Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (August 13, 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 got my "back to school" letter and agenda this week. My time on vacation is ending soon. I will miss all of this free reading time but I'm eager to get back to working with the kids and my colleagues. This week was a slower than normal summer reading week. Here is what I finished.
I read Biting Cold by Chloe Neill which is the most recent in her Chicagoland Vampires series. I really liked it and can't wait for the next volume. My review will be posted on Sept. 12.

I also finally had a chance to read Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer which was the third book in the Nightshade trilogy. Just in time, too. Here first book in her prequel series arrived this week. My review will be posted on August 29.
I read Tears of the Jaguar by A. J. Hartley which was a good archaeological thriller. My review will be posted on August 30 and the book will be released on Sept. 4.

Also being released on Sept. 4 is the latest Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes adventure. Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King has Mary and Holmes getting mixed up in the complex politics of Morocco in 1924. This was very adventurous and very enjoyable. My review will be posted on Sept. 1.

My Book of Life by Angel written by Martine Leavitt was the first novel in verse that I have read. This Young Adult contemporary was a very gritty story told by a young woman who is a prostitute on the streets of Vancouver. The language and the amount of story that was told in very few words was amazing. My review will be posted on Aug. 30 and the book will be released on Sept. 4.
I am currently reading my autographed copy of Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway. I was able to spend a couple of days in the Twin Cities and attend two author events. Saturday afternoon I went to Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction bookstore and met Ms. Hallaway and got this book signed. (I also bought her YA trilogy and got them signed too.)

Next week I will continue to read review books. I have seventeen more books on my stack with September release dates or that I promised to read and review in September. 
On the adult side, Taking Charge by Mandy Baggot (a romance) and Murder in Silence by Gary Kassay (Mystery) are both on my Kindle. They were released earlier this year but I said I would read and review them in September.
On the young adult side, I have Outpost by Ann Aguirre which is the sequel to Enclave and will be released on Sept. 4. It is a dystopia. Sept. 8 sees the release of Redemption by Veronique Launier and The City's Son by Tom Pollock. Those two are on my Kindle. Redemption is a paranormal with gargoyles. The City's Son sounds like a contemporary fantasy.

I accepted another adult book that I should read and review this week but it hasn't arrived yet. I do have in hand two other adult books with September release dates that I should read if I have a chance. I think I will be concentrating on YA if I want to read anything non-review. I brought my huge basket of adult books back home with me this week so that my car wouldn't be as full when I had to move back to my school year home in two weeks. 

Reviews posted last week included
That was my week. What was your week like?


  1. Enjoy your books. My favorite book last week was Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett. Please come see what else I'm reading.

  2. A great week of reading for you! Enjoy the vacation time you have left!

  3. You have a lot of good looking reads. I will have to check into the Neill and Aguirre series. Happy Reading!

  4. A pile of such good reads. Enjoy them all.

  5. I overcommitted to review books in September so won't have much time for anything but them ... silly me! I like the sound of Outpost and all your paranormal reads look great.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

  6. I've been wanting to read chloe Neil's series for ever. You have some great titles listed!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  7. Oooh nice! I enjoyed Rift! Cremer's prequel series is off to a good start! Still need to find time to read Biting Cold! And like, all my 2012 releases! :P

    Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  8. I got my Back to School letter in the mail last week, too. It's that time, isn't it? I, too, can't wait to get back to work. Completely refreshed!

    Here's my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

  9. Wow, lots of amazing books! Redemption and The City's Son are on my wishlist.

    What I've Been Reading

  10. Garment of Shadows sounds like something I would be interested in, I'll be looking forward to your review :)

    Have a fantastic week of reading!

  11. Lots of mystery. Looks like a lot of fun reading!

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