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.
It is always a relief to me when I've moved past book group week and the hurried reading of my book group books. This week, I will be reading in a more relaxed way and reading books I want to read just for fun.
It looks like a week for reading about thieves and scoundrels. Even Wolf, the love interest from Scarlet is a scoundrel. And no one can beat the ultimate nice guy/scoundrel, Han Solo ;)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
While there were some parts that dragged, I thought this was a fantastic book in the end and so did most of my book group members.
Also Known As by Robin Benway
I thought this was a fun take on the teen spy trope though it wasn't as good as my personal favorites, the Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I made a little progress with Les Miserables this week and am now finally at the part where Jean Valjean is introduced. Hopefully the story will pick up its pace now...but I doubt it...\
Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn
While I prefer the suspense and writing from Zahn's Thrawn trilogy (plus I miss Luke and Leia and the droids) this is still a fun book and very reminiscent of Ocean's Eleven and other heist stories but with the Star Wars treatment.
What I plan to read next:
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I have a gift card that I've been saving for this book (as well as The Indigo Spell and Perfect Scoundrels). I loved Cinder and can't wait to read Scarlet as everyone seems to think it is even better than the first book.
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
While it isn't as good as the Gallagher Girls series, I also really enjoy these books and reading the new novella just made me want to read Perfect Scoundrels more.