Monday, July 7, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - 7/7/2014

Hello! It's been a while since I participated in "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?", a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's actually been a while since I've been on at all. Summer has thrown off my blogging schedule, and we took a short trip, but I am back now and going to try to get caught up this week.

Last week I finished 3 books: Icefall by Matthew Kirby, a middle reader that my son had enjoyed; An Untamed State by Roxane Gay, which has received a lot of buzz this year; and Boy, Snow, Bird by Helene Oyeyemi, which has also received a lot of buzz.

IcefallAn Untamed StateBoy, Snow, Bird

This week I will be reading Old Filth by Jane Gardam and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, two books from my summer TBR.

Old Filth (Old Filth, #1)Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

I also want to start one of the many wonderful books that I have from the library. I am leaning toward either This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz, Ruby by Cynthia Bond, or Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler.

This Is How You Lose HerRubyShotgun Lovesongs

What should I read next?


  1. Funny how summer gets in the way of our blogging and reading ;-)

    You have some great books here. I'll be especially interested to hear what you think of Old Filth. Picked it up at a library sale, but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe you'll convince me to move it up closer to the top of the pile.

  2. Interesting haul of books. I am interested in Shotgun Love Songs and An Untamed State. Enjoy reading your books this week.

  3. I just recently read a glowing review of Ruby! Hope you love it. I really enjoyed Fun Home but read Bechdel's newest earlier this year and didn't like it as much. Hope you enjoy all of these!

  4. I've had the Diaz book on my shelf for a LONG time, I really need to make time for all my older books!!

  5. Shotgun Love Songs and Ruby both are on my summer reading stack. Have a great week.

  6. Boy, Snow, Bird is on my list to read this summer! I'll be interested to hear what you thought of it!