Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday ~ reading report

Books read last week
  • Sing You Home ~ by Jodi Picoult, 2011, fiction (Rhode Island), 9.5/10
  • I Am the Cheese ~ by Robert Cormier, 1977, YA fiction (Vermont), 7/10
Books currently reading
  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears ~ by Dinaw Mengestu, 2007, fiction
  • Made in America : An Informal History of the English Language in the United States ~ by Bill Bryson, 1994, essays 
  • USA ~ by Elizabeth Berg, 1999, history
  • The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah ~ by Ellen Frankel, 1996, religion
Books waiting in the wings
  • Every Visible Thing ~ by Lisa Carey, 2006, fiction
  • Queen of the Underworld ~ by Gail Godwin, 2006, fiction
  • A Doll's House ~ by Hendrik Ibsen, 1879 (1993 edition), women's studies
  • From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries and Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith ~ by L. Michael White, 2004, religion
  • House of Sand and Fog ~ by Andre Dubus III, 1999, fiction

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  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."


Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

Enjoy your week. here is what I am up too

Kelly said...

I love Jodi Picoult, so I'm really pleased to see you enjoyed her new book so much! :)

Nise' said...

I recently read Cormier's The Chocolate War, will have to check out I Am the Cheese. Have a great reading week.

RAnn said...

I remember reading The Dollhouse in college; but don't remember what it was about. The five books of Miriam looks interesting.

Helen's Book Blog said...

The only Cormier I've read is The Chocolate War, which I thought was good. How was I am the Cheese?

Pauline Fisk said...

Almost nobody in the UK knows about Robert Cormier. A hard writer, but an challenging one all the same. I'm interested in your mix of books, Bonnie. Many of the Christian readers I know over here don't read very eclectically. I've read The Red Tent too. I've also read The Shed, which I really couldn't get on with.

I'm a writer of novels for young adults, which is probably how I know about Cormier. I'm sometimes asked by those who don't know better when I'm going to write a 'proper book' but as far as I'm concerned there's nothing more rewarding than writing for the next generation.

Buried In Print said...

I just picked up a copy of Dinaw Mengestu's novel too: looking forward to it!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Hi, Pauline. Sorry to be so long responding to your comment. I was puzzled by the "reading eclectically" part.

First, I guess you assumed I'm a Christian because I listed a book about Jesus on my reading list. But I was also reading a commentary on the Torah, which is Jewish. I found The Red Tent very interesting, and -- like you -- didn't care for The Shack. (Is it called The Shed in the UK?) As a teacher of religions of the world at Chattanooga State Community College, I read about as many religions as possible. And yes, I read very eclectically and very widely.

P.S. After visiting your blog this evening and reading about the books you've written, I put two on reserve at my library: The Red Judge and The Secret of Sabrina Fludde.

For my readers who may read this, take a look at Pauline Fisk's post about a REAL historical character she wrote into her novel The Red Judge: