Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (28th May)

28 May

Its Monday! What are you Reading? is a weekly bookish meme held on Book Journey by Sheila. It’s a great place to discuss your week in reading and see what others are reading too.

I didnt take part last week as i hadn’t finished any books and didnt want to post the same as the previous week, just for the posting. But i am off work on holiday until next Tuesday and i am hoping to get lots and lots of reading in the sunshine πŸ™‚

Books Read

I finished two books, one paperback and one e-book. The paper book i finished was Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Wow i loved this book, i am definitely now a twilight fan. I was put off reading this book before because of all the hype and all of the teenage girls that seem to like it, but i loved it. i cant wait to read the next book in the series.

On my kindle i read Ellie Foster’s English Coursework by Tina Orr Monro. This is a fantastic Young Adult book. It is about Ellie Foster who goes to Greece for two weeks with her family. It takes the form of a diary and she writes all her teenage angst into it. It is really good, perfect for teenage girls.

Reading Now

In book form I’m currently reading The Difference A Day Makes by Carole Matthews. This is a chick lit book, but i am in the mood to read something light and fluffy. I do enjoy Carole Matthews books, they are always good to read, but also with a serious message behind them.

On my kindle I’m currently reading Shades of Grey by Michael Cargill. I won this book in a giveaway and I’mΒ  really enjoying it. It is a collection of short stories and i think the main theme surrounding them is war, i think!

Next up

Next up is a book that has been picked for the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge over on the BCF. It is The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan. I hadn’t heard of the book before, but it sounds really good!

Synopsis – Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions and attitudes-from writing stories, decorating her house with charms, learning to ski, and living with squirrels, to dealing with three members of her family afflicted with brain disease, surviving natural disasters, and shaking off both family curses and the expectations that she should become a doctor and a concert pianist.

With the same spirit, humor, and magic that characterize her beloved novels, Amy Tan presents a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we face today, contemplating how things happen-in her own life and beyond-but always returning to the question of fate and its opposites: the choices, charms, influences, attitudes, and lucky accidents that shape us all.

Books Brought

I brought one book in the last week, The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan.


8 Responses to “Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (28th May)”

  1. Anette May 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    So many wonderful books! My personal favourite here is Carole Matthews πŸ™‚ Hugs from Anette in Norway πŸ™‚

    • shelovestoread May 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      thank you πŸ™‚ The Carole Matthews book is very good πŸ™‚ Hugs back from England πŸ˜€

  2. lori/dollycas May 28, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I love it ….light and fluffy…I need more light and fluffy in my reading.

    Have a wonderful week!!

    • shelovestoread May 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      thank you, its always good to have some light and fluffy reading every now and again πŸ˜€

  3. Brunette Librarian May 29, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    I haven’t read Twilight either πŸ™‚ It’s embarrassing to admit!

    Happy reading this week! What are YOU reading??

    • shelovestoread May 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      Dont worry, ive only just read it πŸ˜€ it is very good though!

  4. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out May 29, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    I love the Twilight saga and I’m 30 something πŸ™‚
    I also enjoy Amy Tan’s novels – i havent read the Opposite of Fate though and it sounds good.

    Thanks for stopping by Book’d Out earlier, have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

    • shelovestoread May 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

      Hehe, glad I’m not the only one who loves twilight that is over the age of being a teenager! I think the Amy Tan book sounds very good, i cant wait to get started on it!

      Hope you have a good reading week too πŸ™‚

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