Sunday, April 29, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (103)

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.

This past weekend I went to visit my sister and attended a fun fundraiser that she co-chaired. Each year The Parkview Foundation in Fort Wayne holds Cookin' Men, a fundraiser that supports a mobile mammography program. The local "chefs" made appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and drinks and I had plenty to eat (especially the desserts!). I had hoped to get some reading done during my visit but we were pretty busy with the fundraiser and then today we had brunch with friends before I had to head back home. I didn't get much sleep this weekend and I nearly fell asleep on the road a couple of times today but made it back safe :)

I only finished one book this past week but it was a fantastic book. I had hoped to finish another but I am still stuck halfway through the Nora Roberts book and I've started reading a review book on my Kindle. This week of course is Insurgent week and most of my reading will be YA books...

Books read:

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

I really liked this book and while it did remind me a little of Poison Study, it was unique at the same time. Can't wait for book two!

Books reviewed:

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Currently reading:

The Witness by Nora Roberts

I thought the first part of the story flowed really well and then it slows down when she is an adult in hiding. The romance and small town life kind of take over from there and I miss the suspense! I hope to finish this book but it is easy to put it aside at the moment.

I like that this book involves a book club and the story finds a way to incorporate the books that the club members are reading. I do have a hard time liking a couple of the characters. CeeCee drives me nuts and the main character Adrienne is acting stupid and following CeeCee's lead. Hopefully that changes by the end...

What I plan to read next:

Starters by Lissa Price

I kind of wanted to read this before Insurgent because I know it won't compare but somehow I don't think I'll get to it first.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I plan to reread this before reading Insurgent as a refresher. I hope I will enjoy it just as much the second time around.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

This is my most highly anticipated book of the year. I am a little nervous that it won't live up to my high expectations...

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

After reading more serious books like Divergent and Insurgent, I have a feeling I'll be ready for something laugh-out-loud funny so I thought I'd reread The Red Pyramid. I will of course be getting The Serpent's Shadow this week too but may not read it yet.

I hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy your reading! 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. i've been wanting to read something by maria v snyder since her first book came out...

  2. Thanks so much for your good wishes last week. I'm reading Divergent this week too, so I can go straight onto Insurgent :) I really enjoyed the Maria's Study series so I should try and get to Touch of Power soon.

    Sounds like you had a busy weekend, the Cookin Men fundraiser sounds like heaps of fun and yummy lol. Have a great week and happy reading!

  3. The Nora Roberts book looks good, the holds list for it at my library is insanely long but hopefully I'll get it soon. :)

    Happy reading this week!
    What are YOU reading??

  4. I hope Divergent and Insurgent live up to the hype for you!

    Have fun reading!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. The only one I've read from your list is The Red Pyramid. I hope you like it. My favorite read this week was The Fifteenth Pelican by Tere Rios Please come see what else I'm reading.

  6. Yay-you loved Touch of Power! Definitely one of my favorite reads last year!

    As for The Unbearable Book Club...did not like. It was a fast read but oh those characters were pretty, well, unbearable. I do like the parts where they read though. I'll be interested to see your thoughts if you post a review though.

  7. I need to finish The Study series and then try Touch of Power - glad you enjoyed it. And I'm one of those waiting on Insurgent too!

  8. I like and book that has the words book club in it so I would defiantly try The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher :)

  9. I got The Witness last week, and hope to start reading it soon...enjoy your week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  10. I love Nora Roberts and just picked up the paperback copy of The Search - did you read that one yet? I have The Witness on my tbr list and am looking forward to reading it.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  11. You have a TON of good books read and lined up this week. I want to read Divergent and Starters, too. :D I need to check out your review on Grave Mercy because it's also something I have in my TBR list that I need to start. :)

    Well-Read Reviews

  12. Can not wait for your thoughts on The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls!

  13. I still need to read The Red Pyramid! (I Love Rick Riordan!) I also still need to read Divergent before I can start on Insurgent. lol! Enjoy your reads this week. :)

  14. Hopefully Insurgent is as great as Divergent :D

    Looking forward to your final thoughts on The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls,


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