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.
This past week was the Bout of Books read-a-thon and I signed up to participate so I could jump start my reading for the year. I read 6 books (one was a novella) and I even managed to write reviews for a few of the books I read that will post later this month.
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Waking Kate by Sarah Addison Allen
This is a prequel novella to Lost Lake but you don't have to read it first. It does give some insight into Kate's relationship with her husband.
The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle
I have read one other Mary Bennet book (the one by Colleen McCullough) and I thought this was better. She is the Bennet sister that I can relate to most (though I am not so religiously devout-I'd never read theological books if I could read novels instead). I know I used to act "holier than thou" when I was a teen. Thankfully Mary grows out of it (and so did I) and I enjoyed seeing her get a chance for a happy ending. Too bad Jane Austen didn't really give her much room to grow in the original.
Going Rogue by Robin Benway
This was a fun teen spy book which I liked more than the first in the series. I believe my review is going up later this week.
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley
I loved this book. Definitely need to keep the Kleenex on hand. I have heard comparisons to Jodi Picoult but I would have to say that I like this more than any of her books I've read.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Enjoyable Southern fiction with just a little bit of magic. I liked the friendships and family relationships in this one.
Alienated by Melissa Landers
I loved this teen science fiction debut. It was a creative idea to have a foreign exchange student scenario with an alien teen. Humor, romance, suspense, and some food for thought concerning prejudice, the environment, etc. Not quite 5 stars but close...
Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge
What I might read next:
Me Since You by Laura Wiess
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg