Sunday, 11 September 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a book meme by Sheila over at Book Journey. It's a fun way for book bloggers to share their reading week.

Another quiet reading week. I start studying this week so I think I can expect that from here on in.

This week I read;

A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton which I enjoyed. Great book if you just want a distraction and have to think very little about what you are reading. I read this as part of the Books I should Have Read By Now challenge.

The Odyssey by Homer. Took me longer to read than I expected. Mainly because I was disappointed that it was in prose and not poem. Still a fantastic read though and nothing at all to be intimidated by.

Just now I am reading;

Skulduggery Pleasant: The Deathbringer by Derek Landy. Yep, the latest Skulduggery is out and in my hands. Not far into it but as usual it doesn't disappoint. I am reading it at home though as it's quite large compared to the rest of the series.

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. I picked this up in a charity shop the other week. It was in fantastic condition and since I love the film I saw it as a sign that I should read it. Actually been meaning to read it for a while. Love it so far. I'll be reading this one on the bus but I don't think it will take me too long.

Next I plan to read;

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. The author is Scottish and disgracefully I have read very few by him. Decided to start the Sherlock Holmes books from the start so this will be my next book for the bus. I picked up the second one in the same type of cover in a charity shop (same day as the Capote but different shop). How amazing are these covers? Much better seeing it in person mind you. Of course I had to get the first one in the same style too.

I have a fair idea of what I am going to read after this one. I'm not normally as organised as that. However, I'm not going to tell as my track record for the last few weeks shows I won't read more than what I have already listed. So save something for next week.

What have you been reading? Have a good reading week everyone.


  1. Breakfast at Tiffany's! I've always wanted to read that one, and I absolutely will. You've got a great list to choose from! Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

  2. I went into a peculiar reading funk last week. I don't often get hit with them but occasionally I do.

    I read Breakfast at Tiffany's ages ago and am curious to see what you think. I love the movie as well and it's always interesting to read the novel in relationship to a movie. Of course, typically the book is better than the movie.

  3. Glad you're enjoying Breakfast at Tiffany's - I loved it! Do you have any other short stories in your copy?

  4. The Odyssey is one of those classics that I still need to get to.

  5. Very interesting choices!!! Breakfast at Tiffany's was a great read and I loved the movie too!!


  6. 1stDaughter, definitely read Breakfast at Tiffany's it's fantastic.

    Satia, sorry to hear that. I think we all go through phases like that though. I'm not sure if I can choose which I like better, the book or the film. It's so hard because I also love Audrey Hepburn. The ending of the book is slightly different but I really expected that.

    Sam, yes, it has three other stories in it House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar and A Christmas Memory. I think those three will be a good indication of what Capote is like as I am so familiar with Breakfast at Tiffany's thanks to the film.

    Meg, The Odyssey is great. I'm glad I read it.

    Thanks Lori, I loved both too.

  7. Wow! What a great selection of books! I have A Study in Scarlet on my TBR.

    Three-quarters of what I read this week was in the form of children's picture books. Please come see what they were.