Sunday, June 5, 2011

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?? - June 6th, 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 *have to add to my TBR list.

Last week looked like this for me:
Finished the book: Night Road – Kristin Hannahreally enjoyed this audiobook – slow to start, but very emotional.  -  4/5

Currently Listening  – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Currently Reading  - The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond.

Blog Posts this week:

Participated in the following blog events:

My Plans for this week:

Finish Reading - The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond.
7948230 Finishing Listening to – Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

From Good – Tom Franklin's extraordinary talent has been hailed by the leading lights of contemporary literature—Philip Roth, Richard Ford, Lee Smith, and Dennis Lehane. Reviewers have called his fiction "ingenious" (USA Today) and "compulsively readable" (Memphis Commercial Appeal). His narrative power and flair for character-ization have been compared to the likes of Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.

Now the Edgar Award-winning author returns with his most accomplished and resonant novel so far—an atmospheric drama set in rural Mississippi. In the late 1970s, Larry Ott and Silas "32" Jones were boyhood pals. Their worlds were as different as night and day: Larry, the child of lower-middle-class white parents, and Silas, the son of a poor, single black mother. Yet for a few months the boys stepped outside of their circumstances and shared a special bond. But then tragedy struck: Larry took a girl on a date to a drive-in movie, and she was never heard from again. She was never found and Larry never confessed, but all eyes rested on him as the culprit. The incident shook the county—and perhaps Silas most of all. His friendship with Larry was broken, and then Silas left town.

More than twenty years have passed. Larry, a mechanic, lives a solitary existence, never able to rise above the whispers of suspicion. Silas has returned as a constable. He and Larry have no reason to cross paths until another girl disappears and Larry is blamed again. And now the two men who once called each other friend are forced to confront the past they've buried and ignored for decades.

NEXT UP???  

The Cross Gardner by Jason F. Wright
(Book Group Selection – June 13th) (Audio Format)

Promise Not To Tell  – Jennifer McMahon – next selection from my TBR list on

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
(Book Group Selection – June 23rd) (audio format)

Island of Lost Girls – Jennifer McMahon – next selection from my TBR list on

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. So many of your books in your post are on my wishlist.

    Summer school begins for me so my reading for fun will take second place to reading for homework. So my reading for fun will have to take second place to reading for school. Come see what I finished in my last week of vacation.

  2. I tried to get my book group to choose The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Sadly there were no takers. looks interesting though.

  3. A great selection of books. I hope you'll enjoy the Henrietta Lacks book. It's still on my wishlist but I really want to read it.

    Have fun reading!

  4. The Immortal Life is awesome on audio! Enjoy that! :)

  5. I just got Night Road from the library this week!

  6. I've heard good things about Henrietta Lacks' story and I'm keen to read Night Road and Promise Not To Tell. Have a great week and happy reading :)