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...
School's out! School's out! I am officially on vacation until August 31. I am spending the first few days of my vacation quietly here at home. I am gradually packing to remove myself to my summer home in Duluth. I'll be heading North on Wednesday. I can't wait to get a chance to visit with my brother and just be in a different place.
I started my vacation by doing some work on my blog. I completed and scheduled all my Teaser Tuesday and Book Beginning and Friday 56 posts for the month of July. I already have the books I'm going to read for July slotted in on my calendar. The month is mostly filled with review books. I do hope to be able to squeeze in some of the YA books that I have been buying over the course of this school year too.
Summer is book-a-day reading for me usually. I have already read 6 books in June. I do try to alternate between young adult books and books from my adult stack. I am also trending away from contemporary YA in my review book choices. I have decided that I really enjoy fantasy and paranormal books more.
Read Last Week
I read Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton which turned out to be a different sort of fantasy than I was expecting. It had engaging characters and a fast-moving plot. My review will be posted on June 24.
Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom was a contemporary YA story that just didn't work for me. It reminded me a little of the television program Seinfeld which proudly stated that it was a show about nothing. I kept reading in hopes that something would happen or that the main character would change only to be disappointed. My review will be posted on June 25.
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel which was an interesting coming-of-age story and romance. I especially liked that the main character was a science geek. My review will be posted on June 27.
I also treated myself to Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry and loved it. I loved the relationship between Emily and Oz and loved that the story was told alternately from each one's point of view. The side characters were also amazing and well-rounded. My review will be posted on July 1.
I haven't started my next book yet. I alternate between adult books and young adult books and am reading an adult review book from my stack.
Paperweight by Meg Haston is a contemporary about, among other things, eating disorders. It will be released on July 7.
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George is also a July 7 release. This one is an historical paranormal.
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson is also being released on July 7. This one is a historical fantasy.
Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falker will be released on July 14. This one is also a historical fantasy.
- Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.