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.
It's been a quiet week now that my reading program is over at the library. I am now working on my next project which is weeding the fiction because we are going to be moving our genre fiction out of the fiction stacks and setting them apart so they are easier to browse. I like how easy it is to find fiction by genre in bookstores and I think our patrons will prefer it that way. It will take some time and we will probably still be working on it into the new year!
I had the weekend off and planned to get more reading done. I finished one book yesterday but my eyes decided they were tired today and became blurry so I've been listening to audio instead.
Love by the Morning Star by Laura L. Sullivan
Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn
This is a companion novel to City of Jasmine and it acts as a bridge of sorts between the author's 1920s historical novels and her Lady Julia mysteries. I enjoyed the adventure but I think I liked City of Jasmine more. The ending kind of disappointed me but I am hoping the next book will wrap things up even if Poppy is not the focus.
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran
This is the book we are reading for my evening book discussion group. It is about three sisters who escaped Iran and have come to Ireland to open a restaurant. Some of the villagers are welcoming while others are afraid of their "foreign ways". I liked the recipes and descriptions of food (it has drawn comparisons to Chocolat) and while I liked the main characters, I think the book could have used more character development.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)
I am almost done with this audio book and should have it finished this week so I can get started on The Son of Neptune.
What I plan to read next:
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
This is my afternoon book group's selection. It is a historical fiction novel set in South Africa during the 1880s.
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (reread)