Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (129)

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 had a busy week and weekend so I only finished one book. I did have fun visiting my sister this weekend. I was there for a Christmas party and then on Sunday afternoon we went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2. She hadn't seen it yet and her verdict was that it was better than the book and she thought the twist really added to the movie. We are both reading the same book at the moment and I look forward to discussing Reached with her when we've both finished it.

This week I am really excited about watching The Hobbit. Are you planning to see it this week? 

Books read:

Crossed by Ally Condie (reread)

I think I liked this book more after rereading it. It still isn't as good as Matched but I think I got more out of it the second time around.

Books reviewed:

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

Currently reading:

Reached by Ally Condie

I am more than halfway through Reached and I like it so far. It reminds me of Mockingay a little bit.

What I plan to read next:

The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens

This sequel to The Emerald Atlas involves more adventure and magic with Kate time traveling 100 years in the past to New York City and Michael and Emma facing off against monsters and polar storms. Should be exciting!

The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd

I think this historical romance/mystery will be a nice break from the YA dystopian fiction and fantasy I've been reading lately. Plus it is subtitled as a "holiday tale" so it should be perfect for this time of year.

Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn

I loved Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy series which was set after The Return of the Jedi. This book is set in between Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It is being described as an "Ocean's Eleven" heist adventure so it sounds like fun. 


  1. Star Wars Scoundrels sounds so fun!! I am a being Star Wars geek. ;)I just looked at the Ally Condie books tonight at the store; I was tempted but didn't get them. It sounds like I will have to check them out!

  2. A. I am hoping to see The Hobbit on Saturday

    B. Star Wars: Scoundrels looks amazing! My favorite SW book is Shadows of the Empire in between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi because I really enjoy reading about the established characters. I think this could be another winner for me.

  3. Not sure if this went through?

    A. I am hoping to see The Hobbit on Saturday-so excited!

    B. Star Wars: Scoundrels sounds amazing! I liked Zahn's trilogy but my favorite SW novel is Shadows of the Empire, set between ESB and RoJ because I adore the original characters and universe. This looks like it could be another winner.

  4. Wishing you a wonderful reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  5. I need to reread Crossed before I go to Reached. I don't like reading books in a series like this...with time gaps.

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

  6. Hobbit comes out here the day after Christmas so we still have a couple of weeks to wait ... hope it's as awesome as it looks in the trailer :)
    Glad you had fun visiting with your sister, have a great week and enjoy your reads!

  7. I love when someone in my family is reading the same book as me - it's always fun discussing our thoughts about it.

    Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  8. I haven't read any of the books in the Condie series but I have been hearing more about them. I may have to check them out! Have a great week!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  9. Charles Todd is a name I am starting to see a lot. Enjoy your week. I can't get into rereading but I love that you enjoyed it more.

  10. Hope you have a bit more time for reading this week. Historical romance sounds fun!

  11. I am excited for The Hobbit. I don't know when I am going to see it, but I definitely want to! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Reached. I LOVED Matched and Crossed was a bit of a let down for me, so I haven't gotten a copy of Reached yet. I hope it is good! Enjoy your books this week!

  12. I can't wait to see The Hobbit. It was one of my favourite books growing up. I loved the film of Breaking Dawn but still prefered the book.

    Have a lovely week.

  13. I haven't read the Ally Condie books, but they're on the list.

    Have a good week!

    Joy's Book Blog


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