Sunday, January 19, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (169)

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.

Tomorrow is the first day of the adult winter reading program at my library. Last year is the first time we tried Blind Date With a Book and it was very successful so we are doing it again this year. I've got the first batch of books wrapped and ready to go so I just have to set up the display and decorate it. While I was selecting books to wrap up, I found so many that I wanted to take home and read myself! I've got a lot of review books to read though so for now I am going to work on my TBR pile. :)

Books reviewed:

Going Rogue by Robin Benway

Books read:

Me Since You by Laura Wiess

This was a sad story about depression and loss but I thought it was pretty good. I wasn't expecting some of the tragedy that took place but I guess it is sort of hinted at in the book description and I just didn't pick up on it.

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

I really enjoyed this book. It has been promoted as "When Harry Met Sally for teens" and I think that kind of works. 

Currently reading:

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

I just started reading this and I like it so far. I listened to an audio book excerpt and thought the narrator was excellent so I put myself on the waiting list for the audio book at the library too.

What I plan to read next:

Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

I just read The Promise of Stardust last week and this one also features a pregnant woman on life support to keep her baby alive (the mom of the main character). I can't help but think of the current court case going on in Texas. 

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

I have seen some positive reviews of Uninvited and hopefully I will like it too. It has been compared to Minority Report with elements of The Scarlet Letter. The main character's life falls apart when she is marked as someone with the potential to murder.


  1. A blind date with a book sounds good. Our local children's librarian did that and some of my class participated a while back.
    The Invention of Wings sounds promising I must check if I can get the audio at Audible. Just did, yes I can so still have a few credits I can use one for it. Happy reading for the coming week.

  2. Laura Wiess is good, haven't read her in awhile.

  3. All the books are new to me. Look forward to your review on the Sue Monk Kidd book.

  4. My library does Blind Date With A Book every year and it is so much fun. Have a great week.

  5. Sounds like a good week! I'll have to look into Me Since You.

  6. Liking the Blind Date w/ a Book idea a LOT! FuN and wait lists for audios work for me ;)
    Have a great week

  7. Oooh! The Invention of Wings is on my radar! Enjoy your reading week!

  8. I love the idea of a Blind Date program-I've seen them online and think they look like so much fun! I have my review of Uninvited scheduled for this week and I mostly liked it, thanks to Jordan's compulsive writing style and the romance.

  9. Good luck with the reading program, sounds like fun.

    I like the sound of Uninvited. Sounds like something that could really happen with genetic testing...

  10. The Invention of Wings is also on my TBR list. Looking forward to reading some reviews of it. You can check out my week here

  11. OMG I need to start better off Friends!!!

    This is what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  12. Looks like a great collection of books enjoy!

  13. I'm a huge Elizabeth Scott fan but I enjoyed (hardly the right word but...) Me Since You more than Heartbeat so I'll be keen to see what you think and this week I'm reading The Promise of Stardust.

    Blind Date With a Book sounds likes heaps of fun ... hope it's even bigger and better this year.

    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  14. Uninvited sounds really interesting, thanks for the rec! Enjoy your week.

  15. Can't wait to read your review of Better Off Friends…really looking forward to that one. I have also heard great things about Invention of Wings…I'll also keep my eye out for your review. Enjoy your books!

  16. Visiting from the What are You Reading link-up. I like how you've broken things up into read, reading and to-read sections. I think I'll *ahem* 'borrow' that from now on, if that's ok with you. :O)

  17. Am planning to read Me Since You this week! I'm so glad you liked it :) Happy reading for this week!

    Here's our It's Monday! post

  18. You have a great selection of books. I will look forward to your reviews. I really like the Blind Date idea. I saw it described earlier here in Blogdom. A fun idea and a good way to read something different, maybe.

  19. I have The Invention of Wings to read, hope you enjoy it when you get the audio book. Happy reading.

  20. Better Off Friends sounds cute - I loved the movie When Harry met Sally. I might go see if I can find it on demand now and watch it today!

    I think for my elementary library, I am going to cover the books but promote it differently, since they are little. I am going to do a "Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover" promotion. :)

  21. Me Since You is on my tbr-list too.


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