Monday, May 16, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (May 16, 2011)

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 good reading week. I am slowly lowering my stack of books for review. All of the books on my list are May 2011 releases.

Last Week I Finished:
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier was a great beginning to a young adult time travel series. My review will be posted on May 16.

No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe is a young adult/middle grade historical mystery about a young boy and his uncle who happen to live in the same building as Sherlock Holmes. It was a fun adventure with fantastic inventions and even a sea monster. My review will be posted on May 18.
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando was a young adult contemporary about a girl coming to Coney Island to learn about the mother who died when she was six and to learn about herself too. My review will be posted on May 21.

Creed's Honor by Linda Lael Miller is a contemporary, western romance. It is the second in a trilogy. It features modern day cowboys and an extremely cute dog named Valentino. My review will be posted on May 18.
The Dark City #1 (Relic Master) by Catherine Fisher is a young adult epic fantasy. I thought the world building was very good. I also thought the adventure and the magic were well done. I have already added the next three books to my Amazon wishlist as they will come out in June, July, and August. My review will be posted on May 23. 

The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Kristin James, and Charlotte Featherstone is an anthology with three historical romances. All of them were very well done. I love Putney's work but wasn't familiar with the other two authors. Now I have two more authors to look for when I'm looking for historical romances. My review will be posted on May 25.

I am currently reading:
Mercy by Rebecca Lim. This is a young adult book that is about a fallen angel. "The first in a dazzling new series, Mercy masterfully weaves romance, mystery and the supernatural into a spell-binding tale." I like the concept of this one and hope the execution matches it. 

Next Week:

I still have a few review books on my stack and Kindle.

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Angel Burn by L. A. Weatherly
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Blood Read Road by Monica Young
Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

Those are the books on my list. What are your plans for the week?


  1. Lots of good looking books! I am going to have to check them out!

  2. It's the TBR pile that never ends! Hope you enjoy your soon to come books! I read Angel Burn and it was pretty good!

    Curious about Blood Magic and The Girl in the Steel Corset! Will look for your reviews when they come!

    Here's my Monday wrapup!

    Happy Reading!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

  3. Wow you do read some awesome books. I am expecting Ruby Red this week and need to get The Girl in the Steel Croset. I am also expecting the second book in of Lim's as I really like Mercy and cannot wait to read more. I am also very excited about reading Dreamland Social Club. Hope you enjoy all your read and have a wonderful week!

  4. Thanks for stopping by! You have a great variety of books in this post. I tend to read just one/two genres...

    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Interesting list! And mostly new titles for me. No Place Like Holmes sounds like a really cute read - I'll be back to take a look at your review.

  6. I've heard great things about Ruby Red, did you like it?

    The cover for Mercy is gorgeous!

    Have a great week.

  7. Ruby red looks so good! Have a super week Kathy!

  8. No Place Like Holmes sounds fun. This week I finished up the manga I had on hand. I typically read an issue over my morning cup of coffee. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  9. I'm loving the ones that you read and the covers of the books next up!


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