Sep 17, 2012

It's Monday: What Are You Reading This Week?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finished this week. It is hosted by Book Journey.

The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem by Ken Budd.

A travel memoir of the author's volunteer trips to New Orleans, Costa Rica, China, Ecuador, Palestine, and Kenya. I don't know how popular volunteer vacations are but they seem to be a growing trend.

The Book of Madness and Cures: A Novel by Regina O'Melveny is set in the Venice of 1590.

Gabriella Mondini helps her physician father with his work, The Book of Diseases, and must fend for herself when he disappears. She searches for him in Europe all the way to Morocco and discovers family secrets while developing her skills in healing.

Two different books, but they are taking me to different countries and back in history too. What are you reading this week?


  1. I really want to read The Book of Madness and Cures when I can. This week, my reading plate is full, and I am reading Code Name Verity, Before the Rain, and a few others. I need to just sit my butt down and read!

  2. Happy reading, The Book of Madness and Cures sounds good.

  3. Enjoy your reading! I have The Book of Madness and Cures. I'm reading The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli.

  4. Love a great historical novel! :) I've heard of both of these but haven't read either. Enjoy :)

    Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  5. Both books look very interesting. Happy reading!

  6. I've been seeing The Book of Madness and Cures all over the place. It is starting to call my name.

  7. The Voluntourist sounds interesting! I have actually thought about going on a volunteer trip.

    Have a great week!

  8. Madness and Cures sounds SO good to me! Dare I make one more library request today...sure, why not!


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