Sunday, October 12, 2014

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (194)

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 had a very productive afternoon of reading today and I finished two books and read another from beginning to end. Now I don't know what I'm in the mood to read next. I have a lot of ARCs to get caught up on still but I also have some library books I've been wanting to read. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and I have a copy of the biography Positive by Paige Rawls, who was bullied as a young teen when her classmates found out she is HIV-positive. I also have some sequels to books I really enjoyed last year.

Books reviewed:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Books read:

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

I loved this book and I am sad that this series is finished. I am hoping however that Percy and his friends will somehow make an appearance in the Norse mythology series. Rick Riordan has hinted that the main character Magnus Chase is somehow related to Annabeth.

Boomerang by Noelle August

I liked this more than I thought I would. It reminded me a little of both chick lit and contemporary romance novels like those written by Jill Shalvis only with younger characters and no charming small town setting. I guess it is part of a trilogy but I'm not sure I'll read the rest of the books.

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

While there are some obvious similarities and comparisons to Cinder, Stitching Snow is its own self-contained novel. I don't know if there is a sequel in the works but this can be a standalone book which I really appreciated. It is also not a faithful retelling of Snow White and more loosely based on the source material than Cinder was.

All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

This book took me by surprise. I only read it because of a positive review from Christina at Confessions of a Book Addict. I had tried one of Cora Carmack's other New Adult series and didn't like it but I read All Lined Up in one afternoon and I plan to pick up the sequel. 


  1. Glad you had a great reading weekend! The new Riordan book looks good and at some point I want to sit down and read the whole series.

    Nice review of the Rosie Project as well.

  2. Positive is a book that should be used in schools! Weekends full of reading are the best! I was able to sit outside in the sun and read a bit this weekend too.

  3. Wow, a busy week! Love it when a book really surprises you!

  4. Yay for good days of reading! I was sent The Blood of Olympus unsolicited, no idea why when I've not read any of that series but I'm glad you loved it! Cora Cormack is new to me, I'll keep All Lined Up in mind, and I've put Stitching Snow on my wishlist. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  5. Sounds like my idea of a perfect afternoon!

    I hope you have more of them this week :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I'm seeing the new RR book all over the place today. Enjoy!

  7. I am going to have to look up Jill Shalvis, with your mention of charming small town setting - my favorite thing! Lol. Enjoy your week!

  8. I enjoyed Stitching Snow when I read it. Other than the fact that it was science fiction, I didn't see any resemblance to CINDER. Here's my week. Happy reading!

  9. I am sort of curious about Stitching Snow. :)

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  10. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Boomerang. Also, thanks for the shout-out concerning All Lined Up. I am glad you liked it! I love the whole Friday Night Lights vibe, so that book was a lot of fun! I want to check out book two as well!


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