Posted by: vmlay | October 26, 2009

It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

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

I’ve been really under the weather this week and this morning has been especially bad (got to love chronic flare ups — not!) but I wanted to get this up while I can.

Books completed this week:

Soulless by Gail Carriger — a novel of vampires, werewolves and parasols — I loved this book and I loved the character of Alexia Tarabotti — she’s wonderful!  I am so looking forward to the next book.  I wasn’t sure about this book originally but I’m glad that I gave it a chance, I kept slowing myself down so I could enjoy it for a bit longer 🙂

Fade by Lisa McMann — I really liked this follow up to Wake.  Excellent book and I the main characters are believable and interesting.

As You Wish by Jackson Pearce — “a magical tale about star-crossed lovers, what it means to belong . .. and how important it is to be careful what you wish for.”  This was a really sweet book, I enjoyed it.  An especially good read considering how miserable I’ve been feeling this week — a good pick me up!

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick — I’ve heard such wonderful things about this book and I must say it was very well done.   An intriquing story with strong character development and an ending that left me satisfied.  I don’t think I would say it was one of my favorite books but it was a worthy read.

Books I am currently reading:

Ruined by Paula Morris — I love a good ghost story and so far this one is proving to be excellent.

Up Next:

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel — I love this particular era (Henry VIII) so I’m looking forward to this one.



  1. You had a good reading week. I want to read Wolf Hall myself. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

  2. I want to read “Ruined.” I read a review on another blog.

  3. I loved Soulless. Lots of fun and I can’t wait for the sequel.

    And Ruined is on my want-to-read list. 🙂

  4. I have soulless sitting right next to me, patiently waiting its turn to be read. Thanks for stopping by my site this afternoon. I have a contest running for the Flesh and Fire here.

  5. Well, you know how I felt about RUINED. 😉 I agree about Lisa McMann’s book. Can’t wait for book three!

  6. What part of Missouri are you in? I live in Saint Peters. Great blog you have here too. Kind of a blah day here weather wise.

  7. I have both Ruined and Wolf Hall on my TBR lists. Happy reading.

  8. I’m reading one called Lakeshore Christmas right now and even though it’s a little bit early, I’m enjoying it.

  9. Ooh! I just looked up Soulless and it sounds like lots of fun. I may just have to add it to the pile…

  10. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes I do have a lot to read but do have the time as I am currently not working due to a disability. I just need to get off the computer more often…

  11. I hope to finish Hush, Hush (on audio) this week. So sorry to hear you’re in the midst of a flare-up. I can relate – I just finally came out of a month-long nasty crash. Hang in there – rest and enjoy your books!


  12. Boy – you had a good week too! If I get time I will check into Soulless, Fade (I love series!) and As You Wish.
    I love your cats! 🙂

  13. What a great selection. Glad to see you enjoyed those you hadn’t finished last week… means I have more motivation to look them up. =)

  14. I’ll have to check out Ruined. It’s great time of year for a good ghost story!

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