Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Well, even though October is already ten days old, this is my first Monday reading list for the month. My reading life has been a little scattered lately -- actually, it's been a wreck. But I won't get into that right now. I have every intention of getting back on track this week, so here goes.
  • Recently finished:
    Quiet as a Nun, by Antonia Fraser. First book in her Jemima Shore mystery series. I've read a couple of the later books but never managed to read this first novel until now. I enjoyed this one, although (like most of the Jemima tales), it was a little slow-moving.

    That's it, I'm afraid; haven't finished anything else. But I have abandoned a few books, including Graham Swift's Last Orders -- just couldn't get into it for some reason, although it seemed well-written and a lot of people have recommended it. But life is just too short, you know?

  • Reading this week:
    Still reading Literary Brooklyn by Evan Hughes -- must finish that up and get a review posted over at Library Thing.

    Also hoping to finish up two that I've been reading for weeks now -- The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart,

    and Hazel Holt's Mrs. Malory and A Time to Die. Both of those are short and light -- should be able to get through them pretty quickly if I can just stay awake long enough!

  • Next up:
    Haven't the foggiest. Probably another mystery, though. I don't seem to be able to stick with anything but whodunits these days. But I've got a must-read list that stretches from here to Alpha Centauri and back, so there's always something there to tempt me.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. If you want to let the world know what books you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. These all look good, especially Quiet as a Nun.

    Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Well it is certainly a good month for mysteries! Happy Reading!

  3. Why do I think that Antonia Fraser is a writer of historical books? Could the same person be also writing mysteries. Sounds good.

  4. Ok the Nun book looks scary has 'hell' omg.

    Hope your wreck reading wise gets fixed quickly for you.

  5. That is a pretty scary cover. Perfect for October.

  6. I feel sure you'll get back on track before you know it!

  7. Interesting books this week. I read a few cozy mysteries last week among others.

    Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  8. It looks like you have some good reads lined up! I love a good light, quick mystery.

  9. I've been wanting to read books by Hazel Holt. They look so good. Enjoy your week!

  10. Quiet as a Nun sounds very interesting. I hope you get some time to read this week!

  11. I hate it when I have to abandon a book - especially one that I thought I would enjoy. Sometimes I just get burnt out on a genre and have to give it a break for awhile.

    Happy reading!


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