Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentine's (Mon)day! And I'm reading!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, who says it's "where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list."

Books read last week
  • The Summer Book ~ by Tove Jansson, 1974, fiction (Finland), 7/10
  • The Year of Pleasures ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2005, fiction (Illinois), 9.5/10
  • The Last Time I Saw You ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2010, fiction, 7/10
  • The Handmaid and the Carpenter ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2006, fiction, 8/10
  • Home Safe ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2009, fiction, 8/10
  • What We Keep ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1998, fiction, 8/10
Books currently reading
  • We Are All Welcome Here ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2008, fiction
  • Original Sinners: Why Genesis Still Matters ~ by John R. Coats, 2009, religion
  • Genesis: A New Translation of the Classic Bible Stories ~ by Stephen Mitchell, 1996, religion
  • In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis ~ by Karen Armstrong, 1996, religion
Books waiting in the wings
  • Talk Before Sleep ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1994, fiction
  • Range of Motion ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1995, fiction
  • Joy School ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1997, fiction
  • Open House ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2000, fiction
  • Never Change ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2001, fiction
  • Say When ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 2003, fiction


Helen's Book Blog said...

I can't wait to find out which Elizabeth Berg is your favorite. And, are you getting sick of reading the same author so close together?

jmelfi said...

Bonnie: There's a good interview with Elizabeth Berg on YouTube at Also, Karen Armstrong gives a great deal of talks and interviews either via YouTube, Chautauqua, TED, Her interview by Robert Wright on Slate's The Meaning of Life is very good as well. I've had a wonderful voyage of searching my favorite authors for interviews or talks they've given and are on the Internet. Anyway, just thought some of your readers would like to know. Jim Melfi, founder,

Bonnie Jacobs said...

My favorites at the moment are Talk Before Sleep, which I read years ago and plan to re-read, and The Year of Pleasures, which is excellent.

I'm not getting tired of Elizabeth Berg's books because each one has different characters, in different locations, doing very different things. However, I need to focus on the three nonfiction books I am currently reading because they are background material for a weekend retreat for the women of my church that I'll be leading in March.