Monday, October 10, 2011

What Are You Reading?

Sheila over at Book Journey hosts this meme that gives you the opportunity to share the books that you have been losing yourself in lately and also the ones that you are looking forward to picking up next.

Here is what I finished on my Kindle last week:
Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart was our latest book club selection.  I finished this novel on Tuesday night and our group met on Wednesday night to discuss it.  I will be posting my review later, but I can tell you that most of the ladies in my group loved this one.  I, on the other hand, did not love this one as it seemed just a bit "too sweet" for me.

So I decided to start reading this one:
Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors and after just reading Angel Sister, I think that Testimony is just what the doctor ordered.  I love how Shreve doesn't sugar coat her stories and this one sure delivers a punch right off the bat.

Next up will be:
My next book club selection is The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.  I figure I better get an early start on this one because it looks like it's going to be a pretty tense read.

Well that is what's keeping me busy lately.  I'm hoping to go see The Help in the next day or so with a couple of friends.  My devastating news last week was that I was informed that Club Read has been cancelled.  Man, I am just sooo bummed about this.  Do you know how much I was looking forward to attending my very first book event?  Well, it looks like it won't happen for at least another year now.  Oh well, Lord knows I have plenty to keep me busy in the meantime!


Harvee said...

I've seen The Help, the movie and liked it quite a bit. Evidently the movie follows the book very closely. Happy reading!

Marce said...

Testimony and The Glass Castle have made my top 10 lists. Enjoy

The movie The Help was great, hope you enjoy it.

Great week for you.

bermudaonion said...

You're in for some good reading this week!

Teddyree said...

I like Anita Shreve's writing too and I'm off to see The Help tomorrow. I adored the book so I'm hoping the movie lives up to it.
Have a great week and happy reading :)

JLS Hall said...

The Glass Castle sounds interesting, but maybe a little too intense for me. Haven't read anything by Anita Shreve yet, but she's on my list. Happy reading this week!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I loved Testimony and Glass Castle - hope you do too Jo JO

Teddy Rose said...

I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on all three.

Anonymous said...

I love Shreve but was only so-so on Testimony. On the other hand I love The Glass Castle. It's a wonderfully written train wreck. You won't be able to look away.

Esme said...

I so enjoyed Glass Castles.