Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (110)

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 managed to finish one book this past week but I am nearly done with my other book group book and I hope to get through more books this week if I'm inspired.

Books read:

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

This is a book club book and I think it will make for an interesting discussion. I liked the movie in spite of the language and the sometimes obnoxious behavior of the kids and the book is pretty much the same.

Books reviewed:

Currently reading:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows 

This is a reread and another book discussion book. I am enjoying getting reacquainted with characters like Dawsey, Isola, and of course, Juliet. Incidentally, it is being made into a movie starring Kate Winslet...

I really liked The Girl in the Steel Corset and so far I like this one too. The new villain is definitely interesting.

What I plan to read next:

The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards

I would be reading this one right now but the Kady Cross book is a library book that needs to be finished first. 

Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn

After reading Heir to the Empire, I am eager to get to the rest of the trilogy. Sadly these have not been reissued as unabridged audio books yet (I've heard the abridged versions are terrible) so I'll be reading e-books from the library instead. 

The Last Command by Timothy Zahn

That image of Han and Leia reminds me of The Return of the Jedi. The covers for this series do a good job of echoing the movies.

What have you been reading? 
And "May the Force Be With You" as you read this week ;)


  1. I did not know that Guernsey is being made into a movie. And with Kate Winslet no less! Now I'm excited! Enjoy your week!

  2. Oh my gosh... I have those Zahn books. My favorite read last week was Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Kanata Konami. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  3. Good news about Guernsey.

    Still have The Help to watch :)

    Have a great reading week


  4. I like the mix of books here! enjoy them all.

  5. Guernsey is a great choice for a movie, I think.

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  6. Oh Yes, I finally found someone else who reads Star Wars books! I think I might be in tears XD I'm following and definitely checking back for your reviews! Hop on over if you have the time:
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. Definitely see RotJ on The Last Command's cover-I think those are the covers I read this series with. Hopefully they will put out unabridged versions soon.

    Glad you're enjoying The Girl in the Clockwork Collar-I actually liked it even more than the first although I know some people missed the presence of Jack Dandy.

  8. Thanks for the tip on the Guernsey movie. I loved the book and Kate Winslet is fantastic!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  9. These all look good. I am very interested in The Descendants, both the novel and movie adaptation.

  10. Star Wars books! The Girl in the Clockwork Collar looks interesting too.

    Hope you're enjoying everything :)

  11. I love the Guernsey book and had no idea it was being made into a movie...I will definitely be going to see that one!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book


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