Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (157)

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.

It is not Halloween yet but the stores already have their Christmas stuff out on the shelves. This past week I also read two books set at Christmastime. Hmm. I guess once the 4th of July is over, it is time to dig out the stockings and ornaments!

Last week, I read the third book in Brenda Novak's Whiskey Creek series and after finishing The Burning Sky, I decided to get caught up and read the rest of the Whiskey Creek books since I had two for review.  

I have been in the mood for contemporary romance lately but I know it will soon be time to read darker stuff for winter. I just bought A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin which will probably be my final book of 2013 or my first book of 2014. Winter is coming...

Books reviewed:

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
Star Wars: Razor's Edge by Martha Wells

Books read:

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

I loved this YA fantasy novel. It had humor as well as the fantasy and suspense. Plus Rae Carson says it's good and since she is one of my favorite YA authors, I listen to her recommendations!

When Lightning Strikes by Brenda Novak

When We Touch by Brenda Novak

When Snow Falls by Brenda Novak

Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

I really liked the main character in this book. Sophia has been treated with contempt throughout the series because of her past mistakes when she was a teen and because she is now the wife of a horribly pompous jerk. It was nice to see how much she has changed but hard to see how people treated her like she hadn't. I think this is one of my favorite books in the series.

Currently reading:

This is a fun story so far. It is set in a small town in Maine with a lot of character.

What I might read next depending on my mood:

I really liked the other books in this series so I am looking forward to this one. 

Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel


  1. I can't believe how fast September flew by, wish we didn't need to sleep, I'd get so much more done lol. I've been waiting for your thoughts on The Burning Sky, it's definitely going on my wishlist now. The Brenda Novak series is one I want to read sometime, just not sure when.

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  2. No-it can't be time for Christmas just yet! I still have so much planning and brainstorming to do for presents. And yet it also means that my birthday is coming (Dec 14) so I'm always excited for that :)

  3. That's quite a Novak binge!
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. Glad you enjoyed The Burning Sky! That book was definitely fun.

    Hope you enjoy your other books :)

  5. I saw Christmas stuff at the store too. What is up with that? I like the holidays, but I am not ready for winter weather. Boo! I can't wait to read your review of The Burning Sky. I'm glad you enjoyed it...definitely looking forward to that one.

  6. I can't wait to start reading Christmas Romances! I am going to have to make sure I find these, they look so cute. I really think there is nothing more happy than a Christmas romance. :)

    I am glad to hear the Blueberry Bakeshop is good so far. :)

  7. Hard to believe Christmas stuff is out already. Nice review of Star Wars book, I'm hoping to read that one here pretty soon. Enjoy Clash of Kings...

  8. Looks like you are reading a fun assortment of books. I am actively resisting reading anything about Christmas or winter. I don't want to rush the seasons past. Come see what I read last week here. Have a great week!

  9. I haven't read anything by Brenda Novak, but now i'm intrigued! i loooove holiday books, and the Christmas one sounds so good!


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