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.
I have more books on my "read" list this week because I missed last week's post and I also read four books this week for a read-a-thon. This week I probably won't have as much time to read so I've only added two books to my list.
In other news I went to see Star Trek: Into Darkness over the weekend and I loved it! I also got caught up on season two of Game of Thrones. Now I just need to get caught up on the books.
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
I liked this Tudor spy novel and I hope there will be more. It isn't quite on the level of Fiona Buckley's (Ursula Blanchard) Tudor spy mysteries for adults but it was entertaining.
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
This was such a fun book to read. I think I like Izzy more than Sophie and it was nice to have the perspective of a main character without supernatural powers. I loved her new friends too and can't wait to see what Rachel Hawkins does with this new series.
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
I liked this beach read and think it would appeal to fans of Jessi Kirby or Sarah Dessen.
Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell
I liked the idea behind this book and I liked the final love interest but it was unsatisfactory in a way because the other love interest is so obviously a jerk and I didn't think the heroine should have given him as much time as she did.
Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey by Camaren Subhiyah
If you are a fan of Downton Abbey and enjoy parody (Downton Sixbey, anyone?) you should give this graphic novel a try. One of my favorite parts is when the Dowager Countess character's withering glare has superpowers. I hope this will turn into a series!
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris
By now if you are a reader of the Sookie books you've likely heard what the final outcome is and seen all the one star reviews. My take is that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (I like who she ended up with) but it was still a weak way to end the series.
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman
I absolutely loved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and so far I love this book. It reminds me of Mary Kay Andrews a little too in the use of details and the Southern setting. I've already nearly cried once but then I am a bit of a sap...
What I plan to read next:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
This is a book discussion book that I need to have finished before next Tuesday. I am not sure if I will read this next or if I will read what I want to read and pick up Inferno instead. I have heard really good things about Beautiful Ruins at least and I like that it is set in Italy.
Inferno by Dan Brown
I have been pretty disappointed by Dan Brown's books in the past, especially the last one. I found it easy to figure out. I hope I will like Inferno more especially because of the connection to Dante.