Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Whatcha Reading?? Wednesdays



As I mentioned on my Facebook fan page, I thought that for the summer I'd start up a weekly 'what are you reading and what did you think of it?' type of post. That way we can all find new reads for the summer (or to put on our ever growing 'to read pile'). I've found the best books from the recommendations of others.

If you haven't noticed at the left-hand side of my blog (in the What I'm Reading Now section), I'm reading (and half way through) "Someone Else's Son" by Sam Hayes. It took me at least 50 pages to get into this book but since then it's been a good, griping read. It has a very Jodi Picoult feel to it.

Next up for moi? I picked up "Room" by Emma Donoghue last week after receiving it from my Fairy Book Mother but ended up putting it down after about 20 pages. I was having a hard time reading a book that used the point of view and language of a 5 year old. I found it very distracting at the time. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely going to read it (after all the hoopla and praise I've heard about it) but at that point in my life (you know, last week) I wasn't wanting to read it quite yet.

I'll also start a new YA series that I accidentally found at the library this week. The first book is called "Gods of Manahattan" by Scott Mebus. It sounds like a 'Percy Jackson-type' book so I'm excited to see how that series pans out. I'm hoping to get my 9 and 11 year old boys hooked on another good series. :)

So, what did YOU read this week? Did you like it, love it, use precious hours of your life that you'll never get back? Let us know the good, bad and ugly of what you're read! Let's get this discussion started!!

Note: Sitting back and reading the book suggestions of others is great but jumping in and adding your own two cents will make this weekly posting soooo much more interesting. Don't be shy, you lurkers! Share what you're reading!! :)


6 comments:

Shaz said...

I'm halfway through The Map of Time. It's a hard book to describle. Set in Victorian England, it's part historical, part alternate history, part romance, part mystery and part sci-fi. So far I'm liking, but not loving it.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Shaz,
I had never heard of The Map of Time by Felix Palmaso I checked it out. Intriguing premise and interesting how the author incorporates so many different genres (sci-fi, romance, mystery ...) in one book.

Nicole C said...

I just finished reading "The Day The Falls Stood Still" by Cathy Marie Buchanan. http://cathymariebuchanan.com/the-day-the-falls-stood-still

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

I've been reading a little Ruth Reichl, finished Comfort Me With Apples and am now reading her other one. She's an incredible food writer - makes you feel like you're sitting there eating with her!

Mommies Favourites said...

I am currently reading, The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I have been looking for a good vampire novel after the Twilight Saga, and so far so good!
You can read about it at:

http://deborahharkness.com/discovery-of-witches/

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

So many great books and most from authors I haven't read yet!!
Nicole - The Day the Falls Stood Still sounds like my kind of historical fiction read. Is it like a Sara Donati "Into the Wilderness" type read? Little action, little romance?

Jen - I've never read any books by food writers before. Sounds interesting and combines two of my favourite things!

Mommies Favourites - I've heard mixed reviews on Discovery of Witches so I've been hesitant to get it. Please let me know what you think of it when you're done.

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