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I just came back home late this afternoon from Detroit Lkes, Minnesota. My friend Sara had a timeshare for the weekend and invited a few of us to go hang out. We shopped on Saturday in Fargo, North Dakota, went out to eat and watched a couple good movies, It was a great weekend.
Here is what I posted last week:
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (Rowell is an author to keep your eye on!)
Summer -Cation Event (Thanks everyone who brought me a little sunshine!) The winner of my giveaway is:
Lois of You,Me and A Cup Of Tea
*winner chosen using random.org
Pretty light week for me. I am hoping to have a better week this week. I am digging in to some good ones:
For my Ears:
Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the worlds of the teens begin to tilt.
Mikayla, almost eighteen, is over-the-top in love with Dylan, who loves her back jealously. But what happens to that love when Mikayla gets pregnant the summer before their senior year and decides to keep the baby?
Shane turns sixteen that same summer and falls hard in love with his first boyfriend, Alex, who happens to be HIV positive. Shane has lived for four years with his little sister’s impending death. Can he accept Alex’s love, knowing his life, too, will be shortened?
Harley is fourteen—a good girl searching for new experiences, especially love from an older boy. She never expects to hurdle toward self-destructive extremes in order to define who she is and who she wants to be.
Callahan Garrity is the owner of House Mouse, a cleaning service that tidies up after Atlanta’s elite. She’s also a former cop and a part-time sleuth. She and her coterie of devoted helpers can ransack a house for clues faster than it takes a fingerprint to set.
When Callahan Garrity gets caught in a liquor store holdup on the way home from a St. Paddy’s Day party, one of her best friends is shot. Callahan and her House Mouse cleaning crew dive into the investigation—only to discover that her old friend might have been working both sides of the law as an accomplice in a string of robberies. It will take every trick they’ve got to pierce the veil of secrecy surrounding an Irish police organization and prove that the case is more than it seems.
For my eyes
It’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart—and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years.
Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable.
As the body count mounts and Kat’s hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved—her former fiancé, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there.
I still have some reads to clean up from last week and just finishing the book club book that we will be reviewing on Tuesday. Looking forward to what you are reading this week! Please add your link to where it says “click here” an share what you read this past week and what you will be reading this week.
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57 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”
I have read and love everything by Rainbow Rowell! Proud of this fellow Nebraskan! So talented!
Irish Eyes looks like a fun read. Enjoy!
I am just starting it today… figured it was appropriate with St Pattys day coming up 🙂
I just finished listening to Spring Fever by Mary Kay Andrews. She’s always fun! This book would be a good choice for when you need some sunny reading!
Enjoy your week!
I agree. MKA is always good for a lite fun read.
Sounds like a great weekend getaway. I will certainly be checking out the Harlan Coben book. Have a great week.
Oh yes I am super excited about Harlans new one 😉
Oh my goodness I won! You made my week. 🙂
Do you need me to send you my address to get the book? Well, actually, that’s a dumb sounding question considering there’s no other way that book is going to wander to my doorstep. 😉 What I mean is, is there an email address that I can send my mailing address too?
Sounds like you had a good weekend! Summer cation is such a fun idea, hope it was a blast. anything to bring on summer thoughts yeesh. Attachments sounds great, that may be the next Rainbow Rowell book I read.
53 degrees here in Brainerd today Greg – practically a heat wave 😉
Your weekend getaway sounds like heaps of fun! *Squee* is that a new Harlan Coben? Have a wonderful week and happy reading 🙂
It is a new Harlan 😀
I enjoy both Mary Kay Andrews and Harlan Coben. These sound good. Enjoy and have a great week!
I am excited about the reads 🙂
Glad you had a fun time visiting with your friends. Enjoy your reading this week!
It was a really good time 😉
Okay I am off the look up the Mary Kay Andrews book, thanks for the alert on that one. Have a great reading week.
Sure – couldn’t resist that cover or title!
I heard Ellen Hopkins speak for her adult book a few years ago and she was such an awesome speaker. I still haven’t read any of her books! Have a great reading week! -Earl!
I have had read a couple of her books – YA 🙂
Tilt sounds pretty interesting, I may have to check that one out!
Irish Eyes sounds like a fun cosy type read. Enjoy your week!
I started listening to it – great narration 🙂
Irish Eyes looks like a good read. Despite being a lover of thrillers I haven’t ever really taken to Harlem Coben but I’m not sure why. Happy reading!
YOU MUST read Coben.. YOU must 😀
My friend is always trying to lend me his books as she loves them so maybe I picked the wrong book at the wrong time and have missed out! Next time I will say yes and give it a go 🙂
Irish Eyes looks good to me.
Looks like it has caught a few others’ attention too.
Have a great week.
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Really? Is this book out there – I have not had time to go hopping yet 🙂
Hi Sheila! Looks like you had fun this weekend! I’ve yet to read Attachments (I got to know Rowell through E&P….so good). Irish Eyes is an interesting title on a lovely cover. Not sure if I’d actually sink into that one though; let us know how it goes!
I am listening to it now 🙂
I love me some Harlan Coben, so well plotted and entertaining…enjoy!
I agree… he is a fav when it comes to mysteries 🙂
I love the Callahan Garrity books and hope reintroducing them to readers will make Andrews write another one!
See? I didn’t even know that this was a part of a series of books 😀
This all sound really good. Have a great week.
Thanks Kathy 🙂
I have read Mary Kay Andrews before, but never a Callahan Garrity book! I will have to turn that around; this one looks really good!
Callahan is new to me too… 😀
I seen other Mary Kay Andrews books around blogland, but this one is new. I have been wanting to read her books, the covers always draw my eye. Now I will add this one to my list that seems to grow faster than a weed in summer!
Right? I just ordered a book from one I seen on this meme… EEP!
Ooohhhh Irish Eyes and Missing You sound amazing. I need to read these!
Enjoy your reading week!
I am excited too 🙂
I have read Ellen Hopkins a couple times in the past and really liked her. I hope you enjoy!
I love Harlan Coben’s books. Haven’t read Missing You yet. Looking forward to hearing what you thought about it.
I am so excited about this one.
I think I may just have to add Irish Eyes to my TBR it sounds devine. Thanks for hosting this weekly meme. Have a fantastic week hopefully you’ll get more reading done. At least that’s what I always hope.
Its so springy 😉
Sounds like a wonderful weekend getaway with your friends! Glad you got to get away and have some fun – that sounds good to me since we had a mostly “get stuff done” weekend.
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I have been home the past three weekends and that is weird for me… it was good to get out of the house 😉
I love Harlen Coben. My first read was “The Woods”. After that I wanted to read all of his books. Great writer.
“Missing You” sounds like a really interesting read 🙂 It’s been added to my pile of “TBR” books this Spring. I recently read a great novel by author Lubos Borik that I thought I would share with you and your readers called “Human Source Code” (www.lubosborik.com). In our modern day and age we deal with a lot of issues over privacy and rights violations, and this novel gives us some insight into how these issues may translate into the future. Exploring the frightening aspect of gene and DNA manipulation, the author gives us a window into what could very well be the future of “control” over human beings. An organization “profiling” people because of their DNA and a detective eager to expose them, this one is a fast paced and cerebral read. Highly recommend.