Sunday 23 October 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a fun meme by Sheila of Book Journey. A great way to share our reading week.

This week I read;

The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. Up there as one of my favourite classics. This was my classic a month choice.

 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Loved this book. Not as scary as I thought it would be but I still enjoyed it. One of my Halloween reads.

Just now I am reading;

 An Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington. Not really impressed to be honest but I am reading it to keep me distracted from the monsters.

 Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. Another Halloween read. Been years since I've read any Koontz. Not that far into it but already the first person narrative is irritating me.

Next I plan to read;

The Fall of the House of Usher and other stories by Edgar Alan Poe. This will be my first foray into Poe. I am very much looking forward to it. Plus the photo of this cover doesn't do justice to how pretty it is. Another example of the fantastic Vintage classics series.

Read more than I expected to but then the Shirley Jackson was a short and easy read. Not sure if I will get onto Poe this week but it is definitely my next book. What have you been reading?


  1. Odd Thomas didn't really work for me wither though I like most of Koontz books. The Haunting of Hill House sure is popular this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  2. Yeah, it's a popular choice for Halloween this year. Finding Odd Thomas to be a little dull already. I used to like Koontz but then his characters were too much alike in every book. Was hoping this one would bring me back to him but so far I have my doubts.

  3. Nice selection of books. Happy reading. I had a busy week of reading. My goodness. I'm shocked at how many I finished. Come see what I read.

  4. I can't believe I haven't read A Woman in White! It's a classic that seems right up my alley.

  5. Ooh I haven't read any Wilkie Collins yet. Keep meaning to.

    I liked We Have Always Lived in the Castle a looot more than Haunting of Hill House, but then, Shirley Jackson isn't my favorite in any case, so maybe I'm wrong.

    Also: VINTAAAAAGE! Love.

  6. Dorothy, I highly recommend it. Was a fantastic read. Perfect now that the dark nights are setting in again.

    Alice, hope you get the chance too. I loved it. Haunting of Hill House is the only Jackson book I've read so you could be right. I will look out for it. Love Vintage too. Always make a point of buying vintage if I can.

  7. I really want to read Fall of the House of Usher at some point. Yet another classic that I've missed out on!

  8. I'm looking forward to it. Has taken me years to get round to reading it though.

  9. I like the sound of An Idiot Abroad. That cover is crazy! I want to read The Woman In White - I've seen it around enough times to be intrigued. Have a good week!

  10. I think the TV show is meant to be better than the book. I would try and catch that rather than reading it. Pilkington seems to be funnier in person. Woman In White is fantastic. Hope you have a good week too.