It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 9 March 2015

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Hosted by Sheila from Book Journey, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!

Finished Last Week:

Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik

Dark is the key word here. Dark, intense, upsetting – I seriously loved every minute of it. Simply stunning as it explores the deepest elements of the well of human emotion.

The Mermaid's Child by Jo Baker

This one is an odd duck. It was nowhere near what I expected. Jo Baker definitely can turn a phrase, but this one is so harsh to the eye and ear that it leaves a reader emotionally numb. While this is done on purpose to mirror the main character’s experiences, it takes some fortitude to get through the story and will most likely turn off most potential readers.

 

Did Not Finish:

Mademoiselle Chanel by C. W. Gortner

Beautifully written but did not keep my attention enough to entice me to finish it.

The Wilderness of Ruin by  Roseanne Montillo

While it should be interesting, I found myself finding excuses not to read.

 

Currently Reading:

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Currently Listening:

So not on the priority list this past week.

Up Next:

The Forgotten Girls by Sara BlaedelLiars, Inc. by Paula StokesThe Damned by Andrew PyperPet Sematary by Stephen KingThe Cemetery Boys by Heather BrewerAt The Water's Edge by Sara GruenThe Strangler Vine by M. J. Carter

What are you reading?

14 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 9 March 2015
  1. Brandie
    March 9, 2015 | 8:49 AM

    Happy reading this week! I have At the Water’s Edge waiting for me to read, just haven’t had the time. I’ll be anxious to see what you think of it!

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:20 PM

      It might be a while before I get to that one. My reading has significantly slowed down in recent weeks.

  2. Anita
    March 9, 2015 | 10:14 PM

    Happy reading. I started two new books this weekend. Sisters of Heart and Snow & A Spool of Blue Thread. Both really good I hate my broken arm

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:21 PM

      I was pitched the first one (I declined) and am still on the fence about the second one. I don’t necessarily do well with women’s lit. I hope your arm is less troublesome this week!

  3. Belle
    March 10, 2015 | 6:12 AM

    Hey – love the mini-reviews. I mean, but, I love your long reviews too. Thanks for coming back to give us some good new book looks. Belle

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:22 PM

      Ha! I have a few more very mini-reviews coming, but I will be getting back to my long reviews shortly.

  4. susan
    March 10, 2015 | 5:55 PM

    Glad to see you back Michelle. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the Nightingale as it seems to have received plenty of hype. Cheers.

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:22 PM

      The Nightingale definitely lives up to the hype in my opinion. A very powerful book.

  5. Kailana
    March 10, 2015 | 9:10 PM

    I hope you have a great reading week!

  6. Care
    March 12, 2015 | 7:43 AM

    Too bad those DNF’s didn’t hold your attention; by synopsis, they sound fascinating. bummer. Maybe another time. You have a ton of books at the ready!

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:23 PM

      I know. It makes me sad. Perhaps if I were in a different mindset or less stressed, I would have enjoyed them more.

  7. Becca Lostinbooks
    March 12, 2015 | 10:53 PM

    Oh no. Don’t say that about Mademoiselle Chanel. I have it to read next for a blog tour.

    I have At the Water’s Edge coming up, too. Somehow things keep getting put in front of it.

    • Michelle
      March 16, 2015 | 6:25 PM

      Oh, I think everyone is going to love it, I promise! Mademoiselle Chanel was so well-written, that I swear it was me and not the book.

      I know what you mean. I was in the bookstore this weekend and was grimacing at all of the books that are published but which are still on my iPad waiting to be read. Yikes!

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