Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Sept. 22, 2014)

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.

I had a productive week. I had a nice trip up to the Cities to meet Kelly Barnhill and get her books autographed. Her newest book went right to school. I'm not even going to pretend that I will have time to read it for the foreseeable future. (38 review books on my stack makes that very unlikely.)
Since I didn't have other meetings or things on my calendar, I got a lot of reading done. With the baseball season winding down for me, I expect to have even more time to read. Of course, The Voice is starting which will increase the amount of television I watch.

This coming week looks pretty open too. I do have a book signing to attend on Friday night in the Cities but, otherwise, my calendar is clear.

Read Last Week
Atlantia by Ally Condie was an interesting dystopia that included an underwater city, people who live there who develop the power of sirens, political intrigue and a romance. I liked it. My review will be posted on Oct. 22. I have already reviewed it at LibraryThing and GoodReads.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is a debut novel that is an epic fantasy about a group of refugees who have to reclaim a magical object in order to free their kingdom. It has political intrigue and romance and was a fast-paced read. My review will be posted on October 16.
Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst was a great contemporary story with adventure, magic and romance. My review will be posted on October 20.

Centaur Rising by Jane Yolen was historical (it takes place from 1964-1966) fantasy and tells the story of a centaur born on a horse farm and how the birth changes lives. It was a delightful story. My review will be posted on October 18.
Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs gathered all the various short stories and novellas in this world. I enjoyed revisiting the ones I had already read and reading the new stories too. My review will be posted on October 16.

Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith was the fourth adventure in this middle grade scientific mystery series. It was a fun romp. Middle graders will enjoy the series. My review will be posted on Sept. 22 for this Oct. 7 release.
Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh is a contemporary romance. I liked the characters very much and loved that love managed to triumph despite the damage each main character had suffered in the past. This one is for romance readers who like their stories spicy. My review will be posted on October 18.


I am now reading Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh which is a novella in the same series as Rock Addiction. I got this eARC from NetGalley. It will be released on September 30.

Next Week

This week's books are all Kindle and all Review. I'll be finishing up my October books and beginning the twelve I have that are being released in November.
Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
Get Happy by Mary Amato
The Gift of Darkness by Valentina Giambanca
Caught Dead by Andrew Lanh

Reviews Posted
  1. Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan (Sept. 15)
  2. Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Sept. 17)
  3. Midnight Betrayal by Melinda Leigh (Sept. 17)
  4. Blackbird by Anna Carey (Sept. 18)
  5. Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs (Sept. 18)
  6. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (Sept. 20)
  7. Silent Murders by Mary Miley (Sept. 20)
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What do you have planned for the coming week?


  1. Some really interesting reads on your list Kathy. Enjoy!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  2. Shifting Shadows sounds good. I am not sure I have ever read a short story in the Mercy Thompson series, so it might fill in some blanks!

    Beware the Wild looks amazing as well!

  3. "Altantia" sounds really interesting, plus that cover is gorgeous! I recently got into dystopia so I'm totally checking it out! Maybe my library will have it! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great reading week!

    Here's my Monday:

  4. Kathy, It looks like you've had such a productive reading week! Have a great week.

  5. Atlantia has had me curious since I heard about it, I'll have to go over to Goodreads and check your review of it. I also see you reviewed Blackbird last week, which I have up next to read, more or less. I'm hoping to like that one in spite of the POV which I've heard mixed things about.

  6. Oooh very nice! Dying to read Atlantia myself! Love a good mermaid story! And yay for an author visit! Totally new to me author but hope you had fun meeting her! I love meeting authors! It's a feeling that never gets old!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I may have to pick up Chasing Power. I really enjoyed Durst's book The Lost.

    I hope you find some balance between all of the things you have to do this week!

  8. omg I really want to read atlantia! the rock series looks really good, I'd like to read those too.
    Here's is my Monday!

  9. Your books look great! Enjoy and have a great week!

  10. Atlantia and the Jane Yolen book look really amazing--I mean, the others look really good, too. Thank you for sharing your list.

    My week:

  11. I thought the Nick and Tesla books sounded like fun so I bought one for my nephew's birthday. We sent him parts for one of the projects along with it. I don't know if he like it or not so I just assume so. Enjoy your week!

  12. I think you are better than me with Rock Addiction - spicy and more. I loved the characters too, so will look forward to your review.

  13. I like Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series, not sure the spicier Rock Kiss series is for me?? Have a great week and happy reading :)

  14. Lots of good titles. I will be watching for some of these reviews. :-)


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