Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Weekly Reading Poll

Sooooo, what is everyone reading? What are you planning on reading next?

Here's what I've been up to ...

I finished up "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant and enjoyed it. If you're into historical fiction check it out. It follows the life of Dinah (briefly mentioned in the Old Testament) who is the daughter of Jacob and Leah. Review has already been posted.

Now I'm reading "Inside Out Girl" by Tish Cohen. This book was brought to my attention and later given to me by Jen S one of the most vocal supporters of my blog. Thanks Jen! I'm about two-thirds through and it's a great read about a 10-year old girl named Olivia Bean. She's a girl who sometimes wears her clothes inside out, doesn't brush her hair and is obsessed with rats. To people who don't know her she is definitely regarded as odd and is teased a lot in school because of her differences. But unbeknownst to outsiders, Olivia suffers from Nonverbal Learning Disorder which prevents her from getting meaning from people's body language.

When her father, Len starts dating Rachel, the very uptight parent of Janie and Dustin who also go to the same school as Olivia, Rachel's kids see it as the end of their social lives. But the two families learn a lot about themselves and find empathy towards each other as they find out that they have more in common than they thought.

What's up next? Probably the 3rd book in the Percy Jackson series called "Titan's Curse" by Rick Riordan. "Cub" is itching for me to continue on with the series. :)

What are you all reading? Would you recommend it to others?

4 comments:

Janssen said...

I'm really enjoying the fourth Bloody Jack book right now. I'm ALMOST done with The Maze Runner, but that book is killing my will to live. Ugh.

Laurie said...

Janssen,
I had never heard of the Bloody Jack series so I looked it up on fantastic fiction. Looks like a good series. I like the fact that Jack is a girl. :)

Have you read "Wave Runners" (aka Pirate Curse) by Kai Meyer? It has a Pirates of the Caribbean kind of feel to it. It's the first book in a trilogy.

Beth said...

Just finished Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. Would definitely recommend it. Next up is The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

BTW: If you haven't checked your library's catalog yet for the new Kate Morten book...do it now! I've already placed a hold for it and can't wait!!!

Laurie said...

Beth,
I've read Emily Giffin's other books so I'll most likely read her latest. As for Kate Morton, I've only read "The Forgotten Garden" but loved it so I'll reserve it now and hopefully get to read it by the end of the summer.

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