Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (151)

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 time with my family in Canada last week and I even found some time to read. Of course most of these books were read after I got back! I still haven't completely unpacked because I've been busy reading instead...

Books reviewed:

45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson

Books read:

Blackberry Summer by RaeAnne Thayne

I really enjoyed this series to my surprise. This first book introduces the main families in the town, the Angel of Hope (an anonymous person or persons who does good deeds in the town) and a tragedy that affects the rest of the series. It is still a light romance though even with the sad parts.

Woodrose Mountain by RaeAnne Thayne

This is my second favorite book in the series. I really liked the secondary characters in this one too and the resolution of some things from the first book.

Sweet Laurel Falls by RaeAnne Thayne

This is my favorite book in the series. It is also my favorite cover. If you were a fan of Lorelai and Chris from Gilmore Girls and always wished they'd gotten back together (I did not because Luke Danes is the perfect man), you might like this book!

Currant Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne

This book has some sweet and heart tugging moments too but I was frustrated with the heroine at times. 

Willowleaf Lane by RaeAnne Thayne

While not the best book in the series, I still enjoyed this book because I could relate in some ways to the main character.

I read this on a whim and it was really enjoyable until the end when I felt a little letdown. I do plan to pick up the first book in the series too. You've Got Mail is one of my favorite movies and this book uses a similar device with the couple exchanging letters anonymously and falling in love but loathing each other in real life.

Currently reading:

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews

I like this one so far though I know that Grace is in for a world of hurt before things become better for her. I usually enjoy Mary Kay Andrews's books so I have high hopes...

What I plan to read next:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

I am really excited about this book. I've read some of it already and it is definitely entertaining and suspenseful so far.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This is a book group book for July and I have heard really good things about it. I can't wait to start. I also have another book by Rainbow Rowell for review (Fangirl) that I am looking forward to reading.


  1. Wow-lots of reading done. Go you!

    And you're checking out Eleanor and Park-I'm so excited for you. I hope you love it as much as I did.

  2. Looking forward to your thoughts on Eleanor and Park. Those other books have got such nice covers as well! enjoy them all.

  3. You were a busy reader! I love the covers of the series books. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with your family. Have a great week!

  4. Great week of reading. I tried RaeAnne Thayne's Blackberry Summer but just didn't really get caught up in it. I am looking forward to reading Ladies' Night at some time in the future. Enjoy the reading week to come.

  5. I've read all those Thayne books and liked them too

  6. I've heard so many awesome things about Eleanor and Park---I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Glad you had a wonderful time with your family and wow look at all the books you read, the RaeAnne Thayne books have such pretty covers. I've heard such good things about Eleanor and Park, must put it on my wishlist. Hope you enjoy The 5th Wave, I thought it was pretty good.

    Have a wonderful week, happy reading and thanks for visiting me :)

  8. I need to read the Rainbow Rowell book I've had for months now that I've read E&P. It's Attachments.

    Here's my It's Monday. Love to have you stop by!

  9. Thayne's books seem so cute. The covers are so pretty. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Ladies' Night. I also bought 5th Wave and although it will probably freak me out, I must read it b/c of the awesome reviews. Enjoy all your books!

  10. That's quite a Thayne marathon!

    Read on!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  11. I loved Ladies' Night!

    I will have to read the Thayne series - if you read them all like that they must be good. :) And I agree, Luke Danes is the perfect man. He was the reason my husband watched Gilmore Girls with me too. Lol.

  12. It's nice when you can read a whole series back to back. I usually have a year between books to deal with. Come see what I read last week at Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  13. Sweet Laurel Falls has such a great cover. Ooh, THE 5TH WAVE! I've heard great things about that story - hope you enjoy it! I'll be looking forward to your thoughts :)

    Have fun reading!

  14. I just added the Thayne books to my GoodReads site. Thanks. Enjoy your books this week. I finished What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (4/5 stars) last week. This week I'm reading Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan, and OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu.

  15. A lot of good books for you.

    ENJOY your week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading


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