Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (56)

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys where you can recap what you’ve read this week while planning ahead on what to read next! Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee & Ricki at Unleashing Readers added their own twist by focusing on kidlit, from picture books up to YA.

Clicking the covers will take you to the Goodreads page, where you can add it to your “To Read” list!

Last week I read:

MG/YA Books

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)  Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

Cress: Love, love, love. This is one of my absolute favorite series, and I can’t wait for Winter because I’m sure the ending is going to be EPIC. The ONLY thing I didn’t like in Cress is that one character was captured and separated from the group, and it was heart-breaking.

Unravel Me: After reading this the second time (to refresh my memory for Ignite Me), I stick by my 3 star rating. The metaphoric run-on sentences became TOO. MUCH. for me after a while. I know Juliette is fractured and fragile, but I wanted her to snap to it a lot quicker. And the shift in the relationship with Warner gives me the heebie-jeebies after his monstrosity in Shatter Me.

This week I’ll continue reading:

MG/YA Books

Reality Boy  Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

I had to put Reality Boy on pause to devour Cress, then it was at home when I needed something to read at school during the week! Still working on it. And I’m  quickly reading Ignite Me to see what happens with Juliette, Adam, and Warner.

Audiobook

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)

I’m so sad that I’m not able to listen to this MORE! I’ll have 4 hours in the car on Friday and Sunday, so I’ll get through a big chunk then.

Other possible reads this week:

  Don't Look Back  Now Is the Time for Running  How I Live Now  Twenty Boy Summer

I’m not very good at sticking to plans of what I will read, but these are some books that will be in the mix!

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I can’t wait for this week of reading! What about you?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (55)

Standard

IM  Mon Reading Button PB to YA

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys where you can recap what you’ve read this week while planning ahead on what to read next! Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee & Ricki at Unleashing Readers added their own twist by focusing on kidlit, from picture books up to YA.

Clicking the covers will take you to the Goodreads page, where you can add it to your “To Read” list!

Last week I read:

MG/YA Books

Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)  Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Seraphina: This was a great fantasy read that completely deserved all the praise and awards it received. I loved the character of Seraphina, and I loved the world Rachel Hartman created. I can’t wait to continue the series.

Into the Still Blue: A great ending for a great trilogy. It wasn’t as emotional as the endings to other trilogies lately — I’m looking at you Allegiant! It was quite satisfying, but also a little flat, if that makes any sense at all. I still love Roar!

Audiobooks

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom: This was such a great retelling of fairy tales that we all love. My son was in and out of the car when I was listening, so he missed pieces of the story, and he asked if he could listen to it on his own…that’s a definite win! The narrator has AMAZING voices for the characters, and we will definitely be listening to book 2 as well!

This week I’ll continue reading:

MG/YA Books

Reality Boy

I managed to get started on this on Sunday, but I didn’t get far because of the Super Bowl (way to go Seahawks!).

Audiobook

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2)

I absolutely loved Etiquette & Espionage on audiobook last summer, and this audiobook is living up to my expectations! Moira Quirk does an amazing job with accents and voices as the narrator of this book!

Other possible reads this week:

  Don't Look Back  Now Is the Time for Running  How I Live Now  Twenty Boy Summer

I’m not very good at sticking to plans of what I will read, but these are some books that will be in the mix!

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I can’t wait for this week of reading! What about you?