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 missed posting last week and pretty much took a break from blogging due to some stress and writer's block. Hopefully I can get caught up this week and maybe things will be calmer. At least I made time to read!
Star Wars: Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn
I enjoyed this very different Star Wars story. I thought it was definitely similar to Ocean's Eleven-but scruffier ;)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
A good sequel to Cinder and I am glad the story shows us what is going on with Cinder as well as introducing the new characters.
Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
I was kind of disappointed with this one. I think I was expecting the story to focus on one thing but it focused on another plot point instead. Plus the main character drove me nuts.
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
I love this series and pretty much read this book in a day. It is going to be a long wait for book four!
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
I was lucky to get an e-ARC of this book. However I was disappointed with this compared to her last book. Usually I love Sophie Kinsella's books but this one could have been better. One plus is that it did make me laugh when I really needed it.
The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn
No, this isn't a new Bridgerton book! I got to read an e-ARC of this collection of the 2nd Epilogues that have previously only been available as e-books along with a new short story about Lady Bridgerton meeting her husband. There were a few gems (like the new one, Violet in Bloom) but mostly disappointing compared to the full length novels.
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I am now at the part where Jean Valjean is at the bishop's house and getting a detailed description of his past and state of mind. I had hoped the pacing would pick up...
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
It is once again book group reading time and this is the February pick of my afternoon book group. I've only read a little bit but already I am intrigued by the characters.
What I plan to read next:
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
I'm looking forward to this book. It is the February pick for my evening book group and one of my friends absolutely loves it and highly recommends it. I think we should have a lively discussion with Unwind.
Lighthouse Bay by Kimberley Freeman
This is an e-ARC and I've already started it. So far it is really good. I like the dual narratives between the two modern sisters and the historical character of Isabella. A shipwreck, mystery, grief and family relationships, the Australian setting-what's not to like?
Here is something else that made me laugh during this stressful week (Thanks to my coworker Michele for sharing this! Laughter really is the best medicine!):