It’s Monday! What are you reading?


“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next

What? It’s Monday already? I felt like I had just woken up on a Sunday morning and made myself some scrambled eggs and toast. Instead it is before 7 on Monday, the husband has left for work (he takes the Bart to the city, a nearly one-hour trip), wee reader is up in bed but will be up soon (I get him around 730 but he’s likely woken up by the garage door). Breakfast for me: homemade raisin bread. Breakfast for him: cereal (probably Rice Krispies) with milk.


Currently reading:



Mirror of the World: A New History of Art – Julian Bell
A very heavy book! Don’t know much about art history, trying to change that.
Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter
For an upcoming book tour (well I haven’t touched this much the past few days, but it’s there!)

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
A reread on the Kindle. A nice change of pace.

The daughter of time – Josephine Tey
Interesting story, a kind of Henry III whodunnit, but I really need to go figure out my knowledge of European history (i.e. very very little!)

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
A pretty good read so far.
What I finished reading


Real World – Natsuo Kirino
Was a little disappointed by this one. Will hopefully write about it soon enough.

Empress – Shan Sa (review to come)

Thirty Three Teeth (Dr Siri Paiboun #2) – Colin Cotterill
The Dr Siri series is a lot of fun!

Last week I reviewed:

Zeina – Nawal El-Saadawi


  1. Oh, I want to read Julian Bell’s book too. Will look for it. Your line-up is diverse and fun. Since you seem to be quite a reader, would you mind helping me out with some suggestions? This week I’m looking for fellow blogger’s three favorite novels of the 2000s. Hope you will stop by!


  2. I’m always so impressed when I see that somebody has finished more than a couple of books in a week. I can only manage two in a week, and that’s if I started one of them the previous week. Even short novels take me forever to finish! Very disappointing for me, but awesome for you!

    Jane Eyre seems like a good reread. Is it free on the Kindle?


    1. Hi Becki. Thanks for stopping by!
      I did finish quite a few books last week, but some of them were started quite a while ago!

      Yup, Jane Eyre is a free download.


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