Monday, March 27, 2017

It's Monday! What are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. This post is for sharing what I read last week, what I am currently reading, and what I plan to read.

What I Read Last Week

This was a GREAT reading week. I was definitely on a contemporary kick, which probably contributes to the volume of books read, since they tend to be shorter.

I was way more discriminating with my audiobook picks this past week, after DNFing two the prior week. I knew I would like Echo Lake, as I have liked the previous books in this series. Then and Always was an awesome surprise though. It was a random pick from Overdrive, and it was not what I thought it was going to be, but WOW! I really enjoyed it. The ending was so beautifully painful. Atkins did such a masterful job in designing that part. If I talk about his too much, I am start shedding tears.

Most of the contemporaries did that contemporary thing with the open endings, that always leave me wanting. They were all generally enjoyable, but what can I say, I needed more closure. One book that did a magnificent job of that was Coming Up for Air. Kennally has hinted that this may be the last Hundred Oak book, and if it is, she did the fans a solid with that epilogue. I also really enjoyed Anything You Can Do. Grey is an author, who I usually enjoy. I had just finished a super sad book, and this one snapped me right out of my funk. I was surprised at how happy this book made me. It surpassed my expectations, and that is what made it worthy of that extra half star.

What I Am Currently Reading

So far, Bossypants is delivering on the the funny. Tina Fey and I are close in age, and it's uncanny how many of the same musings we share from our youth. I also think her dad and my dad would be BFFs, and I am really enjoying this audiobook.

The Duke of Bannerman Prep is a Great Gatsby re-telling, which piqued my interest. I just started, so not much to say, but so far, so good.

What I Plan to Read

I made a real effort to mix up my picks for this week. I have fantasy, rom-com, contemporary, and mystery on deck. I bought Velva Jean solely because I am such a fan of Jennifer Niven's newer work, and was curious to see how her back catalog was. Fingers crossed I have another great reading week.

What are you reading?
Let us know in the comments!


  1. Great assortment of books. The Traitor's Kiss is on my stack too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I was pretty excited to get The Traitor's Kiss. I should be starting it tomorrow. I read sooooo many contemporaries last week, I tried to mix it up more this week.

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    1. It actually is. I am really enjoying all the debate stuff, as it's a world I know little about.

  3. Then and Always was certainly different, I read it awhile back. Tina Fey's book is one I'd like to listen to, I enjoy a laugh.

    1. I am so in love with the ending of Then and Always! Fey's book is hilarious. A lot of random streams of thought, but so funny.