Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (60)

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!

Favorite books read this week:  Mariana by Susanna Kearsley and The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

I was sick this weekend with a sore throat so I spent more time reading rather than doing other things I should have done like vacuuming, dusting, or laundry. I have a feeling this week will be more of the same as I fight off a cold. One good thing this week-I am closer than ever to getting a Kindle now that Amazon has offered one with ads. I'm not too keen on that but I like the price :)
Books finished:
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

This was my first book by Sarah Addison Allen but it certainly won't be the last! I really enjoyed her writing style and the Southern setting.

Mariana by Susanna Kearsley

While not as good as The Winter Sea, I still really enjoyed Mariana and Susanna Kearsley is becoming a favorite author of mine. The book is currently unavailable from Amazon so I ordered my own copy from Book Depository.

Stay by Deb Caletti

This is the first book by Deb Caletti that I read cover to cover and I was surprised at how much I liked her writing. It is reminiscent of Sarah Dessen and Elizabeth Scott.

Gone With a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West

This one made me laugh out loud and groan with frustration at the antics of Teenie Templeton. I think it would appeal to fans of Sookie Stackhouse though there isn't anything paranormal about it. Just a fun Southern mystery with quirky characters, good food, and a lot of romance and humor.
Books reviewed:
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey
Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen
Currently reading:

Timeless by Alexandra Monir 

I just started this one but I may put it aside and pick it up later. I am having trouble paying attention and the writing style is a little jarring at times. I will give it one more day and see if I get pulled into the story.

What I plan to read next:

 Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
I can tell that this will be a good book. I was going to read this instead of Timeless but I am in the mood for something a little lighter first.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
There are over 200 people waiting to read this book so I need to read it soon and return it to the library! I hope it lives up to all the hype. It is a really thick book.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
I waited months to get this from the library and I hope I get a chance to read it before I have to return it.
Clarity by Kim Harrington
I am not sure if I will actually read this. It reminds me of The Body Finder. I kind of want to take a break from YA paranormal fiction for awhile so after I finish Unearthly I might skip this one and just stick with books for adults or contemporary/historical YA for the next few weeks. We'll see...


  1. You read some good books. I think you will like A Discovery of Witches if you give it a try. I also enjoyed Timeless but know what you mean about needing to be in the right mood for it. Have a great reading week!

  2. Timeless and Between Shades of Gray are both books I have my eye on! Clarity and Unearthly have been getting a lot of good reviews. I hope you are enjoying and will enjoy ^-^ Right now I'm reading The IRon Queen by Julie Kagawa and loving it and up next is Flawless by Lara Chapman :)

  3. I want to read The Peach Keeper so very badly. You had a wonderful week. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week. My Monday:

  4. you are so lucky. You got all books that I really want to read such Between Shades of Gray.
    I am waiting for your thought about it

    It's All About Books

  5. I loved Unearthly, I hope you like it. I've seen Between Shades of Gray and the Witches book everywhere! Maybe I should check them out :D Happy reading :)

    My Monday post

  6. Between Shades of Gray has been on my wishlist it seems like forever! I hope it goes well and i look forward to hearing your thoughts! :D

  7. I finished Unearthly last week and really loved it. I am anxious to read Shades of Gray ad will be looking forward to your review. Have a great week!

  8. I've got The Peach Keeper on my list....Between Shades of Gray looks appealing, too.


  9. Okay, I really need to get my hands on a copy of A Discovery of Witches. :)

    Sally @ Bibrary

  10. The Peach Keeper is on my wish list and now thanks to you I will be adding almost all of these books. lol

  11. The Peach Keeper has a pretty cover. I'm reading a mixture of homework and manga this week. Come see what I'm reading.

  12. I hope you feel better soon!

    I want to read Between Shades of Gray and A Discovery of Witches as I've heard good things about both. :)

    Enjoy your reading!

  13. Hope you feel better soon, but glad you managed to get lots of reading done while feeling unwell. I loved Stay and Unearthly (make time to read it, it's definitely worth it!)
    So glad you enjoyed The Peach Keeper, I love this author's writing so I'll keep an eye out for this one for sure!
    Have a great week, feel better and happy reading :)

  14. I really liked Unearthly a lot, I hope you get the chance to read it!

    I've been wanting to read something by Susanna Kearsley, glad to hear you like her so well :)

    Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, hopefully you improve this week.

  15. I hope you are feeling better!! I hope you get a chance to read 'witches' it looks so good!


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