Apr 8, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


Happy Monday everyone! This fun, weekly meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We discuss what books we've read/reviewed in the past week and talk about what we are planning
 to read in the days ahead. 

I recently took a break from my normal life and took a trip to Columbus, Ohio to visit some family and friends. Although I took some books with me, I didn't read a single page while there, so my reading has really suffered. To make it worse, I am completely overwhelmed with review copies at the moment, so now I'm scrambling to get caught up. I did manage to make some progress this past week however. 

Books I Finished and Reviewed Last Week:

I only finished one book last week. It was my book club selection (She Reads Book Club). It's a brand new release by Patti Callahan Henry called AND THEN I FOUND YOU. It's a quick but emotional story about unplanned pregrnancy, adoption and family. This is Callahan-Henry's ninth book, but a first for me. The story was inspired by true events in the author's family, so it had a realness to it that was unmistakable. I posted my review yesterday and you can find it here.  



Books I'm Focusing On This Week:

I'm looking forward to really making a dent in my book pile this week. Lucky for me, all the books I'm scheduled to read are ones I've been anxious to get my hands on! That's always a plus, isn't it? My main focus is going to be on BLOOD MONEY by Doug Richardson from DIE HARD fame. I am only a few chapters in at this point, but it is sure to be an intense thriller. You can learn more about by clicking on the link on my sidebar. 

Another book I'll be reading this week is SWIMMING AT NIGHT by Lucy Clarke. Its a debut novel published by Touchstone about two sisters who have unresolved conflicts between them. But when one sister disappears while traveling abroad, the other sister refuses to believe her sister took her own life and sets out to find the truth. This book grabbed my attention when I first learned about it and I'm very anxious to get started on it. (Click on title link for more info)



I'll also be finishing up the audio I've been listening to the past few days. It's Harlan Coben's stand-alone novel, SIX YEARS. I am a newbie to his work and since this is a stand-alone, I thought it would be the perfect way to get to know his writing. I'm half-way through the book now. Its an intriguing story and I'm enjoying it very much.


Reviews I'll Be Posting This Week:

BLACKBERRY WINTER by Sarah Jio
THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary (Audio Edition)

Here's wishing you a productive, enjoyable week in books! Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

  1. Time with family definitely ranks over reading time! Swimming at night sounds interesting. I've never read Harlan Coben and will be interested in your thoughts on this stand alone book.

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  2. I reviewed Blood Money last week - enjoy the ride!

    Here's What I'm Reading this week.

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  3. Looks like a good selection! Happy Reading!

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  4. Good luck catching up! I've been sick or my wife has been sick so reading has taken a back seat too -- I hate the feeling of scrambling to get back on track! :/ Enjoy your reads!

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  5. Swimming at Night sounds good. Lots of thrilling reads on your list!

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2013/04/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-84/

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  6. I find that sometimes a break from it always makes me more refreshed and ready to take things on when I return. Looks like you have good books to read this week though. I also think "And Then I Found You" looks really good!

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  7. Really liked the sound of And Then I Found You and its now be added to my tbr pile, thank you. Blood Money looks like a great read also, enjoy that. I've just finised Harlan Coben's The Woods on audio, it is a stand alone book also if you like his work and want to read more stand alones. My meme for the week is here
    http://mysparemoments.com/2013/04/08/its-monday-what-am-i-reading-7-with-reviews/

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  8. We always pack books but hardly ever get to them when visiting family and friends!!! Glad you had a great time coming home and that you were able to take in some of the snow and cold!!! Have a great week catching up and I hope all of your reads rock!

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  9. Nice collection. Happy reading, Lisa!

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  10. I am reading Knots and Crosses.

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