Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Recently completed:


The Cat's Table****+ by Michael Ondaatje  2011 (269 pgs)

Also read: Divisadero****


The London Train***+ by Tessa Hadley  2011 (352 pgs)

Orange Prize longlist 2011



A Cupboard Full of Coats****+ by Yvvette Edwards 2011 (260 pgs.)

Man Booker Prize longlist 2011



State of Wonder***+ by Ann Patchett  2011 (368 pgs)

Also read: Bel Canto****+, Run****, Patron Saint of Liars****

Currently reading:

Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch  UK 2011 (348 pgs.)

Man Booker Prize shortlist 2011

On the Nightstand:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes  UK 2011 (150 pgs)

Man Booker Prize shortlist 2011

Also read: The Lemon Table****+ (short stories), Nothing to be Frightened of***+ (essays).


The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy  UK 2011 (392 pgs.)

My third novel set in Guernsey in the past.

The Bells by Richard Harvell  US 2010 (374 pgs.)

All worth reading this week. My favourite was A Cupboard Full of Coats. Highly recommended.
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  1. A Cupboard Full Of Coats really looks good!

  2. Oh, loving the 20's/vintage feel to the first two covers. Enjoy your reading!

  3. Interesting selection of books. I'd be interested in A Soldier's Wife.

  4. I can't believe the US can't get The Sense of an Ending yet. I've heard they're stepping up the schedule to October rather than January, though.

    I really want to read Jamrach's Menagerie but my library doesn't have it yet. :-(

  5. These covers are all pretty stunning! I have The Soldier's Wife in line waiting to be read.

  6. The London Train has a very cool cover!

  7. New follower here!

    A Cupboard Full of Coats does look like an intriguing read.

    Here are my Monday Memes

  8. The Soldier's Wife is supposedly an excellent read, I hope you enjoy it!

    Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

  9. A cupboard full of Coats and the Ondaatje book (didn't know he had a new one out) are the two which really interest me. Have a good week.

  10. I am going to have to check out The Soldier's looks good.

    Stop by and see what I have going on this week at Always With a Book

  11. It looks like we had similar feelings for State of Wonder - I liked it but didn't love it. I hope you read lots of great books this week.

  12. referred over by The Boston Bibliophile- look like some interesting reads, especially loving the covers on the Tessa Hadley and Ondaatje books. Love the title on the Julian Barnes,and will look forward to hearing more about how you like it.

  13. Cats Table and The London Train are both on my wishlist.

    Three-quarters of what I read this week was in the form of children's picture books. Please come see what they were.

  14. I've got State of Wonder on audio and The Solider's Wife on the stacks. A Cupboard Full of Coats has me intrigued.

  15. I'm so jealous you've read The Cat's Table!! I'm dying to!

  16. I hope you enjoy all your reads :)

  17. Several of your books are on my wish list, including the new Ann Patchett, THE BELLS, and the Julian Barnes.

    Enjoy your reading, Sandra!

  18. Sandra;
    Hope you're feeling well.
    I have a recommendation. "The Things We Cherished' by Jenoff where two lawyers travel to Germany to defend a man against WWII crimes and uncover a tender and well wtitten love story. This mixes history, mystery and romance in a well written novel.
    I'm having a giveaway for this thru 10-28
    Hope you can stop by.



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