Sunday, June 28, 2009

What Are You Reading On Mondays?

Hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog.

Finished this week:

68.Belong to Me**** by Marisa de los Santos (US) 2008

Completed in time to participate in a live author interview on Blog Talk Radio, which you can listen to here. An engaging and suspenseful story of friendship and the wish to fit in. I look forward to reading Loved Walked In, this author's other novel. Recommended.

69.The Fifth Child**** by Doris Lessing (UK)

An unusual story about a child that no one can love. Recommended. My review is here.

70.Becoming Abigail***** by Chris Abani (Nigeria) 2007

A novella, 121 pages; about a young Nigerian girl sent to London and forced into prostitution by relatives. Highly recommended. My review will be posted tomorrow.

Books in hand...

And Let the Earth tremble at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (Mexico)

Fiction, translated from the Spanish, a sort of "literary portrait of Mexico City."

Ulysses by James Joyce... in bits and no longer on my own!

Dovegreyreader is starting a read-a-long and discussion of this book."Team Ulysses" will be doing a slow read, giving ourselves a year to finish. Discussions take place on the 16 of each month, there's still time to join if it interests you.

Upcoming books:

Ben in the World by Doris Lessing (UK)

Sequel to The Fifth Child, reviewed here. Lessing is a Nobel Laureate.

Nada by Carmen Laforest (Spain)

An award winning novel, translated from the Spanish, about an orphan's life in post civil war Spain.

Graceland by Chris Abani (Nigeria)

An award winning novel about a boy who wants desperately to escape the poverty and hopelessness of the slums of Lagos, Nigeria.

Addition by Toni Jordan (Australia)

A first novel about a women with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I love finding new Aussie fiction writers. But I suspect this may be more of a romance than an in-depth look at OCD.

Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga (India)

A new novel by the author of The White Tiger (Booker Prize 2008), which I enjoyed very much.
Adiga lives in Mumbai and his novels are set in India.

What are you reading this week?

I welcome questions, reading recommendations, or links to any books I've read or reviewed. I'd love to read them.

Today's other posts: Mailbox Monday
Musing Mondays:Outstanding favorites read this year.


  1. I really think that Blog Talk Radio is so cool! Thanks for the link!

  2. Wow you have a lot of books coming up, I hope you enjoy them all :) Happy reading ♥

    My monday reading is here

  3. I read Love Walked In a couple of weeks ago and loved it so I'm really looking forward to Belong To Me - it's on my TBR pile.

    Have a great week!

  4. wow! u had a good week. i completed Just Listen! which by my standards is really good :) :)

    i stopped reading Last Mughal! :) it is a slow read!

    and i started Twilight :) :)

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