Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 29, 2013)

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.

Finally, Spring weather has made it here to SE Minnesota. I am writing this with the windows open to catch the fresh air. I had a good week last week and read these:
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa is her amazing sequel to The Immortal Rules. I like what Kagawa does with vampires and really like the main character. This book will be released on April 30 and my review will be posted on May 2.

Sketchy by Olivia Samms was an engaging mystery with some paranormal elements. The main character is able to draw what other people can see. She is also just out of rehab and trying very hard to stay clean and rebuild her life. Getting involved in a murder case isn't making it easy for her. You can see my review here.
Battleship by Dorothy Ours was a nonfiction book that read like fiction. A DuPont heiress who is a horse breeder and trainer wants to take her horse to the Grand National at Aintree. We also spend a lot of time with the jockey who is going to ride him. This was a fascinating, detail packed look at the lives of the rich and famous in the early 20th century. You can see my review here.

An Affair of Deceit by Jamie Michele was a romantic suspense title that didn't quite work for me. I had trouble engaging with the characters. I did enjoy the action-packed plot. My review will be posted on May 2.

Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann was a collection of stories featuring the characters from her Troubleshooters, Inc. series. I have read all of them and enjoyed revisiting old friends in these stories. My review is here

To Wed in Scandal by Liana LeFey is the book I am reading right now. This is historical fiction that I got from Amazon Vine. I have just begun it but am already a little irritated with the female lead. 

Next on the Stack
I have a little gap in my review calendar and decided to fit in a couple of books from my TBR mountain. I chose Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost and Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger.
The next two adult review books on the pile are Bare It All by Lori Foster which will be released on April 30 but my review will be posted on May 15 as a part of her blog tour and Cuts Through Bone by Alaric Hunt which is a mystery that I got through the Amazon Vine program. It will be released on May 14.
The next two young adult books on my stack are The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston which will be released on May 14 and The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross which will be released on May 21. 

There may be time to fit in another couple of YA books from my TBR mountain in between the two of them. 

I can't believe that it will be May this week. I have a couple of author events scheduled into my May calendar already and am looking forward to the craziness that is the end of another school year too. What do you have planned for the coming week?


  1. Kathy what a great line up of books! Your reading always amazes me!

  2. You have lined up quite a lot to get through. Hope you achieve it all! enjoy the reads.

  3. I'm always on the lookout for good vampire books so I'll wait for your review of The Eternity Cure. I enjoy Christopher Pike's Thirst series and The Season of Passage.

  4. Everyone is reading The Eternity Cure, I must get on the bandwagon. I've still got one more book to go in Jeaniene Frost's Cat & Bones series before I start on another one.
    Have a great week and enjoy your new reads

  5. I just started The Eternity Cure this morning!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. Looks like some exciting reads coming up. The cover of Etiquette & Espionage has me especially intrigued!
    Hope you enjoy this weeks reads!

    It's Monday @ The Reading Realm

  7. Lots of great reading there, I really need to start my copy of Etiquette & Espionage soon and catch up with the Kady Cross series. Happy reading this week and I hope the weather stays nice!

    What I've Been Reading!

  8. Nice! Those are all new to me! Hope you enjoy them! Have a good week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Great line up. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I'm curious about Sketchy....enjoy your week! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  11. You've got a lot of interesting YA books in your lineup! Enjoy!

  12. I read Bare It All while on vacation last week and it was great!!! I love that series and can't wait for the next one.

    Have a great week!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  13. You will be busy this week with that reading list!


    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  14. Finally getting to return comments on IMWAYR posts! Sorry it took me so long! You've got some GREAT books on here! I just got The Eternity Cure, but I'm trying to save it for vacation in a few weeks. We've got two 8 hour days in the car, but I reeeally want to start it now! haha. Thanks for visiting TVH! I'm a new follower =)


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