Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Post (83) / It's Monday, What Are You Reading

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

It's hard to believe that spring is almost here. It certainly doesn't seem that way according to the weather!

Not much happened this past week though my library had an Irish music concert for St. Patrick's Day at a local coffee shop. This week should be pretty quiet and this coming weekend I'll be visiting my parents. My sister and her husband will also be there Saturday for lunch. I haven't seen them since Christmas so that will be nice.

Last week on my blog:

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (review)

Books read:

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

I liked this creative retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I will hopefully have my review written soon.

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

I don't usually read suspense (I prefer mystery) and while I kind of guessed some of what was going on, I still found it to be a really gripping read and at the most suspenseful point I wanted to put my Kindle in the freezer (I didn't--though I did wait for daylight to finish the book). 

The Tumbling Turner Sisters by Juliette Fay

I really enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing what the other book group members thought of it. It kind of reminded me of Water for Elephants but instead of focusing on life in the circus, it was all about vaudeville. Fascinating stuff and there is even a cameo appearance by a young Cary Grant though I didn't catch it till after I finished reading and read the author's notes.

Currently reading:

Duels & Deception by Cindy Anstey

Currently listening to:

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

On my TBR pile:

It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany

This sounds like a pretty dark book but I have read some positive reviews and I liked one of her other novels so I thought I'd give it a try.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

I am really looking forward to reading this as it is inspired by You've Got Mail, one of my favorite romantic comedies.

Starfall by Melissa Landers

I loved Starflight but I'm a little worried that this won't be as good because of mixed reviews I've seen as well as the fact that Cassia and Kane are the main characters instead of Solara and Doran.

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

New books received:

The Mother's Promise by Sally Hepworth (library book)

The Dressmaker's Dowry by Meredith Jaeger (library book)

The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward (library book)

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly (library book)


  1. It's been a slow week for me too. Let's hope we both get some more reading done this week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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  2. I'm glad you enjoyed Hunted. I thought it was a fun retelling as well. I look forward to your thoughts on Alex, Approximately. I hope you have a great week. We still have a pretty good covering of snow on the ground. I am ready for spring as well!

  3. The Irish music concert sounds fun! Enjoy your reads and time with your family - and hopefully spring arrives soon!

  4. I've read a few from your list but Amy Hatvany is an author I have not been able to get hold of. Her books sound very good.

  5. I hope you have a nice visit with your family, Christina! We just said goodbye to all of ours who were visiting from out of town. Although, my mom will be back in a couple weeks for my daughter's spring break. Saves me on child care and gives her a chance to spend extra time with her granddaughter. :-)

    I will definitely have to check out Hunted now that I've got Beauty and the Beast on my mind. All the books on your TBR pile sound good. I especially want to read The Orphan's Tale.

    I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. I hope you're loving Duels and Deception. I read her first book and really liked it. I thought The Dressmaker's Dowry was so-so. Hope you love all your new books!

  7. A person just chose Hunted on my giveaway. I like a retell of Beauty and the Beast so maybe I'll look it up for myself as well some time. I noticed a Street Cat Named Bob in the bookshop and have seen it online. Hope you enjoy it.

  8. A Street Cat Named Bob is on my wishlist. I'm joining up in the fun again and I'm hoping you'll stop by to my new domain.

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

  9. Wow - what an impressive book list this week, I see some familiar books and some not so familiar books too!
    I have The Orphan's Tale and The Mother's Promise sitting here to read very soon.
    I have enjoyed Amy Hatvany's books before, the one you listed is new to me which is great.
    Have a lovely week and happy reading!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  10. I need to take a look at Alex Approximately and Orphan's Tale. Thanks for sharing these.

  11. I liked Hunted well enough that after reading the DRC I bought a copy to donate to my high school media center. I also read Duels & Deception but didn't like it as much. Come see my reading week here. Happy reading!

  12. I loved Never Let You Go...and The Mother's Promise was one i enjoyed, too. So was The Orphan's Tale and It Happens All the Time. Hope you love them all...thanks for sharing. Here are

  13. I've heard really good things about Hunted! I am hoping to read it soon!

  14. I love Irish music and just anythning St. PAtty's in general, even though I didn't do anything this year. I'm kinda thinking maybe I'll read Alex, approximately. And I did read Starfall- sadly I did not like it as much as Starflight, mainly because I wasn't as crazy about Cassia and Kane. It's not bad though, and has a very similar feel . Just didn't wow me.

  15. I have Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey in my TBR pile. It looks like it will be a fun read, as does Duels & Deceptions. Enjoy your week!


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