Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (85)

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 had a busy week this week with my book discussion Tuesday night and then the Ohio Library Council Convention and Expo from Wednesday-Friday. It was great being able to go to OLC Convention and I also had the opportunity to reconnect with a friend from college that I hadn't seen in 11 years. The Barnes and Noble store at the convention had a cool Book Lovers edition of Scrabble that I bought (you get extra points for building character names and book titles) and I can't wait to try it out. Even with the busy week I did find some time to read and participated in the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. 

Books read:

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

I have to say that I enjoyed book two in the Heroes of Olympus much more than book one, probably because Percy Jackson is back as one of the main characters. I also liked the supporting characters, Frank and Hazel.  Something I like about this spin-off series is that these demigods feel very human-they have struggles and doubts about their abilities. Frank in particular was a favorite. I didn't care about Jason, Piper, and Leo (from book one) as much.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (reread)

It is always nice to reread the Harry Potter series and this is my favorite book of the series and the one I've read the least number of times (after Chamber of Secrets). I always seem to gain new meaning with each read.

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

 I thought it was good for a second book in a trilogy but the ending was a little disappointing. I am hoping that Lauren Oliver will surprise me with the final book. 

Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey

This was a quick read that I finished in an afternoon. I like this series but it is getting to be harder to keep track of the different characters. I was very happy to see Lucy as one of the main characters (her cousin is a new addition to the series) but Solange is becoming more and more annoying. If she doesn't improve in the next book, I hope she gets bitten by a Hel-Blar!

Books reviewed:

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Currently reading:

Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

I am reading this for a tour I signed up for and I wish I hadn't. Sometimes I like Deeanne Gist's books and other times (like with this one), I am disappointed. So far I find Georgie to be incredibly annoying. Maybe things will get better soon.

What I might read next:

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

I am really excited to read this because it is about a librarian. It also features an early "bookmobile" (delivery of books by mule) and it is set in Appalachia. One reviewer even compared it to Christy, a book I love.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

I am eager to start this retelling of The Scarlet Letter. I know it is about a controversial subject which makes me want to read it even more.

Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher

So that is what my week looked like.
What have you been reading?


  1. I'm sooooooo jealous that you got an ARC for Pandemonium! I loved Delirium so much, I hope I enjoy the sequel!

  2. I love rereading Harry Potter - slipping back into that wonderful world. Enjoy your books this week!

  3. Hillary Jordan is coming here sometime in the next month or so. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you think of When She Woke--I can't decide whether to go see her! I haven't read any of her books yet. Enjoy your week!

  4. You lucky lucky thing scoring Pandemonium; although a little sad that it didn't WOW you!

    Thanks for visiting my blog with your good wishes. You have to try and get to The Language of Flowers soon, I'm sure you'd love it! Loved your comments on Bleeding Hearts, I've only read the 1st book.

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. the lynn austin book looks really good, i read christy forever ago and liked it.

  6. I really want to read Wonderland Creek now... <3 I have to get my hands on it somehow. :)

    New Follower. Come see my Monday! Have a great week!

  7. Son of Neptune is still on my TBR. I had a very slow week of reading. Please come see what I did finish.

  8. Good books! I like the idea of Book Edition scrabble! I am going to have to look for that!

  9. I'll be reading When She Woke this week...among others. I really want to read What Alice Forgot.

    Thanks for sharing.


  10. Some great books, I think readers are always attracted to books that have librarians as feature characters

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. That is a nice selection of books. I really like the sound of Wonderland Creek! Happy Reading!

  12. I'm so looking forward to reading Pandemonium and Bleeding Hearts! I'm actually in the prep to reading Bleeding Hearts (I re-read the entire series prior to reading the latest book LOL)


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