Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (112)

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 spent most of the week in Canada and just got back last night. I had a great time with family and watched the new Spider-Man movie which I thought was better than the first one with Tobey Maguire. I also went sari shopping for a cousin's wedding in August. As busy as we were, I still managed to read a few books on my vacation.

Books read:

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn (reread)

I think this might have been my favorite book in the series when I was a teen. It was certainly fun to reread it.

Star Wars: The Last Command by Timothy Zahn (reread)

This conclusion to the Thrawn trilogy is just as good as the conclusion to the Star Wars film saga minus the annoying Ewoks. There are two more related books after this that I look forward to reading someday.

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

This book is a nice light beach read. It wasn't anything extraordinary but I still liked it even with the flaws.

Books reviewed:

The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards

Currently reading:

Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (reread)

I thought it would be nice to reread the first two books in this series before reading Taken By Storm. I also never wrote a review for this book so now maybe I will.

What I plan to read next:

Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (reread)

Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I've read mixed reviews about this book but I'm still eager to read it. So far I've liked every book by this author that I've read.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (reread)

I hope I will love this book just as much the second time around. I read a positive review of the sequel today and can't wait till it is released in September.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

My cousin's wife was talking about this book when I saw her in Canada. She said it was very moving. I can't wait to pick it back up again after I get through my other books on the list.


  1. I've been wanting to read The Shoemaker's Wife and the cover is so lovely.
    Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  2. We were just talking about The Shoemaker's wife at my staff meeting :) Everyone is liking far!
    Happy reading this week!
    What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian?

  3. The Shoemaker's Wife is the one I would choose - such a pretty cover, and I like the sound of it! xx

  4. Oooh what part of Canada were you in?

    I love the cover for The Shoemaker's Wife, I really want to read that one. I haven't read anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, but I met her at the Smart Chicks Kit It tour last year, and she seemed like such a cool, down to earth person. And she's so young - I'm amazed at all she's accomplished!

    1. I was in Brampton and Scarborough Ontario.

      I think I read somewhere that Jennifer Lynn Barnes was only a teen when she published her first book. She is certainly one of my favorite YA authors.

  5. I'm waiting for the Shoemaker's Wife too!

  6. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is now on my to-read list. Loving this! :) New reader from Sheila's meme. :)

  7. Have a good week! My favorite read last week was Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  8. Sweet books! I'm planning on rereading The Girl of Fire & Thorns too - I want to refresh my memory of the story before the sequel comes out :)

    Hope you enjoy everything, Christina!

  9. Sari shopping for a wedding is always a lot of fun!!! have a good week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Glad you enjoyed a bit of a vacation!
    I like the looks of the Jennifer Lynn Barnes books.
    Happy reading.

  11. Oooh, saris are always so pretty. It must be fun to shop for one! I won a book during Audiobook week and my first choice was The Shoemaker's Wife. I hope I get it! Enjoy your week!

  12. I am just about half way through listening to The Shoemaker's Wife and am loving it. Girl of FIre and Thorns is on my stacks, hope to get to it this summer.

  13. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is such a fun read! Hope you have a great week!

  14. It has been such a long time since I've read a Star Wars novel! I LOVED The Courtship of Princess Leia :)

    I think I'll be picking up Shoemaker's Wife on the next trip to the library. This morning I read yet another review giving it raves this morning.

  15. Glad you had fun on your vacation. I'm looking forward to The Crown Of Embers in Sept and while I keep seeing the Raised by Wolves series on your blog, I might remember to add them to my wish list since I liked Every Other Day so much.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  16. Summer My Life Began sounds like a perfect light read for this time of the year.

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  17. I loved The Shoemaker's Wife - I think it is my favorite book this year!!! I hope you enjoy it.

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

  18. The Shoemaker's Wife, my neighbor is reading that one. Star Wars, never thought of reading the novels. Happy Reading.

  19. I read the Summer My Life Began and I agree it was fluffy but a good beach read nonetheless....perfect if you don't want to think too much. ha. I am dying to read The Shoemaker's Wife- I love Trigiani, so I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  20. You're really making me want to reread the Zahn trilogy; it's been so long since I read them. I also hope you write a review of the Barnes books-I enjoyed her Every Other Day book and have been interested in her other writing.

  21. I bought the tv show tie-in paperbacks and it was totally worth it. I refer to the maps and index ALL THE TIME! No due dates in great and, because they are little $8 paperbacks I have no problem sharing them with friends who are also at the bottom of a long holds list.

  22. I love your books for this week I have all of them on my tbr list but I'm just trying to find time to read them. Enjoy your books this week!
    Check out what I'm reading this week :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  23. i've heard the shoemaker's wife is really good. enjoy!

  24. I likewise want to see the new Spiderman, it looks better than the old series and I adore both Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!!!


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