January 19, 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading? 01/19/2015



Thanks to Sheila for hosting It's Monday! What are you reading? 

Read:

I finished my 2nd nonfiction book of 2015: Irritable Hearts. It was powerful, moving, and I highly recommend it.


Currently Reading:

I'm trying to drag out the ending of All the Light We Cannot SeeI'm scared to finish it for two reasons: I'm afraid that it will make me weep a million tears and I don't want my time with this book to be over.


Upcoming:

My TBR pile is ridiculous. (I'm sure that many of you can sympathize with this tragic #firstworldproblem.) Since I'm free-range reading I never really know what I'll be picking up next but one that I have my eye on is My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh.


What are YOU reading this week? 

39 comments:

  1. Oh no, no no...you won't cry at the end of All the Light at all *looks away*...

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    1. Wait...I LIKED the end. There's nothing to be afraid of!!! (But then, I have a soft spot epilogues. They pretty much always make things better.)

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    2. I liked it too! There was one thing that I wish hadn't happened that I won't say here in case of spoilers. But it totally worked and made absolute sense and probably made the book better :D

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  2. My Sunshine Away is next up for me too. I've been in a bit of a slump, so am really hoping something will knock my socks off too! And - I might check out Irritable Hearts...I loved David Finkel's nonfiction about PTSD in soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan (Thank You for Your Service).

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    1. I should really look for that Finkel. I know I'd love it! I've been so lucky this year. I know it's only the very start of the year but I'm gonna take it! :D

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  3. Songs of Sorrows: Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave Songs of the United States by Samuel Charters. I am really enjoying it. Also Neverwhere by Neil Gaimen ( paper book!).

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    1. Wonderful! I love to hear of book enjoyment :D

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  4. I hope you enjoy "All the Light You Cannot See." It definitely deserves the hype!

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  5. Okay. All The Light You Cannot See has gotten so much hype, I am afraid to read it. Like, really afraid. I'm convinced it will not live up to its amazingness. You swear that's not the case?!?!? :)

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    1. I swear that's not the case, I swear! You could do what I normally do: wait a year or so and read it when the hype is gone ;)

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  6. So glad you're loving All the Light We Cannot See <3

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    1. Wahhhhh! So good! I tried to drag it out as long as I could.

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  7. After February I have some open reading time, less semi commitments and I'm GOING to read ATLWCS!!!
    Also looking forward to My Sunshine Away :)

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of it, Anita! Such a lovely read. Sigh.

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  8. Ha ha! Yes we do have first world problems. I am very intrigued by Irritable Hearts.

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    1. Lol, don't we though? I thought it was a great read. So powerful.

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  9. The description alone for All The Light We Cannot See, sounds like it would be a heart wrenching.

    I'm reading a book called Perdita by Hilary Scharper. Really enjoying it so far.

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    1. It is. It was. Wahhh! It was incredible.

      I'll have to look that one up. It sounds familiar!

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    2. Its by a Canadian author. I won it off GoodReads about a year ago. Just getting to it now though.

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  10. I have to admit that I'm afraid to try All The Light We Cannot See. Everyone seems to love it, so my expectations for it would be very high. I have a habit of not enjoying books that receive lots and lots of (positive) attention.

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    1. I understand your fear. Normally I'm nervous to read a book that has such hype but for some reason I knew going in that I was going to like this. I just had a feeling. (I was RIGHT, lol)

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  11. My bookclub chose All the Light We Cannot See, I am hosting discussion this Wednesday, should be interesting.

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    1. Ooh, I hope you have a great discussion. There's so much to talk about, it should be a good one!

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  12. I have All the Light We Cannot See in my audiobook queue. I suppose this means I should get to it sooner rather than later. I also have My Sunshine Away as well which will come as no surprise because we read the same books. :)

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    1. You really should get to All the Light! Definitely.

      We really do, lol. Some of us have such fabulous taste!

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  13. I know what you mean about All The Light We Cannot See. It was really good.

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    1. Right?! I was extremely impressed!

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  14. The library just sent me All The Light We Cannot See. I am so excited to read it! But, I know my book club is going to pick it so I may end up reading it twice.

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    1. Take a LOT of notes and maybe you won't have to? But you might want to. It's that lovely.

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  15. I loved All the Light we Cannot See, I'm go glad to read that you are feeling so attached to it too. It was in my top 5 reads of last year I'd say. I did cry at the ending too..!

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    1. Oh goodness, it was so good. I only wish I'd read it sooner!

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  16. I really need to read All the Light We Cannot See. Everyone loves it so much. Have a good week.

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    1. Yes. You really do! :D I want to re-read it already!

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  17. I really dug into All the Light We Cannot See earlier in the weekend. I need to get back to it, but pesky work has been up in my grill. I said it. Looking forward to spending some time with it this weekend.

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    1. Stinkin' work. Real life is so lame ;) I'm glad you're liking the book and I hope you're able to get back at it soon!

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  18. You have some great books going! I want to read both!

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    1. I only have a few pages left of My Sunshine Away. I'm dreading them. The book is excellent but I'm afraid of what is going to happen and I don't want it to end :D

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