Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday ~ what I'm reading these days

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."

Books read last week
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  • Queen of the Underworld ~ by Gail Godwin, 2006, fiction, 7/10
  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears ~ by Dinaw Mengestu, 2007, fiction (Washington, DC, and Ethiopia), 6/10
  • Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States ~ by Bill Bryson, 1994, history (USA), 8/10
  • A Doll's House ~ by Hendrik Ibsen, 1879 (translated by R. Farquharson Sharp and Eleanor Marx-Aveling, 1993), women's studies (Norway), 8/10
  • Every Visible Thing ~ by Lisa Carey, 2006, fiction (Massachusetts), 7/10
  • Missing May ~ by Cynthia Rylant, 1992, YA fiction (West Virginia), 7/10
Books currently reading
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  • Disobedience ~ by Jane Hamilton, 2000, fiction
  • The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman's Commentary on the Torah ~ by Ellen Frankel, 1996, 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
  • Genesis: Soap Opera with a Twist ~ by Bonnie Setliffe Jacobs, 1992, religion 
Books waiting in the wings
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  • The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts ~ by Richard Peck, 2004, children's fiction (Indiana)
  • Steal Away Home ~ by Lois Ruby, 1994, YA historical fiction (Kansas)
  • California Blue ~ by David Klass, 1994, YA fiction (California)
  • The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America ~ by Jim Wallis, 2008
  • and other books on this list


Helen's Book Blog said...

I hadn't seen the cover of Disobedience yet, I like it! Have a great week!

preschool said...

Viewing your "younger" titles, might I suggest "Because of Mr. Terupt"? If you haven't read it, it really is worth a shot.

Bookfool said...

Wow, you read all those books in one week? Some of those are pretty intense. I've read the Bryson, I think - might be confusing it with another of his titles.

Your pile of books on Genesis sounds fun. :)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Helen, I like this cover, too. The paperback cover is different.

Preschool's review of Because of Mr. Terupt is here:

Bookfool, I spent weeks reading Bryon's book a little at a time, but I read all the others last week, completely.