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 pretty productive reading and reviewing week and this past weekend I wrote some more reviews for the next few weeks. I still have a lot to do to catch up but I am making progress! I am planning to sign up for the Dewey 24 Hour Read-a-Thon in a few weeks too.
I can't believe how quickly this month is flying by! It is already time for me to start cramming in my book discussion books. I know I could make life easier for myself by reading the books earlier but then I forget stuff when it is time for discussion...
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
The Hero by Robyn Carr
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
This was a really good YA contemporary novel that deals with issues like abuse, family relationships, and healing from the past. My review will be up next week.
The Runaway Wife by Rowan Coleman
I liked this contemporary novel for adults about a woman and her daughter who start over in a small English village.
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This was a suspenseful book involving gifted teens who help the FBI hunt down a serial killer. Another winner from Jennifer Lynn Barnes though without anything paranormal this time.
A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
This is the first Bess Crawford mystery I've read but I loved it. The cover suggests that it is set in India and though part of it is, most of the story takes place in England and France during WWI.
The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
My first Kristan Higgins book but not my last. The Perfect Match is a modern take on the marriage of convenience trope. I was surprised to find that I liked the characters and the family relationships.
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands is the evening book discussion pick for September and it is based on true events. Parts of the story remind me of The Help and so far I like it.
What I plan to read next:
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
This is the afternoon book discussion pick for September. It is also historical fiction and involves a murder and various other deaths. We pick such cheerful books to read for book group...
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
I've already started this book but had to put it aside to start on book discussion books. This is the story of the forbidden love between Sahar and Nasrin, two teen girls living in Iran where homosexuality means the death penalty. I have a feeling this book will have a sad ending.
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
I've heard a lot of good things about The Burning Sky and Rae Carson loved it and gave it a blurb. I like the cover change though the other cover was also nice but it looked more dystopian and this one emphasizes fantasy.
Her Perfect Earl by Beth Pattillo
I happened to come across this book while browsing Netgalley. I hadn't heard of it before but I have read Beth Pattillo's contemporary Christian fiction like Jane Austen Ruined My Life and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart. This is an actual Regency romance so I'm eager to see what the author does with it.
What have you been reading lately?
Any suggestions for good book discussion reads?