Sunday, March 13, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (56)

It's Monday What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. I always enjoy seeing what other people have read and reviewed over the past week. It is also a great way to find new books to add to that ever-growing TBR list!

Favorite book read this week: Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Books finished:

Deadly Little Games by Laurie Faria Stolarz

This series reminds me of my favorite kind of YA book when I was a teen-suspense fiction with just a little bit of the supernatural/paranormal like some of Lois Duncan and Christopher Pike's novels. Deadly Little Games was an edge of my seat kind of read even though I figured out who the "bad guy" was pretty quickly.

The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal

I liked this one so much more than The Dowry Bride. I was in the mood for chick lit and The Sari Shop Widow fit the bill. I enjoyed the descriptions of the clothing and the Indian food. It reminded me of shops I'd been to in Toronto's Little India.

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Ten Miles Past Normal is such a fun book. It will be published on March 22nd and I highly recommend it to fans of contemporary YA fiction. The writing style is reminiscent of Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Wendelin van Draanen, or Julie Halpern. Janie is a great relatable character and I'd have wanted to be her friend when I was a teen!

Books reviewed:

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier

Currently reading:

Out for Blood by Alyxandra Harvey

What I might read next:

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen

What does your reading week look like?


  1. I am about half way thru Secrets of Harmony Grove. You can see my review by the end of the week if not sooner at my blog http:cathysreadinglist.blogspotcom

    I think you might like this if you like mysteries and a little Amish culture.

    Happy Reading

  2. I have been checking your reviews and there are a couple of books that I will definitely be putting on my TBR pile.

  3. can't wait to see your reviews of those books!

  4. You sound like you had a great reading week, wish you the same for this one.

    My post

  5. Skipping a Beat has alot of great reviews, and is on my wishlist!

  6. I really liked Ten Miles Past Normal too. You have some nice ones coming up. Have a great reading week!

  7. Love the cover of Sari Shop Window

  8. You have a nice line-up of books, enjoy them. I will look forward to your reviews. Have a delightful week. My Monday:

  9. I like the sound of The Latte Rebellion - if it's got coffee in the name, I'm in!

    My Monday is here.

  10. The Latte Rebellion would of course, draw my attention :) I hope you love Skipping a Beat! I sure did.

  11. I loved Deadly Little Games soooo much! I absolutely love Laurie. You can actually check out my review of all three books on my blog as well as in interview with her! I'm following you now!

    You can check out my week here!

    I'm also doing a giveaway on my blog if you're interested!!

  12. I turned in my children's book project today. The reading I did for it last week accounts for almost a third of my list. Come see what I read.

  13. I didn't realise The Sari Shop is chick-lit. I love chick-lit every now and then so this is one to look out for - it seems a bit different from normal chick lit.

    Happy reading this week! Looks like you have lots of good books to choose from.

  14. You have some great books lined up this week. Loved Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, and The Latte Rebellion are both great reads. enjoy!

  15. So many good books ... Ten Miles Past Normal and Skipping a Beat appeal to me and I still havent read the 2nd book (Blood Feud) in Alyxandra Harvey's YA series. Have a wonderful week and a fabulous birthday celebration and happy reading of course :)

  16. The Sari Shop Widow looks really good - I'm adding it to my tbr list right now!

    My It's Monday post can be found here.

  17. Those Christopher Pike/Lois Duncan books used to scare me to death! I don't think I ever worked up the nerve to read very many of them! Enjoy your week!

  18. Lots of great books! I loved Ten Miles Past Normal.

  19. The Sari Shop Widow and Skipping a Beat - both books have had positive reviews all over the blogs. Enjoy the reading.


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