Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Sept. 13, 2010

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 am back in my school year pattern and trying to alternate books - one young adult and then one adult.

I began this week by finishing Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin. This was a great coming-of-age story in which a young woman had to recognize something about herself that was extraordinary or lose her life to break a faerie curse.

Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder is the latest in her Glass series and follows the further adventures of  Opal Cowen who finds she has an unusual kind of magic, loses it, and, in this book, searches to see if she can recover her magic or forge a life without it. 
Next up was a book by a YA Debut Author that I have been wanting since I first heard about it. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White follows the adventures of Evie who was a foster child who was taken in by a paranormal agency because she has a unique ability. When something begins killing paranormals and Evie meets a boy with another unique ability, she begins to question what she has always believed and begins to grow up.

Whiplash by Catherine Coulter is the latest romantic suspense novel in the Sherlock and Savitch series. The romance focuses on FBI Agent Bowie and Private Investigator/Ballet instructor Erin. They get involved in a case in which a drug company sabotages the production of a non-patent cancer drug to force patients to use a much more expensive one. Murders, kidnappings and car bombings follow in this suspenseful story.

Next up for me is another YA Debut Author's book. I have just begun Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. Here's the product description from Amazon:
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

After that, all I know for sure is that the next book will be chosen from the two stacks on the right. I am due for an adult book.
These recent arrivals are my top priorities. The two piles on the left are the YAs and the two on the right are the adult books. If I ever get the top of my entertainment center empty, I do have four milk crates of other unread relatively-recent arrivals so that I can replenish the stacks.


  1. I liked your review of Extraordinary. Did you read Impossible, and it so was it just as good or better?

  2. Kathy, I am so wanting Extraordinary. I am glad you liked it. Paranormalcy was great read that last week, and I have Nevermore on my TBR shelf calling to me. My reading has been slowed by school for a while (we are already into our fifth week) so I completely understand having to change up your reading pattern. Have a great week.

  3. Great reading week for you! I love Catherine Coulter, but I still have to read Knock Out before I can get to Whiplash! Paranormalcy is on my TBR pile too! Here's mine:

  4. Those selections sound great. Have a fun reading week.

  5. I love your stacks! I have similar ones all over my bedroom.

  6. I'm chuckling here at your "stacks." I photographed mine last year when they were at their original stacks have gone down, but some other, newer stacks are growing!

    I like the look of Whiplash. I'm curious about that one. I've never read Catherine Coulter, but she is one I've been meaning to explore.

    Here's my Monday:

  7. Gorgeous books I do not know how I would choose.... :D

  8. Ooh, I really want to read Paranormalcy! Happy reading this week :)

  9. I'm pretty excited about Paranormalcy! And Nevermore keeps popping up on meme's this week - I can't wait to read what people think of it, I'm totally curious about it now.

  10. Paranormalcy is on my wishlist. Mostly picture books last week. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  11. So many great books to choose from. Just finished Married with Zombies by Jesse Petersen. It was a really fun book.


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