Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (May 21, 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 another good reading week. I am finished with the books I have for review in May and am starting to read those that are being released in June. Here are the ones I read last week.
Sweet Spot by Kate Angell was a sports romance that was pleasant but not very memorable. It would make a nice beach read. My review will be posted on May 26.

Big Sky Country by Linda Lael Miller is an ARC I received for a blog tour. My review will be posted on June 6.
Changing the Game by Jaci Burton was a very hot romance with memorable and likable characters. It is the second in her Play-by-Play series. My review will be posted on May 31.
Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore was a young adult debut novel that I got from NetGalley. This one was a good paranormal story but much more religious than what I normally read. My review will be posted on May 26.

The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross is the second in her young adult steampunk series. I got this eARC from NetGalley too. I enjoyed the story and loved reading about the wonderful gadgets the Emily invents. May review will be posted on May 24.
I am currently reading Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I received this ARC from my contact at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. I have heard great things about this fantasy and am eager to get further than just 10 pages into it.

Next week I have a bunch of review books that will be published on June 5 to read. Here they are:
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill is an eARC I got from NetGalley. I like both of those authors but am more familiar with their fantasy books for adults. I chose this one on the strength of their names even though it has zombies!

Silver by Rhiannon Held is one of my Amazon Vine books. I chose this adult title because it is about werewolves. I seem to be unable to resist werewolf books!
Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton is one from my TBR mountain. It is the third in the Play-by-Play series and I expect a spicy romance.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne has been sitting on my review stack since last December. It is her debut novel and tells the story of fourteen kids who take refuge in a Superstore while the world outside falls apart. It sounded intriguing when I chose it and I can't wait to finally read it.

Those are my reading plans for the coming week. Days are getting busier for me at work as we try to get all the last things done as this school years winds down. We do work until June 8 but there are lots of things that have to get done before we sent the kids off to their summer vacation and we collapse for ours. 
By the way for you audiobook fans, SYNC is running the same summer reading program this year as last year. There will be two free audiobooks offered each week starting June 14. The titles are for many books that I have wanted to read. I can't wait to download them. Check out this website for all the details. I will have a post on Ms. Martin Teaches Media Monday morning about this too.


  1. OOoh nice!! Only read ...Clockwork Collar from this set! Hope you enjoy your reads!

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  2. Great reads for the week! I need to get caught up on my galleys as well, think I'll take your lead.

  3. Really good books, thanks for the descriptions.

  4. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar sounds great. I find YA so hit and miss that I am hesitant to pick them up. I will have to check this series out, though.


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