Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Monday: What Are You Reading?

Each week readers share what they are reading for the week. I joined because there is no way I can review every book I read.

Just finished:
Sweet Hereafter by Angela Johnson. My review is here. I loved this. Counts towards my YA and POC challenges
Flower Girl Butterflies by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. Lovely book. Great illustrations. Fits my POC challenge.

Still Reading:
Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi. Solid read but heavy topic. I did write a short fiction piece for 3 Word Wednesday for it. The fiction gives you a good sense of the book. Reading this for Women Unbound, POC and Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Challenge.

Don’t know when I’m going to finish Last Night I Sang to the Monster. Ever read a book that you enjoy but it takes you forever to finish? This fits my YA and POC challenge.

The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird. Nonfiction, complex topic. Won’t be finishing this anytime soon.

Next up:
Lena by Jacqueline Woodson. Fits my YA, Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki. Fits my YA, South Asian and Women Unbound challenges.
On their wedding night Rashid who goes Ricky when at the University, discovers that his new wife is not 17 and well educated but 13 and illiterate. Henna agreed to help her baba deceive the Karim's in hopes of avoiding school and moving to Calcutta to become a movie star. This is a family saga that begins with a lie. Sometimes family sagas can be a little tedious and slow moving. This however moves at a nice pace and the language is beautiful, smart and funny. I highly recommend Bitter Sweets, you won't be disappointed. Published in 2007 this is Farooki debut novel. From Happy Nappy Bookseller.

Find more WAYR hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey.

6 comments:

Lydia said...

Iran Awakening looks interesting. Have you checked out Son of Hamas? It's a fascinating read.

Here is my Monday: http://thelostentwife.net/2010/03/14/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-12/

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Flower Girl Butterflies looks amazing!

I am doing the Social Justice Challenge too and have 5 books checked out from the library. I just read a different one by Jacqueline Woodson.

Enjoy your books this week :)

Jessie Carty said...

just finished a poetry collection "Toxic Flora" by Kimiko Hahn. Really a terrific read love how she takes nature to speak about the nature of ourselves especially the relationship of mothers to daughters.

Aths said...

Bitter Sweets looks interesting! Have to check it out!

Jodie said...

'Last Night I Sang to the Monster' must be gooooood then! Btw I just started 'Wench' and it's good so far.

BrownGirl said...

Bitter Sweets has been on the tbr for awhile, I should move it up.
Right now, I'm reading Ar'n't I a Woman? by Deborah Gray White.