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...
After regular school on Monday and Tuesday and parent-teacher conferences on Monday and Tuesday evenings, I had the rest of the week off. I spent my time off doing some more purging at my house and hauling the things I no longer need to the Salvation Army.
I also did some extra reading but mostly stories and novellas from anthologies that have been sitting on my TBR mountain for quite a while.
I spent all day Saturday at the Twin Cities Book Festival hanging out in the Middle Grade and Teen Tents. I had a chance to hear so many authors speak, have them sign my autograph books, and buy books for them to autograph too. It was the first time I had a chance to meet John Flanagan and Julie Kagawa. I also saw again some authors I had met before. I thought I exercised remarkable restraint because I managed to buy only 5 books. I also bought a copy of A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston that I didn't picture below. I bought this one to donate since I've already read the ARC.
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Read Last Week
In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo was a interesting combination of novel and graphic novel. I enjoyed both stories and how they came together at the end. My review will be posted on December 10.
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine was an entertaining fantasy novel. I particularly enjoyed watching the main character find her place in the world. My review will be posted on Dec. 31 for this January release.
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti.
The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong and Dumplin' by Julie Murphy.
- A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt
- Dead Investigation by Charlie Price
- Losers Take All by David Klass
The Capture by Tom Isbell is the sequel to The Prey and the middle book of a trilogy. I got the ARC from the author when I met him at the Twin Cities Book Festival. The book will be released on January 19.
I also got Project Alpha by D. J. MacHale at the festival. It is the first of six books in a multi-author middle grade science fiction series.
The Shadow Behind the Stars by Rebecca Hahn at the festival. This is a standalone fantasy based on Greek mythology.
Nicola Yoon signed my copy of Everything, Everything at the festival too. I have heard all sorts of good things about this contemporary story.
The Tournament at Gorlan - which begins a prequel series to the Ranger's Apprentice.
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong arrived in the mail this week too.
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read.