It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I am currently reading:

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn

  1. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – I like this book enough, but I do not feel compelled to pick it up at every available moment. There are so many characters narrating the story, which jumps around in time. I spend a few minutes at the beginning of each chapter mentally going through the list of characters in order to figure out who is narrating.
  2. To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn – I had a stressful week last week and found myself more in the mood to listen to music than books on my way to work. Really, I will finish it this week.

Last week I finished:

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante – I enjoyed this book, but it may have suffered from my reading it after Before I Go to Sleep (my review). Turn of Mind is about a former surgeon with Alzheimer’s who is accused of killing her neighbor. The book essentially chronicles her deterioration over a fairly short amount of time, while she and her family deal with the murder accusation. Review soon. (4 out of 5)

Upcoming:

Beaglemania by Linda O. Johnston

Beaglemania by Linda O. Johnston

Additional:

Hell to Pay by George Pelecanos

I picked up Hell to Pay for my nook. I can’t resist a $1.99 deal from a favorite author. I have only read Pelecanos’ stand-alone novels. I can’t wait to try this series. I picked up the first, Right as Rain, about a month ago.

What are you reading this week?

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12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

  1. I’m looking forward to reading TURN OF MIND. Hearing a bit of mixed reviews, but that’s OK. Every book can’t appeal the say way to everyone. 🙂

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    • I enjoyed Turn of Mind, and I think it probably met the author’s intended goal. However, I had just read Before I Go To Sleep, which was such a fantastic and suspenseful memory loss book that it would have been hard for any other memory loss book to stack up next to it.

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  2. I’ve been curious about The Goon Squad since seeing it on Goodreads. Sorry it’s not really grabbing you so far.

    It’s hard to focus on reading when you are busy & when the book isn’t a good page turner. I’m reading a couple books now and I’m iffy on them so far. It’s a struggle to move on to the next book after you’ve just finished a great read I guess.

    Great deal on Hell to Pay! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    • I do like Goon Squad, but it is a little confusing. There are a lot of characters to keep track of, so sometimes I have to read the first few paragraphs of a chapter several times to orient myself to the narrator and the time frame.

      I hope your books get better, Lucy!

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    • I understand that, Alyce. I decided to read it for the Goodreads book club challenge. The book has so much hype! It’s good, but not blow my socks off good.

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