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!
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I just came back home this afternoon from a WONDERFUL weekend at the cabin. My friend Laura and I went and crafted the weekend away. I made a new project that I LOVED (more on that later). We watched movies, crafted and are delicious food…. it was a lot of fun.
This past week here is what went on here at Book Journey:
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (I highly recommend this book/audio!)
The Quilter’s Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini (what an interesting book!)
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This week while I am finishing up One Second After on audio, and The Forgotten Road in book format, I will be also working on:
Once Grace and Sam have found each other, they know they must fight to stay together. For Sam, this means a reckoning with his werewolf past. For Grace, it means facing a future that is less and less certain.
Into their world comes a new wolf named Cole, whose past is full of hurt and danger. He is wrestling with his own demons, embracing the life of a wolf while denying the ties of a human.
For Grace, Sam, and Cole, life is a constant struggle between two forces–wolf and human–with love baring its two sides as well. It is harrowing and euphoric, freeing and entrapping, enticing and alarming. As their world falls apart, love is what lingers. But will it be enough?
Yes – I read this one a couple years ago – but I just found it on audio for a very good price so here we go again 😀 And its set in Minnesota which I need on my map 😀
On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater’s husband of twenty years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal. There she finds her old friend Nick, suddenly widowed and unable to cope with his emotionally scarred young daughter, Izzie. Annie agrees to look after Izzie, and soon finds herself caring for both father and daughter with a joy and passion she never expected – and she finds her love returned with a fervor she had never even hoped for. But love is never simple, and it is not until Annie learns a hard lesson from her own grown daughter that she finds the strength to claim the happiness she has earned.
Another sale audio… a short one, a little over two hours.
Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what’s-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers’ cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn’t realize what’s about to happen next.
Would you believe I have never read John Sanford? It’s true!
So that is what I will be working on this week between life and work. I am excited to see what you will be reading! 😀 Please add your what are you reading link below where it says click here:
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34 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
On Mystic Lake sounds really good! I’ve only read Home Front and plan to try more of Kristin Hannah’s books in the future
It was a sale audio but I do enjoy Kristin so a win win 😀
I really enjoyed On Mystic Lake…hope you do, too.
I think I will… a good title… a great author 😀
Mad River is kind of gruesome in parts but i really enjoyed it and hope you do too.
Thanks Kathy – guess where it came from? Penguin Audio! 😀
The Steve Jobs book sounds really inspiring. I have never read any of Kristin Hannah’s books but I always hear good things about them. I need to check our her work. I hope you have a wonderful week and I love your new blog design!
Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate
HI Rebecca and thank you about the blog design.. I like it too. 😀
How wonderful to spend a whole weekend with your girlfriend doing craft projects, watching movies and eating delicious foods. Lucky you! I hope you enjoy your new audiobooks. I haven’t read Sandford either.
Thanks Laura, it was a fun time. 😀
Love anything by Kristen Hannah. John Sanford is good, too. I think he writes all those Prey books?
I think you are right Shannon, I just have never read him. 😀 Guess I will now.
I do love Kristin Hannah so On Mystic Lake sounds good to me, I need a few reads that are short and sweet lol. Looking forward to hearing about your crafting and project.
Have a great week and happy reading 🙂
On Mystic Lake sounds good! I will have to check it out. I am enjoying the Where in the World Are You Reading Challenge this year, I am definitely signing up again. 🙂
Oh good Erin – glad to have you back on the Challenge!
I commented on EXACTLY 10 blogs. Whew! I’m pooped. 🙂
I haven’t read anything by John Sanford either! The one you listed sounds pretty good though, I might have to pick it up 🙂
I’ve not read Sandford myself. Have a good week.
I have the Steve Jobs biography (on audio too) so I’ll try and fit it in this week. I’m trying to get into audiobooks but we’ll see. The few I have listened too I can’t seem to focus on…probably because I’m doing other things at the same time so I’m focused on that.
Kristin Hannah is such a comfort read. 🙂 Enjoy everything this week!
Sounds like a good week for you. The Quilter’s Homecoming sounds really god. Have a great week!
I like the new winter/holiday theme you have on your blog.
I love Kristin Hannah…her books are always so compelling (and her name isn’t too bad either!!!). Have you read Winter Garden yet? If not, I would recommend listening to it instead of reading it in print.
Looks like some good audios lined up for this week! I LOVED Linger! And I enjoyed another novel by Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane (cried my eyes out – always a good sign 😉 ).
Enjoy your books this week!
Don’t feel bad – I’ve never read John Sanford either, although I do have a few of his books sitting on my shelves.
I love finding bargains! On Mystic Lake was a good read.
Great meme, Sheila. This week I had my first audiobook experience and now love them!
Just about every book you mention in this post is on my TBR. Only the Sanford is new to me. I don’t think I’ve ever read Sanford either.
I read Issacson’s bio of Einstein some years back so have high hopes for his bio of Jobs but the size of it intimidates me these days. Maybe I should check the library for the audio.
I finished the Steve Jobs audiobook and I agree… highly recommended. Only one person in my book club didn’t like it, but I think it was mostly because she couldn’t get past Steve being such a jerk.
I enjoy Sandford’s books. I started with his computer hacker series, Kidd. He stopped writing them so I moved to the Prey series. I have the audio of Mad River which will be my first Virgil Flowers book. Hope you like it too.