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.
So this past weekend was the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon and I had signed up to participate in it but I ended up changing my mind at the last minute. We've had so few days of nice weather especially on a weekend (typically it seems that the nice days always fall when I am at work!) and since I had to do some grocery shopping and errand running, I decided to take advantage of it. I did feel bad about not catching up on as much reading as I wanted so I made up for it by spending the evening finishing up one book and trying to finish another.
For those of you who participated in the readathon, I hope it was a great success and a lot of fun. I am looking forward to the next one in the fall. Hopefully it will be a day that I am off and the weather will be cold and rainy :)
Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry
This was a short novella from the Pushing the Limits series featuring Lila, Echo's best friend. I like the character of Lila but I wished she'd gotten her own novel. I thought things were kind of rushed with this novella in the end.
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (reread)
This book raises the stakes in the series with some big losses and emotional moments. I think it takes the storyline to a darker place in a way as a set up for the final two books.
Little Century by Anna Keesey
This was a book discussion book and I am glad I was able to finish it early instead of rushing to get through it at the last minute. I still haven't decided how I feel about this book. It is a nontraditional Western/coming of age book and it has its good and weak points.
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
I think I liked this book more than Pushing the Limits. In the first book Beth comes across as a gruff unpleasant character who is kind of mean to Echo. Here we get to see a softer side of her and really find out what made her the way she is.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
While I was able to predict the "twist" in this story, I mostly liked the book, probably because of the character of Minka, the Holocaust survivor and main character's grandmother. I also liked the fairytale that Minka tells. I thought those parts were well developed. The modern story wasn't quite as compelling.
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (reread)
What I plan to read next:
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (reread)
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
I think after reading YA fantasy novels, I will be ready for some historical fiction. This is a book for review so I want to get to it soon so I can write the review in time.
Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell
I am seriously craving chocolate chip cookies just looking at this cover! It sucks to be on a restrictive diet but if giving up cookies and sweets means I will feel better than I guess I will just have to read about pastries instead of eating them :)
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
I could use a good beach read right now. The weather keeps playing tricks on us and I am ready for summer already :)