Monday, August 23, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.  Click on the picture to be taken to Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!

Wow!  I got through 5 books again this week.  When I say that, I feel like all I've done is read and I know that's not true.  But still, it feels good to get some of those book out of my to read pile!

I started off the week with The Secret Bride by Diane Haeger.  In the end I was just so-so with it.  I did enjoy reading about Princess Mary (King Henry VIII's little sister).  I knew nothing about her before this.

Next, I read If I Stay by Gayle Forman.  This was a powerful book.  I wonder if I'm the only one that didn't realize what the book was really about from just the description.  I learned she's writing a sequel and can't wait!

I then read Deception by Lee Nicholas.  I have to admit this wasn't on my radar initially, but I won it in a contest.  I'm always surprised when a YA managed to pull off a little bit of horror convincingly.  I ended up really enjoying this one.

I read a tour book next.  Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund was a good way.  I wasn't expecting the author to take it in the direction she did.  I liked it though.  I was disappointed to read that the author doesn't plan on writing another book anytime soon.  I hope that's not true because I don't think the story is over!

I also finished Fallen by Lauren Kate.  I have to admit, I was a little disappointed with this one.  The first half seemed to be about nothing.  The second half was packed full of action without really explaining anything.  I have Torment  coming on tours in a few weeks and I hope things get explained better.

I think this week is going to be a reread week.  I'm reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and also plan on reading Catching Fire!  This way I can remember the details when I have Mockingjay in my hands.  I also will reread Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.  If there's time, I will also read Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb.


  1. Another great reading week. Many will be reading Mockingjay this week! I hope it is fantastic. I am so glad to know that there is a sequel to If I Stay.

  2. I want to reread The Hunger Games and Catching Fire before I get to Mockingjay but don't know if I will be able to wait!

    I was surprised by Deception as well and I look forward to seeing where the series will go. I have If I Stay checked out from the library and if I can, I plan to read it next week. The Secret Bride was interesting for me because I hadn't read any books about Princess Mary before. Either Margaret Campbell Barnes or Jean Plaidy also wrote about her.

    I hope you enjoy your reading this week!

  3. Wow, five books! Very impressive....

  4. Congratulations on a great week of reading!!!


  5. You had a fantastic week! Enjoy your books this week. My Monday is here:

  6. Fallen is still on my shelf and I have heard mixed reviews on it.... I am nervous to pick it up but so want to read it!


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