It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (3)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a feature hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  Come share what you’ve working on and check out what others are reading, too!

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare– I picked this up because I was told I would actually believe/enjoy the love triangle.  I’m not really sure that’s going to happen given the characters I’ve met so far, but there is some good action and interesting world-building, so I am enjoying it.  Am I the only one who thinks that the guy on the cover is sort of Robert Pattinson-y?  It makes me dislike this cover.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery– Reading this along with the BHA over at The Cheap Reader.  I haven’t made any progress in the last week as I have been trying to focus on my library books (I had a bunch of holds come in and it is throwing my plans for this month off a bit.)  I need to get back to it before the month ends and hope to do that once I finish up Clockwork Angel!

Matched by Ally Condie– This is the audiobook I’m listening to on my commute.  I am enjoying the story so far, although not much has happened.  The author is really good with the world-building here, though.

What are you reading these days?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (2)

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

Last week was a really slow reading week… I didn’t finish anything and was generally feeling pretty discouraged.  Yesterday, though, I forced myself to sit down with a book I’d been hemming and hawing about completing and I actually ended up enjoying it.  I don’t want reading to be work, but sometimes I have to force myself to remember why I enjoy doing things like reading books or going to the gym.  They don’t sound fun until I do them!

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry– Benny reluctantly takes a job in the family business as a zombie hunter and is slowly drawn into a new world where he learns some stuff about life, humanity, and himself.  For a zombie book this one is pretty slowly paced, but I am nearly finished after forcing myself to read it.

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery– Reading this along with the BHA over at The Cheap Reader.  I’m maybe halfway through, but taking it very slowly.  Anne is a totally adorable character and I am really enjoying this read.  I’ve got a bunch of library holds coming in, so unfortunately this owned book is taking a back seat while I try to finish those I have to return soon.

I’ve also picked up Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer from the library recently.  The first was recommended to me as a good love triangle and I’ve never really read steampunk, so I thought I’d give it a shot.  The second… I dunno, I figured the movie would be getting some buzz and that I should check out the book.  I also think I am ready to give adult fiction another go… although adult fiction with a child protag probably doesn’t count!  Probably won’t get to these for another week, but they’ll be around when I’m ready!

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.