Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Monday...What Are You Reading? (9.16.13)

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.

I had a great week last week - got to meet Jojo Moyes and got lots of reading time in. Plus, I did manage to get quite a few reviews done. This week is shaping up to be another good week - 2, maybe 3 author events and Bloggiesta this weekend! YAY - hopefully by the end of next weekend, I will be totally caught up in reviews and maybe, just maybe ahead of the game! Are you participating in Bloggiesta?

Books Completed last week:
  • Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book)
  • The Good Wife by Jane Porter (mine)
  • Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright (netgalley request)
  • Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre (e-book)
Reading Now:   
  • Astor Place Vintage by Stephanie Lehmann (library book, book lovers unite book club book)
  • Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich (library audio book) - car
  • The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini (review book)
  • Gilt Trip by Laura Childs (review book)
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes (review book)
Reviews Completed last week

Books for which I need to finish reviews:
  • The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  • Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack
  • The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  • Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
  • The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  • The Good Wife by Jane Porter
  • Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre
Contest information:   
  • None right now...check back soon!

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


  1. YAY you ... almost caught up. Meeting Jojo Moyes would have been great, I enjoy her books! I liked your review of The Witness and I look forward to your Bloggiesta updates, as much as I'd like to I won't be participating.
    Have a great week and happy reading :)

    1. Yes - I got a bunch of reviews done, but then read a bunch of books last week, so the list is somewhat long again...oh well.

      I'm looking forward to reading Jojo Moyes' books - I've heard such great things about them.

  2. I so want to read the rest of the Jane Porter books, have only read the first one. Have a couple of weeks hols coming up at beginning of October, which just might be a good time to do it! Have a great week.

    1. The Brennan Sisters trilogy by Jane Porter is excellent - I highly recommend. I have a few of her other books on my shelves as well and am looking forward to reading them.

  3. I'm so behind on the Stephanie Plum series by Evanovich. I should get back into that series. :)

    I'm also in awe of the amount of books you finished reading this past week - congrats!

    Have a great week
    My Monday

    1. I decided this year I was going to get caught up - and listening to them on audio has helped with that, plus they are really funny and audio seems to enhance that!

      Yes, it was a good week of reading!

  4. I didn't realize Bloggiesta is this coming weekend. Good luck! I have participated in the past but probably won't be able to this time.

    I have a copy of The Girl You Left Behind for review. I hope to read it later this fall. I also want to read The Spymistress. I read another book featuring Elizabeth Van Lew (The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen) so I'm curious to see what this author's take will be.

    1. Yes, and as you can see from the list of reviews I still need to do, Bloggiesta couldn't be coming at a better time for me!

      I'm hoping to start The Spymistress today. I haven't read anything about Elizabeth Van Lew, but loved JC's last stand-alone, so hoping this one is just as good!

  5. I am looking forward to The Good Wife, as I really loved the first two books.

    I also loved The Witness...and need to catch up on Stephanie Plum.


    1. The Good Wife is so good...but really intense right from the start!

  6. Wish I could participate in Bloggiesta, but it would require too much sitting and my back is not up to that at this time. Hope you accomplish much! I want to get caught up with Jane's books. Have a great week.

  7. I have The Witness and The School of Essential Ingredients on my kindle now--one from a long time ago and the other fairly new. I am hoping to read the new Jane Porter series with The Good Wife in it. Thanks for sharing here.

  8. I like the Stephanie Plum series- I just wish she would marry Moretti already!! Have you read her other series?

  9. Good luck with Blogiesta! I have never participated. I do like Bella Andre's Sullivan series and can't wait for more Sullivan books. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  10. GREAT week...I have The Spymistress in my TBR stack.

    ENJOY your week.

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

  11. Astor Place Vintage is on my TBR list. Are you enjoying it? Have a good week!

  12. I was surprised by how much I liked The School of Essential Ingredients since I'm not a cook and I'm a ridiculously picky eater. I hope you enjoyed it too! Have a great week!

  13. The Good Wife is one I'd like to read. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one.


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