Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (105)

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 am definitely a mood reader at the moment and I've picked up and put down so many books lately. I just want to read fun stuff and I unfortunately have obligations to read a very serious and depressing sounding book for my book group next week. I also have to get caught up on my review books. Maybe I'll save the serious stuff for the long weekend...

Books read:

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (reread)

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (reread)

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

This was a fantastic conclusion to the series that also left the door slightly ajar for future stories (involving other mythologies). I've heard that Rick Riordan's next series will feature Norse mythology...

This is book three in the Bridgerton series and it is loosely based on Cinderella but I didn't like it as much as some of the other books like Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. Probably because of the love at first sight storyline. I much preferred the other Bridgerton book I read this week.

This little novella introduces Celaena Sardothian, the protagonist of Throne of Glass.  For most of the story, I didn't like her because she was so arrogant and rude but by the end I began to like her a little. Hopefully her character will be much improved in Throne of Glass...

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

This book was a fun mystery with some romance and lots of details about antiquing/picking. What disappointed me was the lack of sense of place. I was looking forward to reading a story that felt like it was set in Savannah. 

It's In His Kiss by Julia Quinn

I really enjoyed this novel, I think as much as the first Julia Quinn novel I read, What Happens in London. Lots of humor, a good romance, and a little bit of mystery. Now if Julia Quinn would just write Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron...

Books reviewed:

Currently reading:

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

Downton Abbey for teens! This book reminds me of The Luxe series so far. I am hopeful that I will enjoy it.

What I plan to read next:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

If this wasn't a book group pick, I wouldn't be reading it now. I am really more in the mood for lighter stuff. 

The Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer

I love this cover and I usually like Carolyn Meyer's historical novels. I also love anything Tudor related so I hope I get to read this soon!

Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?
Do you pick your books based on mood?


  1. Ooh The Wild Queen is a new one to me, I never seem to tire of anything Tudor LOL. Wentworth Hall sounds great too, I'll be keeping an eye out for that one!
    Have a wonderful week, happy reading and hope Little Bee isn't too taxing :)

  2. Oh sorry you didn't like An Offer From a Gentleman very much; it's one of my favorites since it was my first JQ and I adore all Cinderella retellings. I actually abandoned an adult serious book this week (it was a review copy from Netgalley so I feel a little bad but it was just not working for me) and promptly finished a YA and the new JQ romance so it was obviously necessary. The adult book was boring!

  3. I love Rick Riordan! I haven't read his newest series yet, but I loved the Percy Jackson books! :) Enjoy!

  4. I've heard Wentworth Hall is really good...and The Wild Queen looks interesting!

  5. i really liked in his kiss too. i like the later bridgerton books :)

  6. I like your bunch of mixed reads. Always interesting that way.

  7. Wentworth Hall looks SO FUN! I really need to get a copy of that one. Good luck with your book club book!

  8. I was a moody reader last week too! Love Mary Kay Andrews!

  9. I look forward to your thoughts on Little Bee.

  10. I have the Serpent's Shadow on my TBR. My favorite read last week was the audio of On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  11. Love Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. My favorites are The Viscount Who Loved Me and Romancing Mister Bridgerton. Also enjoyed An Offer... and It's in His Kiss.

    Enjoy your reading week.

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