Voting is open until November 22nd, so head on over and pick your favorite books of 2014!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I’m loving Non-Fiction Nov too.
    The Empathy Exam sounds interesting esp in light of my recent review on Narcissism. Is it a new release?

  • debnance

    I love the idea of Nonfiction November, but how do I find my way through NaNoWriMo and Literary Blog Hop and Thankfully Reading to do it?! Lol.

    Here’s my It’s Monday!

  • Severed–oh goodness, an entire book about chopping off heads? I await your review. :)

    • I can’t resist the morbid ;)

      • Maybe I can’t either, because I’m now deep into Savage Harvest, Carl Hoffman’s account of Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance in Papua New Guinea. Cannibalism, headhunters–the whole works!!

  • Ha – what a range of topics! I’ve a couple other people reading The Empathy Exams…will be interested to hear people’s thoughts.

  • Elena

    Some great titles there! This week I will be reading lots of non-ficiton for my PhD, but I have also found myself eager for more non-fiction at bedtime, so, maybe, I will give Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex a try.

    I love what you say about The Empathy Exams. I think I should check it out!

  • Oooh Severed looks interesting! Not out in UK until December so keep a look out at that next year I think.

  • Oh my goodness, Severed sounds amazing. And I just put a hold on Empathy Exams at the library!

  • Wesley

    I’m reading a book that I think that you would love! It hits all the diversity and woman author points that are so important: “Prayers for the Stolen”. It’s so good I was reading it brushing my teeth this morning because I couldn’t put it down.

  • Lauren

    I want to jump into your brain and download all three of those, they’re all VERY near the top of my TBR stack. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.

    I just finished my tree book and my audiobook, soI I’m in that wonderful/horrible place of “what’s next?” I may not be able to resist The Fabulous Ms. Poehler’s Yes, Please! any longer, though I’ve had Dan O’Brien’s Buffalo For The Broken Heart waiting patiently. On the audio front, I’m starting Laura Hillenbrand’s Broken today (finally). My ebook is Joe Clifford’s Lamentation.

    • crimeworm

      I love the fact you have tree books, e-books, and audio books! I always have the first two on the go, mainly as the Kindle Fire’s battery is so rubbish I need a “tree book” to keep me going while I charge it!

      • Lauren

        Not a very environmentally-sound moniker, but I needed a way to differentiate and that won out. :) I used to be firmly in the one-book-at-a-time camp, but there’s just too much out there and I now have a drive to work. I just got the new Voyage (with the much-desired lazyass page-turning option!) and I’m curious to see how that battery lasts.

    • “Tree Book” is pretty much the best phrase ever.

  • I’m finishing up The Paying Guests. Still chipping away at The Count of Monte Cristo before bed. After The Paying Guests…I don’t know but I think perhaps a biography of Josephine Bonaparte. All this talk of non fiction!

  • Severed sounds quite, um, unique! I may have to check that one out!

  • crimeworm

    Yes, Severed is a fascinating premise for a book…must check if I can get it in the UK! I notice someone says below it’s not available here til December…something to look forward to…

  • It’s Monday, and I read Rin Chupeco’s creepy creepy YA novel, The Girl from the Well. It was damn creepy, and now I am stuck again trying to figure out what I want to read next. I can’t decide! None of my current library books is thrilling me.

    Severed looks cool!

  • Lindsey Stefan

    The Severed title is so clever. Is it wrong to chuckle at a book about beheading?? :)

  • Silver’s Reviews

    LOL…I love how you surrounded Severed with those other two books. Very clever as always.

    Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit.

    ENJOY your reading week, and I hope you are enjoying a gorgeous day like we are having in Pittsburgh. Tomorrow will be cold again. :(

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

  • Ti Reed

    I just started the new King book last night. Don’t know how I will stretch it out for the duration of the read along but I am trying!