Monday, October 12, 2009

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 12, 2009)

"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is hosted by J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog. Each week we share what we read last week, what we're currently reading, and what we hope to read in the coming week. This is my first time participating, but I thought that this would be a great way to keep my reading on track!

Books I completed last week:

Fierce Style: How To Be Your Most Fabulous Self by Christian Siriano: This was a short, fun read with lots of tips on how to improve your personal style and let your "fierceness" shine though.

Azur Like It by Wendy Holden: I was disappointed with this one- it wasn't one of Holden's best.

Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell: I LOVED this one, no holds barred. If you're a fan of chick-lit, even only on occasion, you have to read this one.

Books that I tried to read, but couldn't get into:

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory: I know that so many of you liked this one, and I felt bad for not finishing it, but it hadn't grabbed my attention by page 100, so I gave up on it. There was nothing wrong with the writing style, it was just the subject that didn't do anything for me personally.

Books I'm currently reading:

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga: So far, so good. This book by the author of The White Tiger tells the various stories of people living in India.

Books I hope to read this week:

Beautiful People by Wendy Holden: This one is a library book, and the loan is only for two weeks, so I'm going to read this one next. I can't wait to read her latest!

Permission Slips by Sherri Shepherd: A review book from the Hachette Book Group, I've heard great things about this memoir-style book written by the funny lady from The View.

Suddenly by Bonnie Burnard: This is another one that I've heard great things about, so if I have time this week, I'm planning to pick it up.

That's my plan for this week; which books are you hoping to read?


  1. I love chick lit and have both of the ones you read sitting here. Mental note to self: must get to the Mansell sooner rather than later but can wait on the Holden.

    I'll be curious to see how you feel about Suddenly. I liked but didn't love A Good House by her.

  2. Oh yeah, library books take priority in our house too! We have three weeks though. And if there is no holds, we get to renew.

  3. I know I won't read it, but I look forward to hearing what you think of the Bonnie Burnard.

  4. I did like The White Queen and I read Permission Slips for a review last week. Mine is here:

  5. I like historical fiction but still haven't read a P. Gregory book (my daughter likes her, though). I think you gave it a fair shake with 100 pages. You know that saying that goes: 'No two people read the same book' ? I think it's very true. Have a great week!

  6. I should get Fierce Style from the library since I'm such a Project Runway fan :-)

  7. I'm glad to hear I am not alone in guitting a book. There are too many to read to keep on with one that is not capturing you. My daughter just finished Sherri Shepard's and loved it. I want to read it too.