It’s Monday November 24th, What Are You Reading?


Happy (short week) Monday! I’m digging into some great books as we begin to wrap up Nonfiction November, starting with Spare Parts by Joshua Davis. It totally piqued my interest when I heard about it at BEA and I set it aside to read along with my nonfiction this month. Though I still have some nonfiction titles I’d like to read this year, I’ve been itching for some fiction and found Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody calling to me. I heard great things about it when it was published earlier this year and it’s totally living up to expectations.

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • Ohhh I haven’t heard of Bellweather Rhapsody, but the title caught my attention (as did the piano on the front)! ;) Enjoy these reads!

    • As soon as I started reading, I thought of you and wondered if you had read it! I think you would absolutely adore it. It’s all around a group of kids at a state music competition and peeks at the competitive culture of gifted young musicians.

  • I’m reading Children of Men by P. D. James, is very good thus far. Enjoy your reading this week :)

  • Oh my goodness, the Bellweather Rhapsody cover is to die for!

  • Laurel-Rain Snow

    I am curious about Bellweather Rhapsody…I read another book by this author and enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing, and here are


  • Wesley

    I’m finally getting around to St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. I’m saving it for when I’m at my inlaws house and I need something to read while everyone else watches football allllll day

  • Susan W

    Bellwether Rhapsody has been hovering at the top of my the pile since the summer. I must get to it, maybe over the winter holidays. This week I picked up another of my, must read this year books, The Vacationers by Emma Straub. So far it’s very good, makes me long for vacations in Spain, but without the family drama!

  • Jennine G.

    I’m trying to finish off the TBR 2014 challenge, so this vacation week, I’m hoping to hit Memoirs of a Geisha and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter!

  • I’ve got Bellwhether Rhapsody on my TBR list as well…but had sort of forgotten about it…thanks for reminding me and I’ll look out for your review! Also – I’m almost done with Station Eleven and I loved it…and I do NOT normally like post apocalyptic scenarios. Definitely give it a shot!

  • I haven’t heard of either of these books.

    I hope they are good.

    ENJOY your week of reading.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Both of those look like great books!

  • I have been meaning to read Bellweather Rhapsody all year. I’ve been trying to make my way through the giant stack of books I already have at home but I keep getting distracted by other books that I want to read! Book nerding can be so difficult.

    • I definitely, definitely know that feeling…and I think it’s how I ended up waiting this long on Bellweather, but I’m glad I finally picked it up.

  • Spare Parts sounds interesting!

  • Based on what I’ve heard you say on twitter about Bellweather Rhapsody, I’ve been scrabbling to get a copy. I can’t believe any book would beat All That Is Solid Melts Into Air as book of the year.

  • Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    I just saw a movie preview for Spare Parts. I didn’t realize it was a book, too. Looks interesting!

    • It’s funny, I’m about halfway through the book now and didn’t realize there was going to be a movie until about 20 minutes ago. I just watched the trailer and it looks…very different.

  • AnnabelSmith

    I’m reading Ian McEwan’s The Children Act & a a little underwhelmed at this stage. I gave Bellweather Rhapsody a crack but it felt too much like a copycat of The Secret History

  • Michael G

    I just finished Scott Baker’s Yeitso. If you like horror novels or enjoy the old big bug monster movies of the 50s, I strongly recommend taking a look at this one. I’m nominating Yeitso as my book of the year.