It’s Monday, April 20th. What Are You Reading?

mondayYou would think with last week’s gorgeous weather, I would have spent every waking moment outside with a book Sadly, I didn’t get quite as much reading in. The upside is that I’m totally getting quality over quantity. I finished Sara Taylor’s The Shore, which is definitely up near the top of my favorites for the year, but I’m still working on The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Erik Larson’s Dead Wake is up next, since it’s my book club pick for the month, and I’m quite excited to get to it. I’m also hoping to snag a copy of John Krakauer’s Missoula when it comes into the library tomorrow.

Readathon is coming up this weekend, so I spent some time putting together a nice stack of books and making some reading plans. Are you joining in? There’s still time!

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I just finished Dead Wake and really enjoyed it. Hope you do to. Interesting read.

  • Oh, a readathon?! I’m already a bit behind in my reviewing so have been trying to cut back my reading a little. I hope you enjoy it!

  • I’m so glad to hear The Shore was so great…I might have to shove it ahead of some other things on my list. And, will be interested to hear your thoughts on Dead Wake…since I seemed to be somewhat alone in my opinion of that one!

  • Missoula…oooh, that’s right. I remember hearing about that book a while back. I apparently forgot about it soon after. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open for a copy.

    I hope you loooove Dead Wake! I’m thinking I might need something like The Shore to give me a good reading jolt. For some reason I’m not in the mood for reading the nonfiction that I recently started.

    • I forgot about Missoula, too! Something reminded me about it the other day and (since I can’t place a hold on books until they’re actually in the library) I’m hoping I can grab it.

  • Wesley

    Loved Dead Wake! I have to get my stack together for readathon pretty soon (that and how to make lists on Twitter for more effective cheerleading….)

  • Susan W

    The Shore looks like it rings all my bells. Added to the list.

    • It rang every single one of mine over and over. It’s more like heavily linked short stories, but I adored it.

  • Gina

    My mom is reading Dead Wake now for HER book club. I hope to score her copy when she’s finished. Can’t wait! Just read somewhere this morning about Friday’s read-a-thon! Hubby goes out of town golfing that day…PERFECT!!!!!

  • Oh I hope you love Dead Wake. I thought it was incredible – Larsen is just the best.

  • Fingers crossed that The Shore will come in from NetGalley! I’ve heard so many good things about Dead Wake. Hope you enjoy, and YAY for readathon this weekend!

    • I know, I threw my name in the ring for Net Galley too, but so far no word. I’ll cross my fingers for you too :)

      • Hogarth/Crown has been kind of difficult when it comes to ARCs since they started Blogging for Books (they want you to use that)…you could send an e-mail to publicity and see if it might push the process along!

  • Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    The Turner House sounds like a most intriguing take on life in Detroit. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it!

  • You have me so intrigued by “The Shore”! I’m so sad/jealous I can’t partake in the readathon this weekend (sister’s wedding), but I hope you get to all the books!

  • Nise’

    Hope to participate in the RAT this weekend.

  • I’m definitely interested in reading The Shore now; sounds like you really enjoyed it, Shannon! I’m currently reading a collection of short stories titled The Wonder Garden; I love it, so far!

  • I definitely want to know more about Sara Taylor’s The Shore. Hmm. sounds interesting. Right now I’m starting “A God in Every Stone” by Kamila Shamsie. Do you know it?

  • Oh, I’ve started The Shore . . . it has me hooked immediately! I have high hopes for this one . . .

  • Amanda

    You have me really wanting to get The Shore! I started Dead Wake and sadly had to get it back to the library before I can finish. I started Re Jane by Patricia Park and am loving it.