Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (89)

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 only finished one book this week because I've been busy trying to get ready for Christmas. I have sent out some Christmas cards but still have several more to write for some relatives, friends, and coworkers. I finally put up the tree on Friday but it still doesn't have lights or ornaments. I will be leaving my tree up into January though to make up for it :)

This week, I am hopeful that I will have a little more time to read. I am currently working on my review of Every Other Day and I hope to start writing some more reviews to post while I'm on vacation for the holidays.

Books read:

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I thought this was an excellent YA paranormal that is almost as good as her other series. It reminded me of a darker version of Paranormalcy.

Books reviewed:

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

Currently reading:

All Is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen

I just started this short story but I like it so far. I enjoyed Sarah Pekkanen's full length novels so I am sure I will enjoy All Is Bright too. She has a new short story related to this one that will be published this week.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I realized recently that I haven't read this book in its entirety so I downloaded the e-book. I know I read about Jo and her sisters when they were young but when I watched the movie I was surprised about who Jo ended up with which led me to figure out that I haven't read the whole book. I must have just read an extract when I was a girl. 

What I plan to read next:

I am looking forward to reading this book especially since it has received such good reviews and is considered one of the best books of 2011.

Legend by Marie Lu

I definitely want to read this before the year ends and it is probably the debut I've been anticipating the most this winter. I hope it lives up to my high expectations!


  1. I'm planning on reading Every Other Day this week

    Wishing you a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Smoke and Bone is getting lots of attention and was a nominee for Goodreads. I have her other book, should read it, had it over a year now.

  3. Smoke and Bone is on my coffee table :) Just got it from the library so I'm hoping to read it this week. :)

    Happy reading this week!

  4. I'm officially on vacation and I'm starting to wonder if I'll complete the GoodReads challenge. Come see what I'm reading.

  5. Love that cover of All Is Bright and love Sarah Pekkanen's writing! Enjoy!

  6. YAY you got your Christmas tree up, I just finished decorating mine lol. Glad you enjoyed Every Other Day, I'll be looking for more of this author's work.

    I'm hoping to get to Daughter of Smoke and Bone over the Christmas holidays.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading

  7. You have a nice mixed reading bag here. Enjoy them all.

  8. I'm far from ready for Christmas either, but we got our tree up. We all did different bits of it, which worked well.

    My husband got the tree & ornaments from the attic. My sons set it up (it's a fake one). We all untangled the light cords and put them in the tree. Then my sons put in baubles and I finished it off with some silver strands.

  9. Every Other Day has such a captivating cover and blurb...enjoy all of your reads.


  10. Seriously awesome reads over the last week and coming up - I'm planning on reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone too - soon hopefully!

  11. Ah..Little Women is one of my favorites! Love it! Happy Reading!

  12. I hope you enjoy the last two, especially DoS&B! :D

  13. Happy reading! I really want to read Legend & Daughter of Smoke & Bone, too. As for Little Women, when I was little I read a few books about them that were aimed for children & were about part of the book, so maybe you've read something like that, too, but I haven't read the original book. I hope you'll enjoy it!

  14. I've only read Little Women - might have to look up the others though...
    Here’s my It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?. :)

  15. Every Other Day has such a good and different synopsis and I can't wait till it's released, great blog, new follower

  16. I read "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor and I absolutely loved it. I downloaded it from All you can books, because I bought an e-reader. I also found many great reviews about this book and I said that I must give a try, to see if it's really that good. I hope you'll like the book as well.

  17. Sorry I haven't stopped by for awhile, the holidays have had me running around like crazy!

    I LOVE Little Women :)


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