It’s Monday! What are you reading? (March 18, 2013)


“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

Currently reading:


The boy in the striped pajamas – John Boyne
I’m kind of cringing my way through this one as, having watched the film version, I know how it ends.

Beautiful ruins – Jess Walter
Yup, still reading this one. I’m about halfway through now!

Mirror of the World: A New History of Art – Julian Bell
Due back at the library this week, looks like I’ll have to renew it as I’m not even halfway through. A bit too intense to read more than a few pages a day!

Witness: One of the Great Correspondents of the Twentieth Century Tells Her Story – Ruth Gruber
Absolutely in awe of what Gruber has done in her youth. And the Kindle Paperwhite has surprised me at displaying the photographs relatively decently.

What I finished:


Ok it sounds like I read a lot of books this week. Please note that some were books I had begun a while ago!

Revenge – Yoko Ogawa
Review to come. Such a brilliant little book.

More baths, less talking – Nick Hornby
Thanks Nick Hornby for adding more books to my too-long TBR list. I’m looking forward to more!

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster – Jon Krakauer
Oh what a book. Hopefully I will summon the strength to write about it. Because it was just quite amazing. Painfully, heartbreakingly so.

The 8:55 to Baghdad – Andrew Eames
Made me want to read more Agatha Christie (both her fiction and her autobiography) – she had quite a life!

The last letter from your lover – Jojo Moyes
Review to come. But I really have to say, a great read.

The Bird King: an Artist’s Notebook – Shaun Tan
A collection of his sketches. I wish I could draw!

What’s up next:

Anthropology – Dan Rhodes

In 101 words each, the 101 witty, haunting stories of Anthropology chronicle the search for love in an age preoccupied with sex. Each story is a pure distillation of heartbreak, longing, delusion, and bliss. Each spins speedily, shockingly, to its unpredictable climax. And each is unlike anything you have read before

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

“The murderer is with us – on the train now…”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.

Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again…

And probably most of the graphic novels I picked up at the library

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)

Both of these e-book holds decided to come in on the same day!

Last week I reviewed:
A spy in the house (The Agency, #1) – Y.S. Lee

What are you reading this week?



  1. I saw The Boy in the Striped Pajamas before I knew it was a book. (I hate when I do that!) I’d really like to read it but I’m afraid to! :/ I hope you enjoy your books this week 🙂


    1. I can’t quite remember if I had known that it was a book first. But it might be one of the rare times when I say that the movie might be better than the book!


  2. Ah The Boy in Striped Pajamas. I knew it was a movie but I havent seen it or read it. I’m guessing it will be a tear-jerker. I used to love Agatha Christie books, need to reread Murder on the Orient Express. Enjoy your reading this week, it does look like you’ve gotten a lot accomplished! Way to go!


  3. Hey, I’m an old Agatha Christie fan, and I didn’t know the Eames book existed–how great to find out about that, thanks! I’ve also recently discovered Nick Hornby, and have all his books yet to read. 🙂


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