Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (77)

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 past week I didn't have as much time to read or write reviews.  With the long weekend ahead I may be able to read more this week. 

Tuesday is the first meeting of the new book discussion group I'm starting at the library. I am excited and hope there is a good turnout. We will be deciding which book to read for September (either Someone Knows My Name by Laurence Hill or Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok) and coming up with books for October.

Books read:

Jane by April Lindner

This was a creative modern retelling of Jane Eyre (ignore the historical looking cover) and I liked it though it did have a few flaws.  

Trial by Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

At first I didn't think I'd be able to get into this book but I ended up enjoying it as much as Raised By Wolves. I like it when there are surprises that I don't see coming! 

Books reviewed:

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

The Other Countess by Eve Edwards

Currently reading:

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but I have been wanting to read The Postmistress ever since I saw a picture of it in a review magazine.  It has also received many positive reviews and I like it so far, Iris especially. 

What I might read next:

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

I really want to read this soon so I will make sure I get to it this week. I like that it is a YA book that tackles issues of religious beliefs.

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai

I have heard good and bad things about this book so I am interested in finding out for myself. I like that the main character is a librarian and from the excerpt I read, I know it references a lot of children's books. 

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

I decided to buy this book after reading an excerpt of it. At first I wasn't even sure I wanted to read it but now I think I will enjoy it even if it isn't as good as the Vampire Academy series.

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

I realized that I've had this book since June and I still haven't read it yet! I hope I will get to it this week.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

My cousin's wife told me that this was an excellent book so I was thrilled when I found a copy available on the shelf at my library. It sounds like my kind of book and might make a good future pick for my book discussion group.

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

I am super excited to read this Cinderella based fantasy but I've kept putting it off because of my massive TBR pile. I may not get to it this week but hopefully I'll be able to read it soon. It sounds amazing and I've enjoyed Zoe's other fantasy novels.


  1. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is suppose to be grand. Enjoy!

  2. I've got Major Pettigrew's Last Stand on my ipod, it's sposed to be awesome. I haven't picked up Bloodlines yet, even though I'm a fan of her work, will be keen to see what you think! Have a great week and enjoy your reads :)

  3. So glad to hear that you liked Jane-it wasn't perfect but I really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to your review.

  4. I would like to read Jane and Small Town Sinners! Great reviews. New follower!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  5. Hi, I just left another blogger who is reading Postmistress and like yourself, that book cover spoke to me. I want to place that one on my list to read.
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  6. It took me a long while to get into The Postmistress. Once I did, I liked it. I hope it's going well for you.

    Even with homework, I did manage to meet last week's reading goals. Please come see what I finished and what I'm reading now.

  7. How exciting that you're starting a new book group. Hope it will be a success! I loved Someone Knows My Name and I think that would be a great choice for a book discussion.

    BTW I loved Major Pettrigrew's Last Stand!

  8. I will have to check Jane out, Jane Eyre is one of my favorites! The Borrower sounds really interesting too! Have a great week!

  9. I was so pleasantly surprised by Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I couldn't put it down.

    I think Small Town Sinners looks good, too. Thanks for sharing.


  10. Jane really interests me. Have a great week!

  11. I will keep my eye out for your review of Jane. I wasn't sure if I should buy a copy, so I look forward to your thoughts. I also want to read Bloodlines soon too. I hope it is as good as Vampire Academy.

  12. I've noticed a lot of reviews on the Ally Carter books, so I'm starting to get the impression I need to read them! I'm looking forward to your review of that and Bloodlines!

  13. Small Town Sinners caught my eye.

  14. I loved the audio of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand! I hope you like it!

  15. "Jane" looks interesting. Looking forward to reading your review on "Bloodlines". I'm also looking forward to getting copies of "Small Town Sinners" and "Uncommon Criminals". I've got "Heist Society" in this week's Monday's post.

    Here's my "Monday" post.

  16. I'm glad to hear you liked Jane! Classic retellings always make me nervous -- especially since I love Jane Eyre like burning ;)


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