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Sunday, January 6, 2013

What I'm Reading- Jan. 7, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey where readers share what they are currently reading, recently read, or plan to read next.

It's a new year to be filled with great reading in wonderful books!
You can check out my Reading Resolutions here: Reading Resolutions for 2013
These are the books I hope to pull down from the shelves and delve into in the coming months.

Currently Reading: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
This is the latest selection from the Oprah 2.0 book club. I am already half-way through this one and the writing is excellent. I am excited to try the process of online discussion and look forward to sharing my experience with fellow readers.

Recently Finished: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I had read this book many years ago but it was book club's recent selection so I needed to reread it in order to discuss it at length. It was much more challenging than I recall it being the first time I read it. I had previously watched the recent Masterpiece Classics adaptation which helped with following the storyline. The language is often difficult to follow due to the dialect of the characters. Following two families for two generations, Bronte weaves an incredible story of love and loss in this book that has stood the test of time providing it the label of a classic novel.

Up Next: The Witness by Dee Henderson
This is my book club's latest selection.
Book Description (from Police Chief Luke Granger's witness to a murder, Amy Griffin, has been on the run for years. Her family thinks she was murdered eight years ago, but Amy chose to accept a life in the shadows in order to protect her sisters' lives. Now unveiled secrets about their father have thrust the sisters into the public spotlight. The man who wants Amy dead now sees her sisters as the way to locate her. Luke and two of his homicide detectives are determined to stand in the way. They are each falling in love with a different sister, and it's become a personal mission to keep them safe. But chances are that at least one of them will fail, and facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them currently knows.

I hope everyone is enjoying their new reading selections for 2013!
Happy Reading,


  1. I failed dismally when I attempted re-reading Wuthering Heights and I don't remember being bored senseless the first time around lol. So kudos to you :)
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  2. I loved Wuthering Heights! I re-read it every now and then and get more from it each time :)

  3. I love Wuthering Heights, one of my favourite classics!

    Have a great week :-)

  4. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie has caught my eye...I'll be watching for your review. Enjoy your week!


  5. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie sounds interesting - I have been wondering about it so I will have to check back for your review. :) Have a great week!

  6. I'd really like to get my hands on a copy of Twelve Tribes. I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying it!

    Happy reading!

  7. Hi there Rebecca. It's been ages since I've read Wuthering Heights, perhaps I should reread it and see whether I still find Heathcliff so romantic in my ancient, wizened old age. Haha. Have a great reading week and Happy New Year!

  8. Is that your bookmark-I would love that bookmark.

  9. Oh, I would love to re-read Wuthering Heights! It's been decades since I read it the first time.

    And I keep hearing great things about the 12 Tribes of Hattie from lots of different sources.

    Enjoy your books this week and thanks for stopping by my blog!


    Book By Book

  10. The 12 Tribes of Hattie sounds like an interesting read

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. I also need to reread Wuthering Heights. It's so interesting to read a book, wait 12 years, then read it again :-)

  12. The Witness looks like my kind of read. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week!

  13. I always think I'll read the books picked for Oprah's Book Club. They do sound interesting but I never get around to it. I'm glad you're enjoying it though!

  14. I love Dee Henderson. Have you read her O'Malley Family series?

  15. I haven't quite gotten the courage to pick up Wuthering Heights yet. I'm a huge fan of Jane Eyre, and have read that several times, but that's the only Bronte of any kind so far!

    Hope you have a great reading week!

  16. I read Wuthering Heights a few years ago and despised it!! LOL!!! But I love the movie version..go figure??!! She's the darker sister for me and I just couldn't get past how selfish those two were. I'm curious as to what you think about Oprah's newest pick. I haven't read one of her choices in a very LONG time!

  17. Hope u are enjoying The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. I thought it was well done.



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