It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.
Well the first day of fall is this week and I am a little bummed but I cheered myself up with my first mug of apple cider for the season. I also pinned an intriguing recipe for a Paleo No Bake Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie that I might try for Thanksgiving since my sister is Paleo and it is a healthy alternative with chocolate involved.
Landline by Rainbow Rowell (not my favorite Rowell book)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (reread)
I think the audio version was a fantastic way to experience the book again but I did have to turn it off at one point so I didn't cry while driving. This is the selection for my evening book group and we are showing the movie at the library on Monday night. I like being able to discuss the book and the movie adaptation together.
Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
I really enjoyed this debut mystery set in the 1930s at a hotel in Brighton. It reminded me a lot of Deanna Raybourn's books, especially the heroine and her relationship with her husband. The setting and cast of suspects reminded me a little of Agatha Christie too.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (reread)
While I read the book before the movie came to theaters I hadn't finished listening to the audio version yet. I really like the narration and I love that Octavia Spencer is the voice of Minnie.
What I plan to read next:
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (reread)
This is the afternoon book group selection for September. I want to reread it so it will be fresh in my mind.
My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, etc.
There are a number of stories in this anthology that I am eager to try. I'm especially excited to read the ones by Ally Carter, Stephanie Perkins, and Rainbow Rowell. I had thought John Green had contributed a story too so I was disappointed to find out I was wrong. I read another holiday anthology he wrote a story for a few years ago (Let it Snow).