It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  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.

This past weeks winner:

Melissa from Must Read Faster

Congratulations!  Please email me your book choice out of the Reading Cafe at 

Oh and you all will be AMAZED to know that all book winnings are in the mail – I am CURRENT!  WOOT!

SO how about this last week?  I had an awesome no commitment week and all my evening were free which should have been amazing but the weather was awful…. no biking, no blading, in fact one day I think I went to bed at 7:30 pm….

and of course this weekend was the awesome Dewey Read A Thon which while I did not finish a whole lot, I made a ton of progress.  I have a couple more reviews to write and well… here is what was on the BLOG:

World Book Night – participants or anyone writing a post about this, please link up here.  😀

Hereafter by Tara Hudson (my friends daughter has been reading some YA books for me and reviewing, this is her first review… she is awesome – please go and show her some comment love!

The Sweetness At The bottom Of The Pie by Alan Bradley (many people LOVE this, I found… I did not)

Book Appetit (I challenges readers to make a menu and plan a party around their current read and the results were fantastic!  Looking for some fun ideas to host a party around a book, check out these thoughts by the READERS!)

Recap Of The Readathon and why it made me cry

The Eyre Report #4 (yes FINALLY I give an update on the reading of Jane Eyre)

I also finished The Lifeboat (audio) and Whole Latte Life, reviews to come this week.

As for this week, I am still catching up on books so I am going to stay light on that – but again, adding more audio:

“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls.
“Tell us your secret,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another.
I am that girl.
I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.
I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

I have been wanting to read this for awhile now!  Seeing it on the World Book Night list reminded me I had yet to do so.




When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband – and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago . . . But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café – and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him – for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse – one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women – and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step – she must find the power to save her home, her love . . . and herself . . .

Blame this one on the mini challenge that asked us to list the books we love to re-read.  Since I never seem to have time to re-read, listing my favorites was painful… and listing this series and realizing I had no time to read these books again, I suddenly brightened when I realized my IPOD was in want of an audio download and I had nothing that peaked my interest. 



In the late summer of a long-ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family — his wife and three children — will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return. Here is a ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground.

If you know me well, you know that Koontz and I go way back.  He used to be one of my favorite authors.  I am excited to spend some time with him again.  😀



And like I said I have several books I have listed in past weeks that I want to work on before I start putting up more.  SO what will you be reading this week?  What did you read this last week?  I am excited to see what books made their way into your hearts!  Please link up below! 

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

  1. I am currently reading a Nora Roberts book too (The Witness). I have only read one of her books, which I didn’t care for but this one so far is pretty interesting. Perhaps I just need to stick with her romantic suspense!

    I had fun participating in the read-a-thon too. I didn’t read as many books as I wanted but I at least matched my totals from the last time I participated in October. I also found a new author I liked whichis always a bonus!

    I’ve heard good things about Wintergirls. I loved Speak and I should give this a try sometime. I also want to read The Lifeboat and try Dean Koontz’s books. I look forward to your review of this one. It certainly sounds suspenseful!

    1. This is different than her romance trilogies Laurel. While there is a little light romance, its not all about that. I think that is what I like about these – plus the three women are strong and independent – that appeals to me too.

  2. I haven’t read a “new” Koontz book in years. I wonder if I would like them as much as I like some of his older ones. Have a great week.

    1. If you decide to try him I recommend some of his older titles… there was a time I had red everything he had written… some of my favs by him are: Key To Midnight, Whispers, Phantoms, Darkfall, Strangers, Watchers, Midnight, Hideaway, Mr. Murder, Winter Moon, Icebound, One Door Away From Heaven… oh, I guess I liked quite a few 😀

  3. I listened to Wintergirls on audio, it was excellent but horrific. Your choices look great, I’m a Koontz & Nora Roberts fan.
    Have a great week & happy reading :))

  4. I think you’re about caught up to where I am in Jane Eyre…I’ve been kind of slacking off lately! It’s such a fun read, but I get so busy that it’s hard to pick her up!

    Sometimes early nights can be nice. The weather in Denver has finally moved back to a warmer pattern, but it was rainy and cold for just long enough to make me very restless indeed!

  5. Looks like you had a fun and busy week. Maybe I could plan a weekend out for a readathon! 🙂
    I missed signing up for World Book night. Hope you have fun.
    I don’t like all of Koontz but Lightening is one of my all time fav books/audios!
    I’m pretty sure I read the Three Sisters trilogy way back.. Another of her trilogies I like is the Ardmore Trilogy (Jewels of the Sun, etc.); also the Garden trilogy was good.
    I’ll be interested in your comments on Wintergirls – it doesn’t sound like a happy read.
    Have a great week.

  6. Laurie Halse Anderson doesn’t write any light books, does she? I won’t say that I hope you enjoy Wintergirls, since that doesn’t seem quite the right word. I hope it’s a good read for you, though.

  7. Oh! I’ve been wanting to read WIntergirls for a long time too! Can’t wait to hear what you think. I think Laurie Halse Anderson is a genius, so I hope you love it! I’ve got to go back and read your review for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, it’s another I’ve been hoping to read but I’m wondering what you didn’t like.

    Now, before you go to my site to see what I’m reading, be warned…you may start squealing like a teenage fangirl. I know I nearly did this weekend! 😉

    Have a fabulous reading week!!!

  8. Wintergirls was a book that deeply touched me. It was so realistic and had few pretensions. Sort of stayed with me for long. I am waiting to see how you will find it…… 🙂

  9. I had a weird week – still haven’t processed it, personally. Bookly – finished one book, and it was a doozy. Great book, looking forward to the next in the series. Hope the next books I read are as good. 🙂 Happy reading – hope you all have a great week to come.

  10. I have tried (a few times) to read Wintergirls, but just can’t seem to get past the first few pages. I look forward to your review so I can debate as to whether or not to keep on reading. 🙂

  11. I loved The Three Sisters Island trilogy – but then again, I happen to love most of what Nora Roberts writes!

    I didn’t get a chance to participate in the Read-a-thon – I’m hoping to be able to do so the next time around!

    Have a great week!

  12. I will have to check out Wintergirls on audio. I haven’t read much of Laurie Halse Anderson, but what I have I loved. I also love the Three Sisters Island trilogy!!

  13. Sounds like you had a good week. Bad weather = more reading time! Too busy for much reading here, but I managed some. The next 2 months will be crazy!

    I will go check out the Hereafter review – that one is waiting for me on audio 🙂

    Enjoy your books this week!


  14. I’m surprised you didn’t like The sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie! Congrats on your participation in World Book Night!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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