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 has been a few weeks since I participated in this meme so I've listed a few of the books I've read since the last time. I only read two books this past week. This week I will be participating in the Bout of Books read-a-thon so hopefully I will have more time to read. The cold weather may help with that too with the temperature dropping below zero!
Diamonds and Deceit by Leila Rasheed
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
This was a fun book about two girls with the same name who switch places for the summer. One is a hockey player and the other is a figure skater. The premise reminded me just a little bit of The Parent Trap meets Cutting Edge but the story was a lot more than that. My review will be up later this week.
City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn
I really enjoyed this book though I had been a little worried considering how I felt about the heroine of her last book. Fortunately I liked this one more. The main characters even reminded me of Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane in the way they interacted with each other.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
This was my first book of 2014 and I loved it. Definitely heartbreaking and it made me think. I am curious to find out what the other book discussion group members thought about it.
Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
Another Downton Abbey style book for teens but the characters in this one felt younger than in some of the others that I've read. I liked Janie the kitchen maid much more than the other protagonist, Lady Charlotte whose head is stuck in the clouds.
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
This book started out really well and I liked the dry humor but now the story has become a little bogged down in the account of Allan's early life. I am hoping the pace will pick up again.
What I plan to read next:
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle
I am not sure if I will like this book. Pride and Prejudice spin offs tend to be hit or miss and more often they miss the mark. I am intrigued by the idea of a book about Mary Bennet. I read the one by Colleen McCullough which I liked though it was a little odd.
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
I am excited about this book. It has a really interesting premise and may be a tearjerker. The book kind of draws comparisons to Jodi Picoult which doesn't surprise me since it is about a pregnant woman who is brain dead and the decision about whether to keep her on life support for the sake of the unborn child.
Going Rogue by Robin Benway
I am looking forward to this sequel to Also Known As. Maybe it will fill the void left by the end of the Gallagher Girls series. I could always use another humorous teen spy novel.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
I usually love Sarah Addison Allen's books so I am looking forward to picking up Lost Lake. It will be nice to read about someplace warm too as the temperature drops into the negatives here.