Monday, April 4, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 4, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme begun by Sheila at Book Journey. Kellee at Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts have given it a kidlit focus.

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...

This week just sped by. This weekend will be filled with doing report cards for my 200+ students. Our weather had been cool, rainy and snowy but the weekend is supposed to be nicer. I had furnace issues over Easter. Naturally, the people who could fix it were away for the Easter weekend. I heated my house with my oven from Saturday morning until Monday afternoon. Hopefully, all problems have been solved and things will work now.

The author signing at The Red Balloon was a lot of fun. I came home with pictures and a bunch of autographed books. The drive back wasn't much fun though. The combination of really dark and raining made finding my lane a little tricky. I was content to follow the car in front of me but I still don't know why their speed varied from 54 to 68 randomly but I wasn't going to pass them.

Read Last Week
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight was a science fiction mystery that cries out for a sequel. I liked the characters and thought the story was intriguing. My review will be posted on April 23.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi was a great fantasy based on Indian mythology. The story was lush and lyrical. My review will be posted on April 27.

The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude is set in the Ozarks and an isolated community. Ivy tells the story about the murder of her cousin and her investigation which uncovers generations of secrets. My review will be posted on April 28.

I'm currently reading Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman. This is historical fiction told by the daughter of the poet Milton.

Next Week
More from my review stack:
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Selection Series Box Set by Kiera Cass
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • The One by Kiera Cass
You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 


  1. The Star-Touched Queen is on my TBR pile and hopefully I'll get it read before it releases next month. Right now I'm still behind on stuff from earlier this year!

    I had not heard of Traitor Angels before but I really enjoyed Blankman's other historical novels I've read (Prisoner of Night and Fog, Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke).

    Hope everything is fixed with your heater. I know what that is like! Thankfully in my case, my maintenance person was able to fix it pretty quickly.

    Good luck with your report cards! That is a lot to do!

  2. Some wonderful looking books. I am intrigued by Traitor Angels!

  3. 200+ report cards?! Ugh....I wouldn't be looking forward to that!

  4. Ooh nice!! I cannot wait to read The May Queen Murders! Learned that the author is somewhat local to me! Plan to see her the release week and pick up a copy of this one! Hope it was as intriguing as it sounds! Will definitely look forward to your review!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Glad you had funat --and made it home safely from--the book signing. My daughter loves the Selection series, but I stopped after the first one. She tells me I need to finish it. We'll see. I do love Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue and can't wait for the last book to come out.

  6. With that many report cards, I don't know how you can plan to get any reading done! You'll be busy for sure! Thanks for sharing your reading. I'm not familiar with any of these at all. I'll have to check out Traitor Angels.

  7. Looks like you've had a hectic week! Hope your weather improves and becomes more Springlike! I'm looking forward to checking out some of these titles you've posted today. Thanks for sharing.

  8. My students LOVE the Selection series, but I just have no desire. I always feel bad when I don't want to read books that my students love. I may just have to give them a try.

    Happy reading this week :)

  9. Well, now I know where to come when I am looking for some good YA titles (a go-to for me in the summer). Thanks for the recommendations!


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