It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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

I was on a roll in January, liking nearly everything I picked up.  This month… not so much.  So frustrating! Especially when by TBR list is so long and nothing on it looks appealing!

I am currently listening to (and nearly finished with!) John Green’sLooking for Alaska on audiobook.  I seem to be on a YA kick lately, which has reminded me that good YA books deal with BIG issues in a BIG way.  It is sort of refreshing to see life’s big issues tackled in such a frank manner.  And John Green’s characters are awesome.  I really wish I had checked this out as a regular book because I would have finished it in two days instead of two weeks!

I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to get into Jeffrey Eugenides’s alleged masterpiece, Middlesex.  I thought I would love this book, as I usually love anything about gender issues, but I cannot get into this book.  I haven’t decided whether I want to keep pressing on or relegate it to the DNF file yet, though.  I have heard so many good things about this book and feel like I should be able to stomach a little incest in the name of good literature.  But then I get annoyed that the omniscient narrator is a first-person narrator and I really cannot stomach the brother-sister incest.  We’ll see.  I don’t know if I will pick this one up again or not.

I also pulled A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick off my TBR pile this morning, intending to read it at lunch.  But I spent my lunch hour in the blogosphere instead.  Since I am planning on hitting the library tonight, this book might just end up right back on top of the TBR pile.