Monday, April 11, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 11, 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...

What a weird weather week! On Friday, we alternated between sunny skies and snow squalls with very limited visibility...and a high temperature of 30 degrees F. I am getting so tired of my winter jacket. At school, we have now entered into seven consecutive 5 day weeks before our next weekday off. There are only 8 weeks of school left.

I'm really getting into the new baseball season and juggling watching games on my computer, watching The Voice on TV, and reading too. Soon, The Voice will be over and I can just split my attention two ways.

Read Last Week
Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman tells the story of a fictional daughter of John Milton who has to decipher clues hidden in PARADISE LOST to save her father's life. My review will be posted on April 30.

Even If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia was a great contemporary romance set in New Orleans. My review will be posted on May 5.

The Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen was also an enjoyable contemporary romance. My review will be posted on May 7.
The Girl I Used by Be by April Henry was a suspenseful mystery with a very engaging main character. My review will be posted on May 4.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton was an excellent epic fantasy. My review will be posted on May 11.

I am currently reading Spark by Holly Schindler which is also a contemporary story with some magical elements.

Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead - I read the eARC and wanted a finished hardcover to donate to my High School Media Center.

The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows is the sequel to THE ORPHAN QUEEN. I had that one for review but didn't get this one for review.
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong finishes a trilogy that I have been reading.

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White was a Kindle Daily Deal that sounded good.

You can check Inside of a Dog (my other blog) to see what adult books I read, reviewed, and plan to read. 


  1. We've had weird weather here too. On Saturday we had a snow storm in the morning that led to our opening the library late. By the time I left for the day the snow was all melted. Today it is supposed to be in the 50s.

    I can't believe how fast the year is going. My mom retires at the end of the school year and I'm sure she can't wait.

    Rebel of the Sands is on my TBR pile and I hope to read it soon once I get a little caught up on ARCs. I also plan to read The Glittering Court.

  2. Someone else recommended Rebel of the Sands. I'll try to get to it soon.
    I've read just a few chapters from The Glittering Court and I like it!

  3. We had the same weird weather. I went into a book sale in sunshine and came out to a blizzard! Then it was 70F and we grilled the next day.

    Have just found out that I'll be moving up to 7th from 3rd next year. Time to brush up on my late/MG into YA! Let me know if you have good ides of where to start!

  4. We had snow for the prom. Mwah ha ha ha! I liked The Girl I Used to be a lot-- I was surprised. Henry is always good, though!

  5. Ooh nice! Can't wait to read Mead, Armstrong, Meadows, and Skye! Still need to start Shepherd! Hope you enjoy all the reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Oooh. I'm so glad you stopped by and shared your link with me. I'm not familiar with any of these titles, so I'll be bookmarking your website for new reads for my summer list! Thank you!

  7. Our weather man on TV said that this weekend's snow should be our last snow. I hope he's right. You have so many interesting-looking books on your list. We only have 37 more days of school, and then I can enjoy Summer Reading! Have a great week!

  8. We had a much colder than normal week in Massachusetts, too. One day we went from rain to snow to sunny sky to hail to sunny sky to hail and on and on! And a few inches of snow the next day. Also sick of the winter jacket! Looks like some great reads on your list! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I really am looking forward to finding Rebel of the Sands - I've only been reading really great reviews.

  10. Wow, I could never handle that kind of weather - nothing too hot, nothing too cold, please! I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Rebel of the Sands, too.

  11. So many good books! I have heard a lot of good things about Rebel of the Sands, looking forward to reading it myself!

  12. I am ready for the weather to calm down. I am really over snow. Looks like you've had some interesting books this week. :)

  13. I'm always impressed by your reading stamina. I think I want to read Rebel of the Sands. It looks like a great fantasy. (Here on the west coast it's been spring since mid January. Our only complaint is the rain)


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