Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (160)

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 am kind of bummed by the fact that it is now sweater weather and my neck of Ohio might see some snow (mixed with rain) this coming week. Since I didn't go anywhere this weekend I did at least have the time to finish reading two books when I wasn't spending time on Pinterest...

Books reviewed:

Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Books read:

I thought this was a nice story but the title was misleading for me. I kept expecting baking to be involved or recipes but the main character is a lawyer who also enjoys photography. The title comes from something else in the story...

Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel

This is a very atmospheric kind of novel especially once Layla arrives at the tea estate. Interesting setting and portrayal of the difficulties of adjusting to married life. 

It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis

This was a pleasant diversion but I was expecting more from it. I am planning to check out the next book in the series.

The Accidental Bride by Christina Skye

This was mostly a good book though it does have its flaws. I am currently reading the first book in the series. I didn't realize I'd picked up the second book in the series till I started reading this.

Currently reading:

A Home By the Sea by Christina Skye

What I plan to read next:

This is the book discussion book for October. Thankfully both groups are reading the same book for once so it is less stressful for me! I am looking forward to starting this as it is based on a true story.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

I am a little nervous about picking up this book. The last book was kind of disappointing and I've been really let down by dystopian series enders in the past. Maybe I will wait till the glowing reviews start pouring in...


  1. I know exactly how you feel about Allegiant!

  2. In the time of the Butterflies looks fantastic. Can't wait to see what you think - it looks like a great choice for a book discussion :)

    Have a great week!! It's Monday! What Are You Reading @ the Brunette Librarian

  3. Like your mix of reads. I also thought that the Simses book was going to be about baking in some form!

  4. I'm waiting on Allegiant until Christmas probably-I'm not that invested in this series. Champion by Marie Lu is the one I want, if I'm picking a dystopian conclusion.

  5. Hmm, I am looking forward to Allegiant, I didn't mind Insurgent, although some of students thought it wasn't as good as Divergent.
    That Blueberry book gets me every time I see it. The cover is just so enticing, I will need to read it so I can get over it!!

  6. I'm hanging out for Allegiant but apprehensive too ... it had better be awesome, but I did enjoy Insurgent just as much as Divergent. We've been having an early heatwave and terrible bushfires here in Australia ... praying for rain.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  7. And it Spring here yet we are in the midst of a heatwave battling bush fires!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  8. Thanks for sharing that info about the bakery book. Not really a bakery book, is it? Annoying.

    Here's my It's Monday!

  9. I haven't had a chance to read Insurgent yet. It has been on my Kindle for quite a while now. If you are looking for a dystopian novel that ends well, try the Enclave series by Ann Aguirre. Come see my Monday Report here. Happy reading!

  10. I'll keep my eye out for your review of Teatime....sounds like an interesting read and I love the cover. I also have a Jill Shalvis book on my shelf, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Can't wait to hear your thoughts! Happy reading!

  11. I love the cover for In the Time of the Butterflies. My sister in law just gave me Divergent to read! Uh oh. I was planning on reading it in a week or two. I hope you like Allegiant!

    Wow, I would have thought that the Blueberry Bakeshop would have been about a bakery or food or a cafe as well. That title is very misleading!

  12. I really need to pick up a Jill Shalvis book - I've heard they are fun, quick reads and sometimes you just need those types of reads!

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  13. OMG I feel the same about Allegiant!! Happy Reading.
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  14. Nice selection of books. THANKS for the blurb about each.

    I have Teatime for the Firefly...I hope it is good.

    ENJOY your week.

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

  15. ALLEGIANT! It seems like a lot of people are angry with the way it ends, so I'm very nervous to start reading it...

    Hope you enjoy your books :)


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