Sunday, September 4, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Recently completed:


The Paperbark Shoe****+ by Goldie Goldbloom  2009 (373 pages)


 The Changeling**** by Kenzaburo Oe (468 pages) Nobel author, Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist 2010

Not an easy read for those unaccustomed to ploughing through introspective literature.


Oil on Water**** by Helon Habila  2010 (240 pages) Winner Commonwealth Prize


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's (the Four) Wives***** by Lola Shonyin  2010 (280 pages)


Tiny Sunbirds Far Away****+ by Christie Watson  UK/Nigeria 2011 (438 pages)


Wish Her Safe At Home**** by Stephen Benatar  1982 (263 pages)


The Book of Lies***+ by Mary Horlock  UK 2011


 The Bird Sisters**** by Rebecca Rasmussen  2011 (390 pages)


Faith****+ by Jennifer Haigh 2011

Currently reading:

 The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje  Canada 2011

On the Nightstand:

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy UK 2011 


Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna  India, Man Asian Literary Prize longlist 2010

No time-wasters in the bunch. I can recommend them all. The stars say it. Any opinions?
Please leave links if you've reviewed any of these books, I'd love to read them.
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  1. Wow, you have a fantastic list there! Some really unique titles (and my TBR list grows.....).

    Have a great week!

  2. The Cat's Table has caught my eye. I'm traveling again and posting during a thunder storm. Please come see what I'm reading.

  3. Interesting titles and I love the covers!!!


  4. SO many great reads - The Paperbark Shoe sounds good!

  5. Wow, you've got some great looking books there. Hope you have a great week.

  6. An incredible list and so many different places! I have seen a few of these but don't have any on my list yet.

  7. Haven't heard of any of those, but I just found your blog and you look like you have great taste so I will have to keep the titles in mind. I will definitely be back more often now :-)

  8. wow, I think I could probably go ahead and add all of these books to my tr list. They all look so interesting. I especially love the fact that you have added their country of origin.

  9. These are all wonderful books. I have read a few of them, heard of some of them and a couple of them are still new to me.

  10. I want to read The Cat's Table and I've got The Soldier's Wife to read on my TBR pile. I'm also interested in reading The Bird Sisters and Tiger Hills. Enjoy your reading!

  11. Great looking books! The Soldier's Wife is on my list...and I thoroughly enjoyed The Bird Sisters.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. It looks like you've gotten some quality reading in. The only one of those books I've read is The Bird Sisters, but most of the rest look good to me.

  13. What a great variety of books! I haven't read any of them, but a lot appeal to me.

  14. Great selection of books. I've got The Solider's Wife on my stacks.

  15. It looks like you had a great reading week! I've been wanting to read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives. I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!

  16. I haven't reviewed these but I have a bunch in my TBR pile and I'm wildly jealous you have THE CAT'S TABLE!

  17. Wow some really great stuff here. I really enjoyed Book of Lies. Happy reading!

  18. I was promised Oil on Water by a Friend. Have not yet read Baba Segi's wives. I'll do one day. Thanks for sharing these.



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