Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (69)

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!

Books read:

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

I really enjoyed trying to figure out the secrets in Emily's family as she read the entries in the diary she found. I liked that historical part more than Emily's own story though that was good too. 

Books reviewed:

Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle

Currently reading:

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I should be finishing Divergent this week. My sister has already finished it (I recommended it to her) and she  tried to convince me that the main character (Tris) dies when an elephant appears out of the blue and sits on her. According to my sister, the next book, Insurgent, is all about the elephant and its story. Somehow, I don't believe her...

What I plan to read next:

Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn

I am looking forward to reading this. I love this series so far and I am interested to see what will happen to Julia in India.

The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn

I want to read this soon as it has now been released. Of course after I read it I will have a long wait for the next book in the series.

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Since I just read a YA retelling of Hamlet set in the past, I am looking forward to this contemporary retelling.  

The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

I hope I will finally be reading this book. I've had it checked out from the library for a long time!

What have you been reading lately?


  1. Elephant? LMFAO! Divergent was amazing. Hope you love it :D

  2. Your sister sounds like a card! lol I have Divergent on my shelf but am debating on if I should read it now or wait for Insurgent lol

    Here is my Monday!

  3. LOL your sis should write her own book about that elephant :) I will get to day :P

    Oooo I'm intrigued by the Hamlet retelling :3

  4. I just got the newest book in the Lady Julia series, I decided I'm going to reread the series before starting the next one - hopefully I'll spread out the wait until another one comes out! Waiting for those is torturous!!!

    My Monday post is here.

  5. I want to read Divergent so bad. lol :-) Have a great week.

  6. I have been wanting to read Dark Road to Darjeeling. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your books.
    My Monday:

  7. I have seen great reviews of Violets of March - glad to hear you liked it too!

  8. Falling for Hamlet has to go on my wishlist. Until Sunday I had only finished four books, a fifth of what I was reading during spring semester. Then two things conspired to make me read more. Come see what happened.

  9. The Deanna Raybourn books look quite interesting to me. I'll have to check them out.

  10. Glad you enjoyed The Violets of was an enjoyable read for me, too.

    I've been noticing Deanna Raybourn books here and there, so now I must check her out!


  11. Both Violets of March and Dark Road to Darjeeling sound fabulous, I am adding them to my list to be read! I read Shadowy Horses a few years ago, but I don't really remember it- but now I want to reread it! Have a great week!

  12. Oh! More books to put on my "want" stack! I really really want to read divergent! Every review I see is so great! I can't wait for yours! :)

    here's my post:

  13. Divergent is on my TBR stack. Now I'm really curious about it. I will be looking for the elephant. ;-) My Monday Report is here. Have a great week!

  14. BWAHAHAHAH about Divergent!!! Your sister is funny! But that's totally what happens. And the elephant has pink polka dots. Spoiler alert sorry ;)

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  15. Looks like some great reading happening here!!!


  16. Lol, your sis is definitely creative! :D

  17. Looks like some great picks! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads ;)

  18. falling for hamlet looks great, it's definitely on my to read list

  19. If I could just finish the books I've been reading for 2 weeks, I could start on Divergent! (snort giggle at your sister)
    Love the covers of the Deanna Raybourn novels. Have a great week and happy reading :)

  20. Thanks for stopping by my It's Monday post. My sincerest apologies for the delayed return visit. I am having technological difficulties at the moment. I hope that you enjoy all of your reads for the upcoming week!


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