Monday, June 24, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (6.24.13)

It’s Monday What Are you Reading , hosted by Sheila, is the perfect way for me to begin my week and allows me to focus on what needs to be read and to see what I have or have not accomplished the previous week. I also enjoy discovering new books by visiting other participants blogs.

Last week was Audiobook Week, hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. It was a great week of getting to know fellow bloggers that are also audiobook listeners as well as discovering new books to try on audio and new narrators to keep an eye out for...I know my tbl (to-be-listened to) list grew a lot! Did you participate?

This past weekend, my husband sailed in a regatta and I enjoyed sitting on the porch at the boat club while reading. I got some quality reading time in - it's amazing how much reading I get in while staying off the computer and social media!

Books Completed last week
  • Button Holed by Kylie Logan (mine)
  • Come Home by Lisa Scottoline (library audio book)
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (mine)
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley (mine, e-book)
Reading Now:  
  • The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley (review book)
  • Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (mine, audio book) - car
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (review book)
  • The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (e-book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews
  • The Surfing Lesson by Elin Hilderbrand 
  • Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman 
  • The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag 
  • Button Holed by Kylie Logan
  • Come Home by Lisa Scottoline
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
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What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!


  1. Reconstructing Amelia is the book I am looking out for! awaiting your thoughts on this one.

    1. It's really good - I read it as a read-a-long and had the best time discussing it!

  2. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend (it would be for me!). We've had a houseful of company for over a week so reading has been minimal (exercise too, sadly) but they leave on Tuesday so I'm looking forward to getting back to The Light In The Ruins and Forever, Interrupted.

    1. It was a fabulous weekend...but I did slack yesterday on the exercise!

  3. I loved The Winter Sea and The Firebird. I liked Remember Me? too.

    I find that I do better with reading if my laptop is turned off and I've put my iPhone away, otherwise I am always on there looking at Pinterest, etc. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. I enjoyed The Winter Sea and am really looking forward to reading The Firebird. I like her writing style.

      Yes, between twitter, facebook and pinterest, I get very distracted!

  4. I read Come Home and I think all of the stand alones by Scottoline and enjoyed them. The Fire Bird and The Apple Orchard are on my kindle now still unread. Great stack of books you have!

    1. Come Home was my first Scottoline and I definitely will be reading more by her.

      I'm looking forward to reading both The Firebird and The Apple Orchard - I like both authors.

  5. I have yet to try an audiobook. I think it would work well for me at night when I read in bed becomes sometimes I just don't feel like holding the book, lol.

    1. I haven't tried listening while in bed - afraid I would fall asleep and it would keep going! If you are going to try one, I suggest starting with a book you've already read - just to see if you like the whole listening experience.

  6. So many great books. I want to read Fly Away soon.

  7. I have a few Susanna Kearsley books but I haven't read any of them yet. I'm curious about Reconstructing Amelia, mostly because I keep seeing it everywhere and I don't know much about it.

  8. Wow! I am so impressed by your lists. You have a lot of good sounding books here!

  9. I hope you like The Firebird as much as I did. I am reading The Lavender Garden right now. It is amazing how much time we spend on the computer/social media.

  10. Sitting at a boat club reading!!!! OOH! That sounds fun!

  11. Soaking up the sun and reading ... sounds perfect. So many of your books are also waiting for me, I'm looking forward to Fly Away next week.
    Have a wonderful week and enjoy your great line up of books

  12. I LOVED LOVED LOVED Beth Hoffman's new book Looking For Me. It made me cry twice - I've even talked my reading group into reading it :) I hope you enjoyed it!

    Have a fabulous reading week!! The Brunette Librarian's It's Monday, What Are You Reading post 

    1. I cried too while I was reading Looking For Me.

      Loved it!!

  13. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Lavender Garden.

    You have quite a few good books for your week.


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

  14. I have a couple books by Susan Wiggs but have not read any of them yet. I hope you enjoy her book! Happy Reading!
    Here is my Monday post.


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