Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Sheila, of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books, is the host of It's Monday! What Are You Reading? This is a weekly event to share what we read last week, what we are currently reading and what books we plan to read this week.

What I read last week:

How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue
Summary: Former high school friends Annie and Julia reconnect at a charity benefit hosted by Julia's mother.  The estranged women decide to open a cupcakery together.  Unresolved past issues boil at the surface causing both to face truths about themselves.

The Underside of Joy by Seré Prince Halverson
Summary:  After her husband drowns, Ella tries to move forward with her two step-children.  When the children's biological mother attends the funeral, Ella begins to wonder about the definition of a mother:  it is the woman who gave birth or the woman who is currently raising the children?  An emotional read.

The Ten, Make That Nine, Habits of Very Organized People.  Make That Ten. by Steve Martin
Summary:  A 100 page collection of the actor's tweets.  Also includes replies to Martin's tweets.

Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Summary:  Very cute picture book about a bear named Otto who lives inside a book.  When the book is closed, he can come to life.  One day he leaves his book to explore.  When he returns, he discovers his book is missing.  Otto realizes he must find a new place to live.

Reading This Week:

These GirlsBed of Roses

On My Nightstand:

The BungalowAfterwards

What's on your reading agenda this week?


  1. A book of Steve Martins tweets? Is that good? It sounds interesting.

  2. Otto the Book Bear sounds cute. My favorite read this week was I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley Please come see what else I'm reading.

  3. Enjoyed How to Eat a Cupcake...and LOVED The Bungalow...hope you have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  5. I really want to read How to Eat a Cupcake - does it include recipes?

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. The Bungalow looks good to me. I may have to add that to my wish list.

    Have a great week!

  7. I smiled when reading the title of the book on organization. It sounds like something I may need to read. :)

    Well-Read Reviews

  8. I enjoyed Bed of Roses :) Hadn't read Roberts for a while but I really liked that title...or that series for that matter! Ha!

    Happy Reading this week! It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading??

  9. I'm about to read Sister by Lupton. I've never read anything by her. Hope your book is good too! Happy reading.

  10. You have so many great books in this post...and I really enjoyed the books that you are reading right now and The Bungalow was fantastic too!!! Enjoy!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog last week and for your well wishes on my surgery and my mum's anniversary. Sorry about your mum too, time lessens the pain but it doesn't make the missing less, does it.

    I loved The Bungalow and totally agree The Underside of Joy was a wonderful, emotional read. I've read The Bride Quartet and really enjoyed them all although Bed of Roses wasn't my favourite.

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading.
    PS have you recently had a blog makeover? it's great by the way but I wasn't sure if it was my first visit ... anyway I'm now a follower :)