Monday, July 08, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.8.13)

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.

It's been a hot week - we had temps in the 90s and since it was almost too hot to be outdoors, I stayed in and read! If only I spent some time getting reviews done...maybe this week. My reading seems to be all over the place, but that's because I'm trying to be a little more strategic in what I pick to read. I'm working on making progress with some of the many reading challenges I'm doing. 

Books Completed last week
  • Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (mine, audio book)
  • Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery (library book)
  • Sister of the Bride by Susan Mallery (e-book)
  • Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (e-book) 
  • The Newcomer by Robyn Carr (review e-book)
Reading Now:  
  • The Shadow Tracer by Meg Gardiner (review book)
  • Sizzling Sixteen (library audio book) - car
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (mine, book club read-a-long)
  • A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (mine)
  • Vanish by Tess Gerritsen (library book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
Books for which I need to finish reviews
  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley 
  • The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley 
  • Fly Away by Kristin Hannah
  • Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
  • Sister of the Bride by Susan Mallery
  • Finger Lickin' Sixteen by Janet Evanovich 
  • The Apple Orchard by SusanWiggs 
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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. Wow you did read a lot last week,though I haven't read any of this books you've listed I find some of the titles interesting like Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich:) Here's mine:

    Teen Readers' Diary

  2. I really do need to catch up on the Stephanie Plum series. She is a perfect character to spend a hot summer with. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  3. I want to read The Apple Orchard....I see several books that I've loved on your list, like Fly Away, Looking for Me, and Come Home. I need to catch up on Stephanie Plum.


  4. That is a lot of reading accomplished!

  5. A great reading week during hot weather. We have been cool here, which has been great with all the wedding preparations we have, but I am ready for warmer weather. We are reading quite a few of the same books. Have a great week.

  6. Blech to the heat :( It's been steamy here lately as well. No thanks! ;)

    I hope you really enjoy The Painted Girls, I really did!

    Happy reading!!

  7. The hot weather certainly helped you with tackling a book or two eh!
    I had an unsuccessful week with blogging, and reading to an extent, last week so hopefully this one will be better.

    My Book Bubble

  8. I hope you enjoy The Painted Girls, it's one of my favourite books of the year. Have a great week!

  9. The Painted Girls is high on my wish list. Hope you will enjoy it. Have a great week!

  10. I've read one book by Tess Gerritsen, but I haven't picked up any others since! It's hard to know where to start when an author has so many books.
    Enjoy your books this week!

  11. I really must get around to Fly Away and the other one I want to read is The Firebird.

    Thanks for your review of The Orphan Train that enticed me into reading it. Loved it as you know.

  12. I just listened to the audio of A Hundred Summers so I'll look forward to reading your review of this one.

  13. Wow, I'm impressed with your reading week! I enjoyed Button Holed and The Firebird too.

  14. You had a great week! I just finished The Shadow Tracer and thought it was a good thriller

    Wishing you a great reading week

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  15. I've only read The Winter Sea by Kearsley, but I enjoyed it and intend to read more. Enjoy your week! Stay cool!

  16. I had fun reading Remember Me by Kinsella - good book with a love-me/hate-me character.

    We had temps ranging from the 90's to the 100's also - which is hard to take when our weather is usually cooler. ugh. I hear we're in store for more. yeay! :)

    Have a great week.
    My Week

    hope the cools down some for you.

  17. great reading lists - EnJoy! especially when you're in a heat wave indoors =)

  18. Stay cool and keep reading, you're on a roll! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment and yes I loved Looking For Me :) my review will go up this week, (I hope lol) I'm off to check out yours.

  19. Ugh, the weather here has been swampy hot as well! The Lavender Garden sounds wonderful! I will have to check back for your review. :)


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