It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


**Quick note:  Oh my gosh!  I wrote this Sunday evening after a long day and getting home late from hanging with friends.  I wrote it, posted it (so I thought) and went to bed.  I did not notice until I came home after my 12 hour shift today that it never posted.  Good grief….  🙂

Hey there!  Welcome to It’s Monday, What Are You Reading!

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. Fair warning… this meme tends to add to your reading list!

Quite the week here of last minute shopping, get togethers with friends, planning and yes.. even late card writing.  Books have not been an option, thank you God so much for audio or I would really have nothing to say.  Here is what I posted this week:

The Anti Prom by Andy McDonald

The KOBO has arrived!

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell 

Platform 21 by T R Patrick

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire (how do I keep missing out on these great authors?)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (oh my word me head is still reeling from this amazing book)

The Twelve by Justin Cronin (read many months ago, finally putting the post up!)

So it has been a good week.  Not sure how this week will fare, I work two back to back 12 hour shifts the next two days but then have Wednesday – the weekend off.  Maybe that will lead to reading time…. ooh I hope so!

SO for this week here is what is currently happening:


Does a respected adoption agency have a frightening secret? Tipped off by a determined ex-colleague on a desperate quest to find her birth mother, Boston newspaper reporter Jane Ryland begins to suspect that the agency is engaging in the ultimate betrayal—reuniting birth parents with the wrong children.

For detective Jake Brogan and his partner, a young woman’s brutal murder seems a sadly predictable case of domestic violence, one that results in two toddlers being shuttled into the foster care system. Then Jake finds an empty cradle at the murder scene. Where is the baby who should have been sleeping there?

Jane and Jake are soon on a trail full of twists and turns that takes them deep into the heart of a foster care system in crisis and threatens to blow the lid off an adoption agency scandal. When the threatening phone calls start, Jane knows she is on the right track…but with both a killer at large and an infant missing, time is running out….

EEP -right?


1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.
At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

Another one I dont know how it escaped me!

I think that is all I am going to put up here.  I am not sure what (or if) I will be reading this week, it will be a surprise to me as well. 🙂

I am curious as to what you will be reading!  Please add your link to where it says click here below and hopefully some of us will be over to check it out 🙂

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

  1. May your Christmas be family and happiness filled. Really looking forward to trying any Jojo Moyes book sometime soon.

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family Sheila. I’m hoping to squeeze some reading in some time this week lol … must get back to audio. How funny that 2 books you’ve just posted about are the 2 I’m trying to decide between for 1st book 2014 … Eleanor & Park & Me Before You.

  3. I read The Wrong Girl – loved it…and even got to meet Hank Phillippi Ryan. Did you read or listen to The Other Woman by her? It’s another book involving the same characters – Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan. Both are really good.

    Hope you have a great Christmas!!!

  4. We read Tell the Wolves I’m Home for book group and it was excellent! I didn’t listen to the audio but hopefully that is really good too.

    Merry Christmas, Sheila! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season 🙂

  5. That’s funny that you thought it had posted. Oops! Glad I came back to check if it was up. 🙂 I’ve wanted to read Tell the Wolves I’m Home – it got a lot of attention last year! Have a wonderful holiday!

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! I’m inbetween books at the moment, but I’ve just stocked up my Kindle with some bargains, so I might just dive into one of those 🙂

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