Sunday, July 28, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 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.

Here is what I read last week. Instead of separating the book by adult and young adult, this week I am going to list them in the order I read them.
I read Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton which is the latest in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. I enjoyed it but primarily read it because I have read the previous 21 books. My review will be posted on August 10.

Awoken by Timothy Miller was a YA review book. The short chapters and amount of adventure would make this a good book for middle graders. I liked the characters and the writing style. My review will be posted on August 15.
Blood and Roses by A. K. Alexander was a thriller I got through Amazon Vine. I thought that the massive amount of plot in this one overwhelmed any character development. People who like plot heavy books will enjoy this one. My review will be posted on August 17.

My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush by Laura Toffler-Corrie was a fun YA about a klutzy nerd who falls in love for the first time with an angel. This one has lots of humor and a sweet romance. My review will be posted on August 17.
Good As Gone by Douglas Corleone was a thriller that I got through Minotaur Books early review program. I liked this fast paced story and I really liked the hero who is dealing with incredible loss. My review will be posted on August 15.

Hush by Carey Baldwin was an eNovella that I received from the author for review. It was a romantic suspense story that packed a novel's worth of suspense into a novella which meant that the romance was less developed. It was entertaining and a quick read. My review will be posted on August 14.
I read the first two books in Dan Krokos' trilogy. 

False Memory begins with a young woman waking up without her memory on a park bench and quickly becomes a fast-paced science fiction thriller dealing with psychic powers, drugs to keep memories from being lost, and cloning. I really liked this debut novel. My review will be posted on August 5.

False Sight is the second book in the trilogy. I got the ARC at ALA. This ramps up the danger and adventure and includes traveling to other Earths. It was very exciting. The only disadvantage of reading an ARC is that the wait for the final book in this trilogy is now going to seem endless. My review will be posted on August 12. 
I am currently reading The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle. This was another ARC I got at ALA. It is a young adult contemporary.

Here are the ones I hope to read next week:
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon - YA thriller

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington - Aug. 20 release - YA Contemporary
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - August 27 - epic fantasy sequel to Throne of Glass.

The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away by Frances O'Roark Dowell - August 27 - third in a YA contemporary trilogy. I haven't read the first two but I got this ARC at ALA.
Cast in Sorrow by Michelle Sagara - August 27 - latest episode in adult fantasy that I have been reading since the beginning.

Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubenstein - ARC for blog tour - book will be released on Sept. 1 but my post is scheduled for Aug. 22.
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
The Outside by Laura Bickle - September 3

I got The Outside as an ARC at ALA so I bought The Hallowed Ones for my Kindle so that I could start the series at the beginning. I was intrigued by the thought of an Amish dystopian thriller. 

Reviews I posted last week:

Inside of a Dog

Ms. Martin Teaches Media

On the personal front, I will be traveling back home for a day of testing at the Mayo Clinic on Monday. It looks like surgery for my Crohn's disease will need to happen in the near future. It is my goal to get this taken care of before I have to go back to work on August 26 but will have to see if it can be done that quickly. On the upside, recovery time should equal lots of reading time. 

What are your plans for the week? Leave a link and I'd be glad to check out your blog. 


  1. I liked Don't Turn Around though I'm not sure if I will be picking up the sequel. I want to read the Infinite Moment of Us and Sure Signs of Crazy looks like a fun book.

    I hope things get better on the health front and that you'll be able to have your surgery and recover before the new school year starts.

  2. OOh nice! Curious for your review of The Hallowed Ones! I debated over it last year but couldn't decide if I was willing to try it when I already had too many reads!

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  3. So many good books, I just recently picked up Sagara,s first book in the series and I have Crown of Midnight to read later this month.

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. False Memory and False Sight look good to me. I think my eldest granddaughter would enjoy Awoken. Thanks for sharing.

  5. certainly had a very good week.

    THANKS for sharing. ENJOY your week and your reads.

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  6. Wow, you read a lot of books last week and you've kept up with the Anita Blake series? I keep meaning to get back to it but it never happens. Have a great reading week.

  7. False Memory and False Sight sound good, I especially like the premise of the first one. I like psy powers and cloning stories if they're done well. Hope all goes all well on the medical front.

  8. I'm so jealous about The Outside & Crown of Midnight. The Hallowed Ones was one of my fav reads last year, and I also loved Throne of Glass, too :) Also, I'm glad you enjoyed Dan Krokos' books, I need to read them, too. Happy reading!

  9. False Memory sounds really good! Have a great reading week.

  10. I haven't read many in this genre, but they certainly look interesting.

  11. That's a whole lot of books, some look interesting I might need to check them out and perhaps add a few to my list. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. Looks like some good reading. I'm curious about Awoken but the title My Totally Awkward Supernatural Crush and that seems like such a fun concept.

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  13. Wow, I wish I could read as fast as you do! That is a lot of books. I have read Don't Turn Around and I liked it but totally forgot about it until seeing that so it reminded me to check out when the next one comes out! I have to admit the Amish dystopian has my curious

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  14. I've been wanting to read Sure Signs of Crazy....and Good as Gone looks tempting.

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  15. Sure Signs of Crazy looks like fun. Enjoy your books! :)

  16. I hope all goes well with your medical issues! I have not read the Anita Blake series, do you recommend it?

  17. I like the sound of False Memory and False Sight, will keep an eye out for them. All the best with your clinic appt, hope your surgery can be done quickly. Happy reading :)

  18. I look forward to your review for Good As Gone! I like that new cover for Don't Turn Around much more than the original.


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