Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Monday! What's Are you Reading?

It's Monday! - 
What Are You Reading? is hosted weekly on Mondays 
by Sheila from "One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

Books I Read This Week:

Children's books
"I Want My Hat Back" By: Jon Klassen
"Chocolate Me" By: Taye Diggs and Illustated By: Shane Evans
"Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten" By: Trisha Speed Shaskan

Book Club & Regular Reading

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" 
By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

"A Redbird Christmas" By: Fannie Flagg
Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it.

"The Chosen One"
By: Carol Lynch Williams
Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated community without questioning the fact that her father has three wives and she has twenty brothers and sisters, with two more on the way. That is, without questioning them much---if you don’t count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with Joshua, the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.
But when the Prophet decrees that she must marry her sixty-year-old uncle---who already has six wives---Kyra must make a desperate choice in the face of violence and her own fears of losing her family forever.

"Lawe's Justice" By: Lora Leigh
Diane Broen's lived to protect her younger sister Rachel from harm. But now that Rachel has been mated off, Diane's occupied herself with less fulfilling tasks at the Genetics Council--until she's paired with a new team member, a Breed male notorious for his attitude, and a touch that makes her recoil.

Lawe isn't thrilled with her either. A lion at heart, he prefers a lair of solitude. When it comes to females, he'd rather snarl than purr. And while fate may have paired them to fight on the same team, neither is willing to admit to the obvious: the mating heat between them is positively incinerating.

It's only when danger threatens that they make a hotter-than-hell connection--one so explosive it could destroy them. Or, as providence reveals, bind them together, forever.

What I am reading now...
"The Christmas Train" 
By: David Baldacci

Tom Langdon is a former war reporter who now writes feature articles for various magazines. Banned from flying on airplanes after a hostile incident at an airport security checkpoint, Langdon is forced to take a cross-country train from Washington, D.C., to L.A., where his girlfriend is waiting to spend Christmas with him. As he begins talking to the passengers and staff aboard the train, he meets an eccentric older woman who seems to be a regular rider, a young couple preparing to marry on the train, and a former Catholic priest. To Tom's shock, the former love of his life, Eleanor, is also aboard the train. Sparks fly between them, bringing up old feelings along with the unresolved issues from their relationship. Tom realizes this might be his second chance with Eleanor, but a series of unexpected events may derail his plans. 


  1. I'm finally getting started on a couple of Christmas reads as well. I hope you liked Guernsey! Enjoy your week!

  2. We have been reading and re-reading I Want My Hat Back.

    I'm officially on vacation and I'm starting to wonder if I'll complete the GoodReads challenge. Come see what I'm reading.

  3. Law's Justice and A Red Bird Christmas sound good to me. :)

    Come see my Monday too! Have a great week!

  4. The three childrens reads all look awesome! I hope your book club likes Potato Peel Pie... its a great discussion read.

  5. I have heard really good things about I Want My Hat Back. It sounds like a fun story.

    I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and I've been wanting to read The Chosen One. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

  6. Hope you enjoyed Guernsey and The Chosen One as much as I did. The children's books look like fun.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

    PS yes I'm hoping to do a group review of Rachel Vincen't Soul Screamer series and have it ready for posting while I'm on hols ... hoping lol

  7. Ooh, some delicious looking titles! I love Fannie Flagg's books. Hope you enjoy them all...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. I think The Chosen is a fantastic book, I hope you enjoy it!

  9. I did not know Taye Diggs wrote a children's book - definitely getting that one for the kiddies!

  10. Some lovely looking books there.

    I loved Guernsey.....

    Have a good week

  11. The Chosen one sounds equally good/yet squicky for me! I hope you enjoy your week! Happy Reading!

  12. I am going to have to read A Redbird Christmas! It makes me think of my grandmother, who loved cardinals.

  13. I've heard that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is really good!

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  14. I love everything by Fannie Flagg - just so sweet!

    Just stopped by to wish you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out