Monday, June 9, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 9, 2014)

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'm home! I got to my summer home Sunday afternoon and managed to time it just right. My brother was home to help me unload by fully packed car.

Last week was busy and I added to the excitement by developing some sort of sinus thing that had me coughing, sneezing and dealing with a runny nose all week. It also really wiped me out. I was taking naps after school each day. It is hard to pack and get organized when napping. However, I did finally finish everything up and take off just one day later than I had planned.

Read Last Week

Last week was a nice mix of review books and books from my own TBR mountain.
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor was a engaging young adult contemporary romance that was also a tear-jerker. My review will be posted on June 21.

Dragon Ship by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller was the 4th book in the Theo Waitley arc of the Liaden Universe stories. I can't wait for more books to be written in the series. I need to know what happens next. 
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson was a young adult contemporary with elements of ghost stories and murder mysteries. It didn't go where I thought it was going to go but I enjoyed it. My review will be posted on June 26.

Skin Game by Jim Butcher is the latest in the Dresden Files series. I really like this urban fantasy series because it contains such great characters. This one was excellent. My review will be posted on June 26.
A friend lent me The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy because she enjoyed it so much. I also thought this was an entertaining fantasy story with an engaging main character. My review will be posted on June 25.

On the Fence by Kasie West was a wonderful contemporary young adult romance about a tomboy and the boy next door. It had great characters and a wonderful romance. My review will be posted on June 28.

Kendra Elliot sent me a copy of her most recent romantic suspense title. Vanished will be released on June 17. I started it last night and didn't want to put it down. The emotions surrounding a child kidnapping are so intense!

Next Week

Here are the review books that are on my stack for next week.
Straddling the Line by Jaci Burton
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Wild by Alex Mallory

After I finish those, I'll be digging into the two very large bags of books I brought home from my TBR shelves to see what catches my eye.

Reviews Posted


  1. I really need to start reading the Dresden Files. I hear the audiobooks are excellent. Have a great week, Kathy!

  2. I am not much of a fantasy reader but am glad you are enjoying these books. The romantic mysteries also look good.
    Book Dilettante

  3. Great selection of books, as always! I hope you feel better and have a great week!

  4. I have been wanting to read more YA and these books looks good. I will have to check them out!

  5. Vanished sounds like a book I need to add. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  6. so glad you made it home & only 1 day after you'd hoped is great! now hoping you stay healthy so you can enjoy those bags of books =)

  7. I am so glad to hear the new Butcher book is good! I love that series!

  8. The Vanishing Season has such a pretty cover! I will have to look into that one.

  9. I have yet to read a Jaci Burton book, but her covers always look enticing. ;) Great line up. Happy reading!

  10. I hope you are feeling better!

    I've been wanting to read Jaci Burton's books for so long but I haven't had a chance yet. This one looks good (and a great cover! LOL)

  11. Dragon ship looks good, and so does Midnight Thief- love that cover!

  12. A lot of great books you have there Kathy :-)

    I have been meaning to get started on The Dresden Files for ages now, since the very short lived SciFi show.

    Have a great week.

  13. Interesting covers even though I don't read this genre.

    Have a wonderful reading week. Looks like it will be good for you.

    I wish the weather would cooperate around here. One day it is in the 80's and the next day it is raining and chilly. I like to read outside but can't when it isn't warm. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  14. So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. My from school got sick the day school let out...

  15. (Oops...I always have trouble when I try to type on my iPad!) My FRIEND from school...

  16. Isn't it the truth, teachers get sick just as school ends. I have a friend who retired in December - she has been sick with colds, sinus etc every since. Hope you get to enjoy your summer home with lots of well deserved reading.

  17. Oh very nice! Hope you enjoy all these!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  18. Just the words Summer Home sound good to me!! I don't know why I haven't read Jim Butcher, lots of folks love his books. You've got great books coming up!! Enjoy and hope you feel better soon.

  19. So good to see Dresden return, but I really need to catch up on that series

  20. Getting sick as soon as you relax on holidays is the most annoying thing. Hope you're feeling better. Those books will help lol. The Things You Kiss Goodbye sounds good (tissues and all) and I've a friend who'd love On the Fence. Have a good week and happy reading :)

  21. Hope you're feeling enough better to enjoy your first days in your summer home. Looks like some good reading!

    Joy's Book Blog

  22. Hope you are feeling better soon. My brother is weary that I have not read the Dresden Files series yet. Have a great week.

  23. I hope you're feeling better so you can enjoy all these wonderful books in your summer home!

  24. I've been reading the Dresden Files on and off but I'm not up to Skin Game yet. All of the books I've read in that series have been great so far!!

  25. I was just looking for a Dresden Files book at the library and they didn't have the one I needed. Summer Knight, I think. I like the series a lot. I'm glad to know it continues to be good! Enjoy your week!

  26. Hope you feel better. Vanished sounds good.

  27. I really want to read On the Fence! :) The Vanishing Season looks good and suspenseful. Feel better soon! :)

  28. Ooh, I loved Kasie West's Pivot Point duology. I'd love to check out On the Fence :D Happy reading and I hope you feel better soon!

    Thanks for visiting my post earlier :)

  29. Someday I may start reading/listening to the Dresden Files. That Dragon Ship series looks really interesting to me.
    I hope your sinuses have cleared up. Happy Reading!

  30. Nice list of books! I haven't read any of them, but Midnight Thief is on my arc pile, so I hope to get to that one soon. Enjoy your reads this week!


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