Posted by: vmlay | October 12, 2009

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is hosted over on J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

Books completed this week:

The Dead Girls Dance: The Morganville Vampires Book Two by Rachel Caine — After enjoying the first book in the series ( Glass Houses) I was looking forward to this one.  It turned out to be very good also.  The characters have some depth to them, I care about them and what happens to them, and the premise of a small college town controlled by vampires and how the main characters deal with this makes for a fast paced read.

The Girl She Used To Be by David Cristofano —   “a woman who has lost her identity to the Witness Protection Program flirts with trusting her life to the Mafioso hired to kill her.”   This was a fast read and the premise was unique enough to keep me intriqued until the end.   I would recommend it.

A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist — historical fiction set in the 19th century (circa 1865) when the loggers in the West (Seattle) send East for brides.  It was a sweet story, very enjoyable.

The Seat Beside Me by Nancy Moser — “five passengers and the people in the seats beside them.  None will ever be the same.”  This was a really intense book, I cried in a couple places.  Really left me thinking about a lot of things long after I finished reading it.

Books I am currently reading:

The Chocolate Cupid Killings by JoAnna Carl — I love this series, it’s always fun to read so I always look forward to the next one!   I just started it last night.  It even has chocolate trivia which is great for a chocoholic like myself 🙂

Up Next:

Wake by Lisa McMann — this looked intriquing, about a 17 year old who gets sucked into other peoples dreams.

Rampant by Diana Peterfruend — a young girl trains as a unicorn hunter.

Silver Lies by Ann Parker — historical mystery set in 1879.



  1. Ooo, that WAKE one in your up next’s looks really good. Spooky! That one I might try!

  2. Lots of historical fiction and mysteries! Excellent choices. Perfect for this time of year!
    Good luck.

  3. I liked The Girl She Used to Be and agree with your thoughts. Have a good week!

  4. You had a fabulous week and it looks as though this one will be as well. Silver Lies looks fantastic!
    Mine is here:

  5. The Seat Beside Me by Nancy Moser! Theres a blast from the past! I read this quite a while ago and really enjoyed it! Thanks for mentioning it! 🙂

  6. Wow! You had an awesome reading week!! I loved Wake by Lisa McMann. It was so different…great trilogy.

  7. So much books to read for the week! I am not much of a book reader but recently I’ve been reading my maternity books to help me through my pregnancy and also I read blogs whole week through =)

  8. You had a great reading week.
    Hope you have a happy reading week ahead!

  9. These sound like some great books!

  10. I can’t believe there is a series of chocolate mysteries, and I haven’t read them!

    You’ve got great variety in your books, they all sound interesting.

  11. I love the cover of this one..
    A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist

  12. I think I’m going to try the Bride in the Bargain book, I’m going through a phase where I’m liking books set in that time period.


  13. I have Nancy Moser on my wishlist. I love it when a book stays with me long after I finish it. You had a really good week. Lots of good books there too!

  14. Wow, you sure read a LOT of books! I used to be a voracious reader, too, but now that I have kids, it takes me at least a week to finish a book… (except for the 3rd Twilight book –which I finished overnight!).

  15. Looks like you had a really good week. I can never decide in time to post what I plan on reading next but then I probably wouldn’t abide by it if I did either. LOL!

  16. I LOVED Wake. I really think you’ll enjoy it. I need to get a copy of Rampant, I’ve been wanting to read it for a while =)

    I also have Glass Houses by Rachel Caine and I’m looking forward to starting that series

  17. That sound like some great books, especially The Seat Beside Me by Nancy Moser and Wake by Lisa McMann.

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