Sunday, May 8, 2011

It’s Monday! What are you reading? - May 9th, 2011

“It’s Monday! What Are you Reading? is hosted by Shelia of Book Journey.  It is a chance to share what you have read and what you plan on reading in the upcoming week.  I enjoy seeing what everyone’s reading plans for the week.  I always find some titles that I just *had to add to my TBR list. 

Last week looked like this for me:

Finished the book: Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult – really enjoyed this audiobook – 4/5

Posted Reviews for the following books:

Participated in the following blog events:


My Plans for this week:


Old Aliide Truu lives alone in a cottage in the woods, pestered by flies she wishes would leave her in peace. Her isolation is interrupted when she spies a young woman under a tree in her garden. The girl is strange; arriving in the dead of night, bruised, dirty and shoeless - why is she at Aliide's door? Overcome by curiosity the old woman decides, warily, to take her in. Zara is on the run from men who tortured, raped, and sold her into slavery. Her only possession is a tattered photograph of her grandmother and another woman; in which Aliide recognizes herself and her sister. Horrified, she begins to realize that the past she has long tried to forget has finally caught up with her - Purge is a hauntingly intimate portrait of one family's shame against a backdrop of European war. (from )

Library Reserve - discovered on some book blog.  - started this book, but am only on page 67 of 388


Ford's strained debut concerns Henry Lee, a Chinese-American in Seattle who, in 1986, has just lost his wife to cancer. After Henry hears that the belongings of Japanese immigrants interned during WWII have been found in the basement of the Panama Hotel, the narrative shuttles between 1986 and the 1940s in a predictable story that chronicles the losses of old age and the bewilderment of youth. Henry recalls the difficulties of life in America during WWII, when he and his Japanese-American school friend, Keiko, wandered through wartime Seattle. Keiko and her family are later interned in a camp, and Henry, horrified by America's anti-Japanese hysteria, is further conflicted because of his Chinese father's anti-Japanese sentiment. Henry's adult life in 1986 is rather mechanically rendered, and Ford clumsily contrasts Henry's difficulty in communicating with his college-age son, Marty, with Henry's own alienation from his father, who was determined to Americanize him. (from

Book Club Selections for May – need to have read by Thursday – very glad book group was rescheduled as I have barely started this audiobook.  I was really enjoying listening to Sing You Home and just had to finish it before starting this one!

Those are my reading plans for the week. What are your reading plans???? Join in with Shelia at Book Journey and share what you reading plans are for the week!

Happy Reading!!


  1. Despite hearing glowing reviews for Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, I still have yet to read it! I love Jodi Picoult! I haven't read Sing You Home yet, but I heard it's a good book.

  2. Shon - I really liked Saving CeeCee Honetcutt as well as Sing You Home!