Monday, December 10, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Oh my. I think I have a record number of books going right now- six!

But first I'm excited to announce I finished David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas over the weekend. I loved it! What a book. It's heavier lifting than I've been doing lately reading-wise; it's a complex and multi-layered story, stories built on stories, but I loved it. I'll have a full review later this week. Wow! I haven't seen the movie yet but I plan to. Have you read this or seen the movie? What did you think?

Now, about my six books!
  • There's Life Itself, Roger Ebert's autobiography, on my nightstand. I always have a nonfiction book on my bedside table.
  • Quiet, by Susan Cain, is on my iPod. I've been listening to it for a while now and really enjoying it. I should be finished in another week or two.
  • I recently started The Islanders, by Christopher Priest. Recently out in paperback, it's another complicated puzzle book. I had to put it down until I finished Cloud Atlas because I couldn't really focus on two difficult books at once.
  • Victorine, by Maude Hutchins, has been sitting in my TBR pile for a while and I'm honestly not crazy about it. I'll give it another shot but it may end up in the DNF pile.
  • I've been working on Harry Hearder's Italy: A Short History, for a while, dipping in and out. More out than in lately!
  • Finally I bought and started reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, by Ayana Mathis, when it was announced as the next Oprah pick. I have to say I'm really enjoying it. I'm about half-way through and looking forward to finishing and being able to recommend it to readers this holiday season.
What are you reading this week? Leave a comment and tell me- I want to know!