Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading (102)

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. 

Yesterday I participated in the Dewey Read-a-Thon so I was able to read more than I normally do this past week. I had a good week and felt like I accomplished a lot at work and with my reading. I even wrote several reviews this morning after a long dry spell. Now if I could just get caught up on the cleaning...

 Books read: 

Slide by Jill Hathaway 

This was an interesting suspense novel that reminded me of Wake by Lisa McMann and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. 

Timeless by Gail Carriger 

Timeless is a good conclusion to the Parasol Protectorate series though it fails to live up to the brilliance of the early books. I think it does a good job of setting up the spin-off series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad.

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews 

I checked this out on a whim from my library's e-book collection. It was funny and I loved the Southern setting. I've only read one other book by Mary Kay Andrews but I will have to try more. Hissy Fit was the first book I read in the read-a-thon and it was perfect for that kind of thing.

The Backup Plan by Sherryl Woods 

I also found this on the library's e-book site and read it for the read-a-thon. I don't know if I will read the rest of the books in the series but it was also a fun book.

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins 

This was a really good follow up to Demonglass. Like that book, Spell Bound had plenty of surprises in store for the reader. Sad to see the series come to an end :(

A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan 

A Girl Named Digit reminded me a little bit of the Gallagher Girls books in a way. It was a good book to wrap up the read-a-thon.

 Books reviewed: 

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell 
Little Princes by Conor Grennan 

Currently reading: 

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

This is what I'm currently reading on my Kindle. I haven't gotten that far but I have a feeling that I'm going to like it at least as much as Poison Study.

The Witness by Nora Roberts

I am not so sure about this book. I have read only one other Nora Roberts book, Vision in White, which I didn't care for. She is known for her romantic suspense however and this did receive a starred review in Booklist. I guess it's time to find out what all the fuss is about! So far, it's not bad. I certainly like it more than the writing in Vision in White and the main character is definitely more interesting. I like that she is intelligent and capable and the added danger from the Russian Mafia makes it more of a page turner.

What I plan to read next: 

This is a review book that will be published early next month so I hope to get to it soon. I love that it is about a book club even if the teens are unwilling participants. I look forward to seeing what books they read.

The List by Siobhan Vivian 

I've heard good things about The List. The idea is so hurtful but I'm glad in a way that the book is told through the POV of both the "pretty" girls on the list and the "ugly" ones.

Starters by Lissa Price 

I hate the cover but I am eager to give this dystopian novel a try. It has received a lot of positive reviews.

What have you been reading lately?
Have you read any of the books on my list?


  1. You did have a good week! I just finished THE WITNESS after a marathon read of my own. I couldn't put it down. I read TOUCH OF POWER a while ago and liked it too. I agree with you about TIMELESS but I don't think any book could have lived up to uniqueness of the first book in that series. Have a great reading week!

  2. You've accomplished a lot! Have a good week this time around as well.

  3. Nice job! I had hoped to get more read than I did... but alas... I did not. I had fun though :)

  4. I always have so many things to say about your books! I did not realize that Timeless was the end of the series. :-( But I'm glad to see you say "spinoff series!" I love Mary Kay Andrews! My favorites are the Savannah books. You think you'll like Touch of Power "at least as much as Magic Study?" Impressive! I still need to finish that series up though. Enjoy your week!

    1. I am hoping to read the Savannah books soon especially as they are set in the historic district. I loved the part of Hissy Fit where the character visits Savannah.

      I'm happy about the spinoff series too but I don't know when they will be published. I haven't read Magic Study but I did like Maria Snyder's Poison Study and the Glass series.

  5. You had such a great week!

    The List sounds interesting, albeit sad. I added it to my list!

    1. The List does sound sad. I'm glad they didn't do something like that at my high school.

  6. Looks like a good week with Readathon. I have Timeless in my Audible library now. Hope to read it in May.
    I have enjoyed all Snyder books I have read so far. I'll be getting Touch of Power too.
    Enjoy your reading this week! Thanks for visiting me too.

  7. The Unbearable Book Club sounds interesting. What is it about books about people reading books that seem so interesting?

  8. I'm new to Nora Roberts. I'm currently listening to her Bride Quartet series on audio. I finished Vision in White last week and have a little over an hour left in Bed of Roses. Despite her popularity, I just never picked up one of her books! You had a great reading week. Hope this week is just as good.

  9. Spell Bound is on my wishlist. My favorite read this week was I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley Please come see what else I'm reading.

  10. I loved loved LOVED Touch of Power almost as much as Poison Study so I hope it pans out that way for you too! Cannot wait for the next book in the series!

  11. Everyone was talking about Starters at the library conference last week. I'll be curious to hear what you think.

    my It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
    I hope you'll stop by and say hello!

  12. Yeah the STARTERS cover is a bit unbearable. Who is it published under? I haven't heard of it.. It bothers me when books have bad covers!

    Anyway, it looks like you had a REALLY great and busy week. I haven't read any of the Hex Hall series books, but I do own them - LOL. I just am that far behind. :/

    My Monday Meme

  13. I love Nora Roberts - and her romantic suspense books are great. Some of my favorites of hers are Black Hills, Blue Smoke and High Noon. I have The Witness on my tbr list.

    The Mary Kaye Andrews book looks good - I've read one of hers and found it pretty funny!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  14. I like how the read-a-thon boosted my weekly totals, too; but like you, my eyes started blurring long before my mind was ready to stop.

    You have some great books this week...I LOVED The Hissy Fit. MKA's books are so much fun!

    As you know, I got The Witness, too, and can't wait to read it! Thanks for visiting.

  15. You had a great week!!!I loved The Hissy Fit, she is one of my favorite authors!

    Have a great week!

  16. My library just got that Nora Roberts book in - I"m kind of wary too, not a huge fan but she has some good ones. Kind of hit or miss really. Hopefully this one is a hit! :)

    Happy Reading this week! It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading??

  17. I'm so curious about The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls! I can't wait for your review.

  18. Glad to hear that Spell Bound has plenty of surprises! I love surprises,

    Enjoy your next three books :)


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