Monday, February 17, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/17

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? --From Picture Books to YA is a weekly meme started by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee at Unleashing Readers. This is a chance for bloggers to recap their week of reading and share their plans for the next reading adventures they will take. Visit the host blogs for a list of great blogs participating in this meme and a whole bunch of titles to add to your to-read lists.

Books I Finished This Week:

My week was consumed with reading some adult books I had been meaning to read lately.  I have been balancing these books with others in the last couple weeks and just decided to focus on finishing them this week.  

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver is a beautiful story of a woman who is in the midst of realizing that the life she is living is not the one she wants.  Woven into the story is a story about monarch butterflies and global warming.  It was really interesting to learn about these beautiful creatures while also enjoying a well-written story.  I like the way this book ended and my admiration for Kingsolver has continued to grow with this book.  

Lisa Unger was one of the authors I heard speak at the Key West Literary Seminar.  She is well-spoken and does a great job of sharing about her life as a writer.  I was even more interested in reading her books after hearing her speak.  Beautiful Lies was a really interesting mystery and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the Ridley Jones series.  

Books I am Currently Reading:

I am still listening to The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.  I am absolutely enjoying this interesting fantasy book and the narration on the audiobook.  I am also still reading The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin.  

What's Next?

I am probably going to pick up Counting by 7's to read this week.  I will play it by ear for what else I might decide to start.  

What are you reading this week? Have a great reading week!


  1. I started Counting by 7s last week--it's off to a good start but I am reading so many other books right now, I really need to focus on finishing some other things first. I don't think I've read any of Kingsolver's novels since the one about the missionaries in Africa (totally blanking on title right now!), which I loved. I also love her nonfiction. I am going to have to get Flight Behavior--I'm interested in monarch butterflies, though I imagine it will also depress me!

  2. I've loved Barbara Kingsolver's books in the past, but have read none lately. I'll at least put this title down. I'm sure it's good, Andrea. Hope you enjoy Counting By 7s-I liked it a lot! And still have the Steve Sheinkin book to read-so many good titles! Have a great rest of the week!