Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (59)

It's Monday What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I always enjoy seeing what other people have read and reviewed over the past week. It is also a great way to find new books to add to that ever-growing TBR list!

I didn't read as much as I'd hoped to this past week. I have travel plans this weekend as I head back home for a cousin's wedding so I will be lucky to finish more than one book from this week's list. I plan to give it my best shot though!

Books finished: 

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

I hope to post my review of this book on Friday. I liked it although it did get a bit melodramatic towards the end.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling (audio reread)

I love listening to this series over and over again on my commute to work each day. I don't really have much choice because my car's CD player is incredibly picky. It only plays Sarah Brightman and older audiobooks like the Harry Potter series. Anything else gets spit back out with a nasty "Check CD" message. I tried to listen to Soulless by Gail Carriger (fantastic on audio-will have to buy for my iPod before my next vacation), but it only played one disc and then refused to play the rest. I look forward to the day that I have a new car with a CD player that works properly!

Books reviewed:

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

Currently reading:

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

I am enjoying this book. I had hoped to finish it last week but since it is an e-book, I have less time to read it. Another reason why I should invest in an e-reader!

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

I started this one this past week too and it is really good so far. I haven't been able to devote as much time to reading as I'd like. It is hard to read when I kept having headaches. Hopefully I will be feeling much better this coming week.

What I plan to read next:

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

I am looking forward to reading another book by Susanna Kearsley. I loved The Winter Sea and I'm hopeful that this one will be just as good.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

I have been wanting to read Sarah Addison Allen's books for awhile now. I had planned to start with The Girl Who Chased the Moon but when I had the opportunity to review this for the Amazon Vine program, I jumped at the chance.

Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West

This is another book I received from the Vine program and the timing was serendipitous. I had just heard about it at a library conference and a librarian gave it rave reviews. It is Southern fiction and it is supposed to be really funny with quirky characters. Sounds like my kind of book! Sound like something you might like? Head over to Confessions of a Book Addict today for your chance to win a copy!

What does your reading week look like?

Good luck to everyone participating in the Dewey Readathon this coming weekend!


  1. A wonderful week and another scheduled, it looks as though you will be having an excellent week. Enjoy. My Monday:

  2. I had to do a double take- I have a book titled Tiger, Tiger in my TBR pile. Totally different book but very similar title. How strange!

  3. I loved Madame Tussaud and Vespertine :0) Great books this week <3

  4. I have Tyger Tyger scheduled for this week, as well. I need to remember to pick up Madame Tussaud, so thanks for the reminder! ;) Happy reading!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  5. Spring Break's over. I mostly read books for my project. Come see what I finished.

  6. Are you listening to the American or the British audio version of Harry Potter? I loved Stephen Fry's rendition a lot, but have also heard good reviews of the Jim Dale version. Sorry to hear your cd-player is so pick :/
    E-readers do make life a lot easier, don't they? I'm also saving for one.
    Hop you have a great week ahead!

  7. Glad to hear The Vespertine is good so far!

    Lol, aren't cars troublesome sometimes? Mine only has a cassette player, and even that won't work half the time!

  8. Kat, Incorrigible sounds so cute! And I really want to read the Vespertine and Tyger, Tyger! I hope you enjoy these books and I can't wait to read what you think about them. Happy Monday :)

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  9. Skipping a Beat is on my list to read someday, as I enjoyed the first one (The Opposite of Me).

    The Peach Keeper looks enticing, too. Enjoy!


  10. Looks like you have have a bustling week ahead full of interesting reads.
    I really want to get my hands on a copy of skipping a beat as have read a couple of great reviews about it and looking forward to getting into it.
    As for the Hogwarts Collection another set of books that i really want to read - i have a couple but not the whole collection.
    I think my week is going to be quite light as i have uni work to complete but i will give it my best shot to fit almost everything and more in!
    Oh before i go - why not copy your CD onto your computer and into your ITunes? It will save you having to buy it again!
    Have a great week and feel free to have a read of my blog! :D

  11. YAY for Harry Potter! :) You have awesome books happening here!

  12. Hi, Christina. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I am a follower of yours, as well. I'm really glad you liked my review. I had a lot of fun writing it. So far, I am liking Tyger Tyger, though I am leery of the veracity of the Irish myths portrayed in the book. I'm actually going to be applying for graduate school soon and, wouldn't you know it, I'm going to be applying for library science programs. :) I hope you have a fabulous week. Happy reading!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

  13. Sounds like a great week ahead! I'm really interested in Madame Tussaud :)

    I never seem to finish all the books I intend to get to, lol. I'll have to look for the Parasol series on audio at my library, sounds like a great way to read them!

  14. Wow, great books read & reading :) Tyger, Tyger was one of my favorite books last year & I can't wait for the sequel! Happy reading!


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