It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Here I am again, after a week of some wonderful reading. I have read two book in this past week that I have been completely unable to put down once I picked them up.

Hopefully this week I will find some other great suggestions for future reads out there.

Currently Reading

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

This is the story of a young boy ex-communicated from the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints after he is caught holding hands with one of his step-sisters because the "Phrophet" has decreed it is the will of God. Some years later, his mother (the 19th wife) is accused of killing his father.  

I only started this book this morning, but it is already clear to me that this will be the third book in a row that I will be completely unable to put down. 

Last Read

One Day by David Nicholls

My friends and I chose to read this for our book club and it was a wonderful choice. I can't remember the last time I read a book that kept me up reading till late. If I could have read this in one sitting I would have. I know that the recent hype about the book, especially with the movie being released, will turn a lot of people off, but don't let it get to you. Each July 15th, the book has a look at what is happening in the lives of Em and Dex, old friends who don't realise they are in love. This is a lovely and romantic book - very The Time Travellers Wife. When my friend finished reading it she sent me a message saying it was the first time in a long time she finished a book and could have gone back to the start and started reading all over again.

The Passage by Justin Cronin

This was actually a re-read. I loved this book so much the first time around, although I had some difficulty adjusting from the early parts of the book which are set in the near future, and the latter parts of the book which are set in the far future. Second time around, this wasn't a problem, and I actually noticed a lot more that I think will turn out to be important in the following sequels. I know a lot of people look down their noses on these types of books, but I really recommend it. Here is my review if you are interested in it. 

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What can I say? I like a bit of mystery in my life :-)

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