Monday, May 9, 2016

It's Monday, May 9th! What Are You Reading?


It is another new week and time for the weekly Monday post. "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, where bloggers share what they have been reading and what they plan to read in the next week.

I can't believe another week is over! I am not sure where last week went!!

Anyway, here is what I am currently reading:

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman is my first Backman. Initially I was overwhelmed by the sheer quirkiness of its characters, but it has grown on me. I am not sure if I will pick up more of his books though.

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

I had The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida on my one of my "It's Monday" lists last month, but now I have actually started it. It is pretty interesting. It was written by a thirteen year old Japanese boy who is severely autistic and largely non-speaking.

Tuesday Nights in 1980

I am listening to Tuesday Nights in 1980 by Molly Prentiss. It's good. It centers on a handful of characters connected in some way to the art scene in New York City in 1980.

I have a few books on deck.

The Excellent LombardsBig Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American WomenSunday's on the Phone to Monday
The Serpent KingEvery Heart a DoorwayGhettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

What are you reading this week?


  1. Your books on deck look fantastic! I am hoping to read most of them in the near future.

    Have a great week!

  2. I'm planning to get to Tuesday Nights before the end of the year! And I downloaded The Serpent King sample recently...let me know what you think!

  3. I just picked up My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell... at the airport! It will be my first. To be totally honest, I am suspicious of all these books by this author hitting the shelves together and if they are all related, it will seriously bum me out. But I am a sucker for elder protags and really need to stomp on my stupid biases about series and book market slamming.

  4. What a great variety of books you are reading!