It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
I had a lovely, relaxing week here at home in Duluth. The weather has been nicely cool. The furnace has even run a few times in the mornings. I much prefer this sort of temperature to the hot weather at my other house. It is perfect for reading!
I am still maintaining my book-a-day pace (check out my other blog to see what else I read this week.) I'm also getting a chance to read at least a few of the books on my TBR mountain. I've finished my July review books and starting on August's. There are only seven but six are being released on August 4.
Saturday Duluth hosted the annual Grandma's Marathon which brought a lot of visitors to town. I managed to stay out of the way as traffic in the marathon area is awful. Even from my house a couple of miles away, I could hear some of the sounds from the big tent show.
Read Last Week
All Fall Down by Ally Carter begins a new series. I liked the characters and thought the plot was interesting. It did leave a lot of plot threads hanging though. My review will be posted on July 15.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey was also an interesting story. I liked the main character and I liked the world building even though it wasn't about dragons as I had thought. My review will be posted on July 16.
Nightborn by Lou Anders is the second book in the Thrones and Bones series. This is middle grade fantasy and has our hero from book 1 tracking down our heroine from book 2 as she was sent off on an adventure by a dragon and hasn't returned. Action-packed and filled with great characters, I enjoyed this middle grade book. My review will be posted on July 18.
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent has been on my TBR stack since December of 2013. I also enjoyed this upper grade fantasy about an alternate London that was swept into faerie. The world building was great and the characters interesting. The only thing I didn't like was the case of insta-love between two of the main characters. My review will be posted on July 22.
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne is next on my review stack. This is the sequel to Midnight Thief and will be released on August 4.
I am going to start the week reading a couple of books from TBR mountain.
Seconds Away by Harlan Coben is a mystery featuring the nephew of the main character of Coben's adult mysteries. This is the second in the series and I've had it on TBR mountain since July 3, 2013.
Among Others by Jo Walton is a Hugo and Nebula Award winning books that defies description. I bought it because of the awards on July 20, 2011.
Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre is a sequel to Mortal Danger and is a contemporary fantasy. It will be released on August 4.
School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough is a middle grade fantasy also being released on August 4.
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I added the two free SYNC audiobooks this week. You have until next Thursday to download your own copies.
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies
I also got three new books for Review from Macmillan via NetGalley.
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales which will be released on September 15
Dream Strider by Lindsay Smith which will be released on October 6
The August 5 by Jenna Helland (Nov. 10)
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.