Sunday, January 22, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Jan. 23, 2012)

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 good reading week this past week. Here is what I finished:
I finished Blood and Bullets by James R. Tuck this week. It was a review book I received from the author. This was gritty urban fantasy that would have been improved by more character development. My review will be published on Feb. 2 and the book will be published on Feb. 7.

Spin by Catherine McKenzie was one of my Amazon Vine picks this month. I really enjoyed this contemporary, chic-lit story about a wanna-be journalist following a star into rehab in order to write a story about her and then making friends with her and dealing with her own alcohol problems. My review will be posted on Jan. 28 and the book will be published on Feb. 7 too.
Haunted in Death by J. D. Robb is a novella in the In Death series and was my first audiobook. I really liked it  and look forward to listening to more audiobooks. My review will be posted on Jan. 25. The audiobook is available now; the print version was in an anthology called Bump in the Night which came out in 2006.

The final book I finished this week was Charmfall by Chloe Neill. This is the third in her young adult Dark Elite series. I liked the combination of lifelike teens dealing with high school drama and magic. My review will be posted on Jan. 26.
I am currently reading Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis. This is a middle grade fantasy with talking dragonflies and not-so-mythical dragons. It also has strong themes about caring for the earth and friendship. I am enjoying it and thinking which middle schoolers I want to recommend it to.

Here is what I have on the stack for next week:
I have become a big fan of Jill Shalvis' contemporary romances. So I was glad to be accepted to read Time Out when I asked for it at NetGalley. This is also a sports romance.

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan is an audio-book that I received for review from Macmillan Audio. This one is young adult science fiction. It sounds really good. I also just ordered the book and plan to do a read-along when it arrives. I am easing my way into audio-books,
Toil and Trouble by H. P. Mallory is the second in the Jolie Wilkins series. I have the third book on my review stack and feel that I need to read book 2 which has been on my Kindle for while before I start it. 

When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen is a young adult review book that I received from Feiwel & Friends. This is a young adult debut book and a paranormal fantasy.

I'm feeling pretty good right now because the review books I am reading are all February releases - even the end of February. I may get a chance to actually read a couple from my own TBR mountain this month.

What are your plans for the week?


  1. You can't go wrong with J.D. Robb. Love Eve and Roarke - I think their scenes are the best!

  2. Looks like you have had a satisfying reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Well I will definitely keep an eye out for your review of Charmfall! I have that in my TBR mountain--trying to tackle some of my releases from 2011 before moving onto 2012 books. Of course there is still the piles of books that are either 2011 or older...but they weren't initially on my reading list, so I will get to those as time goes by I guess. Need to freeze time. Have to add that to my growing to do list as well!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Enjoy your books. My last semester beings on Wednesday. This is my last week of reading tons for a while. Please come see what I'm reading.

  5. I think you will like Toil and Trouble! It was super fun and a quirky kind of UF. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would :)


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