Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by J.Kaye at J.Kaye's Book Blog. Every week we share what we read last week, as well as our reading goals for the upcoming week. Last week found our household sick with a stubborn (and frustrating!) cold! Even though I dislike being sick, especially when we're not all really sick at the same time but sick one after another, the quiet weekend gave me time to read more than I thought that I would! I'm slowly getting caught up on my TBR review pile, and on Saturday I got the chance to catch up on some reviews that I was behind on.

What I Read Last Week:

Spin by Catherine McKenzie: Even though I actually read this earlier in January, this week I posted my review for a book tour. I loved this debut book, and if you're Canadian and would like to win a copy, enter here!

Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin: I participated in a book tour for this one this week as well, and enjoyed Denise Austin's practical tips and strategies for weight loss.

In The Wake of Loss by Sheila James: This collection of short stories is both moving and beautifully written. Highly recommended.

A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams: On Friday I decided to indulge my sick self by reading some chick lit. This one started off slow, but thankfully picked up and I ended up enjoying it.

Sex Dungeon For Sale by Patrick Wensick: I picked up this off-the-wall collection of short stories on Sunday and finished quickly. This collection is perfect for our Twitter generation and will be reviewed soon.

What I'm Currently Reading:

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: This memoir follows one woman as she pursues happiness for a year. I'm engrossed already and am having a hard time putting it down!

What I Plan To Read This Week:

The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield: This book by Canadian author Lori Ann Bloomfield tells the story of a young woman's struggle in a small town in Ontario at the beginning of the 20th Century.

I'll probably have time to read one more book this week, and it's a toss-up as to what it will be. I often read according to my moods when I get close to the weekend. I've been itching to read Holly Denham's Holly's Inbox, but I may also read my copy of My Own Personal Soap Opera by Libby Malin or my ARC of The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak. I'll have to see. Happy reading, all!


  1. I've heard lots of great things about The Happiness Project. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. I'm not big on memoirs, but "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin sounds good.