26 May, 2014

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a meme hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. A weekly check in to see what you are currently reading and what is coming up. Head over to Shelia's blog to see what others are reading this week

I've missed a few weeks - got busy. I picked up a six week work contract that threw yet more confusion into an already confused house! Luckily I was able to manage to keep reading! So here's what I have read since I last posted. (about 5 weeks ago!)

What am I currently reading

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen. I haven't been to the gym much as my work roster made it just too hard. Went four days last week so have hooked back into this.

King's Ransom - Sharon Kay Penman. I stopped reading this to read the Children's Book Council short lists. Really looking forward to getting back to it.

The Slippery Slope - Lemony Snicket Getting towards the end of this - the suspense is building!

Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay I had this on my phone. Then my phone had to be reset and I lost it. Haven't got around to downloading it again yet.

Panic - Lauren Oliver -  I downloaded this as my first ever book from Audible.com. I took it on recommendation from Shelia and am really enjoying it. Again, getting towards the end.

The First Third - Will Kostakis -  Older readers short list book. Love this quote from it - Life is made up of three parts: in the first third, you're embarrassed by your family; in the second, you make a family of your own; and in the end, you just embarrass the family you've made.
It rings so true to me!

What I have read.

 Fairytales for Wilde Girls - Allyse Near -  read as part of my quest to read all the Children's Book Council Older Readers Short list
My Life as an Alphabet - Barry Jonsberg - read as part of my quest to read all the Children's Book Council Younger Readers Short List
A Very Unusual Pursuit - Catherine Jinks -  another book from the younger readers short list
Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend - Anna Branford - again the younger readers short list
Song for a Scarlet Runner - Julie Hunt - the final younger readers book
The Sky so Heavy - Claire Zorn -  a switch back to the older readers list
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde - an adult read, just for a change!

The short listed books are fantastic. I have three older readers ones to go and I also have the early childhood short list and the picture book short list to look at. Really glad I'm not a judge as I'm not sure I could choose!

So that's me! What have you been reading? Leave me a link, I'd love to know!