Sunday, June 9, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (148)

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:

On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman

I loved this book. It is one of my favorites so far this year. It was an emotional reading experience and I will definitely be checking out the author's other novel, A Disobedient Girl.

Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown

Like the first book, Darth Vader and Son, this was a cute collection of scenes inspired by Star Wars. In this book, Darth Vader watches his young daughter become a teen and there are some funny scenes between them particularly when she starts dating a teenage Han Solo...

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (reread)

It took me a little time to adjust to the narrator but I really got into the story after awhile. It is a different experience to listen to the book after reading it. I think I am glad I read the book first. I didn't enjoy some of the author's character voices (not everyone can be Jim Dale!) but I am going to listen to the rest of the series if I can.

Books reviewed:

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Currently reading:

Time Flies by Claire Cook

I am really enjoying this book. I think I could relate to Melanie because of her fears and how she lets her fears hold her back. For a long time I couldn't drive on the highway either. I also like her friendship with B.J. who is quite a character.

What I plan to read next:

Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro

This is the afternoon book group pick for June. I haven't read anything by Alice Munro before but from the snippets I've already read in this book, I think I will like it.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

I kind of wish I could go to the beach but for now I will have to settle for beach books like this one. At least the weather is warming up again.  I wouldn't mind if it stayed in the 80s forever :)


  1. Looks like a pretty good reading week for you-On Sal Mal Lane as a favorite of 2013 means that I am really craving your review to find out why!

  2. Those young Star Wars books look so darn adorable to me! Too bad that my "baby" is 13 ;)

    I hope you have a great week of reading!

  3. You have an interesting variety of books there. I haven't ever read anything by Sarah Dessen or Alice Munro. I hope you enjoy them both. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. Omg Vader's Little Princess looks adorable!! And I still want to read The Moon and More.

  5. I finished THE MOON AND MORE recently, and it was really good (despite a very underwhelming romance)! Hope you enjoy it when you start reading :)

    Looking forward to your thoughts on TIME FLIES!

  6. I've seen The Moon and More around so much I think I've going to have to check it out. Have a fab week! See what I'm reading here.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xxx

  7. Enjoy your books and your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday!! What are You Reading?

  8. I still need to read Rick Riordan's books. I hope you enjoyed rereading his!
    Here is my Monday post.

  9. I really enjoyed The Moon and More. Not my favorite Dessen, but a good beach read nonetheless. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. Happy reading!!

  10. I'm dying to read Zader's Little Princess. It looks so stinkin' cute!!!!! :D


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