It's Monday - What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila to let fellow bloggers and book-lovers know what we are reading.
I did not have a very productive reading week last week -- I decided that I needed to be more organized in how I choose what to read (related post here), so I abandoned (temporarily!) a couple of books and started to tackle the books I am reading for book groups or blog tours. Unfortunately I cannot read 24/7 (though it would be really nice) so I must make choices.
So these are the books I put aside for now:
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder
What I read of both of them was good, so I will definitely go back to them.
The only book I completed last week was Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie; an enjoyable re-read for an upcoming Classics Circuit post.
Tuesday I am heading out to Vermont for a few days on a business trip, so if nothing else I will have a few hours of available reading time on the flights and in the airports. The decision of what books to bring is harder than deciding what clothes to bring, but right now this looks like what will be coming along:
Honolulu by Alan Brennert - currently reading for my book discussion group
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham - for my Classics Book Group
I am also currently reading Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt along with Lisa at thelittlereader, but since the copy I have is hardcover I will see how heavy my bag is before I decide to include it on the trip!
What are you reading this week?