It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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


The past week has been stressful for one reason and another, and my brain hurts.

The bright spot was celebrating my great aunts 90th birthday with family, despite the 6 hour round trip. Aunty Dot is an amazing woman.


What I Read Last Week

Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp

The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman

Rose River by Margareta Osborn

Witch Upon a Star by Jennifer Harlow

Cranky Ladies of History by Tehani Wessley


  New Posts

(click the titles to read my reviews)

Review: Yes, Chef! by Lisa Joy ★★

AWW Feature: Amanda Ortlepp and Claiming Noah

Review: Claiming Noah by Amanda Ortlepp ★★★★

Review: The Reluctant Midwife by Patricia Harman ★★★★

Review: Rose River by Margareta Osborn ★★★1/2

Review: Witch Upon a Star by Jennifer Harlow ★★1/2

Review: Nothing Sacred by David Thorne ★★

International Women’s Day: Cranky Ladies of History by Tehani Wessley ★★★★


 What I Am Reading Today

Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace—one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts. They tell her secrets the living can’t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs’ truce.  Then Kelpie meets Dymphna Campbell, a legendary beauty and prized moll of Gloriana Nelson. She’s earned the nickname “Angel of Death” because none of her beaus has ever survived knowing her. Unbeknownst to Kelpie, Dymphna can see ghosts, too, and she knows that Gloriana’s hold is crumbling one henchman at a time. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens the two girls at every turn, Dymphna is determined not only to survive, but to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side.

 What I Plan To Read This Week

(click the covers to view at Goodreads)


Georgie Henderson doesn’t want to have kids, but her best friend, Nina Doherty, has wanted to have a baby for as long as she can remember. Sadly, Nina’s uterus refuses to cooperate. One drunken evening, Nina asks Georgie for the ultimate favour: would she carry a baby for her? Georgie says yes – and spends the next nine months wondering why!
With intense bacon-and-egg roll cravings and distant memories of what her feet look like, Georgie tries to keep it all together in her dream job as the editor of Jolie magazine. Her love life’s a mess – and sauvignon blanc’s off the menu – leaving Georgie to deal with twists in her life she never expected.

Hanna Schutt never suspected that her younger daughter’s happiness would lead to her husband’s death and the destruction of their family. When Dawn brings her new boyfriend home from college for a visit, her parents and sister try to hide their doubts because they’re glad that Dawn – always an awkward child – appears to have grown into a confident, mature young woman in her relationship with Rud. But when Hanna and her husband, Joe, are beaten savagely in their bed, Rud becomes the chief suspect and stands trial for Joe’s murder.
Claiming her boyfriend’s innocence, Dawn estranges herself from her mother, who survived the attack with serious injuries and impaired memory. When Rud wins an appeal and Dawn returns to the family home saying she wants to support her mother, Hanna decides to try to remember details of that traumatic night so she can testify to keep her husband’s murderer in jail, never guessing that the process might cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her daughter.

Ivo fell for her. He fell for a girl he can’t get back. Now he’s hoping for something. While he waits he plays a game: He chooses a body part and tells us its link to the past he threw away. He tells us the story of how she found him, and how he lost her. But he doesn’t have long. And he still has one thing left to do …

It should have been a time of acquiring confidence, building self respect and independence, of fostering a connection with the natural world through long hikes…  A gripping, compulsively readable memoir of bullying at an elite country boarding school.

A dragon brings down the Vice President’s plane, a monster army is camped outside Omaha, and an empath demon springs an undercover operation in New York. New Orleans was just the beginning. New and different demons are breaking through all over America, and Dave Hooper has a new enemy with more guile and guts than the celebrity superhero, still stumbling in his role as Champion. While his agent fields offers for movies and merchandise, Dave is tasked with ending a siege in Omaha, saving his friends and deciphering the underrealms’ plans to take over the earth. As an ancient and legion evil threatens to destroy mankind, Dave has to decide what kind of man he wants to be and the nature of his role in this new world. He may not be the hero humanity deserves, but he’s the only one we’ve got.


Thanks for stopping by!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 11:52:10

    Hope things get better soon! xxx

    Interesting you’ve got the Lacy Eye version. I had ‘If She Did It’ which I thought was a very leading title for a book. I did note it was also called Lacy Eye!


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  2. laurelrainsnow
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 12:15:53

    Oh, congrats to Aunty Dot!

    You have some interesting looking books…like She’s Having Her Baby looks like fun. Enjoy!



  3. thebookdate
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 14:28:50

    Your Aunty Dot looks amazing and I hope you and she all enjoyed the day very much. Hope this week is calmer for you and you enjoy all those planned reads.



  4. readerbuzz
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 21:49:44

    These eighties and nineties folks are such an inspiration to me. What stories they have to tell.

    Here’s my It’s Monday!



  5. Teddyree
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 23:24:15

    Aww Happy Birthday to your Aunt Dot. Hope there’s less stress this week, enjoy your new reads 🙂



  6. harvee
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 23:42:14

    You are prolific and fast reader. Enjopy more of your new books this week!



  7. Kay
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 00:14:15

    Happy birthday to your Aunt! And thanks for sharing that with us. 90 is a great age to acquire. 😉

    I’m interested in reading LACY EYE. Odd title though.



  8. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 00:26:59

    Hooray for Aunty Dot. Hooray for you as well–you got quite a lot of reading done last week. Enjoy your new books.

    My recap:



  9. Kathy Martin
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 00:41:38

    You up-coming reads all look interesting. They are all new to me. Come see my week here. Happy reading!



  10. Lisa
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 01:44:34

    Happy birthday to your Aunt Dot! I hope you have a great week.



  11. Michelle
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 03:34:26

    Razorhurst sounds really good and I’ve had my eye on Lacy Eye. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions



  12. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 07:06:15

    Happy Birthday to your Aunt! She looks great.



  13. Lindsey
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 09:57:23

    Lacy Eye sounds interesting. There is something we can’t resist about those stories where memories come to light!



  14. Yvonne
    Mar 10, 2015 @ 10:18:02

    Cranky Ladies of History sounds like a fun read! Enjoy your week.



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