Sunday, May 4, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (177)

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 so glad May is finally here! Hopefully that means I can pack my sweaters away soon :) 

Today is a special day for Star Wars fans. Yesterday we showed the original Star Wars movies at my library just for fun and tonight I am watching my favorite Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back. I was hoping there would be more movie news about Episode VII but I am excited that we got to find out the main cast on Wednesday and that the original actors are coming back.

I didn't get much reading done this week but I did finish the book discussion book thankfully. I hope to get through at least two books this week. I am going home for Mother's Day so we'll see...

Books reviewed:

Books read:

The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

I did not like the main character but the book was still interesting because of the descriptions of art and the process of art forgery, etc.

I liked this book that proved to be more than a romance. I enjoyed reading about Lara Jean and her family.

Currently reading:

Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard

This book is similar to the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn movie, Overboard. The main character had her heart broken by a boy she met the summer before. Then he has an accident that causes him to have amnesia and think it is still last summer and she has the opportunity for revenge or to fall in love again. 

What I plan to read next:

Where Earth Meets Water by Pia Padukone

I've already started reading this one and I really liked it until they introduced one too many character POVs. The book focuses on Karom, a young man who has survived a lot of tragedies (9/11 and the tsunami of 2004 where he lost his entire family) and how he likes to tempt fate.  The other main characters are his girlfriend Gita, her grandmother back in India, and his college roommate Lloyd.

Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

I have loved the author's other books so I am looking forward to Since You've Been Gone. Plus the title makes me think of the Kelly Clarkson song...

May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Reading :)


  1. Yay for Star Wars Day! I love Empire Strikes Back, definetly my favorite. There's something about it, I hope they strike that tone with Ep VII. I'm looking forward to seeing the big 3 again and see what kind of story they come up with...

    I think it's awesome you showed the movies at your library- how cool!

  2. May the Fourth Be With You too! ;o) I brought home the Jenny Han book this week. Have a great one.

  3. good variety for your reading week - enjoy!

  4. I've seen the Padukone book on another blog and am intrigued by this one. Have a good week.

  5. Happy for you as a Star War's fan. Not one myself but know heaps are. Hope you get your two book goal met. I can hear the relief that you got your book club book read!

  6. We had a cold snap on the weekend and had to dig out the winter woolies, brrrr ... unusual for us in Autumn. I love the original Star Wars movies. I've put the Jenny Han book on my wishlist after reading your review.
    Safe travels and enjoy Mother's Day with your mum. Happy reading :)

  7. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Since You've Been Gone…so excited to check that one out. Enjoy your books and have a great time going home this weekend to see your mom!

  8. I've had to get my sweaters out, autumn has gotten chilly! I just finished reading Where the Earth Meets Water

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  9. LOL as I was reading that title I read it to the tune of the song!! It does sound like a good book, I will have to check it out.

    I hope the fourth was good to you! :)

  10. You have a great variety of books on your shelf. I have added To All The Boys I've Loved Before to my TBR shelf. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Fool me Twice looks great, I love Overboard it's a movie my mom and I would watch everytime it came one TV when I was a kid. I'm going to be checking this one out. Have a great reading week!
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    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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