Monday, May 23, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 23, 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...

Last week sped by so fast and nothing memorable happened. Our weather was cool but mostly dry. The lilacs outside my patio door are blooming. There are just nine student contact days and one teacher workday before this school year is over.

I get a week of vacation here at home before a doctor's appointment which includes a colonoscopy after which I head up to my summer home for a couple of months. I'm already planning what books will be making the trip with me.

I should finish all the reviews on my June calendar before school is over. So I'm looking for books to read with reviews showing up in July. August, and September. I hope to get a whole bunch scheduled. I plan to fit in books from my TBR mountains around the review books which are already on the calendar.

Read Last Week
All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the third in her Naturals series. I enjoy the characters in this series and enjoyed this mystery since they were tracking down a serial killer in Las Vegas. My review will be posted on June 15.

The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele is a review book. This contemporary fantasy is set in Los Angeles and stars a girl who is a foster child who wants to make movies. She stumbles on some kids who have come from another world and want to go back but who needs some hidden scrolls. My review will be posted on June 16.
The Secret Fire by Whitaker Ringwald is also a review book and contemporary fantasy. This is the concluding volume to a middle grade series with unique, distinct, and engaging characters. This would be great for fans of Greek mythology and those with annoying older brothers. My review will be posted on June 18.

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho is a historical fantasy set in an alternate Regency time period with magic. This one stars older characters and an interesting variety of mythological characters including faeries and dragons. My review will be posted on June 22.

I am currently reading The Conjurer's Riddle by Andrea Cremer which is the sequel to The Inventor's Secret. This steampunk story takes place in a United States that lost the American Revolution.

Next Week
Soldier by Julie Kagawa is from my TBR mountain. I'm eager to read this 3rd of 4 books in the Talon Saga.

Then, it is back to review books:

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine is the second in her Great Library Series. I got this one from NetGalley.
The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan begins a new fantasy series. I got this one from NetGalley too.

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab is a dark urban fantasy I got from Edelweiss.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I downloaded both SYNC Audiobooks this week. They were 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith and This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff.

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


  1. You're in the homestretch! I hope the rest of your school year goes well.

    I can't wait to read Paper and Fire. I loved Ink and Bone! Sorcerer to the Crown looks good too.

    I am a big fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes and really enjoy the Naturals series.

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Oh, the Secret Fire sounds good, I've got a lot of kids who are hooked on Greek mythology thanks to Percy Jackson!

  3. I may look at Secret Fire, but the author's other book doesn't do well. Enjoy your summer! We have two more days, but the next day I take my father for a colonoscopy! Give me squirrely 8th graders any day!

  4. Nice! Seeing a lot of The Marked Girl lately and getting curious! LOL! Cannot wait read Soldier and This Savage Song! I have the former in my TBR mountain calling my name, but so are 200+ other reads! LOL! Happy Reading!

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  5. The Secret Fire looks interesting. When I was a child I felt like I had annoying younger brothers so I can kind of relate! I'm looking forward to your review.

  6. Oooh, Marked Girl looks good! And I haven't read steampunk since Leviathan...may need to look at those two by Cremer. Thanks!


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