Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (82)

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 unfortunately didn't write any reviews this past week though I did finish two books. I am nearly done with my class so maybe next week I'll do better.

Books read:

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

I thought this book was excellent and it will definitely have a spot on my list of favorites for 2011.

Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith

Unfortunately though the book has been compared to Perfect Chemistry and books by John Green, Kiss Crush Collide didn't really live up to the hype for me.

Currently reading:

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

I started reading this as part of an assignment for my class (learning how to "read" a book in 10 minutes-you read the first and last chapter and then some of the pages in between to get a feel for the style of the book) and I liked it so much I just kept going. It is my first Jennifer Crusie novel.

What I plan to read next:

Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

This is the last time this book is going to appear on my list of planned reads. If I don't finish it this week I am sending it back to the library it came from and I will order it again some other time!

Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani

I will be reading this for an ARC tour. It hasn't arrived yet but it should later this week. I like that it takes on the whole idea of arranged marriages and the contrast of life in India vs. America for a teenage girl.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

I am looking forward to reading this and hopefully I will get to it soon. It sounds like the kind of book that would make a good movie.


  1. I'm glad you liked Dearly Departed because I have it on my TBR stack and was a little leary of it. Bet Me is one of Jennifer Crusie's best. I'm glad you are enjoying it.

    My Monday Report is here. Happy reading.

  2. I've been wanting to try What Alice Forgot. Enjoy!

  3. You have some great ones. I love the cover of Dearly D and I want that umbrella, gorgeous.

    Bet Me was a bookclub read this year, everyone loved it but I never got to it with time, i'm sure you will love it.

    I want to read What Alice Forgot also.

  4. I like Jennifer Cruisie. Bet Me was one of my favorites. My Monday is at

  5. Cleopatra's Moon looks fantastic - I'm gonna go check it out.

    I hope you have a great week!

  6. Jennifer Cruise is always fun to read!!
    Come check out our It's Monday! What are you reading? if you get a chance... Crazy Book Slut

  7. I just finished Dearly, Departed too-eager for your review as I also thought this was good!

  8. I have a small pile of library books that might have to go back unread. I guess it was a pretty normal week of reading for me. Please come see what I've read.

  9. So glad you loved Dearly Departed, it's on my wishlist but I'm even keener to read it since it made your favourite reads for 2011.

    I've got What Alice Forgot on my tbr mountain so I'm looking forward to your thoughts on that one!

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  10. Enjoy all the books - I think What Alice Forgot waits on me as well :)

  11. Great books this week. I've read a few books by Jennifer Crusie and find they are always fun!

    Stop by my It's Monday post if you get a chance.

  12. I want to read What Alice Forgot...and I need to pick up another Jennifer Crusie book! Enjoy!


  13. I can't wait to hear you thoughts about Dearly Departed! I have Cleopatra's Moon on my TBR shelf, but haven't gotten to it yet either. Happy Reading!

  14. Hopping through, what great looking books...enjoy ;)

  15. I am really starting to want to read Dearly Departed. I have seen it on a lot of blogs lately! I will have to check back for your review!

    This week at Mom Reads My Books

  16. I've seen the cover of Dearly Departed all over recently, which is fine by me because it's just so pretty! Glad the story lives up to the cover! I've seen a lot of 'What Alice Forgot Too' - will be interested to read your reviews :)

  17. Looks like you've got us all wanting to read Dearly Deprated - I added to my list too :-) I'm reading A Monster Calls this week.

  18. Dearly Departed has a great cover! I'm glad to know you're enjoying the Crusie novel. It's on my wishlist on my library's small digital site, so I'll probably download it on audio at some point. Enjoy your week!


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