Vist J-Kaye's blog for more information on the What Are You Reading Mondays and to join. What did you finish last week? What are you reading now and what will you finish? Great fun and great reading!
Last week I finished, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell *review pending*
This week for both challenges (Random Reading Challenge AND August Reading Challenge. Look to the right column and you can click on the picture and go to my postings..) and for review (Heh. Kill three birds with ONE stone)
Under This Unbroken Sky (also for B&N First Look Book Club) by Shandi Mitchell. I think my reader's block has waned and I am in the groove!
Synopsis from Amazon:
Spring 1938. After nearly two years in prison for the crime of stealing his own grain, Ukrainian immigrant Teodor Mykolayenko is a free man. While he was gone, his wife, Maria; their five children; and his sister, Anna, struggled to survive on the harsh northern Canadian prairie, but now Teodor—a man who has overcome drought, starvation, and Stalin's purges—is determined to make a better life for them. As he tirelessly clears the untamed land, Teodor begins to heal himself and his children. But the family's hopes and newfound happiness are short-lived. Anna's rogue husband, the arrogant and scheming Stefan, unexpectedly returns, stirring up rancor and discord that will end in violence and tragedy.
Under This Unbroken Sky is a mesmerizing tale of love and greed, pride and desperation, that will resonate long after the last page is turned. Shandi Mitchell has woven an unbearably suspenseful story, written in a language of luminous beauty and clarity. Rich with fiery conflict and culminating in a gut-wrenching climax, this is an unforgettably powerful novel from a passionate new voice in contemporary literature.
So that's it for me this week. I just started a new job today and my classes start up on the 24th. Eeeks. My TBR for reviews is ENORMOUS. I hope I can maintain the integrity of speed for reading and reviewing. I think once I am in the swing of things I will be fine. But wowza.