Sunday, November 24, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (163)

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's been a few weeks since my last It's Monday post. It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here and November is nearly over. We had our second snow of the season yesterday but nothing stuck to the ground thankfully. I'm not ready for that! I was surprised to realize how little I've blogged this month. I have a lot of catching up to do with review writing so maybe next month will see more posts. 

This week I will be visiting my parents for Thanksgiving and helping to prepare two Thanksgiving meals which should be fun. I may even be helping to decorate the Christmas tree if my dad doesn't get to it first. For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week I hope you have a great time with family and friends and safe travels.

Books reviewed:

Delia's Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Books read:

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

This was a difficult and moving story and a good companion novel for Code Name Verity. I recommend reading Code Name Verity first because there are some spoilers for it in this one. 

Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

I think this book could be a Hallmark movie. It is a little saccharine but after reading Rose Under Fire, it was just what I needed.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan

I hate the cover of this book but I thought  it was a fun holiday romance and as it is the first in a series about three brothers, I plan to check out the other books too. 

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (reread)

It's nice to discover that his book is just as enjoyable every time I reread it. I think it is my favorite in the series though I liked The Golden Lily a lot too. 

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

This is one of my book group picks for November and I was worried that I wouldn't get it finished in time but I was able to just sit down with it over the weekend and read it pretty quickly. I liked it and I think there will definitely be much to discuss but I wasn't as wowed by it as I expected to be.

Currently reading:

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (reread)

I am enjoying rereading this series before I pick up The Fiery Heart. It is funny to see Sydney figure out social cues. The scenes where she interacts with Brayden reminded me of The Rosie Project a little bit. I don't remember this book as well as the first one so it is almost like reading it for the first time.

What I plan to read next:

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (reread)

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead


  1. Ha!! I just had reading group on Thursday evening and we discussed "Light Between Oceans" A great discussion and lots to talk about! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. The Light Between the Oceans makes a great book club read ... such varied opinions. I loved Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series, must get on with the Bloodlines books.
    Not even December and you're getting snow ... ughh no thanks, although remind me I said that when we're sweltering in humidity and heat lol

    Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy some wonderful time with your family :)

  3. I keep seeing The Fiery Heart around everywhere, but I never paid much attention to the series before now. Your enthusiasm for it has me curious! Is it YA? I thought it was, but the people on the covers look like mid- to late-twenties at least! Funny that.

    I have The Light Between Oceans to read too, will try to keep my expectations down! Thanks for the heads-up about Rose Under Fire, I didn't know it was connected to Code Name Verity - which I have but haven't read yet. I hate reading books out of order when they give things away!

    Have a great week!

  4. Our book club read Light Between Oceans too. It is a great discussion book.

  5. I am SO behind with the Bloodlines series. I have only read the first book. I need to get caught up! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the latest book. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! :)

  6. Lol! Every time I pop over here, I find so many more books to read, especially these holiday romances!! But, I must read them. :) And I agree, that cover is terrible, but I will probably still look for the book to read it.

  7. I enjoyed The Light Between Oceans. Enjoy your reading week. Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. I still need to read the rest of the Bloodlines series too! I don't know why I haven't finished it yet, I have all of the books. lol! :) I hope you enjoy reading the series!

  9. Safe travels to you-I'm lucky to be staying in one place so I don't have to deal with air traffic or highway gridlock. I hope you'll be posting some more soon-I miss reading your thoughts!


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