Monday, September 17, 2012

What Are You Reading? (2)

Happy Monday, y'all!  I am currently digging out from under the pile of emails, tweets, and blog posts that I need to catch up on after our anniversary weekend.  We went away to Newport and Providence, Rhode Island for an overnight, and it was amazing!  Hubs and I haven't done an overnight away from Lil Dude since he was born, so it was a pretty big deal for us.  A short getaway, but a much needed time to recharge and celebrate!

I admittedly did not get much reading done this weekend, but right now I am currently reading:
A Drink Before The War by Dennis Lehane
Loving it so far!  Excellent mystery, and the Boston-speak of the characters is spot-on.

I'm also still listening to The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd on audio.

What will I read next?  Ooooh, I have so many to choose from, and I'm not sure what to pick first.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (for Banned Book Week)
Beneath the Glitter by Elle and Blair Fowler (received ARC from publisher, can't wait to read)
Every Day by David Levithan (have it from the library and have heard great things)
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith (have been waiting to read this for a long time)

What's your vote for my next read?  And what are YOU reading today?


  1. Ooh, good choices! I haven't read this Lehane book, but it's going on my list. And One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...fabulous.



    1. I definitely need to read OFOTCN soon...everyone raves about it!

  2. I'm starting a project to read books about England (with the idea that we'll travel there in about a year), so the Elizabeth the Queen looks perfect -- thanks!

    Joy's Book Blog

    1. Oh fun! I've never been to England, but I'm a bit of an Anglophile and hope to one day.

  3. I'm voting on Everyday by David Levithan for you to read next. I have this in my audiobook queue to read soon. It looks so good!

    1. Thanks for the vote! I've only read one of his other novels, but it was awesome and I'm hoping the same for this.

  4. glad you're enjoying your current reading. :) Oh, and you can't go wrong with David Levithan.

  5. I loved LOVED Every Day so much! I hope you'll enjoy it, too!
    And that banned book; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest sounds intriguing.
    Happy reading! :)

  6. Haven't read that Dennis Lehane book, but I did enjoy Shutter Island =)

  7. Is this the newest Lehane? I've read a few of his and always enjoyed them. I also liked The Mermaid Chair, though not quite as much as The Secret Life of Bees ;)

    1. This is actually his first book. I'm hoping to pick up his newest at the signing this month.

  8. I should try another by DennisL, haven't heard of this one. I want to read One Flew OTCN also, hmmmm choices choices.

    I'm a new follower.

    Happy Belated anniversary.

  9. Have you read other Lehane books before? Are they any good? I read Shutter Island a year or so ago and loved it. I thought about picking up more of his book but was unsure if they'd be as enjoyable.

    1. This is the only one I read other than Shutter Island. I agree about that one--AMAZING!

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