Monday, June 25, 2012

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:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn:  This was given to me by my friend who insisted I read it immediately.  So I did.  I finished it up in one morning, it was just so good.

This is all I ended up reading.  I spent some times with my husband and friends, going to movies (Prometheus and Brave), going to book club, and making a midsummer's eve dinner with my husband too.  Which was amazing - Ratatouille with goat cheese, watermelon feta salad, and berry tarts. It took hours but it was worth it!  I read some old favorite books in between, mostly by Jennifer Crusie. 

Reading This Week:

The Hunter and the Hunted by Kelley Armstrong:  Reading for NetGalley.  

Explosive Eighteen byJanet Evanovich: Wow this series is really going downhill. I was still reading these for Ranger, but they have become a struggle to finish! I am pretty sure this is my last Stephanie Plum. 

127 Hours Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston: My library this year is doing an adult summer reading program,that is set up like a bingo.  We get a bingo card when we sign up, and we do the tasks in the squares until we get a bingo.  I have one left in my row, and that is a biography, the genre I very rarely read. I remembered that Sheila at Book Journey recently read this, so I went for it.  Plus there is a movie with  James Franco and I love him, so that will be my reward. 


  1. Looks like a great variety of books you are reading! Enjoy! :)

  2. My book club read Aron Ralston's Between a Rock and a Hard place a few years ago. Very descriptive with the landscape. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Reading!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  3. I am hoping Stephanie Plum chooses her man and makes a successful career choice by book 20 and the end is satisifying. It is getting hard to read about her indecision and failures book after book. Have a great reading week.

  4. I've been been hearing great things about Gone Girl. I've got a hold on it with the library for the audio, but I'll be lucky to get it this year unless they buy more copies.

  5. Started the first page of Gone Girl. I want to play hooky and keep reading. Belle

  6. HI, i am a new follower, GFC and rss, I read the Hunter and hunted one last week, (well, the clay and Elena part, as I am only on book 7 in series) it was pretty cool.
    Here is my It’s Monday! What are You Reading Post

  7. It's a shame the Stephanie Plum series has gone downhill. I don't remember how many I read, but it started out as a promising series. Gone Girl does sound like a great read, though.

  8. I'm so excited to read Gone Girl. I'll have to find a free day once I finally get it from the library!
    Have a great week!

  9. I am so glad you enjoyed Gone Girl. I am really excited to read it!
    Have a great week.

  10. Oh my gosh, I cannot agree with you more on the Evanovich book. I stopped reading with 18 - too much of a good thing. The series needs to end because oh my gosh, these are just tearing apart Morelli and Ranger in my mind. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks these are getting worse! :)

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