Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (Oct. 8, 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 good reading week this past week. I completed four books. I have decided to read my review books in order of publication date and not pay attention to alternating between young adult and adult books until I have finished all of my October review copies. This means that last week I read all young adult books.
I read Emily's Dress and Other Missing Things by Kathryn Burak which I received from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. This was a wonderful, poetic, and heart-tugging book that also happened to be a mystery. The main character has a unique, almost autistic, view of the world. The book was released on Oct. 2 and my review will be posted on Oct. 13.

I also read Chasing the Skip by Janci Patterson which I also got from Macmillan. This contemporary story about a girl who is living with the father she barely knows as he travels to pick up people who are bail jumpers was an interesting story about taking a chance on people. It was also an Oct. 2 release. Look for my review on Oct. 11. 
I read Foxfire (An Other Novel) by Karen Kincy. This is a book from Flux that I got from NetGalley. It is the third in the series and is about Tavian and Gwen going to Japan. Tavian is ill and needs to know his past in order to survive. He is a half-breed kitsune and needs to get his name in order to integrate his kitsune and human halves. This was a wonderful exploration of Japanese culture and mythology. This book will be released on Oct. 8 but look for my review on Oct. 17.

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark was also a NetGalley book. I got it from Strange Chemistry. This October 2 release was an intriguing fantasy with a wonderful main character. I loved everything about this story until I got to the cliffhanger ending. I can't wait for the next book to find out what happens. My review is here

I haven't started a new book yet. But on the list for next week are these books:
Two adult Amazon Vine picks should be read next week. I Do Solemnly Swear by D. M. Annechino is a thriller that will be released on Oct. 16. The Birthday Scandal by Leigh Michaels is a historical romance that will be released on Oct. 9.
The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab will be released on Oct. 9 and is on my Kindle from Delacorte via NetGalley. Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O'Connor is an ARC that was given to me by the author at a conference I attended last Spring. It will be released on Oct. 11.
If I finish those four, these next young adult books are all being released on Oct. 16. The Shadow Society by  Marie Rutkoski is an ARC from Macmillan, Beta by Rachel Cohn is an eARC from Hyperion, and Crewel by Gennifer Albin is an ARC from Macmillan.

I am looking forward to reading all of these and, now that my baseball season has come to an abrupt end (poor Braves), I can spend more time reading.

What are your plans for the week?


  1. Amazing. This time of year I feel happy when I finish one book and I'm ecstatic when I complete two!

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

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

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. Oh wow Kathy, you have several books that I would like to read!

  4. I love seeing a big stack of books like that :) Yay!

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. Intriguing looking books! Emily's Dress really grabbed my attention. Enjoy!


  6. Ooh Crewel is on my reading list too. Hope you get through your review copies, and enjoy your reads.

    Tanya Patrice

  7. There's definitely a trend in YA towards cliffhanger endings and I'm not a huge fan... I don't mind when there are unanswered questions but I hate reading books without satisfying endings.

  8. Wow! So many books, Kathy! I'm very interested in Crewel and a could others.

    If you'd like to stop by, here's what I'm reading this week.

    **New follower**


  9. Our sporting season of cricket never ends as it is being played worldwide and we can watch something very good everyday! enjoy your reads and have a good week.


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