Sunday, April 14, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (142)

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.

Books read:

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

I thought this was a good book though it has its flaws. I wish there was more detail to give the reader a sense of place.

Golden by Jessi Kirby

I loved Moonglass when I read it a few years ago so I had high hopes for this one. Thankfully it more than met my expectations. Now I just need to write my glowing review :)

Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

This was an interesting historical fantasy novel set in London during the 1600s. I enjoyed the setting and learning about Chantress magic. 

Books reviewed:

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

Currently reading:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (reread)

I decided to reread this series after seeing the trailer for the second movie, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. I wasn't a fan of the first movie though I love the books and I am willing to give the second movie a chance too.

What I plan to read next:

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

I've only heard good things about this book. It is one of my book discussion books for this month and hopefully my book group members will like it.

Little Century by Anna Kesey

This is my evening book group's April pick. I am looking forward to reading it. I find it interesting that this cover looks more like a historical Christian romance (it isn't Christian fiction) while the original cover looks like a Western. We'll see which cover best matches the story...

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (reread)

I don't remember this book as well as I remember The Lightning Thief. I may only have read it once and I wanted to refresh my memory. Of course the movie will probably be very different if I base things on how the first movie went.

Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell

I read a really positive review of Vanity Fare earlier this week which made me bump it up on my TBR pile. I love the cover and think this will be a good lighthearted read.


  1. Sounds like you had a pretty good reading week. I definitely think Little Century looks like a Christian romance title although the goodreads page suggests that it will be very different. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I enjoyed Tell The Wolves I'm Home, hope you do too. Looking forward to the Lauren Willig book. Have a great reading week.

  3. I have read the Percy Jackson series. I liked the Kane Chronicles better.

    Here is mine

  4. Tell the Wolves I'm Home sounds great. Enjoy your week!

  5. I'll keep an eye out for your review of Golden, sounds like one I'd love but I'll have to read Moonglass first of course. I'm with you, what's not to love with the cover of Vanity fare, books and cookies ... sweet!
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. I like your mix of reads and the cover of your first book!

  7. The books you recently read look really interesting. I look forward to reading your reviews on them.

    I have While We Were Watching Downton Abbey to review as well, but I haven't been able to start it yet. I am going to hop on over to your review to see what you think of it!

  8. I just put the Lauren Willig book on request at the library...hoping it comes in soon!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  9. I thought Vanity Fare was a cute read. Chantress sounds good! I am not sure I have read much set in the 1600s. Have a great week!

  10. I've heard some good things about Wolves and Vanity Fare, I hope you really like both of them!

    Have a great week of reading :)

  11. Lots of great books there, there I really need to read more of the Percy Jackson books soon! Tell The Wolves I'm Home and Golden are both on my wishlist, can't wait to read them. Enjoy your week and happy reading :)

    What I've Been Reading!


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