it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Finished The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, this morning! It was just the right book for me right after such heavy reads (Wave and We Need to Talk About Kevin). Review coming later this week! Over the holiday weekend I also finished Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury for the readalong with my friend Anthony. We’ll meet up this week and discuss it at some point, after which I’ll put up a review post here. Stay tuned!

So, that leaves me with the audiobook for Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne. Like I said before, I haven’t been in the car much lately, and that’s what works best for me to really get into listening to audiobooks, especially long trips. But I am still really interested in this and the times I’ve been able to squeeze in some listening I’ve enjoyed it. I borrowed a digital copy from the library and renewed it today, and since I’m halfway through already I’m hoping to be able to finish it by/on Wednesday this week.

On Thursday I’m heading up to Wisconsin for the annual family reunion weekend, and we picked up two audiobooks for the trip:

The Good Rat by Jimmy Breslin
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Not sure we’ll get through both (not enough hours in the car!) but I always think it’s good to have a couple choices on the road.

What are you reading this week?

4 thoughts on “it’s monday! what are you reading?

  1. It’s family reunion time for me too, which means I’m not getting very much reading done! I’ve been sight-seeing with the relatives (though it’s my hometown and so the benefit is really for them), and trying to read a couple of lines on my Kindle whenever I can (while not looking anti-social). I’m making my way through The Grand Tour (Book 2 of the Cecelia & Kate novels).

  2. The Bean Trees is one of those that I can never remember if I own or not–I have several Kingsolver books but have only read The Poisonwood Bible. Something Wicked This Way Comes is a great one! I hope that you enjoyed it. Will look forward to hearing more of your thoughts.

    • This was my second Kingsolver, after Poisonwood Bible, which I read about 5–6 years ago. That happens to me with CDs—I forget if I already bought or downloaded a copy. I visited my cousin’s house a while ago and noticed she had two copies of Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund, so she gave me one to read! (Haven’t yet…) I did enjoy Something Wicked, lots of fun to read along with a friend, although I may have enjoyed it more as a middle schooler. Hope you have a great week!

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