Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 23, 2015)

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 pretty quiet week this past week. I did have an eye doctor's appointment on Tuesday which meant no reading time Tuesday evening. I don't know what kind of drops they used but I couldn't see print all evening.

Part of Saturday was spent picking out new frames for glasses. I also got a chance to get in some walking as I circled the Mall a few times before and after visiting the store to choose my new glasses. I managed to amass over 8000 steps which was about 4 times my usual Saturday step total. (Reading and playing on the computer don't build very many steps!)

Saturday's weather was the best of the week as my part of Minnesota is deep in a cold snap. Sunday's temperature is supposed to top out at zero Fahrenheit. It looks to be a great day to curl up on the ouch and read.

This coming week marks the return of The Voice which will keep me glued to my television set. That is easily my favorite television show and about the only one I plan my schedule around.

Read Last Week
Demon Hunting in the Deep South by Lexi George was a fun paranormal with a decided "Southern" voice. I really liked it and look forward to reading the rest of this series. My review will be posted on March 21.

Liars, Inc. was an entertaining young adult contemporary story with an engaging main character. It was a mystery/psychological thriller. My review will be posted on March 21.
Holding Strong by Lori Foster was a review book. It is the second in her Ultimate series of romantic suspense novels. This one focused on the romance aspects of the the genre. My review will be posted on March 26.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman was also a YA contemporary review book. I found it hard to read because I really didn't like the main character even though she was very well-written. The story was well written and ultimately satisfying. My review will be posted on March 26.

I am reading The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer. It is the last book on my March review stack. I like the main character but haven't really read enough to form an opinion of the story.

Next Week
The next three adult books on my stack are all books I bought in January. I am really trying to keep up with reading as I buy so that I end the year with fewer books on TBR mountain. I am trying to be more selective about what I buy despite all those great Kindle Daily Deals.

Teacher Beware by Charlotte Raine is a romantic suspense title. The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin is urban fantasy. Thrown by Colette Auclair is a romance.
I was hoping to fit in a couple of YA books from my stack until I looked at my stack of review books and realized that I had 13 April releases there. I plan to read the first two on that stack this week.

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink  is an eARC from Edelweiss. and The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things is a print ARC from Macmillan. Both will be released on April 7.

Reviews Posted
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  1. Wow....your list looks like mine. A lot of BOOKS.

    ENJOY, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. You off of school today?

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  2. Looks like you have lots of good reading ahead of you. I hope you enjoy them.

  3. so many books! I think I only read one book last week. I was excited for Solitaire but i'm not anymore to be honest. the queen of bright and shiny things is one i would like to read!

    I am currently reading two books, a great and terrible beauty by libba bray and mr. kiss and tell (veronica mars) by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. OOoh nice! These are all new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Lots of great sounding books here. I don't read that many young adult but always think I should read more.


  6. No indeed reading and game playing make it difficult to get steps in. Since I finished teaching I find it more difficult to get those steps in. Looks like lots of good reading though.

  7. I enjoy watching the Australian version of The Voice when it's on. Hope the cold snap has passed!

    Read on,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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