It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


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!

Another week!  We are whipping through March!  Here is what I posted this week:


How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson


WHEN by Victoria Laurie


Fascinomas by Clifton K Meador MD


Author Chat with Julia Lee – Author of Seven Stones (diversity in writing)


Seven Stones by Julia Lee


Insurgent – The Movie (based off the Divergent book series)


That was the week.  A pretty good one and I am caught up on reviews.  YAY!  Here is what I plan on this week:


For My Ears:

Outside the lines by Amy Hatvany, book journey

When Eden was 10 years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life.

Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her father only rarely, just enough to know that he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately there has been no word at all. After a series of failed romantic relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find her father, to forgive him at last, and move forward with her own life. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its handsome and charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a professional chef with the shelter. In return, he helps her in her quest.

As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found.




The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford, Book Journey

A stylish psychological thriller with the compelling intrigue of The Silent Wife and Turn of Mind and the white-knuckle pacing of Before I Go to Sleep – in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend.

Dana Catrell is shocked when her neighbor, Celia, is brutally murdered. To Dana’s horror she was the last person to see Celia alive. Suffering from mania, the result of her bipolar disorder, she has troubling holes in her memory, including what happened on the afternoon of Celia’s death.

Her husband’s odd behavior and the probing of Detective Jack Moss create further complications as she searches for answers. The closer she comes to piecing together the shards of her broken memory, the more Dana falls apart. Is there a murderer lurking inside her…or is there one out there in the shadows of reality, waiting to strike again?

A story of marriage, murder, and madness, The Pocket Wife explores the world through the foggy lens of a woman on the edge.



For My Eyes:


Vintage Susan Gloss, Book Journey

Vintage is Susan Gloss’s sparkling debut novel in the Vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others’ lives.

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women who are drawn there.

Violet Turner has always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. When she is faced with the possibility of losing it, she realizes that, as much as she wants to, she cannot save it alone.

Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect 1950s wedding dress, she discovers unexpected possibilities and friends who won’t let her give up on her dreams.

Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her old clothes, remnants of her past life. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears she has nothing more ahead for her.

An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of women’s friendship and love, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it.



I still have reading of other books to do and hope I can get time this week to do some reading.  What did you read this past week?  How about this week?  Add your link below to your own Its Monday What Are You Reading post.


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38 Comments on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I love the look of Vintage, story sounds really good. Going over to Goodreads to bookmark it!

  2. I liked Vintage when I read it last year. Your other books look really good too. I look forward to your reviews.

  3. I love Amy Hatvany, I’ve enjoyed alll of hers, Outside the Lines was really thought-provoking! Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  4. Those all sound really good! Glad you caught up on your reviews. I’ve fallen behind–again!

  5. I’m very interested in The Pocket Wife. Thanks for sharing it and others.

    You should feel very proud: you are caught up on reviews!

  6. Vintage was sweet. Hope you enjoy it. Happy reading this week!

  7. I’m hoping to start THE POCKET WIFE this week. If I can keep myself from picking up the next in the series that I’m reading. Might have to do that first as the one I’m reading, THE LAST GIRL, is really good.

  8. I LOVED Vintage! I’m still working on my first Terry Pratchett- Wintersmith ( how did I miss this author?????) I have library books: Fifth Gospel and Vanessa and her Sister. And 2 NetGalleys and an ARC….and a patridge in a pear tree

  9. I hope you enjoy “Outside the Lines.” Amy Hatvany is one of my favorite contemporary writers.

  10. I haven ears go do thing about The Pocket Wife but not sure where now. Look forward to hearing what you think.


  11. Oh, The Pocket Wife looks really good! I was planning (and posted) to read a particular book until I went to my mailbox. It looks like I’ll be changing things up in my reading this week. I’m hoping to start Hausfrau tomorrow. 🙂 Have a great week, Sheila!

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  13. How does this work, lol. I feel so dumb asking, but if we post a It’s Monday post, would we link back to you?

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