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:

I must have distracted everyone last week with the fact that I had not read The Secret Garden yet…  no one entered the weekly giveaway 😀



I am a little wiped out right now.  I was gone most of the weekend for a bike ride in Lakeville Minnesota and just got home around 5:30 pm tonight.  My friend Amy and I road 50 miles in not the most ideal weather, but it could have been so much worse. 


Here on the blog this past week:


Like YA?  I have a new On-line Book Club to tell you about


The Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (A Camryn review!)


The Secret Garden Read-A-Long and Garden Party!

Pin It and Do It Challenge – Have You Seen This? 

The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman

Dead Running by Cami Checketts (I am so excited about this book – read my review and see why!)

Home Front by Kristin Hannah

When You Dont Love That Book That Everybody Else Seems To


Thats the week.  I am just finishing Wintergirls, and had DNF on the Koontz audio I posted last week (Sorry Dean but you went a bit too creepers for me and lost me by the end of the first CD….)

As for this week, I have some wonderful reads lined up that have me excited to just… well… READ 😀


One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

I read Divergent As the first book of 2012 and really enjoyed it.  I am excited to continue this journey with Insurgent!




Cate, Renee, and Abby have come to New York for very different reasons, and in a bustling city of millions, they are linked together through circumstance and chance. Cate has just been named the features editor of Gloss, a high-end lifestyle magazine. It’s a professional coup, but her new job comes with more complications than Cate ever anticipated. Her roommate Renee will do anything to nab the plum job of beauty editor at Gloss. But snide comments about Renee’s weight send her into an emotional tailspin. Soon she is taking black market diet pills—despite the racing heartbeat and trembling hands that signal she’s heading for real danger. Then there’s Abby, whom they take in as a third roommate. Once a joyful graduate student working as a nanny part time, she abruptly fled a seemingly happy life in the D.C. suburbs. No one knows what shattered Abby—or why she left everything she once loved behind. Pekkanen’s most compelling, true-to-life novel yet tells the story of three very different women as they navigate the complications of careers and love—and find the lifeline they need in each other.

I LOVE Pekkanens books and can not wait on this one!!!!!




A European vacation. A luggage mix-up. A note from a secret admirer.

Meet two single parents who think they’re too busy to date.
And two teenagers who can’t stop writing flirty emails.
This is a tale of connections—missed and made—in a universe that seems to have its heart set on reuniting Ms. 6B and Mr. 13C.

I can’t believe I picked up the wrong bag at the airport. My dad is never going to let me hear the end of it.

I don’t understand why Mom told me to pack my worst underwear. And now I’ve lost my bag? Ack!

I cannot stop thinking about that woman in seat 6B on the flight to Paris.

I don’t have time to worry about the creep sitting in 13C who slipped a note in my purse. I have to find my daughter’s missing bag before this ruins our vacation.

In the Bag is a smart and stylish story that explores the old-fashioned art of romance in a modern world, where falling in love can be as risky as checking a bag on an international flight. Buckle your seat belt—it’s going to be a bumpy vacation!

Ok this just sounds like a fun read… and I could use a fun read.  😀




Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter’s lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her—though it is stressful—and her daughter, Megan, is a happily over-scheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team.

But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer. Jill reluctantly agrees to make a few inquiries and discovers that things don’t add up. As she digs deeper, her actions threaten to rip apart her new family, destroy their hard-earned happiness, and even endanger her own life. Yet Jill can’t turn her back on a child she loves and once called her own.

Sounds good to me!


That’s the week.  I am excited to see what you are reading this week!  Since I have not been home all weekend I need my blog visit fix 😀  Please add your Ir’s Monday What Are You Reading Post below where it says click here!

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

  1. I want to read all of the books on your list of upcoming reads! I have Insurgent and hope to read it in the next couple of weeks. I love Sarah Pekkanen’s books but I probably won’t get to read These Girls till this summer. I also love the sound of In the Bag. It would make a great romantic comedy…I hope you enjoy your reading and I can’t wait to hear what you think of these!

  2. I haven’t read The Secret Garden either. But I did pick up a copy at a library sale! That counts for something, right? I’ll get to it someday… Enjoy your week!

  3. I hope your loving The Secret Garden. I am reading Rebecca for the first time and at times it reminds me of TSG. Is it your first time reading Still Alice? It is my ultimate favourite, lover how she writes emotional reads and you learn during the journey.

    Divergent and Insurgent is everywhere, wow.

  4. I’m green with envy over all of you reading Insurgent … I should have pre-ordered a copy. I finished Divergent last week and it’s made my favourite read list for 2012. In The Bag sounds like a fun read. I’m off to check out some of your other posts that caught my eye 🙂
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  5. I’ve got Divergent on my list, but haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard so many good things about it! Hopefully sometime this summer!

    I signed up for your Secret Garden readalong but totally haven’t started it yet. I’ll get there!

  6. Insurgent has a pretty good cover!

    Glad you had a good week, I read more than I’ve been reading – a whole two books rather than one or none. 🙂 Good books, though

  7. Glad you see you decided to go on the ride. The first one of the season! I’m getting SO excited for TM that I’m not sleeping well. Haven’t felt like this a week before a run in a decade.

    I’ve heard only good things for In the Bag. I have too many NetGalley selections on my ipad that I can’t add anything to my TBR list right now! Seriously… a summer’s worth of reading to knock out in a month :). That’s okay, it’s all light and it’s summer.

    Have a great week!

  8. Yes you had us all mystified last week, lol. I am just starting Dollhouse by the Kardashians that my daughter say I have to read, lol. I do like their tv show as an escape.

    I have visited 10 so far

      1. My daughter said I just had to read Dollhouse so I did. She gave it a 5, me maybe a 3.5. If it wasn’t given the hype about the Kardashian authorsit would just be another YA book about a dysfunctional family trying to function. Oh that’s a good line, may have to use it in my review 🙂

  9. Okay, I’ve visited more than 10 blogs! I always visit more then 10, but forget to say. I guess I just really like seeing what other people are reading. Thanks for the inspiration to do that – I feel I’m really getting to know the regular posters! xx

  10. In the Bag sounds really good!

    And I have commented on at least 10 posts so far, I’m hoping to visit some more but need to break to feed the kids dinner 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!!

  11. I just got Divergent-am behind! But I did finish The Snow Child as you know & you need to read that. You are so right, there isn’t enough time for reading, or, we just want to read too many books! I love Laurie Halse Anderson, and have read Wintergirls. What tragedy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sheila!

  12. Well it took visiting 93 blogs but I finally found 10 to leave non-generic comments on! Maybe of I find time I’ll surf through some more!

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