Sunday, July 22, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (July 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 great week but not necessarily a great reading week. I friend came to visit Sunday afternoon and stayed until Wednesday evening. We watch the DVDs of the fourth season of True Blood, blogged, visited the casino, went out to eat and had a general good time. But, during those 3 1/2 days, I only read about 100 pages. I did catch up later in the week.

I read:
The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas is the final novella prequel before the release of Throne of Glass. This one was particularly heartbreaking because I have already read Throne of Glass and knew what had to happen. But the writing and the storytelling were worth the heartbreak. My review of all four novellas will be posted on July 25.

Dead Ringer by Allen Wyler was a medical thriller about illegally selling body parts. I will admit I had never thought about where the bodies came from for use in medical schools and for medical demonstrations. I will also never look at funeral homes the same way again. My review will be posted on August 9.
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu was the book I was reading while my company was here. It was an entertaining science fiction dystopia that also include a love triangle. This one will be released on August 7 and my review will be posted on August 1.

Skylark by Meagan Spooner was another young adult science fiction/dystopia. It was engaging and had great world building. I liked it and can't wait for the rest of the trilogy to be published. This one will be released on August 1 with my review posting on August 4.
I also read Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear. This is a young adult historical fantasy complete with faeries. It takes place in an alternate United States in 1901 and has some steampunk elements too including flying cars. Of course, it has a love triangle and an intrepid female heroine. This book will be releases on August 8 with my review posting the same day.
I am currently reading Off the Grid: A Monkeewrench Novel by P. J. Tracy. I was sent this one for review and, even though I haven't read any of the other books in the Monkeewrench series, I am enjoying this mystery. This one releases on August 2. I just got this one on July 18 and my  full calendar means I won't be posting my review until August 11. I was interested to learn that P. J. Tracy is a mother-daughter writing team from my home state - Minnesota.

I have these four on the top of the stack for the coming week.
I received First Do No Evil by Carey Baldwin from the author for review. This thriller was released on June 26.

I also have Immortally Yours by Angie Fox which be released on August 28 on my Kindle. It sounds like an entertaining urban fantasy title. 
I got The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede in my mail last week and have been eager to read this final book in the Frontier Magic series. I am a fan of Ms. Wrede's work and of of this series.

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama is a review book I have from Macmillan Children's Publishing. This is a mermaid story that doesn't release until September 4. I might fit in a couple more from my young adult stack and wait until later for this one. 

What is on your agenda for the coming week?


  1. Lots of stuff to read here! enjoy them all.

  2. Ooh nice! Those are all new to me but I hope you enjoy them!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. I plan to read Throne of Glass - but I didn't know about the novellas, so thanks for clueing me in :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I am really looking forward to The Throne of Glass. It's getting tons of hype! The Name of the Star is a fast-paced read, you'll fly through it.

  5. Oh, don't wait for Monstrous Beauty!! It's absofreakinglutely fantastic!!! *-*

  6. Enjoy your books. My favorite read last week was Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves (audio) by Kazu Kibuishi. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  7. I've got Skylark on the TBR (and keep forgetting about it so thanks for the reminder).

  8. For not getting much reading done this week, you sure got a lot done. Summer is the time I try to catch up on my reading, too.

  9. i want Skylark! unfortunately, i was not approved in NG. *sigh*

    happy reading!

  10. You've read quite a few of the books I'm waiting for! Especially Innocent Darkness and Skylark. I'd say you read a ton!


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