Posted by: vmlay | November 9, 2009

It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

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

Books completed this week:

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis — I  really enjoyed this YA novel.  It was a fairly light read and I haven’t read many werewolf books so this made for a nice change of pace.

The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton — A “new mystery series set in revolutionary Boston” featuring Abigail Adams.  I’ve always been fascinated by Abigail Adams (her letters are wonderful)  so this looked interesting.  I found it a bit hard to get into at first (and I discovered how little I remembered about Revolutionary American politics!) but I stuck with it and I’m glad I did because it really turned out to be a good book.   I’m looking forward to the next one in the series.

Lady Macbeth’s Daughter by Lisa Klein — Since I enjoy Shakespeare this YA novel looked intriquing and I’m glad I picked it up at the library.  It was very well done, a nice mix of Shakespeare, history and fiction with excellent characters that really came to life.

Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe — Another YA novel that looked interesting because I often enjoy ghost stories.  This novel turned out to address some pretty serious issues but I found it very compelling and stayed up late to finish it last night.

Books I started but didn’t finish:

Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow — This went no where for me so I gave up after the first chapter.

Books I am currently reading:

A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry — I’ve heard that Anne Perry’s Christmas novels are very good so I thought I’d try this one since Christmas is not so far away now!

Up Next:

TBD — I need to look over my library pile and my TBR pile but the kids are calling for me now 🙂


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Responses

  1. I’ll be looking for Anne Perry’s Christmas books!

    Have a great week.

  2. I’ve been in a Christmas book mood myself, will have to check that one out!

  3. These all sound intriguing! I love visiting blogs that are new to me and finding out what people are reading!

    My reading week is here:

    http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/11/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_09.html

  4. BTW, I love your blog header!!

  5. You read a lot of books this week – sounds like a nice variety! Hope you pick out some good ones for this week – I love that moment when it’s time to pick out a new book and there are so many good possibilities!

    Sue

  6. I finally finished my book! Now I’m reading Saving Sammy.

    I love hearing about what you’ve been reading!

  7. I agree with laurelrainsnow – every time I come to your blog, your header makes me smile.

    Looks like you had a good reading week. Too bad that one didn’t work out for you, but the others all sound really good.

    Here’s my Monday Round Up.

  8. Great to hear about Never Cry Werewolf! I so wanna read that one.

  9. The Ninth Daughter and A Christmas Promise sound like excellent reads. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/11/what-are-you-reading-mondays_09.html

  10. Lady M’s daughter sounds like fun. I’m reading Wild Wild East, a history of Maine, and a book about the Three Kingdoms, Chinese history.

  11. You had a great week!

  12. Hi Marie! Thanks for stopping by my blog to enter my blog and becoming a follower. Your kids and cats are just adorable! Happy 2010!


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