Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's Monday, what are you reading? (17)

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Wow, so I haven't done one of these since November! But I honestly haven't been reading that much since then either. Blame Masters crunch time. Still, since I spend so much time pestering Ambur about doing this meme, I figure I should try to get back into it myself. Plus, it really does help to look back on these posts when I'm reviewing books later.

Last week I finished reading:
Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin
Still gathering my thoughts on this Korean bestseller. I think that the writing style might have been too experimental for me, it switched between first person, second person, and third person in a way I didn't really enjoy. But it was an emotionally complex and heart-breaking book.

The Thirteen by Susie Moloney
I already posted my review for this one, but overall a delicious read with a rushed ending.

Eleven Minutes by Megan Miranda
Tie in short story for Fracture, it was a compelling contemporary tale that I actually liked more than the novel itself. 

The Untamed Garden by Sonia Day
I definitely did not expect the sexually charged flower book I got, but it was beautifully designed and with some interesting information, even if it made me giggle and blush sometimes.

What I plan to read this week:
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Just started this one this morning but loved the first few chapters. I was weirdly drawn to Meloy's descriptions of peoples' hair. I'm a little sad I have an ARC so some drawings are missing, but I bet the finished copy is even more gorgeous.

Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill
Okay so I read half this book before I got distracted by my thesis and needed a non-fiction break. But the writing was incredibly gorgeous, so I hope to get a chance to devour the second half this week.

The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
I haven't started this book yet, but I usually have an ebook in progress and I got this from Netgalley and it sounds pretty awesome (and creepy! look at that cover), so if the print copies don't distract me too much I'll have to give it a try before it expires.

What are you reading this Monday?


  1. I have only heard of Please look after Mom, enjoy all the selection.

    1. I enjoyed Please Look After Mom! And I think I've got some great books lined up for this week, hopefully I'm right :) Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Yay! I'm glad to see you posting these again! I love reading them...and you're making up for the fact that I totally skipped mine this week! :P lol You got a lot read this week, Zoë! Yay! :D And I didn't even hear about Eleven Minutes ---just downloaded it now. :D
    I hope you get lots of reading done this week! :D

    Happy Reading! :D

    1. Oh I really liked Eleven Minutes, my review will be up tomorrow I think! It's a quick little read, sorta feels like cheating to count it as a book, but hey, if Goodreads wants too...

      I hope I get lots of reading done too :) It's so much fun to be reading again. Hopefully we'll both be posting these again soon!


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