Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Oct. 31, 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.

Happy Halloween, everyone! After school today is our reading club Halloween party with a viewing of I Am Number Four. We wanted to show a book based movie. I am looking forward to seeing this. I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet.

Last week I read:
Cast in Ruin by Michelle Sagara -- This one is a great, complex fantasy but would not be a good starting place for someone new to the series. It is book 7. My review is here.

Fetching by Kiera Stewart was a fun read about middle school outsiders deciding to use dog training techniques to improve their popularity and defeat the mean kids at their school. It had a nice mix of characters. My review is here.

Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon was a story about grief and family dysfunction disguised as a fairy tale retelling. It was a bit heavy handed and had the weaknesses of fairy tales - lack of character development and unclear motivations for characters. However, it was also an adventurous read and the language was very descriptive. My review will be posted on Nov. 12.

I am not currently reading anything. But this is my stack and Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman is calling my name.
Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman is the third in her Paranormal Investigations urban fantasy series. I have enjoyed the first two. This one is an eARC from NetGalley. The book will be published Nov. 15.

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh is also and eARC from NetGalley. This is one book in a multi-author series. I chose it because I am a fan of Singh's work. This one also comes out on Nov. 15
Ignite by Kaitlyn Davis is a self-published young adult paranormal. The author asked me to read it and, since it sounded good, I agreed. I hope it is as good as it sounds. It came out Oct. 9 and is available as an ebook. 

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting is sitting on my computer in my Adobe Digital Editions. I want to read it soon but really dislike reading a book on my computer. This is a young adult fantasy which will be published on Nov. 15.
In Her Sights by Robin Perini was one of my Amazon Vine selections this month. This one is romantic suspense and will be published on Nov. 29.

Unleashed by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie is my second Amazon Vine pick. This a a young adult paranormal with werewolves. It will be published on Nov. 22. 

If none of these manage to capture my attention I can always look in the stack of books pictured below. These are my most recent additions to my TBR mountain.
What are your plans for the week?


  1. I have The Pledge too and wish that Simon and Schuster would make it possible to read the e-ARCs on Kindle and other devices instead of just Sony Reader and the computer. That Michelle Sagara series definitely looks like something I'd enjoy.

    Happy Halloween! Have fun at the classroom party. I liked I Am Number Four. It isn't perfect but it is entertaining.

  2. Happy Halloween!! :) "Fetched" looks really great. I hope to read it soon.

  3. I love the cover of Th Pledge... hopefully the book is a s good as the cover. ;)

    Follower. Come see my Monday! Have a great week!

  4. Cinder and Ella looks really good. Great picks for possible "next" books. Happy reading!

    Here's the link to my monday post...

  5. OMG! You got Unleashed already?! So envious! I can't wait to read that one! Love Nancy and Debbie's writing!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day and Happy Halloween!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Too bad about Cinder and Ella... I was really looking into that one.

  7. Enjoy your books. I have a huge TBR too. I had a very slow week of reading. Please come see what I did finish.

  8. Looks like you've got a great week lined up!

  9. Whew what a mountain. :-) And you have lots of good books lined up. I see several new to me series - Cast in Ruin and Tricks of the Trade - that look interesting.
    I find it hard to read on the computer too. Takes longer.
    Enjoy this week's reading.

  10. Kathy I'm also looking forward to reading The Pledge. Just finished reading The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead not long ago.


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