It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

The It’s Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey.


Meh. It hasn’t been a good week, we’ll just leave it as that shall we?

What I Read Last Week

Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

A Better Man by Leah McLaren

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

New Posts

(click the titles to read my reviews)

Review: Swimming Home by Mary-Rose McColl

Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Blog Tour: Sweet Wattle Creek by Kaye Dobbie

Review & Giveaway: Sweet Wattle Creek by Kaye Dobbie

Review: Preschooled by Anna Lefler

Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Review: Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

Review: A Better Man by Leah McLaren

Review: Carry On By Rainbow Rowell

What I Am Reading Today

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls, forced to wear strange uniforms, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious armed jailers and a ‘nurse’. The girls all have something in common, but what is it? What crime has brought them here from the city? Who is the mysterious security company responsible for this desolate place with its brutal rules, its total isolation from the contemporary world? Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in each girl’s past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. They pray for rescue – but when the food starts running out it becomes clear that the jailers have also become the jailed. The girls can only rescue themselves.
The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage.

 What I Plan To Read This Week

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Riley Vasquez is haunted by the brutal murder of the couple she was babysitting for. Max Cross is suffering under the shadow of a life-altering diagnosis he doesn’t dare reveal. The last thing either of them wants is to spend a weekend away at a therapy camp alongside five other teens with “issues.” But that’s exactly where they are when three masked men burst in to take the group hostage. The building has no windows. The exits are sealed shut. Their phones are gone. And their captors are on a killing spree. Riley and Max know that if they can’t get out, they’ll be next—but they’re about to discover that even escape doesn’t equal freedom.

What else comes at a price? Miranda is a high-class escort at an infamous agency in Sydney, and always in demand from their top clients. Although it’s a life she never imagined for herself, Miranda has mastered the art of seducing men and makes a good living from it. Joe Tench, rich, powerful and alluring, owns the majority of the nightlife in Sydney and is a regular client of Miranda’s. He’s demanding, dominating and dangerous, but Miranda finds herself falling for his unexpected, yet enticing charm. That is, until she meets the mysterious Tom Smythe, heir to a wealthy mining company, and becomes caught between her feelings for these two very different men.  But neither is what they seem, and when tragedy forces Miranda to embark on a journey of discovery she will find it difficult to escape from. What price will she pay for freedom?

Rust and Metro live life to the fullest in the small Finnish city of Kotka. The lovers work together by day and write graffiti by night, always staying one step ahead of the law. But their luck runs out after an ambush by rogue security guards causes Rust to fall to his death. Having literally left their marks all over the city, Metro cannot help but be reminded of Rust everywhere she goes, making it impossible for her to move past the tragedy. Heartbroken and alone, she becomes determined to get to the bottom of her partner’s death and to exact revenge on those responsible by using the tool she knows best: spray paint. As she fights to bomb the system, she is constantly—and harshly—reminded of how unfair life can be. Up against lies, betrayal, and corruption, Metro musters the strength and inspiration to persevere in the name of truth and by adding beauty to an ugly world.


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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Martin
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 03:39:58

    I just got Carry On and am expecting The Masked Truth to arrive this week too. I can’t wait to read them but have a full calendar for at least a month. Here is my last week. Happy reading!



  2. laurelrainsnow
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 04:16:05

    I have been ogling Carry On. Hope you enjoy it and all your books.



  3. Kathryn
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 05:43:28

    All your books are unknown to me this week, hope you enjoy them. Sorry about the meh week past, hope this one is much better! I am off to see The Martian movie in a few hours, thanks to your reading challenge I listened to the audio and loved it. Never would have gone near it otherwise. So even if I don’t finish the challenge it’s been a success!

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  4. Tea Time with Marce
    Oct 14, 2015 @ 06:14:45

    Hope your week improves. Thanks for reminder that your blog is one of my go to’s. It has been so long.



  5. Tea Time with Marce
    Oct 14, 2015 @ 06:17:44

    The Natural Way of Things sounds intense, emotional and beautiful, look forward to your review. Reminds me a little of Blindness by Jose Saramago



  6. Deborah
    Oct 14, 2015 @ 12:21:50

    Keen to hear what you think of The Natural Way of Things…. (though you might have finished by now)! Have been slack on the blog reading (and everything else) front this week!



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