Sunday, April 21, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (143)

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 had a great reading week and even got caught up on some reviews. This coming weekend I am planning to participate in the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon though if I were a really responsible adult I'd spend the time getting caught up on cleaning instead!

Books read:

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (reread)

I am long overdue in rereading this series and since the new movie is coming out this summer and the books were on sale for Kindle a couple of weeks ago, I decided to pick them up again. This is such a fun series!

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (reread)

I think this is the first time that I reread The Sea of Monsters. I really like this one because of all the allusions to The Odyssey. I also really hope they don't screw up the movie!

Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

I thought this book was amazing. I wasn't really prepared to like it but found myself taken by surprise. I hope the rest of my book group likes it too!

Books reviewed:

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Currently reading:

Little Century by Anna Kesey

I just started this book and I hope I will like it. The writing style is a little different because it is in third person, present tense and it will take some time for me to get used to it. It is a book group book so I have to finish it this week.

Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry

I am reading this novella on my Kindle. It is the story of Lila, Echo Emerson's best friend (from Pushing the Limits). I am enjoying it so far.

What I plan to read next:

The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan (reread)

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan (reread)

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (reread)

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan

I am kind of interested in this one because it is a teen spy novel set during Elizabethan times.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is a hit or miss author with me so I am curious to see how I will feel about The Storyteller. The subject matter is certainly intriguing.

Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell


  1. Congrats on catching up with reviews. Always a good feeling. Glad you enjoyed Tell the Wolves I'm Home. Have a great week.

  2. oh no, not cookies and books! :)
    quite a list you've completed this week - cheering for you on completing the book groupread !

  3. Tell the Wolves I'm Home looks like a fabulous reading group pick!! :) I've glanced at it a few times myself but haven't read it yet. Hope they like it too!!

    Have a lovely reading week!! :) What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

  4. I like your mix of reads. Enjoy all of them.

  5. hmm readathon or cleaning ... I know which one I'd pick lol. The Percy Jackson series has been on my TBR stack for *cough* some years. I'm hoping to read The Storyteller soon and Dare You Too, looking forward to your thoughts on Crossing the line.

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. Oh excellent news that there is another Percy Jackson movie coming out - my kids and I both really enjoyed the first one and were disappointed it hadn't been followed up yet!
    The Storyteller may surprise you - it did me!

    Have a great reading week!
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. I can't wait to read The Storyteller, though like you I find Jodi Picoult a bit hit or miss! I usually enjoy the book, but a few of the endings have been let-downs.

    I've only read the first Percy Jackson book so far, but my little sister has them all so I might read the second over summer, before the film comes out.

    I think I'm going to take part in the read-a-thon too - you COULD schedule a little bit of cleaning time in as well I suppose (I wouldn't though!). I won't be participating for the whole 24 hours though, because I have two uni deadlines next week that I'll be working on :(

    Have a great week!
    Faith @ StudentSpyglass

  8. I'll never forget reading The Lightning Thief. I picked up a copy from the author in a booth in 2005 at IRA and, when I got back to my hotel room, I spontaneously decided to read it. Couldn't put it down!

    Here's my It's Monday. I hope you will stop by!

  9. The synopsis for Tell the Wolves I'm Home sounds interesting, but it doesn't give much away... I shall have to have a browse tomorrow and see if I can dig up more dirt on it - thanks for the recommendation! Have a great reading week (Rick Riordan, yey!).

  10. Love the look of Maid of Secrets-I hope to get to it once it's released. I wonder if I will be able to do the readathon this year-I've NEVER participated and that's just kind of sad to have not participated in 3 1/2 years of blogging.

  11. All of these books look good, especially Crossing the Line- I didn't even know that novella existed...can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  12. I am giving out The Lightning Thief for World Book Night! I am glad to hear the new movie is coming out, I enjoyed the first one. I need to finish reading the series too though! :)

  13. Interesting selection! I put Tell The Wolves...on my TBR list.

  14. Good idea to reread the Percy Jackson book before the next movie! I need to start rereading soon too. Lets hope the movie will rock and stay true to the books (at least they got Annabeth's hair color right this time).

    Hope you enjoy everything! :)

  15. I am reading Haunted Ground. Good book.


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