Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (73)

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!

This was a rough week for me because of things at work and some minor health issues (I am feeling much better now) but I am glad it is the weekend. I am visiting my parents this week and I only brought one library book and my Kindle so my reading choices are somewhat limited. Plus they are returning from their trip to India and Sri Lanka for the past 3 weeks so we'll have some catching up to do and I won't want to spend that time reading :)

Books read:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

I was a little disappointed with this ending to the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. It did get better towards the last half of the book but it could have been so much better.

Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough

This book was an okay read for me. In some ways I liked it more than Once a Witch (Tamsin wasn't moping about her lack of talent and I liked the historical setting) but it still didn't live up to its potential. There are some interesting villains here but we don't even get to know them.

Overbite by Meg Cabot

This sequel is darker than Insatiable. I did miss the humor from the first book. What I did like was that Mina has more common sense this time around. She still has some maturing to do though but the book ends hopefully.


Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Currently reading:

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

I prefer this UK cover of the book. Author Rae Carson said that this is how she pictures Elisa. For those of you who don't know, this debut YA fantasy features a POC heroine and all main characters are POC. The fantasy world appears to be inspired by South America. The picture makes her look like she is a Bedouin princess but that is just from a particular part of the book where she is traveling in the desert.

What I plan to read next:

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

As a Sarah Dessen fan I am looking forward to reading this book. I have noticed that her characters are all very similar though.

Heartless by Gail Carriger

I simply can't get enough of this series! I know that once I finish it, there will be a long wait for Timeless.

Jazz in Love by Neesha Meminger

I loved Shine, Coconut Moon which makes me even more eager to start this one. I like how Neesha Meminger combines humorous writing with important subject matter for an entertaining book that still makes you think.

What have you been reading and what is on your agenda for this week?


  1. Forever! I need to read it already ^-^

    I recently finished Wither by Lauren DeStefano, Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosanay. They were all amazing! Right now I'm reading Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon HAle and up next is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

    I really hope you enjoy What Happened to Goodbye!!!

  2. You had a great week I hope you enjoy this week as much, if not more.
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  3. Now that is a mix, great stuff. Enjoy your week.

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  4. Glad you are feeling better. I hope you enjoyed Forever, I really did.

  5. Enjoy your books. The wackiest book I'm reading this week is Bagelmania. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  6. I've got Forever up next week and I've also got The Girl of Fire and Thorns coming up soon.
    Glad to hear your health issues are on the improve and you're feeling better. Enjoy the catch up with your parents. Happy reading :)

  7. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Forever as well as Dessen's new book. I am not sure if I should buy it, b/c like you said, a lot of her characters are similar. Happy reading this week!

  8. Nice mix of reads here.

    I am from Sri Lanka so I do hope they enjoyed it here.

  9. I love these covers!!! Need to check out Jazz in Love!!

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  11. The Girl of Fire and Thorns looks so fantastic, and I'm seeing that title everywhere lately! I'll have to check out your review!

    Here is my Monday!

  12. I love Meg Cabbot! I read lot of the Princess Diaries when I was a kid. It is interesting to me how she is going so much darker.

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