Monday 11 July 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading!

This is a great meme by Sheila of Book Journey. A way for everyone to share their reads.

This week I had a fairly good week and read;
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Actually started this the week before. A fantastic classic. Recommend it to everyone.

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. I needed a light read after the Russian classic and this was perfect. Such a sweet children's story. Wish I had read it when I was little.

Hospital Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones. There is a whole series of these but this was the only one I was interested in. A very funny light read.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. A moving story of boyhood friendship. Very grateful to my friend who insisted I read it despite my reservations.

Just now I am reading;
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts as part of a readalong. I am still loving it. There is a few weeks to go but I am considering trying to finish it this week.

Garnethill by Denise Mina. A Scottish crime novel. Loving it so far.

Next I plan to read;
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell. This is part of the books I should have read by now challenge. It's been collecting dust on my shelf for over a year now. I love David Mitchell too. Plus it's set in Japan, an added bonus!

What are you reading?


  1. You definitely have a busy reading week ahead! I hadn't heard of Garnethill before, but it's definitely on my list now. Good to know you're enjoying it.

  2. I definitely recommend it. A good Glasgow crime book.

  3. I loved the Kite Runner, and I was hesitant to read it as well. Have a great week!

  4. The Railway Children sounds really good. Kite Runner was so fantastic, you should watch the movie too... it is just as powerful.

  5. As celebration for the new Bloggers' Alliance for Nonfiction Devotees (, I'm cheering on everyone's nonfiction reading today. So, yay for Hospital Babylon!

  6. Loved the Kite Runner!!!

    Have a great week!!

  7. Sheila, The Railway Children is a lovely story. I'm not sure I could watch the film of the Kite Runner. Get too emotional when I watch sad films. It's not a pretty sight, lol.

    Thanks Joy. I do like a non fiction book every now and then. I have a history book lined up for the following week.

  8. What!!! You are going to finish Shantaram??? Yikes! Where is my copy .. let me catch up soon!

  9. Possibly. I've read next weeks chapters. I'm busy this week so it might not happen. Dying to get to the end though :)