Hello! Welcome to It’s Monday What Are You Reading? The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week. It’s a great way to see what others are reading and add to your own To Be Read list. 😀 You never know where that next great read may come from!
Honestly, I did not put in a lot of reading time this week although I really thought this weekend I was going to rock it. Instead I spent the weekend running errands, going to a movie, and today I spent the entire day building a non profit website for a bike ride event coming up in July.
Here is what I did post this past week:
The Sorcery Code by Dima Zales
Discussion Thoughts on the opening weekend success of 50 Shades of WHAT
An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey *best of 2015!)
Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbol
For Saturday Snapshot I posted pics of the Glow Worm caves in New Zealand
The DUFF – The Book, The Movie and how my opinion has changed
This week is another fairly quiet one. I have a few meetings and projects but if I can complete this website and get the registration links up I should be good to go. Here is what I have planned for this week:
For My Ears
When Jane Forrester takes a position as Grace County’s newest social worker, she doesn’t realize just how much her help is needed. She quickly becomes emotionally invested in her clients’ lives, causing tension with her boss and her new husband. But as Jane is drawn in by the Hart women, she begins to discover the secrets of the small farm – secrets much darker than she would have guessed.
Soon, she must decide whether to take drastic action to help them, or risk losing the battle against everything she believes is wrong. Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state mandated sterilizations and racial tension, Necessary Lies tells the story of these two young women, seemingly worlds apart, but both haunted by tragedy. Jane and Ivy are thrown together and must ask themselves: How can you know what you believe is right, when everyone is telling you it’s wrong?
Violet Markey is on the ledge of her school’s bell tower, six stories up, and frozen in terror. Theodore Finch, the Freak, stands on the ledge nearby. Before she can panic, he calms her down and gets her back on solid ground. He even lets everyone think she’s the one who talked him out of jumping. Violet, until recently, was a popular cheerleader and Finch has a well-earned reputation for being manic, violent, and unpredictable. But Finch won’t let their encounter rest. He’s suddenly everywhere Violet goes and even signs her up as his partner on a “Wander the State” school project. As the two drive around Indiana, Violet begins to see the lame tourist attractions through Finch’s eyes, and each spot becomes something unique and special. He pushes and challenges the protagonist, and seems to understand the effect her sister’s death made on her. But though Violet begins to recover from the devastating grief that has cocooned her for almost a year, Finch’s demons refuse to let go.
I am not going to add any books to the mix, I have not finished what I said I would last week.
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I didn’t read much this week, and I hoped to this weekend but only got a bit in. Maybe tonight…
I know… I just filled up all of my time!
I loved Necessary Lies…and I’m tempted by All the Bright Places. Enjoy!
It took me awhile but I am loving it now too 🙂
I didn’t get much reading done either this week.
I hope you enjoy NECESSARY LIES. I really liked it, but who doesn’t like Diane Chamberlain’s books. :). They are always so good.
Have a wonderful week. I can’t believe it is the last week of February.
I am liking this one too!
Necessary Lies looks good. I will add it to my list. Have a great week!
Thanks! I have not met a Diane Chamberlain book I do not like 😉
I just finished reading Necessary Lies yesterday for book group. I liked it and I hope you will too!
I think I will 🙂
I loved All The Bright Places…I will be interested in your thoughts about it…Finch…I loved Finch…
The Ultimate Treasure Quest 1: The Jewel of Peru
Both of these new ones seem like must reads for me.
All the Bright Places is one I have been eyeing. This week I’m reading Descent, The Precious One and He Leadeth Me. Have a great week!
I’m finishing up Five Children on the Western Front right now, and will need to think about what I’ll read next!
I’d like to get to All the Bright Places soon too.
I just finished MIDNIGHT CROSSROADS by Charlaine Harris
Now THE BODY IN TZHE BIRCHES by Katherine Hall Page
You had a good posting week. I am popping over to look at a couple of your reviews on books I have been considering.
Have a good week!
I hope you enjoy both of your audios. They look good!
Both the books you’re reading or listening to are in my book stack. I have to make time for older titles. What the heck is wrong with me…ha ha.
I’ve also got a quiet reading week Anne’s thanks to several outstanding books to finish & a busy life week!
Hope you get to finish at least one of your books/projects 🙂
Don’t know where the Anne came from above – spooky!!
Great books that you are listening to. I love Diane Chamberlain. And All the bright places was an awesome book.
Building a website! That sounds really fun, especially since you’re doing it for a bike ride event. I wish you the best in the creation process. It sounds like you had a great weekend.
All the Bright Places sounds like a good read. Enjoy!
I didn’t do much reading last week due to half term. Also, recent books weren’t as inspiring as I hoped. Looking forward to some good ones this week. Your Daine Chamberlain choice is one for the to read list. Emma
Keen to see what you think of All the Bright Places. I’m working my way through all Diane Chamberlain’s. Have a good week and happy reading 🙂
I definitely have Necessary Lies on my list – as well as a few others of hers and I’m thinking audio is the way to go – I seem to get to books faster that way! Hope you have a great week 🙂
I’m intrigued with All the Bright Places. I think I’ll go add it to my wish list!
I’ve been easing up a little on my reading as I’m behind in my reviewing. I probably need a day or two off reading to catch up!
I’m yet to read any of Chamberlain’s work, but keen to!
I’ve heard good things about All the Bright Places, though I’m not usually a YA fan. I haven’t read Chamberlain yet, but I know people loved The Silent Sister!
I read a ton this week but I suspect my streak is about to end.
All the Bright Places looks like it could be pretty amazing. Happy reading this week!
COME WALK WITH ME by Joan Medlicott.
I want to read both of your books for this week. I grew up in NC and love books that take me home again–even if they explore some of the darker parts of the state’s history. I now live in IN and have been seeing All the Bright Places turn up all kinds of places with good reviews.
[Tried to post this last night but git scolded for being up “so late”]… I did manage to read and review a cosy or two, as well as Ruth’s Journey, the biook about Mammy from Gone with the Wind. A lot of reviews complain about how “wordy” McCraig is….HELLO, have you read any of his other books? I really liked it anyway. And read a short (120pp) book about antebellum Mobile called Seven Sisters, which got trashed because its the first part of a serial novel. Its kindo of like trashing a writer after the first page and never reading any farther….( site begins with an (cough) A)
Thisweek I have Alice Hoffman’s Dovekeepers. After hearing that Cote dePalma from NCIS is starring in the mini-series, I used my GC and got it. And, I stil, have to read Magic for Beginners and my spouse who is on her way up for a “group interview” to get into grad school (in MINUS 17° wind chill), has asked me to review a text for her on Mindfullness and Depression….a very good mix for the week
Both of your titles are ones that I want to read. I am a Diane Chamberlain fan. Hope you have a great week.
I am a new fan of Diane Chamberlain. I will look forward to your review of Necessary Lies. It looks good. Have a great week.
I haven’t finished anything I started last week. At least everything I’m reading is good!
You may have had a busy week, but you posted a lot here! Nice that you get out to the movies – we rarely do, though we occasionally fit in a DVD at home.
Have a good week and enjoy your books!
Book By Book
Managed to finish a couple of books last week, and can’t wait for Nova Ren Suma’s new one to become available to me 🙂 Necessary lies looks really good.
Are you enjoying NECESSARY LIES? I read most of that book with my jaw dropped. I had no idea that was happening in our country…and not that long ago. I couldn’t finish it fast enough!
Yeah I recently finished American Sniper by Chris Kyle. It’s an informative read about what the troops were doing in Iraq. I think it’s worth reading even though it’s not easy.