Monday, July 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a bookish meme hosted by Book Journey. It's where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It's a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over via the link above and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.
I'm still playing catch-up from not reading while on vacation.  I've also hit a bit of a slump so it's been up-hill work on every book I've picked up so far--no matter how much I'm liking it.

Books Read (click on titles for review):
File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
DeKok & Murder on the Menu by A. C. Baantjer
Compartment K by Helen Reilly
Currently Reading:
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: North and South is a novel about rebellion. Moving from the industrial riots of discontented millworkers through to the unsought passions of a middle-class woman, and from religious crises of conscience to the ethics of naval mutiny, it poses fundamental questions about the nature of social authority and obedience. Through the story of Margaret Hale, the middle-class southerner who moves to the northern industrial town of Milton, Gaskell skilfully explores issues of class and gender in the conflict between Margaret's ready sympathy with the workers and her growing attraction to the charismatic mill owner, John Thornton. (from Goodreads)

Books that spark my interest:
The Fifth Man by Manning Coles
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen (will actually start this one in August the the Austen in August Reading Event)
Z for Zachariah by Robert C O'Brien
Murder at the Portland Variety by Miriam Zellnik


The Brunette Librarian said...

Loooove Jane Austen :)

Happy reading this week!
The Brunette Librarian Blog

The Relentless Reader said...

There's nothing better than Austen I swear! :)

Elisha German said...

That's a lot of books! And they all sound so good! Especially Jane Austen, love her!