Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

The Art of Keeping Faith (Uni Files #2)

The Art of Keeping Faith (Uni Files #2) by Anna Bloom. I’m about half way through. I’m a little annoyed that Lilah is still an alcoholic and almost every day ends with a drunken blackout. However, I just can not stop reading. Bloom’s writing has just completely sucked me in and I’ve gotten quite invested in the dysfunctional relationship of Lilah and Ben.

What I Thought Was True

What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I got about four or so chapters in before The Art of Keeping Faith completely distracted me. The story hasn’t grabbed me yet, but I’m still going to work on it.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars, #1)

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham. I love Veronica Mars. I loved the movie. I’m really hoping I love this book.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

See Me

See Me by Wendy Higgins. Faeries. Leprechauns. Magical humans. This book is a little odd. I’m not very far in, but so far I’m not terribly impressed. The plot and the writing is not up to par with Higgins Sweet Evil series. I’m going to give it a few more chapters to see if it picks up enough for me to want to finish it.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

I’m just not sure yet. I feel like I’m in a bit of a reading rut and nothing sounds interesting to me right now. Any suggestions?????

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes  is my (sometimes) weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. I’ve read some good things about this book, so I decided to give it a try when I saw there wasn’t a wait for it at the library. It’s a little odd and started off slow, but I’m pretty into it now. There are still some things I don’t quite understand, but I’m hoping my questions will be answered by the end of the book.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This is another odd looking book that I’ve read great things about. I love Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Boys series, so I’m hoping for more great characters.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Triptych (Will Trent, #1)

Triptych  (Will Trent #1) by Karin Slaughter. I read Unseen quite awhile ago not realizing it was part of a series (it’s #8, I believe). I enjoyed it and felt like it gave enough back story for me not to be lost in Will Trent’s world, but I’ve always wanted to go back and start it from the beginning. This came available from the library just when I was needing something not YA. (I love YA, but if I read too many in a row I sometimes get a little annoyed. That happens when you read characters about half your age.) I’m only a couple chapters in, but I’m liking it so far.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Fractured (Will Trent, #2)

Fractured (Will Trent #2). This is the great thing about being late in the game to reading established series – little to no wait between books! I just borrowed this from the library, too, in anticipation of finishing the first one.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Landry Park (Landry Park, #1)

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen. I’ve just started this so I’m not too sure what I think about it yet. It’s supposed to be in the future, but America’s future is apparently like the European Regency era. But I’m in to those types of books, so I’m ok with it.

Endless

Endless by Amanda Gray. I’m still working my way through this one. I hate not finishing books I get through NetGalley, so I want to press on, it’s just not interesting me yet. Hopefully it picks up.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Stranded (Alaskan Courage, #3)

Stranded (Alaskan Courage #3) by Dani Pettrey. I’ve read the first two books in the series and while I wasn’t terribly impressed, the second improved a lot over the first so I’m hoping this one does too. I like the character development and the Alaskan setting.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Secret (Elemental, #4)

Secret by Brigid Kemmerer. While I love this series, I’m not too invested in this installment yet. I really don’t care for Quinn. Nick is the Merrick brother focused on this time and so far there hasn’t been enough of the rest of the Merricks.

The Archived (The Archived, #1)

The Archived by Victoria Schwab. I started this a few days ago and am about half way through. I’m not really into it, though. I want to finish it, so I’m hoping it starts to pick up soon.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Endless

Endless by Amanda Gray. I’ve read some good things about this and just got it through NetGalley.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Alienated (Alienated, #1)

Alienated by Melissa Landers. First of all, I love this cover! I’ve been pretty excited about this book for awhile, but my enthusiasm has waned a little after reading some mixed reviews. I decided to buy it anyways and I’m enjoying it. It started off a little slow and juvenile, but it’s gotten better. I think I’ll have a full review on this later in the week.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Secret (Elemental, #4)

Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer. First of all, this cover is HORRIBLE. Every cover in this series is just ridiculously bad. However, I enjoy this series and I’ve been looking forward to this book for awhile.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I decided to read this because I thought the cover was interesting and I heard it’s a re-telling of Beauty of Beast. So far I’m not terribly impressed. It’s Beauty and the Beast mixed with Greek Mythology where the “beast” is a demon. The writing isn’t too bad, though.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

IGNITE ME COMES OUT TOMORROW!!!! I’m trying to be only cautiously optimistic about this book because all series enders have been terrible lately. But I realllllllly hope it’s great. Tahereh Mafi released the first 15 chapters over the weekend and you can read it here.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, #3)

Also coming out tomorrow is Cress by Marissa Meyer and I’m super excited about it.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

 

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Lately, I have just not been in the mood to read. This week I’ve been sick with the flu, which meant two days home from work, laying on couch and catching up on Dexter. Last week I tried starting several books, a couple of which I’ve heard really good things, but just couldn’t get into any of them. I finally borrowed The Best Man by Kristan Higgins from the library and read it again because it’s light and fun and I knew what to expect from it. It did a good job of filling my reading necessity.

WHAT I’M READING

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. I bought this book because it was only $1.99 and I’ve seen it around. I’m maybe half way through with this book and I’m not all that impressed so far. After a fast start, it’s dragged. The suspense is not very suspenseful, the plot isn’t very believable. The characters are not very developed, outside of Juliet and I think because of her name and the concept of going mad, I keep comparing her to Juliette from the Shatter Me series and am finding her lacking. However, I’m still interested in finding out what happens and hope to finish this soon.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

The Distance Between Us

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. I’ve read several favorable reviews on this book lately, so I’m hoping it lives up to the hype.

What are you reading?

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Fear the Worst

Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay. I’ve shared before my great love for all things Linwood Barclay and this book is just reaffirming that. I’m a little more than half way through and I’m enjoying it. There are times, of course, that in terms of the mystery I feel a little “get on with it, already!”, but the character development is so good!

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)

Also, I started A Million Suns by Beth Revis last week and I’m trying to decide whether or not I want to finish it before it expires. I read the first book quite a while ago and I think I mostly enjoyed it. I’ve wanted to read the rest of the series since then, but it’s just failing to interest me right now.

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I keep hearing great things about this series, so I think it’s time I finally read it.

What are you reading?