Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 4/25/11

Monday! What Are You Reading is a chance for all to share what they accomplished readingwise last week and what their reading plans are for the week. Join in with Sheila at Book Journey so we can see what you are up to!

Last week I finished:

1. Tiger, Tiger

2. Thirteen Reasons Why (review coming)

3. The Long Walk (review Coming)

This week I go back to work after a week's vacation so I will have a lot of catching up to do. Hopefully I will still have time to do some reading. The books I will be reading this week come from my own bookshelf! I try to get to at least one down from those dusty ol' shelves once a month and this month I went for broke and grabbed two. After all, our book club's charity book sale will be coming up in a few months and I have to have something to contribute!

Three children leave their small Dublin neighborhood to play in the surrounding woods. Hours later, their mother's calls go unanswered. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children, gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, Detective Rob Ryan-the found boy, who has kept his past a secret-and his partner Cassie Maddox investigate the murder of a twelve-year-old girl in the same woods. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him, and that of his own shadowy past

Born without her left hip and leg, Michele Perry is no stranger to seeming impossibilities. So when she arrived in war-torn southern Sudan, with little more than faith in God's promises, she did what everyone told her was crazy: She opened a home for the orphaned children in guerrilla warfare territory.

With a deft pen, she recounts unforgettable stories that capture the stark realities of caring for more than one hundred little lives in the middle of a war zone-and the love and mercy of God she's found there.

Well that's it for this week. I hope the rest of you have a super week planned!


  1. Those both sound quite good, I look forward to your thoughts on them. Have a wonderful week. My Monday:

  2. Hope you enjoyed Thirteen Reasons Why, I loved it!

  3. Awesome picks this week... I will be looking forward to your review of In The Woods... I thought about that one last year but never committed.

    I have read and reviewed Love Has A Face, I bet you enjoy that one!

  4. These sound like a great selection of books!

    Happy reading,

  5. Tiger Tiger is on my wishlist and TBR (PIE) list it sounds amazing.

    I look forward to your review of Love Has A Face.

    Happy Reading :D

  6. Coming up I'll be reading a Harry Harrison book, more manga, more assigned reading for school and whatever else strikes my fancy. Come see what I finished this week.

  7. Hope you'll enjoy Tana French as much as I did.

    Happy reading!

  8. @ Jennifer- I think so, I'm excited to get at them
    @ Crystal- I did like it!
    @ Sheila- I checked it out from the library twice and returned it unread because I ran out of time. I saw this at a book sale and knew if I bought it I would have no excuse not to read it. I don't remember you reviewing Love Has a Face. I searched your blog but couldn't find it.
    @ pussreboots- I have never read managa (in fact I had to look it up because I wasn't totally sure what it was!
    @ Cat- I have heard great things about Tana French

    Have a great reading week y'all!