16 January 2012

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

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey and is a great way for others to find out what you are planning to read this week and, best of all, see what others are reading.

I've decided to join in because I'm always so unorganised in my reading, and hopefully this will mean I spend less time deciding what to read, and more time actually reading!

So, firstly, how did I go with my books from last week?

The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna - finished and reviewed here
In the Middle of Almost by S.B. Lerner - didn't even start!
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Apkan - started and about 13% through.  
ZombieDead by Ian Woodhead - didn't even start!
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay - progressing, but it's going to be another couple of weeks until I'm finished listening to this.

I did read one other book that I hadn't intended to at the start of last week, Tag by Simon Royle (review here), and read nearly 400 pages of Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (not bad in a 24 hour period!)

Other reading-related fun from this week:
I launched my Blogger/Reader Interviews Feature.  Click here for more information, or here to see my first interview with Forever Lost in Books.

I had my first ever author interview with Phillip W. Simpson, author of Rapture here.

And I did two cover comparison posts.  No wonder I don't read as much as I would like :-D

The Week to Come

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

As in just over one year from now I'll be moving back to Australia, I know that I can't take all my paperbacks with me - they are just going to be too expensive to ship (I could probably replace most of them for the cost of shipping!), so I'm making an effort to try and read all the unread ones.  I've read nearly 2/3 of this already, so will definitely finish it this week.

Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan

Continuing on with this.  I really should have finished it this week as it's the second book in my ATW challenge for 2012, but it's lost me a little bit.....

In the Middle of Almost by S.B. Lerner

Again from last week - determined this time!

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

I'm about 1/3 of the way through the audiobook.  Hope to make some more progress this week.

OK, I know this is almost exactly the same as last week, but I'll do better, I promise!  What are you reading this week?  


  1. I plan my reading by month. Let's see if I can copy and paste:


    The Blood of Flowers (atw) Completed
    The Book Thief (atw) Listening to
    The Secret Scripture (atw)


    The Oracle of Istanbul (atw) Completed
    Endurance: Shackleton (atw) (Roughing it - YLTO January read) Almost completed
    The Real Elizabeth (first reads)


    Baking Cakes in Kigali (atw) (kindle) (YLTO Jan challenge) Completed
    The Last Nude (iBooks) (new releases - Jan) Just Started
    The Bronze Horseman (atw) (kindle)

    It didn't carry over the strikeouts.

    1. I tried to read The Secret Scripture a few years ago (back when my selection of English-language books was much more restricted) - but I gave up about halfway - I can't even remember why now!

      The Bronze Horseman is one of my favourite books ever - I really hope you enjoy it. I always feel nervous when someone I know reads one of my faves!

  2. That was my January 2012 list.

  3. I'm excited to read Outlander now :D I have heard only the best things about it! I'm so excited you're reading Battle Royale! I haven't read it (sadface), but I did see the movie and it was full of win!

  4. The Power of One is my favourite books by Bryce Courtney.

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out



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