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...
There really wasn't anything else but reading this week. My car was in the shop for some minor repairs from Monday morning until Wednesday afternoon giving me a perfect excuse to stay home and read.
Read Last Week
Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers and enjoyed it. I liked the Minnesota setting. I liked the main character who was busy trying to hold on to the way things are in a summer when things are changing despite her efforts. This one has a love story that seems achingly real. My review will be posted on August 28.
I also read Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal and loved it. It had been sitting on TBR mountain since April of 2012 because I was afraid that it would be too much like Jane Austen (I've tried to read her many times and bounced off her prose each time.). This was more like Sorcery & Cecilia which I loved. I loved the combination of manners and magic. My review will be posted on September 2.
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa was a heart-breaking but hopeful contemporary story. Three misfits band together in hope of surviving high school. My review will be posted on September 3.
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas was a fantasy that combined a number of fairy tales as the main characters were trying to escape the fates the Story had in mind for them. It was complex and lyrical and very engaging. My review will be posted on September 5.
Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales was a contemporary story about a girl who falls in love with a boy she only knows from her blog and changes her life when she meets him. My review will be posted on September 9.
Lock & Mori by Heather W. Petty was an excellent contemporary mystery with characters who share the names and some of the traits of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes characters. It is told by Mori who is dealing with the death of her mother and her father's new penchant for abusing his children. My review will be posted on September 10/
Dreamland by debut author Robert L. Anderson. This is a paranormal story which will be released on Sept. 22.
All of the books on my stack for next week are review books being released in September.
The Fall by James Preller is a middle grade contemporary about bullying and suicide. It will be released on Sept. 22.
Connect the Stars by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague is also a middle grade contemporary story being released on Sept. 22.
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate is another middle grade contemporary but with some fantasy elements. It too is being released on Sept. 22.
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson begins a new trilogy that combines historical fiction, fantasy and romance. This is still another book that is being released on Sept. 22.
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Wicked Within and put it on TBR mountain.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Crows and Cards by Joseph Helgerson