Monday, 25 July 2011

It's Monday. What are you reading? 25 July 2011

It's Monday. What are you Reading? is a weekly meme where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!







Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A NovelLast week I read 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth By Xiaolu Guo and you can read my review here.










Jane EyreThree Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a TimeI am currently reading the book I borrowed at book club called Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Then I have decided to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte as the next book for my 100 book challenge. I can't find a photo of the book cover version I own but this one is so pretty I'll just use this one instead.





I also ordered a few books from Amazon for my 100 book challenge. I have ordered Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Great Expectations, The Woman in White, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Oliver Twist and Middlemarch. I usually buy these kinds of classics at second hand stores but I have been eyeing up the Coralie Bickford-Smith illustrated hardcover collection for months now so I decided to splurge and invest in these classics in hardcover. I hope to slowly acquire the whole collection so this is a great start.

19 comments:

  1. Excellent book choices and your book order was fantastic, I enjoyed each of them. Enjoy your books and your week.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-49.html

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  2. I read your 20 Fragments review. It sounds good! I also liked Three Cups Of Tea when I read it years ago.

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  3. Some great Classic titles there.
    I have decided to read some of the Persephone list for my personal challenge next year.

    have a great week

    carol
    http://dizzycslittlebookblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

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  4. I loved Jane Eyre. It's definitely due a re-read. You are right that is a lovely cover. I have read a few of those classics and some of my favourites are amongst them. Hope you enjoy.

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  5. I'm curious about Middlemarch...You have an intriguing list this week. Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. Wow, you're hitting the classics! I liked Three Cups of Tea, but read it before all the controversy so it will be interesting to see what you think

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  7. You do have some great classics chosen! Good luck building your collection of the hardcovers!

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  8. That's such a lovely cover for Jane Eyre! I hope you enjoy it, that's definitely one of my favorite books of all time :)

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  9. I love the cover of the 1st read.

    And I do enjoy the darker side of reading :-)

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  10. Enjoy your books. The wackiest book I'm reading this week is Bagelmania. Please come see what else I'm reading.

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  11. I have a signed copy of Three Cups of Tea but haven't read it yet.

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  12. Enjoy Jane Eyre - I reread it recently and forgot just how good it was!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. How wonderful to have all those classics in well-bound hardback. I read most of them on my ereader, which may be free, but definitely doesn't have the same sense of occasion! Hope you enjoy them :-)

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  14. I was sad to see a recent 60 Minutes expose of Three Cups of Tea. Apparently there was some fudging on some details. Sad.

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  15. I am going to check out your review, because the cover looks appealing :)

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  16. Middlemarch is on my TBR list too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Haven't read either of your books yet. I love the Coralie Bickford-Smith books! Defiantly worth the splurge!

    Have a great week reading!

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  18. Great choices this week. I read Three Cups of Tea a while ago and enjoyed it - and Jane Eyre is my favourite book of all time! I love the cover on that edition. Thanks for visiting my blog, have a wonderful week!

    Bonnie @ HandsAndHome

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