Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (125)

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 read two books that I really liked and the struggled to find something to read next. Finally I decided to start Keeping Faith because it is a book group book and the month is flying by so the next book discussion meeting will be here in the blink of an eye. 

Even though it is a long weekend I didn't have much time to read as I spent time hanging out with my sister and helping her shop for Christmas decorations (yes, she is one of those people but it was a lot of fun). This week I hope to make progress with the book group books and do some reading for fun too.

 Books read:

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

I enjoyed this sequel to Mr. Churchill's Secretary but the mystery was a little predictable and at times I grew frustrated with Maggie because she didn't see the obvious. 

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

I loved this story! It was interesting to read about the history and archaeology but my favorite part was the romance :)

Books reviewed:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier

Currently reading:

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

I am not a fan of this book so far. I find Mariah to be really whiny and annoying. Sometimes I love Jodi Picoult's books and sometimes I don't.

What I might read next:

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

I hope I get to this book soon! I've read really positive reviews of it and I liked the excerpt I read. It sounds like a unique fantasy novel.

The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd

I am looking forward to reading this book. It is a historical novel set during WWI and it is also a romance. The authors write two different mystery series that I want to try someday too.

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

I do not want to read this book but I have to as it is a book discussion book. I wish I'd read it before I found out the truth about him (Zeitoun) and what kind of person he really is. 

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

I may not read this till next month since the book won't be published till January. I am eager to give it a try as it is set in the same time period as Downton Abbey and it features an interracial love interest.

What books are on your list this week?


  1. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Cinders and Sapphires as well as The Walnut Tree--that one sounds like a great historical read. I also have never read any Picoult (shocking!) but it seems I'm not missing anything in Keeping Faith. I've read some mixed reviews. Enjoy your books this week!

  2. I am also looking forward to reading 'The Walnut Tree'..Should be getting it from the library any day now. I'll be back to see what you thought about it. Great post and happy reading!


  3. So glad you loved The Shadowy Horses. Vessel and Cinders & Sapphires caught my eye. Now that I've finished season 3 of Downton Abbey, I need some sort of Downton era 'fix' lol.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  4. I can't believe we're already almost halfway through the month! I also wish I had a long weekend-didn't get much reading done with other errands and stuff but I am behind where I'd like to be. Excited for your review of Princess Elizabeth's Spy!

  5. I'm glad you like Code Name Verity. I think I am sorry I didn't pick up Shadowy Horses for review. Maybe I'll get to read it next year.
    Have a great week.

  6. Your books to be read look so good. Enjoy them all.

  7. Now i am curious for Zeitoun ;) Looking forward to you review. Have a good reading week :) here are my reads:

  8. I have no memory of any of the details of Keeping Faith, but according to my Goodreads list, I've read it. I guess that says something about it.

    Or my

    Enjoy your week! And if you have time, here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  9. I haven't read anything by Susanna Kearsley, but hear that her books are really good. Will be looking forward to reading your review of The Shadowy Horses.

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

  10. I liked Keeping Faith, but it's probably not one of the better Picoult's, not one of my least favourites either however.

  11. Cinders & Sapphires sounds really interesting, I added it to my TBR list!


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