Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (106)

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.

Books read:

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

While I liked this book, I definitely thought it could have been better. The characters needed more development and the ending was rushed.

Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews

I think this might be my favorite of her books so far. It is a great beach read though I was sadly nowhere near the beach when I read it :)

Books reviewed:

Slide by Jill Hathaway

Currently reading:

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

What I plan to read next:

A Night Like This by Julia Quinn

This book will be released on Tuesday and you can be sure that I will be buying a copy! I read an excerpt and I have a feeling I will really enjoy A Night Like This. More Smythe-Smith musicales :)

A Teeny Bit of Trouble by Michael Lee West

I love this book cover even without the red velvet cupcakes. Gone With a Handsomer Man was a fun mystery and I hope this sequel will be too. 

Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas

Not sure if I will like Throne of Glass but it sounds interesting enough to give it a try. I have to say that so far I'm not too impressed with the heroine after reading the first prequel novella, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord.  Aside from the horrible title, I thought she was incredibly arrogant for most of the novella and only towards the end did I start to like her for risking her life to save the slaves. Hopefully she will be much less arrogant in Throne of Glass!


  1. Did not realize that Throne of Glass was having three novellas; I would definitely read them if they were free but now I am waiting for some blogger reviews to let me know if it's worth my money. I am highly anticipating Throne of Glass though even if I don't give the novellas a try.

    I had a chance to read A Night Like This and can confirm that there is a lot of the Quinn humor-I smiled through most of it. However it is also a love at first sight book...just fyi. For me Quinn always makes me buy into her love stories so it didn't really bother me but I know it has bothered some people.

  2. Disappointing Wentworth Hall wasn't as good as it could have been but looks like you had a win with Spring Fever. I love the cute cover of A Teeny Bit Of Trouble LOL.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  3. Ooooo nice nice. I love that cover too. Makes me want a cupcake.

  4. I thought the same thing about Wentworth Hall. The Throne of Glass book I hadn't heard of before but it does sound interesting and it seems a lot of people on Goodreads liked it. Might have to check it out...

  5. Like the cover of a Teeny Bit of Trouble. so cute.

  6. A Teeny Bit of Trouble sounds fun!
    Have a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  7. I loved Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. I must read more of her books.

    Enjoy your reading this week.

    Here's my Week in Review.

  8. I am dying to read teh Grimm Diaries but have to wait until it come out so I picked up I Am Alive by Cameron Jace, love it.
    Then if Grimm Diaries is not out yet I will read Throne of Glass, I read it before when it was still fanfiction and it was awesome

  9. I loved Little Bee - very thought provoking! You can check out my week (actually fortnight!) here.

  10. All of your upcoming reads sounds awesome! Hope you enjoy them..happy reading!

    Here is my meme:

  11. Great cover on Teeny Bit. I need to look for that one. If they spent that much time on the cover, one can imagine there will be great writing inside, too.

    I'd love to have you stop by my
    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  12. I've read a few Mary Kay Andrews books and find them to be great, fun reads - definitely good beach reads! I'll have to see if my library has Spring Fever!

    I read Little Bee last year for my book club and loved it. Have you read anything else by Chris Cleve - I really want to read Incendiary and I heard there's a new book coming out, Gold, in July.

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  13. I have enjoyed several Mary Kay Andrews Spring Fever is definitely going on my list.

    Enjoy your reads!


  14. I've been on the fence wrt Little Bee, but I really want to know what it's all about. I hope you have a good reading week!

  15. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Throne of Glass! I actually hadn't heard of it before. The cover is really pretty. :)

  16. I am going to be checking out a few of the books on your list, the Mary Kay Andrews book for one and Julia Quinn's for another. I liked your variety. I am a new follower and would love to have you stop by my blog.

  17. My favorite read last week was Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  18. I want to read Summer Rental and Wentworth Hall.
    Definitely look good!

  19. :) I hated Little Bee but my book group loved it - :) Looking forward to hearing about what you think of it!


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