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.
This past week was the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon so I tried to make more of an effort with my reading. Though I admit I still didn't spend as much time reading as I could have, I finally seem to have shaken off some of the reading slump.
Tonight I will be watching Downton Abbey and keeping an eye on the Golden Globes online to see how my favorite movies and actors do (Congrats to Maggie Smith for winning Best Supporting Actress for Downton Abbey!). I am hoping that Les Miserables will do well as I know it won't have a chance at the Oscars (except for Anne Hathaway). So many of this year's nominated movies are based on books which makes me really happy. Do you watch the awards shows or Downton Abbey?
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (reread)
I thought this book was just as good the second time around. I had planned to read Scent of Magic immediately after but decided I needed a break and picked up other books instead.
The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer
This is a little novella from the Lunar Chronicles series and features the story of a young Lunar teen who becomes a genetically modified member of the evil queen's army. I hope we will see him as a character in the regular series.
A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury
I thought this was an excellent YA historical novel about Partition and the dividing of India and Pakistan in 1947. I love that the author tells the story through three different teens-a Muslim boy, a Sikh girl, and a British girl. If you like historical fiction put this on your TBR list!
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
I was surprised by how much I liked this book. It had much more depth to it than I expected it would and I liked that it was about more than a romance. I will definitely be reading the next book.
Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I made some progress this week though it doesn't feel like it. Still reading about the Bishop of Digne. You'd think he was the main character rather than Jean Valjean...
Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown
I just started this book today and I like it so far. I love reading books set during this time period though they just make me want to watch Downton Abbey!
What I might read next:
Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder
I am not sure if I will get to this book yet because I want a break from reading about the super creepy Tohon. Still I like this series so hopefully soon...
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
I plan to pick up this book again soon since it will be published in early February. I read some positive reviews and look forward to reading about the spy school and Sophronia's adventures.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (reread)
I read this book as required reading years ago in college and this month it is the book for one of my book discussion groups. I am eager to rediscover it after all these years.