Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hosted by Sheila of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books
Weekly meme where we discuss the books you've read
and those you plan to read in the coming week.

This past weekend I played catch up, finishing off one short story collection and am nearly done with another. I figure with the end of the year so close, I would try and knock those out and get them reviewed for you later this week. They're both quite different from one another. One is The Boat by Nam Le and the other is 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. What they do have in common, however, is that they are both written by authors who know how to write a good short story. I have enjoyed both immensely.

On the full length novel front, I am reading Keigo Higashino's The Devotion of Suspect X. I enjoy reading crime fiction set in other countries and so jumped at the chance to read Higashino's book. So far, I haven't been disappointed.

From the back cover:
She's a single mother with blood on her hands. It was a murder that should have never happened. Without hesitation her enigmatic neighbor, a brilliant math teacher whose devotion towards her runs deep, calculates the perfect alibi. When evidence doesn't add up for the authorities, the lead detective seeks the advice of his friend, a brilliant physicist, who knows the math genius from his past. What ensues is a fierce battle of wits.
What are you reading at the moment?

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  1. I don't know about you, but I'm having trouble staying focused these days. I can't even go for a long walk by myself (not that I mind walking with my family, but I can't listen to audios). I did start Freedom on audio and And the Pursuit of Happiness in print. Everything at a snail's pace.

  2. 20th Century Ghosts sounds really good. I have been in a real bookish mood this past week and just want to curl up with books and lose myself for awhile :)

  3. The plot sounds intense and very interesting, all the characters described on the synopsis seemed to be from a specialized field with an adjective before it..(except the detective..:P)!

    I am currently reading 2 books..

  4. Ooh, The Devotion of Suspect X sounds good! Enjoy your reading.

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  5. The Devotion of Suspect X does sound good.

  6. 20th Century Ghosts sounds good. I might just have to check that one out :)

    All the best for the new year! :)

  7. I am reading The Little Princes which is about child trafficking in Nepal. It is pretty good so far, but also sad. I am liking the sound of The Devotion of Suspect X and will be looking forward to your review!

  8. Have a fab week! My It's Monday is here.
    Come and link reviews of books with a TV/Movie Adaptation on this week's Read My Review

  9. I am reading The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. It is great, I love it as much as I did Garden Spells. I am thrilled to learn that Allen has 2 other books. The Girl Who Chased the Moon and soon to be published The Peach Keeper!!

  10. I'm glad that both of those authors deliver in the short story format!! I'm 1/3 into the Lotus Eaters..set in Vietnam during the war it is getting good!

  11. Short stories are a great option for this time of year. I am having trouble staying focused on my reading with all of the hoopla surrounding the holidays.

  12. Sandy - Hopefully it's just a seasonal thing. :-)

    Sheila - I know the feeling! I hope to spend a good part of this weekend lost in books. A good start to the New Year.

    Kiwi - I noticed the twice used adjective too. :-) I really enjoyed the book.

    Gautami - I generally stick to one book at a time, but sometimes I do have more going at once than that.

    Laurel-Rain & Heather - It was quite interesting. I didn't see the end coming.

  13. Nikki-Ann - There were some great stories in the collection.

    Zibilee - I bet The Little Princes is interesting! I look forward to your review.

    Trillian - I you had a great week.

    Elisabeth - I really want to read those books. They sound so good.

    Staci - I hope you enjoyed The Lotus Eaters!

    Kathleen - Short stories are definitely good for busy times.


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