Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Monday (4/13/15)
It's Monday! is sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey.
Last week (and this morning) I finished two books, Bill O'Reilly's Killing Jesus and George Eliot's Middlemarch. While I learned a great deal from Killing Jesus, my heat is broken for having to leave Middlemarch. It's catapulted into my top three favorite reads. George Eliot is the genius of emotional intelligence.
I'm still working on Good Poems: American Places. This might be Garrison Keillor's best collection yet. Or maybe I'm just really, really in the mood for poetry.

When I finished Killing Jesus, I picked up the long-awaited Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. Her style is so familiar, and I'm really enjoying the book. I'll likely finish it tomorrow, and then the wait for her next book will begin!
What's next? This one, I think:

 What are you reading this week?


  1. Oh wow, Middlemarch is in your top three?!?! What are the other two? I have to say that although I'm not done with it yet, I feel like I'm finally starting to see why it is so loved by so many. I just wish the first half hadn't been so tedious for me.

    1. I think that feeling (of beloved-ness) will grow for you. It did seem tedious to me too, at first. But when I gave into it, it really came alive. I can't explain it. It's one of those books I wanted to start again as soon as I'd finished it.

      For fiction, anyway, it's right up there with To Kill a Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice. (I couldn't even begin to make a top three for memoirs & nonfiction!!)