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.

Under the new and hopefully improved 2013 guidelines, the winner each week will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.  This past weeks winner is:


Joy from Joy’s Book Blog!

(Congratulations!  I will email you the gift card)

I have been fairly absent this week.  I have an uncle who has been very sick with cancer for over the past year.  It has been a long battle for him and I spent time with him and my aunt this past Wednesday when I heard that things were not looking good.  I am so glad I did as he passed away on Thursday evening.  On Thursday, I was working 13 hours on the Camp Benedict benefit dinner which happened to be in the middle of a snow storm and we still had a wonderful turn out!  On Friday morning I had two meetings, and then my friend Amy picked me up and I went with 8 of my girl friends to Breezy Point Minnesota for a fun relaxing girls weekend.  The break was needed, and as you can imagine, this week will be busy again.

With all that going on my reading was non-existent but I did get a little audio time in.

Here is what was posted this past week:

Book Expo planning and roommate update


Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (seriously, if you have not read this book I think you must!)

And wow… that was it.  That was all I posted.  😯  This week I am pretty much continuing what I already has going but this is my current audio listening…


They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy – some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.

A trip to the library in search of audio brought me home with this.


The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series—The Kill Order is a modern classic for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. It can be read alone or as a companion to the action-packed series.

Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.

Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.

Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.

Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.

James Dashner (my author crush) comes through again with an engaging tale….

So what have you been reading?  What will you be reading?  I want to know!  😀  Please ass your Its Monday What Are You Reading post to the linky below!  Oh and remember, our hashtag is #IMWAYR

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

  1. So sorry for your loss Sheila. I am glad you got to spend time with him – that is important and I think it helps. My prayers are with you and your family members.
    I want to check out The Kill Order and that new series. Have a good week.

  2. I’m sure you’ll be glad you spent the time with your u and a when you had them…
    GLad too that my suggestion to Stacy paid off in a roomy for you and her both!
    I’ll be enjoying BEA while you’re book blasting in person!

    I missed my St Paul conference b/c of that snowstorm, but glad I’d cancelled the hotel in time once I heard what the driving weather was like! Next year….

    Have a great reading week 🙂

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle, but it was a blessing for all of you that you were able to spend time with him at the end.

    But yay for a good turnout at the Camp Benedict fundraiser! Boo for snow! And here I’ve been complaining that we’ve dipped back to 50’s during the day and 30’s at night. I’ll keep my mouth shut now. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

  4. Sorry to here about your uncle. Sounds like you had a good weekend with friends though. I hope you have a good week and things begin to look up for you and your family.

  5. I’m sorry to hear about your uncle. And it’s good that you took the time to spend with him before he passed. Making time for loved ones should always come first. Enjoy your reading week.

  6. So sorry to hear about your uncle. I hope he wasn’t in too much pain and was able to live a good end of life. Cancer sucks… it’s that simple.

    I’m so glad to read that you loved Loving Frank! What a powerful story, and even though I grew up in MN I had never heard about the fire. I was shocked!!

    I hope you find some peace this week. And hopefully the snow is behind you – I will be there in two weeks and don’t want to pack winter gear. I will be prepared though since it IS Minnesota 🙂

  7. Sorry to hear about your Uncle, special to have that time before he passed away. Sounds like that weekend was much needed. I’m listening to The Scorch Trials this week while waiting for MIL to come out of surgery. Have a good week and happy reading 🙂

  8. I got my son The Maze Runner, but he had trouble getting into it – maybe because he was too old for it by then or was too busy. With college in session, he doesn’t have much time for reading – maybe this summer he can get back to his beloved books!

    I liked Loving Frank, too.

    So sorry to hear about your uncle. I just lost one of my uncles last month, too. I hope you found comfort in your family and your memories of times spent together.

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Great Books for Kids and Teens

    Book By Book

  9. I loved Loving Frank! I read it when my friends and I were going to see a Frank Lloyd Wright house on a girls’ weekend one summer. We all read it and talked about it!

  10. Wow. I bet you are so glad you went to see your Uncle. I hope the funeral is a comfort and blessing to the family. I’m sorry for your loss.

  11. So sorry to hear about your Uncle its tough, my own Aunt passed away yesterday from her battle with cancer and its heartbreaking, no family seems untouched.
    I hope you get some me time to relax and read this week.
    Oh I’ve been round to near on 20 blogs this week, in case I forget again to tell you.

  12. 70 blogs, that is what I took time to do this week.Left a comment at each one. That was challenging, but fun.
    Just finished reading Knots and Crosses and started Haunted Grounds.
    Sorry about the lost of your Uncle.

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