Monday, 8 August 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

Since my last Monday post tthree weeks ago I read and reviewed:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which I couldn't put down and whole heartedly gave five stars - see my review here.
The Giver by Lois Lowry which was not my cup of tea - see my review here.
I also read The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff which I'm going to review this week.

I am reading Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky now. Let's say that the writing is beautiful, the story so true it hardly can be called a novel and the characters are diverse and lovely. I am also reading The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto, where there is not much action going on but deep thinking.

After those two I'll probably pick up A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka. I read that it is humorous. Have you read it?

It's Monday is hosted by Sheila from BookJourney.


  1. I have to agree Hunger Games was a great read! I just have to get to the next two now!

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  2. Loved Hunger Games. Loved, loved, loved Suite Francaise! Excellent choices.

  3. I read A short history of tractors and found it ok. I didn't think it was very funny at all, but maybe that was just me,:).

  4. Lisa - yeah, me too. I want to read the other two soon.

    Deb - I have the feeling that Suite Francaise will be a favorite of mine.

    Rikki - Lewycka's books are quite famous with us German readers. I saw it tagged humor, maybe that's why I thought it was funny.