Monday, April 9, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? (71)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, is a bookish meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books, where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It’s a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over to Journey and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.

I skipped the last two weeks because I didn't get much reading done, and I wasn't actually reading anything either, but I managed to get a few books done over the last few weeks, so I thought I'd post a compilation of the last three. 

Books I Read Over the Last Three Weeks:
This is the one book I managed to read like 2 weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it! It's a fantastic story, and really well written. Plus, it has a deeper message, which is always fantastic in YA. :)

I managed to devour this trilogy over the last few weeks. I really liked the first one, it wasn't my favourite out of the three books, but I did really enjoy it. I can kind of tell that it started out as Twilight fanfiction...but that's probably because this is the type of Twilight fanfic I like. The alternate universe, all human variety. This one was a great start to the trilogy. :)

This one was even better than the first one! :D I absolutely loved it. I liked seeing the characters evolve, they definitely changed a lot throughout the series, and I think this is the one where you see that the most. :)

Loved this one, too! :D I was really happy with this series, and so happy with how it all turned out...just fantastic! :D

This book was alright, but it wasn't as descriptive as I'd hoped. The stories were a little too brief for me, and while I enjoyed the form Ron Koertge chose, I wish that the stories were a bit longer. I felt like I'd just get into the story and then it would be over. It does have some beautiful paper cut illustrations. :)

I've really enjoyed some of the books in my travel writing class...this unfortunately was not one of them. I just didn't like the historical sections in it, they were too long, and I didn't like how he combined them with the narrative. They just felt too separate for me, and I just felt myself constantly getting bored...and I kept skipping to the narrative sections.

I absolutely loved this one. It was such a deep topic, and so beautifully written. It was definitely a great choice for my first Ellen Hopkins YA book, thanks for the recommendation, Zoë. :D

I've been wanting to read this one for so long! I finally borrowed it from the library, and I absolutely loved it. Shana did a great job turning The Iliad into a YA novel...fantastic! :D Loved having it from Cassie's POV, too! :D

Reading Now:
I've only ever read Christopher Moore's A Love Story trilogy, and I really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to this one, and so far I'm really liking it! :)

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this one, but I'm totally hooked now and I'm loving it! Zoë and I are reading this one together! Now I'm just waiting for her to catch up so I can keep going! :P haha

Books I Want to Read This Week:
This one's about Jack the Ripper, I'm definitely intrigued by it! Can't wait to read it! :D

And what are you reading???

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  1. The thing that struck me as I read you post was how much better the covers for YA books are these days! I love all of the ones you have in this post! You can check out my Monday here

  2. Christopher Moore is a fun author to read. I didn't know he had another book coming out - haven't heard of Sacre Blu - I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Trouble is, his books are now out in hardback before ppb. :( Just have to wait a little longer.

    Nice variety of books you've read, also -

    Happy reading

  3. Wow so many books I want to read here! Crank especially- must get round to that one!

    New Follower :-) Love your blog- it's so bright and cheered me up!

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  4. Wow, intriguing looking books! I really like the look of Lies, Knives, & Girls in Red Dresses. Great cover, too!



  5. I really need to get my hands on the Fifty Shades of Grey series - I've heard such good things about them.

    Hope you have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  6. @Kylie: They are really amazing right now! :) They certainly grab your attention, and thank you! Will do! :) Thanks for commenting.

    @Mardel: He sure is! Yup, it just came out the other day. Oh I know! I had to buy the last book in the A Love Story trilogy in hardcover, so it doesn't match. :S Hopefully it won't take too long! Thanks! :) You, too, and thanks for commenting!

    @Pocketful of Books: It's awesome! I hope you get to read them all soon. :) Thanks for following, and that's so sweet, I'm glad it cheered you up! Thanks for commenting. :)

    @Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow: It is a gorgeous cover! :) Thanks, and thank you for commenting. :)

    @Kristin: You seriously do, it's awesome! :D Thanks, you too! And thank you for commenting! :)

  7. Ambur, I can't wait to see your review for Sacre Bleu! My favourite Moore book is A Dirty Job. Loved it!

    I really must read the Fifty Shades series! I have the first one but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

  8. I feel so popular, I'm referenced twice in this :D

    I'm so glad you loved Crank, and are enjoying Croak despite its rough start. It's nice that even though you haven't been able to read much the past few weeks, the books you did read were ones you enjoyed.

    I can't wait to see what you think about Ripper. I'm not sure if I got that on Netgalley or not, but it sounds interesting.

  9. @Darlene: I haven't gotten to read A Dirty Job yet, but I want to! I've heard that one is fantastic! :D My best friend really loves his books. :)

    You totally do! I really enjoyed them Hopefully you get the chance soon. :)

    @Zoë: You are popular! :D haha

    That's true, it's been nice having good books to fill my few breaks lately. :)

    That's where I got it from, and it sure does sound interesting. I'm excited for it. :)

  10. Great books! I enjoyed ripper, parts of it are reallly odd but interesting

  11. I gotta pick up E L James' books. They look and sounds so good!

  12. @Fiction State of Mind: Thanks! I'm glad to hear you liked Ripper, hopefully I'll like the odd parts. ;) Thanks for commenting!

    @BookJunkieMom: They sure do, I really enjoyed them, and I hope you do too once you get the chance to read them. Thanks for your comment. :)


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