Jul 28, 2013

It's Monday: Whatcha Reading?

Join  It's Monday; What Are You Reading? at Book Journey and share your currents reads.


I am in the middle of reading Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds by Ping Fu with MeiMei Fox, a 2013 book I discovered at the library. It is a dramatic and moving memoir about a child torn from a loving home and surviving the Cultural Revolution in China, later seeking asylum in America, putting herself through college, settling into her new country, and becoming a successful entrepreneur. It's an eye opener into that period of upheaval in China and the struggles of a new immigrant.

I am also reading Access: Thirteen Tales by Xu Xi, a collection of short stories about women in Hong Kong, published in 2011.


I've finished Tahoe Chase. the thriller set in Tahoe, CA, and plan a review this week. The book will be out in a few days. Check back!

I am also looking forward to reading

Queen's Gambit, an historical novel about Katherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry VIII,  by Eizabeth Fremantle.

What are you reading this week?

17 comments:

  1. Great looking books and the first one has my attention!

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  2. I've seen Bend recommended here and there. Let us know what you think.

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  3. I like the mix of reads especially the last one!

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  4. I have heard Bend Not Break was very good. I had not heard of Access but it looks very good.

    I look forward to reading what you think when you finished these.

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  5. I have Bend Not Break as well. It sounds good. Queen's Gambit looks good too. Happy reading!

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  6. Sounds like some positive books. Enjoy.

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  7. A nice variety of reads. Have a great week.

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  8. I just put Tahoe Chase on my wishlist. I am a sucker for a suspense story and it looks intriguing. Enjoy your week reading.

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  9. I'm intrigued by The Queen's Gambit. Love the Tudors!

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  10. Tahoe Chase looks tempting...I love the setting of Tahoe, CA.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your week.

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  11. The Queen's Gambit looks great! Enjoy all of your new reads.

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  12. The cover of The Queen's Gambit is so striking! I hope you enjoy all of your books this week.

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  13. You certainly do read an interesting variety of books. Come see my Monday wrap-up. Have a great reading week.

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  14. I have Tahoe Chase to read. I enjoy his books. I read Tahoe Trap...excellent.

    ENJOY your week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  15. I just finished A Cooked Seed by Anchee Min, which sounds similar to the first one on your list

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  16. You're taking a world tour in books! These look great.

    Joy's Book Blog

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