Monday, July 01, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (7.1.13)

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.

How is it July 1st already? I need to get some serious reading in if I am going to be successful in my reading challenges! I have some I haven't even started...good thing there are some bookish events coming up that will help me out. Stay tuned for details!

Speaking of July 1 - as of today Google Reader is history. As a replacement, I am using Bloglovin' which I actually like. It's relatively easy to navigate and is compatible with both my phone (an Android) and my iPad. What are you using now?

Books Completed last week
  • The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley (review book)
  • The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley (review book)
Reading Now:  
  • The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs (e-book)
  • Fly Away by Kristin Hannah (mine, audio book) - car
  • Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella (library audio book) - ipod
  • The Newcomer by Robyn Carr (review e-book) 
  • A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (mine)
  • The Shadow Tracer by Meg Gardiner (review book)
 Reviews Completed last week:
 Other posts related to books:
Books for which I need to finish reviews
  • 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 
  • The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley
Contest information:   
  • None right now...check back soon for more giveaways!!!

What about you?  What does your reading week look like this week?  Whatever it is, happy reading and have a good week!


  1. You've had such a productive week. Enjoy your new books.

    1. Yes, it was a pretty good week...thanks!

  2. I hear you, I've got to pick up the pace or I'm not going to finish challenges. I'm following you on Bloglovin, I find it easy to use too. Enjoy your lovely line up of books :)

    1. I know...if only I spent as much time reading as I did online I'd be much further ahead of the game!

  3. Looks like you're on a good book roll! I like Bloglovin'. Have a great week!

  4. I am using Bloglovin too. I never really checked my Google Reader very often so I don't miss it I guess.

    I want to read The Apple Orchard and A Hundred Summers. Great books for this time of year! I loved The Firebird.

    I agree that this summer is just going by too quickly. I am not ready for it to be July.

    1. I just started The Apple Orchard last night and only got a few pages in before falling asleep...but I do enjoy Susan Wiggs' books, so I'm hoping this one is as good!

      I loved The Firebird as well...did you read The Winter Sea?

  5. I look forward to seeing reviews on some of the books you've mentioned here.

    When I was compiling my monthly round up post I had a 'It's July!' moment... I don't have any challenges to complete but I am a little behing on my Goodreads count.

    I too am using Bloglovin'. It seems easy enough.

    My Book Bubble

    1. I can't believe how fast this year is flying by!

  6. The Apple Orchard looks so enticing...I have added it to my list.

    I've finally put BlogLovin' on my Blogger sites...I'm not sure how to transfer the followers over from Google....I transferred the ones I was following, but I guess the followers just have to click on the new icon.

    Enjoy your week. Here's MY MONDAY READING POST

    1. It's pretty good so far...hoping to get some reading time in this afternoon!

  7. Susanna Kearsley is one of several authors I keep buying books by, but never getting around to reading! Like Kate Morton and Elizabeth Chadwick. I figure the important thing is to have them in my book collection, and I can get to them when I want to, right? :)

    I'm not sorry to see Google Reader go, I've decided. I stopped using it because it was so clunky - I guess they stopped spending money on it some time ago!

    Have a great week!

    1. I was the same until I got The Firebird for the SheReads book I can't wait to go back and read some of her other books! I also have a few Kate Morton books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read!

  8. Ow you got some nice reading material up there. Susanna Kearsley and Kristin Hannah... Enjoy your week!

  9. You always have one of the best books lists. Hope you're enjoying them.

    Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

    1. Thanks...I will say putting this list together each week does keep me organized and gets me excited to read some of the books I have!

  10. I am reading Fly Away now also, what are your thoughts? I'm not impressed wished she had stopped at Firefly Lane.

    1. I'm enjoying it...curious to see how it all plays out.

  11. So many of the books I either love or want to read!I have never read a Sophie Kinsella book yet, I must at least read one to see if I like her writing.

  12. So many books there I want to read - Looking For Me, The Lavender Garden, The Winter Sea. I look forward to your reviews!

  13. I still need to read Fly Away but Ive not long finished The Shadow Tracer - I enjoyed it

    Wishing you a great week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  14. I just finished The Lavender Garden...LOVED IT.

    ENJOY your week. Looks like some good books.

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


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