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?


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

  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 :)

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

  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.

  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:

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

  7. I like the cover of Great Escape

  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

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

  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)

  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.

  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...

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

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  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

  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!

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

  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!

  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!

  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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