Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where you list the books you read last week and the ones you hope to read this week.

Read Last Week:

Stiltsville by Susanna Daniel:  I stopped reading the book around page 200 or so.  I was completely bored and felt like I only made it that far because I couldn't believe that nothing was happening in the book.  It was like being on a very long phone conversation with someone you didn't want to talk to as they filled you in on every detail of their everyday life.  Two things I learned that were cool from the book though however- Stiltsville really did exist, and that oranges explode when orange groves freeze.  I am sure that this is a good book, it is just not one for me.

Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman:  As always, I felt Carol Goodman delivered a fantastic book.  I fell right into this isolated world of academia, with its rituals and traditions and secrets.  

Phantom Evil by Heather Graham:  I liked this book, it was an easy fun read.  There were some aspects of the book I thought lacked a little, but for the most part I enjoyed it.  I am about to read the second in this series for netGalley, and I am interested to compare the two.

Vixen by Jillian Larkin:  This is our book club book for July.  I did enjoy this book, although every so often the reader is reminded that the characters are only 17 years old, and that was hard for me to wrap my head around.  Since this is a book club book, I won't post my review on it until after we meet.  

Currently Reading:

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich:  So excited to read this one! I won this in a giveaway hosted by Book Belle - if you haven't visited her blog, check it out.  She has well written reviews on a variety of books! 

Honolulu by Alan Brennert:  I recently read Molokai and loved it - I have hopes that I enjoy this one just as much.  

Shem Creek by Dorothea Benton Frank:  I am a sucker for a book set in the Lowcountry!


  1. I was ready to give up on the Stephanie Plum books until I read book 16. Will wait until this one comes out in paperback but am looking forward to it too.

  2. Stiltsville and Arcadia Falls are both on my wish list. Have a super week!

  3. Arcadia Falls looks to be right up my alley! Adding it to my TBR list now!

  4. New to this meme but I can see that my already too long list of TBR books will continue to grow. There are some really great books you have here. And love your reviews.

    Have a great reading week!!

  5. I have been wanting to try Dorothea Benton Frank's books and Honolulu looks interesting. I have heard good things about Molokai.

    I really enjoyed your review of Arcadia Falls!

  6. I read Moloka'i earlier this year and loved it. Honolulu immediately went on my to-read list. I'm way behind at #4 in the Stephanie Plum series, but I love it so far. Enjoy your week!

  7. I'd like to read Honolulu or Molokoi. Hawaii is one of my favorite places and has a fascinating history. Have a good week!

  8. Great lineup of books! Enjoy your week!

  9. You have one of those blogs that I want to jump in feet first and swim around for many, many hours. I just really love it over here. Belle

  10. Thanks BookBelle!! What a great compliment! :)


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