Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Monday -What are You Reading? 8/1

This is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Just Finished:

I really enjoyed this book! Keep an eye out for my review. 

Currently Reading:

I'm halfway through Freakonomics, and I really like the variety of the topics. I just started The Help and am liking it so far. 

Up Next:

I am a member of several book clubs that meet in my area, but this will be my first time attending one called People, Places, and Perspectives. This clubs reads a variety of books that give insight to different facets of culture. This month we will be reading The Most Human Human. This book discusses the Turing Test, where people try to decipher through typed messages whether they are talking to a computer or a human being. 

I typically read more than one book at a time. Since I already have a non-fiction book, which novel should I read along with it? I already own several paperbacks that I've yet to get around to. Which one should I start on? Feel free to recommend something that's not listed below.

The Confession by John Grisham
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin
Life of Pi by Yan Martel
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Love and (a book) light,



  1. I keep going back and forth on Room. What did you think?

    My Monday Review. Hope you have a great week!

  2. I enjoyed Room and LOVED The Help - hope you enjoy it too! The Most Human Human sounds like it might be quite a heavy read, so I'd recommend something light to read alongside it. How about the Emily Giffin book?

  3. That looks like a great line-up of books you have there. As for a recommendation I have have to say The Road would be a compatible match-up to The Most Human Human. It's a fascinating and very readable -albeit gruesome- story about the power of love and what happens to humans when everything else is taken away.

  4. Oooo! I'm off to add The Most Human Human to my wishlist. I hope it's a 2011 book. I'm on the Indie Lit Award panel to choose the best nonfiction of 2011, and we'll be taking nominees in September....Looks like you are a nonfiction reader that might have some great reads to nominate!

    Here's my It's Monday! What are You Reading? for this week:
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!

    I hope you will stop by and join in Readerbuzz's August Giveaway!

  5. Hi! I have The Help on my Nook now, and plan to get to sometime this month. :) Rae

  6. I enjoyed both Room and The Help. I like the sound of The Most Human Human too.

  7. ROOM was pretty fantastic and so was The Help. Enjoy!

  8. My inter-racial book group had a terrific discussion when we read The Help. Hope you like it!

  9. "Life of Pi" sounds good and Book Thief is one of my faves :D

  10. I have both Room and The Help on my list to read. I'd recommend Life of Pi and Book Thief. They are both awesome.

  11. yay, just noticed you are back. I have missed your posts. Glad you enjoyed Room. I liked it too. Took a while for it to leave my head. I also loved The Help. I do like a non fiction but I usually find that the fiction takes over when I read both at the same time.

    I recommend The Book Thief. It's one of my favourites. Recently got my mum and sister to read it and they loved it too despite having very different tastes.

  12. Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! I love hearing that most of you liked ROOM. My review is coming soon. I'm kind of still making up my mind about how to approach it.

    Karen, you are so sweet. It's good to know someone actually misses my posts when I'm gone. :) I know what you mean about ROOM being in your head for a while.


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