Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (116)



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:


Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This was a fantastic historical fiction novel though I feel like I need to read it over again to fully appreciate everything. Not sure it is really a YA book because it didn't feel like one.


A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

While it took me some time to finish this book it never felt like the story was dragging. I'd say that even though I knew what happened from watching season one of the show, I still learned more about the world of Westeros and the characters. I'm looking forward to reading book two.


Books reviewed:

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown


Currently reading:


The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht

I don't think this is going to be on my list of favorite books regardless of the praise and many positive reviews it has received. I had to force myself to keep reading and it is slowly getting more interesting but the characters lack depth because of the way the story is told. 


What I might read next:



I am definitely in the mood for something a little more lighthearted and I'd have to say this should fit the bill! I am also learning how to make various Star Wars origami for a library program thanks to this series. I've already mastered the Origami Yoda and Darth Paper and now am going to be learning to make the Fortune Wookiee :)


Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel (reread)

I am planning to reread this book so everything will be fresh in my mind when I pick up the sequel. I really liked this book when I read it last year.


Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel

More zombies, star crossed love, and a new strain of the zombie virus. Good times!


The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I liked First Lady, the story where we are first introduced to a teenage Lucy Jorik and in this book she is running away from her wedding and unintentionally into the arms of a biker. Should be fun...


Have you read any of these books? 
What are you reading this week?

22 comments:

  1. I really want to read The Shoemaker's Wife. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  2. I keep forgetting about Code Name Verity, I really want to push it to the top of my list. I only got a few pages in to Dearly, Beloved so it's on my list again this week. Off to check out your review of The Shoemaker's Wife.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  3. I recently finished and loved TSCoOY. Its fun. Enjoy!

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  4. Wow, you have some great looking books coming up - thank you for putting down Code Name Verity! It reminded me to get my request in to the library, can't wait to read it.

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  5. Ah, I have been wanting to read Dearly, Departed for what feels like ages, and now that Dearly, Beloved is coming out I want to read it even more! Maybe I will read them back to back soon :) Have a great week - happy reading!

    Here are my Monday reads: http://www.wordsathome.ca/2012/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-36.html

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  6. Code Name Verity is on my want to read list. Enjoy The Great Escape, it was a fun read.

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  7. I like the cover of Great Escape

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  8. Oh my gosh - That Susan Elizabeth Phillips book is AWESOME! I don't know if its quite as good as First Lady but really, who can complain. Everything she writes is pretty amazing! You'll like it, I promise!

    The Brunette Librarian's Blog

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  9. Enjoy your books. My favorite book this week was Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell. Please come see what I'm reading now.

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  10. Code Name Verity has been on my radar for a while now. I hope to get to it some day! I read The Tiger's Wife, I did enjoy it but there was just something a bit off for me.

    Have a great week of reading!
    (following you on twitter)

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  11. The Tiger's Wife was on my TBR - now I am hesitant! Code Name Verity sounds very good. Unfortunately it is still on order here in Melbourne.

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  12. I have Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown requested at the library, but still have like 10 people in front of me. Can't wait.

    And I really need to read Game of Thrones but I have so much on my plate already (book-wise) and I know it's a longer read...It'd probably make a great read-a-long though...

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  13. Game of Thrones is on my will read someday list!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

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  14. I've read both The Shoemaker's Wife - my favorite book of the year! - and The Great Escape - fun story!

    Hope you enjoy all your books this week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

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  15. I've heard such good things about Code Name Verity- I must check it out! My husband loves the Game of Thrones series- the books are huge, so I am not surprised it took you awhile to finish!

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  16. I would definitely reread Code Name Verity-that's what I wanted to do once I finished it, just to fully appreciate everything.

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  17. I tried to read The Tiger's Wife and couldn't get into it. I did get lucky this summer though and picked up the four books from The Game of Thrones at a garage sale for 10 cents apiece! Happy reading!

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  18. Code Name Verity definitely seems like one of those books you'd appreciate even more during a reread. I keep trying to find the time to do so!

    The Strange Case of Origami Yoda looks awesome!

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  19. I loved Code Name Verity too! It's one of those books you want to share with everyone.
    I liked The Tiger's Wife, but I feel like it suffered from too much hype. It's a good first novel, but it couldn't live up to the lavish praise that everyone gave it.

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