It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  D  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme.  I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited.  **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

Last weeks winner:

Joy from Joy’s Book Blog

WOO HOO!!!!  Please choose an item out of the Reading Cafe Grab Shelves  and email me your choice with your mailing address as well!

In case you wonder why I offer a book giveaway for those who visit others who do this meme, it is because I LOVE community.  Book Blogging is all about sharing our love for books with one another.  By visiting some of the other participants – you never know where you may find that next awesome read – or a blog that becomes one that you want to read more often.  :D

This past week was a short week as I took off Thursday to go to the North Shore with a couple of friends.  I took a book along but have very little reading time and left Lap Top at home, which is unheard of… but I needed a break from the internet :D.  Here is what I accomplished this past week:

Good Bye Happy Potter song and VLOG winner (SO FUNNY AND SO GOOD!!!)

Fire Monks by Colleen Morton Busch

Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo (audio review)

The Best Book Club Picks Mid Way Through The Year

What Can I Bring? Cookbook by Anne Byrn and a chance to win a copy!

That was the week.  Now this week I am looking forward to the following:

Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family’s yacht, where she’d been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect-or innocent. Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller-coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.

First of all… what is the thumping noise?  I really want to know!  This book releases to the public on Tuesday!  Diving in today!





15-year-old Devon has been a good student and an outstanding soccer player, and her life is all about control and not messing up. But as the story (Viking, 2009) by Amy Efaw opens, Devon is found by the police lying on her family sofa, bloody after giving birth to a baby which was found in the dumpster by a passerby. The story moves through Devon’s arrest, her confusion about what is happening to her, and the preliminary court proceedings to determine whether she will be tried as an adult for attempted murder or in juvenile court. Rebecca Soler does a fine job of varying her voice to reflect Devon’s various states of consciousness and conscience. Most prominent is the flatness of Devon’s voice as she responds to the demands and interactions of those around her, such as her lawyer, who loses patience at Devon’s resistance to assist in her defense.

I have heard good things about this one!  I am really looking forward to starting it.





More the gourmand than the gourmet, former New York Times food critic Bruni takes us through his love/hate relationship with food and catalogues everyone who ever fed him and what they served, every diet he went on and his fraught—even dangerous—relationship with food in this excellent memoir. Bruni is a talented reader with an intelligent voice, a perfect pace, impish humor and a contagious passion for his topic. Dieters may crumble under the weight of so many lavish descriptions of luscious treats, but Bruni’s frank depiction of his eating disorders and his charismatic delivery make for memorable listening.

This is another memoir that sounds fun and interesting. 





I think that is where I will leave it for this week as my weekend is really full next weekend with a 150 mile bike ride and reading during that time will be slim. 

Now I want to know what you are reading!  Please leave your link to your “What Are You Reading” below where it says “click here”. 

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Oh and one more thing…. this is my 98th Monday What Are You Reading so in two weeks for the 100th we are going to up the fun…. mark your calendar 😀

92 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I think this is the first week I have not heard of any of the books you will be reading. I look forward to your thoughts. Have a lovely week and happy reading.

  2. I’ve had After on my tbr pile for ages, don’t know why I havent started on it because I’ve heard nothing but good about it. Between sounds awesome too!
    Have a great week and all the best with your ride on the weekend.

  3. Between sounds really good and I remember reading positive reviews about Born Round.

    Are you reading Small Town Sinners? I noticed it on your Faith in Fiction Read. I want to read that one too. I downloaded a sample for my Kindle and thought it was excellent.

  4. I keep meaning to come back after I leave comments on blogs and leave a comment here, and then I forget! So this week I’m just gonna comment lol

    I blame your audio book post for my new fascination with audio books Sheila! Picked up Rules of Civility today!

    And I laughed my booty off at the HP song -such great fun!

  5. Between looks really good. I can’t wait to find out what the thumping noise is but I bet I’ll have to hit the Spoiler button for that, huh?

  6. I’m reading everything and anything that takes this damn heat off my mind. We are almost to 40 days of 100+ temps. Tuesday alone will be 110.

    Have a great week and happy reading.

  7. Hi Sheila! I am back after an almost 3-month hiatus. I really needed a break from blogging & reviewing, but I am happy to be back and look forward to chatting with everyone.

    I will be posting my Monday tomorrow morning at 6:00 am…..

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  8. Wow- Between and After both sound rather intensely emotional. I thought the same thing… what is the thumping sound?
    Enjoy your reading!

  9. Your books sounds really good! I would really love to read the Born round! Sounds like it has everything 🙂

    Have a great week Sheila!

  10. Oooh I’ve been wanting to read Between! It sounds amazing, and its cover is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what you think of it! 😀

    Happy Reading, Sheila! 😀

  11. Hi Sheila! I’ve visited and commented on 30 blogs so far, is that all we have to do? Visit and comment on their post? This is my 2nd time participating and I’m glad that your hosting it 😀

    1. Hi Angelica – yes, if you want to be entered in the drawing. My hope is that while seeing what others are reading you will find books you would enjoy as well and maybe blogs you enjoy reading too 😀

      Glad you are participating!

  12. Morning Sheila,
    The photos of your trip to the cabin are lovely.

    Looking forward to being part of 100th It’s Monday.

    Have a great week

  13. Between is one I’ve got to get. I’ve had After on my radar, but have not picked it up yet. Looking forward to the 100th celebration!

  14. I won! Thanks! I’ll email you in a bit.

    I really enjoyed Born Round. I think it may make a terrific audio book as read by the author so I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it.

  15. Between looks like an interesting read for sure! 150 mile ride this coming weekend! Glad to know you are up to it. Good on ya! Please check out my contests. I have one or two that you will probably enjoy!

  16. I always enjoy reading your blog and now being a part of It’s Monday-reading! The book Between looks intriguing–I might give it a further look 🙂 enjoy your week, Rae

  17. Looks like you have a couple of really intriguing novels lined up for this week, Sheila – both sound good – and another food memoir. Can’t go wrong with that!

    Enjoy your books this week –


  18. Oooo, Between caught my attention with the cover photo, but sucked me in with the description. May have to be added to my list…. =D

  19. Between looks so beautiful. Love that cover. I’ve considered after on audio more than once when browsing at my library. I’ll have to watch out for your review.

  20. ooo. i see you are listening to the help. i started that one on audio yesterday as well. so far i am loving it. the voice really makes the story 🙂

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