Sunday 22 January 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is a book meme by Sheila of Book Journey. It's a great way for everyone to share their reading week.

I have had another great week. Managed to read quite a bit. I did however give up on my first book this year. I got 70 pages into Death Comes to Pemberley before quitting in disgust. If you are interested you can read my thoughts on it here. Any reviews I have done I have linked to each book

This Week I read;

The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights by John Steinbeck. I read this as part of the Classics 2012 challenge. I loved this book. Could have read more tales of the Knights of the round table.

Audition by Ryu Murakami. Quite a dark story with a long build up. I loved it.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare. I read this as part of the Shakespeare month challenge. Not my favourite play so far but I still liked it. Oh, and if you are interested Shakespeare month has been stretched to 10th February. I haven't decided if I am going to keep going beyond January.

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson. I haven't reviewed this book yet (will do that later today). I can tell you that the hype is right. This is a great read. A book that isn't made for putting down.

Just now I am reading;

The White Road by John Connolly. I am only a few pages in so can't really comment yet. I have liked all his other books so far so I am expecting to like this one. This is the fourth book in the author's Charlie Parker series.

Next I plan to read;

As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Once again this is for Shakespeare month. I had only thought I would read four of his plays so this is an extra. I decided to try another comedy since I enjoyed it so much last time.

I haven't decided what I will read after that. Connolly is an easy read and As You Like It is quite short so I expect I will have moved onto something else. I am torn between a recent purchase and one that's been lying on my tbr pile for a few years.

There is another week to leave a comment if you want the chance to win a new copy of Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

I have a full day today so might not get round to visiting everyone's blogs until later tonight. Gives me something to look forward to though.

What do you plan to read this week?


  1. They do not get much more eclectic than this!


    Have a good reading week!

    Here is my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

  2. Wow, what a great mix of books! I love the cover of As You Like It. I'm also wanting to read Before I Go to Sleep.


    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST - and here’s

    1. Before I Go To Sleep was fantastic. I love the Penguin covers of the Shakespeare books.

  3. I second wanting to read Before I Go to Sleep. I am looking forward to your review.

    Beth ^_^

    1. I am reviewing it today but I highly recommend it.

  4. I'm so curious about that Steinbeck book!! Hamlet is one of my favorites, and I'll be reading As You Like It later this week. :-D

    1. It didn't read like a Steinbeck although he has added his own touch to the story. Probably because it's not his usual material. Was a good read though.

      I'm looking forward to As You Like It