Its Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey

What I Read

How Now Brown Frau by Merridy Eastman ★★★ Review

The Defector  by Mark Chisell ★★★1/2 Review & Giveaway

Ape House by Sara Gruen ★★1/2 Review

Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks ★★★ Review

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 ★★★★ (Review to come)

Also Posted reviews for

Blood Rock by Anthony Francis

Practical Jean by Trevor Cole

Love, Honour and O’Brien by Jennifer Rowe

Reading Now

Now Chicago private eye Dragovic is back, working undercover at Midwest Music Madness, a folk festival targeted by a thief. The corn is high in Iroquois County, the food deliciously Midwestern, the music old-time tunes and songs. But sour notes abound, and theft of musical instruments soon crescendos to murder.

What I have planned for this week

Even on their wedding day, John and Irene sensed that they were about to make a mistake. Years later, divorced, dating other people, and living in different parts of the country, they seem to have nothing in common—nothing except the most important person in each of their lives: Sadie, their spirited eighteen-year-old daughter. Feeling smothered by Irene and distanced from John, Sadie is growing more and more attached to her new boyfriend, Ron. When tragedy strikes, Irene and John come together to support the daughter they love so dearly. What takes longer is to remember how they really feel about each other.

A modern retelling of the German fairy tale "Tristan and Isolde," Tris and Izzie is about a young witch named Izzie who is dating Mark King, the captain of the basketball team and thinks her life is going swimmingly well. Until -- she makes a love potion for her best friend Brangane and then ends up taking it herself accidentally, and falling in love with Tristan, the new guy at school.

Croyd Terrace is an entirely unremarkable street in a northern provincial town. Or is it? Behind the veneer of ordinariness, the banality of humdrum routine, are there other forces at work? And if so, what can Miss Larkin and the Widow Marvell do about it?

Tess and Lizzie are sisters, sisters as close as can be, who share a secret world filled with selkies, flying horses, and a girl who can transform into a wolf in the middle of the night. But when Lizzie is ready to grow up, Tess clings to their fantasies. As Tess sinks deeper and deeper into her delusions, she decides that she can’t live in the real world any longer and leaves Lizzie and her family forever. Now, years later, Lizzie is in high school and struggling to understand what happened to her sister. With the help of a school psychologist and Tess’s battered journal, Lizzie searches for a way to finally let Tess go.

Have you read any of these? Which one do you think you would like?

I’m looking forward to seeing what are you reading this week?

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 14:37:25

    Interesting, I always wondered if Ape House would be a good one to try…



  2. Mystica
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 15:10:55

    I’d certainly like to read all of them!



  3. Niina C
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 15:22:30

    I review Blood Rock as well this week!

    Here is my Monday! Have a great week!



  4. Cat
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 17:20:01

    You have a nice variety of books lined up for this week. Enjoy your reading!



  5. Leeswammes
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 21:44:26

    I haven’t read any of them! I hope you have a great week with some good books.



  6. Chris
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:58:05

    It’s great to learn about new books. Looking forward to your review of Tris and Izzie.



  7. laurelrainsnow
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 00:30:16

    Once Upon a Time There Was You was a book I read recently…I always love Elizabeth Berg books.

    Sound Proof looks intriguing….enjoy your books! And thanks for visiting my blog.



  8. mari (Bookworm with a View)
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 00:43:05

    I haven’t read any of the books scheduled for this week but they all sounds wonderful. I usually read Berg, should find a copy of this one.

    Have a wonderful week!



  9. Dollycas
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 03:18:49

    They all look good!!!
    Happy Reading!!!!




  10. Pussreboots
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 05:08:30

    What is keeping me from finishing the books I have going? A new kitten! Come see what I’m reading.



  11. Crystal @ I Totally Paused
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 08:59:39

    Tris & Izzie sounds pretty good, I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!



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