What I’m Reading This Week

February 26, 2013

What I'm reading 2013


Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: Guys. I’m so close to finishing this book. It has been the albatross around my neck for a couple of months. Seriously. I love it though, as weird as that sounds. I love to talk about how torturous it is, but it’s actually a beautifully written story with such in-depth characters. Tolstoy is the man.

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh: I just started reading it this week, but several of my friends place this one in their top favorite books, so I’m confident I will love it, too. I’m reading it for an upcoming project I hope to finish this summer. Stay tuned for details.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer: This book weaves the fairy tale of Cinderella with cyborgs, alien invaders, a post-apocalyptic society, a murder mystery, and even the morality behind genetic modification. Honestly, I loved it. Sure, parts of it are rather predictable. But you know what? I needed something plot driven and easy to pick up and run with for 30 minutes or so. The sequel came out this month, and I’m anxious to get my hands on it. You can download the first five chapters for free on your Kindle.

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker: Jen Hatmaker wrote 7 to journal her experiment with cutting out the excess of her very normal American life. It’s funny, convicting, and compelling. As a side note, you should follow Jen Hatmaker on Twitter. She’s hilarious, especially when she live tweets major sporting events or awards shows.¬†Plus, she’s as hopelessly in love with Downton Abbey as the rest of the world, and she expresses what we all feel with such clarity and snark.

If you need some other great book ideas, Jessica and friends are sharing their favorite reads from the month at Life as Mom.

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Kelly Wiggains, a high school English teacher turned homeschooling mom, likes to surround herself with good literature, beautiful things, and big ideas, and she wants her home to reflect those things, too. Here at KellyWiggains.com she talks about everything From Literature to Living.
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One response to What I’m Reading This Week

  1. I agree on Cinder! I totally called all the twists in the book within the first 50 pages, and I didn’t even care. Also, I met Marissa Meyer a couple weeks ago, and she is LOVELY. Scarlet is based on Little Red Riding Hood, then the third book, Cress, will be Rapunzel, and the fourth, Winter, is Snow White. But she’s using the dark and twisty versions of the fairy tales, which I love. Apparently there is a character in Scarlet based on a combo of Mal Reynolds and Han Solo, so that right there is reason to read it!

    I am going to need to tackle Anna Karenina at some point. It seems like a big love-it-or-hate-it book, but I know more people who love it than hate it. Just waiting to build the guts to plunge in.