Monday, 10 October 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?

During my last post I read and reviewed:

Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky (click for review) - a suitcase first opened in the 90s revealed Némirovsky's unfinished master piece.
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (review one click away)- story about an old Ukrainian immigrant marrying a thirty year old woman, wanting his money and a visum.
The Likeness by Tana French (click for review) - a psychological thriller featuring the detectives from the Dublin murder squat.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (clicky clicky)- revealing the life of maids during segregation in the 1960s.
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - soon to be reviewed.

Now I'm reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, which is a page turner at first but somehow slows down a bit now. Although it is amazing how the HeLa cells improoved the research on cancer and cells in general, I can't stand to read on every page how important the cells were. I'd like even more about Henrietta and her family.

I plan on reading The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver this month. I'll pick up which ever book I fancy reading next.

It's Monday is hosted by Sheila from The Book Journey.


  1. Glad to have found you from todays meme, i'm a new follower.

    I just found TessG this year, can't wait to read this series in whole. I enjoyed looking through your read list.

    My post -

  2. I've been wanting to read something by Tess Gerritsen....Loved The Help.

    Enjoy your reads.


  3. I've seen the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks around quite a lot and it does intrigue me!

    I've got The Lacuna on my eReader too but it just never seems to grab me when I'm 'in between books'. I have no idea why! Will be interested to see what you think and whether it's worth bumping up my ever-growing TBR list.

  4. I loved The Help when I read it last year and have been thinking of listening to the audio now - which I heard is fantastic!!!

    Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  5. I've also wanted to read something by Tess Gerristen and am interested to see what you think!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  6. I haven't gotten around to The Help but I definitely want to get to it soon - heard only good things. I liked The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, but I agree with you that it does slow up a bit at points.

  7. For some reason, I am still so reluctant to read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I guess it's all the hype. Hope the book gets better soon.