Monday, 29 June 2009

Musing Mondays (June 29)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about mid-year reading…

Now that we’ve come to the middle of the year, what do you think of your 2009 reading so far? Read anything interesting that you’d like to share? Any outstanding favourites?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

I’m pretty happy with what I’ve read so far this year, despite my having being reluctant to pick up anything too heavy over the last two months or so. At this point last year, I was sitting on 33 books, while right now I’m on 54 – which I feel pretty good about since the 100+ Books Challenge is the only challenge I do every year and so I’m on track.

Looking back over my reads so far I couldn’t pick just one favourite – but I didn’t really expect myself to be able to, either! So these would have to be my top four. All of which I gave a 5/5 – I was surprised by this, because I try not to have many 5s.

 

48 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I have some memorable books:

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/Whereabouts

Trisha said...

I just made a post about this very topic. Obviously, the universe is telling me to participate..well, the blogosphere anyway.

My Post

Mish said...

A couple favourites are mentioned here.

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

Nise' said...

My Musing

Elena said...

With Extra Pulp

Weeeeee!! Mondays. Great responses so far everyone :)

Sandra said...

A great question. I have Mockingbird on my tbr list. My MM post is up with lots of good reading recommendations.

http://freshinkbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays_28.html

Debbie's World of Books said...

My answer is up Debbie's World of Books

Rebecca :) said...

Here's my post, Rebecca.

Musing Mondays

Carrie K. said...

Great idea for a Musing Monday!

http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/06/28/musing-mondays-june-29-2009-mid-year-reading-overview/

Kim said...

Liked the question this week!
Here is mine:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-info.html

BooksPlease said...

I've read some great books - see my post here.

Marie said...

Here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-year-to-date-in-books.html

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-mid-year-reading.html

Lisa said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone's answers!

Here's my response.

jennilovevirgo said...

My sister loves Looking For Alaska. I actually bought her her own copy the beginning of this year, because she just kept getting it from the library to read over and over again. I have yet to read it, I will have to.

Here's my musing :

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-monday-june-29th.html

Heather said...

Here are mine (complete with nerdy graphs): Musing Mondays Post.

I don't blame you for some of those 5/5 ratings. Looking for Alaska was dynamite.

Sherrie said...

HI!
Haven't read any of your books. But I have heard Looking for Alaska is really good. Mine is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays_29.html

MizB said...

My answer's up here.

Great question!

~MizB

Li said...

Here's my answer for this week: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=619

Mary said...

My favorites list is here.

infiniteshelf said...

My answer for this week :

http://infiniteshelf.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/musing-mondays-mid-year-recap-or-how-book-blogging-changed-my-reading-life/

The list of books is after the looong monologue! :P

caite said...

No stats on My Post, not a one, thank you.

But there are some nice photos of wild animals!

Michael said...

I don't think it is a book that anybody would call enjoyable, but here's my Musing Monday post.

Bluestocking said...

I'm up finally. Monday Morning Update

kaye said...

wow a hundred books, now that's a challenge

my Monday musings

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Surprisingly I haven't read "To Kill a Mockingbird." Will have to put that on the wish list. My post is up now.

here

mominsanity said...

Mine is here - enjoy!

mominsanity said...

Woops forgot the link:

Here

...... Bobbi said...

Another great prompt. Here's my link:

My Muse and Me

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine here.

Tim said...

Here's mine.

okbolover said...

I had a brain fart and posted the wrong question and such..blah.

This one is the right one:

Here

damnedconjuror said...

Here's mine:

http://damnedconjuror.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/musing-mondays-mid-year-reading/

Alison said...

My top two so far.

Ladybug said...

My post is up. We both have To kill a Mockingbird on our lists :)

anothercookiecrumbles said...

It's like this meme is meant to make me feel guilty!!!! :)

Here's mine.

lisajordan said...

Wonderful musing! Mine is here.

J.S. Peyton said...

Here's my Musing Monday! Great question!

Matt said...

This year's reading has been quite memorable.

Full Answer is (finally) up.

Shon said...

Here's my post:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays_29.html

Pabast said...

Here is what I had to say about my Mid Year Reading
http://readingmama.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-mid-year-reading.html

Susan said...

Here's my mid-year review. . .

Musing Monday

tanabata said...

Great question!

My mid-year musing

Lynne said...

Mine is up here.

Literary Feline said...

My response is posted.

Jenners said...

I so have to read "Looking for Alaska." I got it because so many bloggers raved about it and now you gave it 5 stars!

mel ulm said...

The first half of 2009 was a great reading 6 months for me. I found two 21th century books that are in my top ten of all time books, I reread some great old books, and I read some very good first novels that gave me new writers to follow.

My 2009 list is posted on my blog
The Reading Life
rereadinglives.blogspot.com