Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (May 7, 2012)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

It’s Monday!  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.

Last week was a good week for reading. I finished five books.
I began by reading the newest Liaden Universe book in eARC form from Baen Books. Dragon Ship is the fourth book in the Theo Waitley series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. My very early review will be posted on May 12. The book doesn't hit the bookstores until September. My autographed copy has already been pre-ordered.

A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix is a young adult epic fantasy that I got from the Amazon Vine program. It was exciting and entertaining but I had some problems with some of the choices the hero made. My review for this one will also be posted on May 12 just ahead of the books May 15 release date.
These two arrived last week and immediately moved to the top of the stack but for different reasons.

Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock was an Amazon Vine pick. It is a young adult story with a mystery, romances, and werewolves. I thought it was very good. It will be released on May 8 and my review will be posted on May 9.

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris is the twelfth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. It is also the penultimate book and sort of felt that way. This was a quieter story the tied up a couple of the plot threads that have been woven through the last couple of books. My review will be posted on May 17.
I finally got to What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen which was readable but sort of odd. None of the main characters really know how to deal with emotion, express emotion, or recognize emotions that others feel. It gave the book an odd tone. There was lots of adventure and a number of exciting scenes but the romantic part of this romantic suspense novel was definitely the lesser part of the book. My review will be posted on May 19.
I am currently reading Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. This is a young adult book about mermaids. I got the ARC from Feiwel and Friends last December and am reading it now because it will be release on May 22. I am not very far into the book but already like the main character Emma very much.

Next week I have a bunch of other May 22 young adult releases from my review stack to read. 
Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein is a sports mystery that is the latest book in a series I have read. This was an Amazon Vine pick.

The Dragon in the Sea by Kate Klimo is a middle grade fantasy and is the latest book in a series where I have only read the first book. I got this one at NetGalley.

Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee is also a middle grade book. I have the ARC of this time travel story from Feiwel and Friends.

If I get a chance, here are the adult books I would like to read this week.
The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts is the second book in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy. I can always depend on Nora for satisfying romances.

Locked On by Tom Clancy has been in the plans for quite a while. I must not really want to read it too badly or it would have been read by now. If it doesn't get read this week, I think I'll throw it back on the mountain to read another time.

What was your week like? What are your plans for this week?


  1. Having just finished a Diana Gabaldon I am interested in your time travel book.

  2. I must remember to pick up Deadlocked soon.
    Enjoy your reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  3. Holy cow! I haven't read 5 books in a week in forever! Stupid pt job! ;)

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Is The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts her latest book? I hadn't heard of it. She always writes such good books. I have The Best of Forever.

  5. Deadlocked!!! *_* dying to read it!

  6. I read the first book in the Inn Boonsboro series, so this second one looks like a must-read.

    Enjoy your week!


  7. I have an ARC, but still need to get started on Of Poseidon. I can't wait though! Oh, and I didn't know there was a new book out by Garth Nix. I loved the Abhorsen series :) Adding this one to my wishlist. Enjoy reading!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week!

  8. What an AWESOME selection this week. <3

    Allison @ Well-Read Reviews

  9. I'm looking forward to Dragon Ship, but I'll probably wait until the September release. I did peek at the first chapters on Baen.

    I liked Deadlocked. I thought it had Sookie making real decisions instead of just reacting to things.


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