Monday, May 18, 2009

Read Anything Good Lately?

I have. Oh my goodness have I.

It seems almost too good to be true. Finishing a great book, and then picking up another one right away, and it's happened to me time and time again over the last couple of weeks.

The one that I just finished -- like just now put down and came straight to my computer to write a review after staring at the book for a while, reading the acknowledgments and not believing the ride that it took me on -- is The Weight of Heaven (linked to my review at 5 Minutes for Books).

I've read some other good books lately, too. Several of the reviews will go up this week, but here are some that I'd like to call your attention to have already published. Click through the links for my full review.

  • Everyone is Beautiful is another of the great books that I was fortunate enough to read recently. That link is to my persuasive top ten list of why you should read it for our early June bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books.
  • Rose House -- Enter the giveaway before Wednesday at 5 Minutes for Books, where I also ask your thoughts about recurring characters that surprise you in books by the same author. This was my second introduction to the novelist Tina Ann Forkner. I enjoyed this book almost as much as her first novel Ruby Among Us.
  • Why Women Should Rule the World -- This one was on my nightstand for-ev-er. However, once I got a few chapters into it, it was a really interesting read.
  • Hachette Books is sponsoring two great book bundle giveaways that are open through the end of the month. One is in honor of Asian Heritage Month, and the other one is focused on Latino Books Month.

Looking back, I think that I've been remiss in posting links all month, and I've been sort of prolific in my reading (and actually writing reviews, too!). So here are three more that I loved that I invite you to check out: Sea Changes, A Single Thread, and Life Without Summer.


stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'm slowly working my way through the Austin Chronicles and enjoying them thoroughly. :) (I'm in book 3 now.) I'm hoping to read Everything is Beautiful ... still waiting on that library hold list!

Carrie K. said...

My copy of Everyone is Beautiful came in today's mail - I'll have time to read it before the virtual book club on the 2nd!

Let's see, good reads lately: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, The Cellist of Sarajevo by Stephen Galloway.

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

Sigh...I wish I were reading more prolifically. I did just finish Soul Hunter and liked it, as I did the rest of the Dylan Foster series (by Melanie Wells). Yesterday, I read 100 pages in a single book -- a huge amount for me!! Of course, I was sick, and C. had not yet gotten his stomach bug, so I felt like I had nothing better to do than read, and it was very nice. :)