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This fabulous weekly recap is hosted by Shelia of One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week we recap what we’ve read and look at what’s coming up this week. If you’re interested head over to Shelia’s site and get involved! It’s a blast and I may even stop by to see what you’re up to!

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

Talk about a slow week! I think it’s the whole getting back into things after a long vacation that killed me this week. There is a list a mile long of books waiting reviews (especially after reading like crazy on vacation) and I’ve just been too exhausted to do anything. So…here’s to hoping this is a brand new week with heaps and heaps of energy!

Reviewed (Just click on the title to see the Review!):

Interviewed/Guest Posts:
Into the Past: Paul Dowswell, Author of Auslander

A Bit of Me(Me): Summertime! – All about our trip to Canada.
Giveaway: Ladybug Girl books by Jacky Davis and David Soman
BBAW and the Monster Review-a-Thon
Giveaway: Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto (For Chick Lit Reviews)

What’s up for the week to come:


The Turkeybird and Littlebug are Reading:

So, what are you reading this week? Have any suggestions I should add to my reading pile?

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55 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (28)

  1. Girls IN White Dresses has such a great cover! Peter Nimble is on my wishlist. So many beautiful books Danielle! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  2. Rachel says:

    Oh how appropriate Girls in White Dresses would be for me right now. It is about to be wedding season! I have 3 weddings to attend in the coming months. They never end!! But I love them.

  3. Book Purring says:

    I tried reading Unwanteds, but to be honest gave up around page 70~ hehe, I hope you have better luck πŸ™‚

    • Oh, that’s too bad! I’m actually about half way done and really enjoying it so far. I love the alternate world and I’m a huge fan of dystopian fiction, so it’s perfect for me. πŸ™‚

  4. Lex Write says:

    Peter Nimble has a really cute cover.
    New follower via the I’ts Monday blog hop. Check out mine at

  5. Great pile of books. I have only been hearing good things about Rot&Ruin, hope you enjoy it and all the other books for this week! [:

    Erin @ Let’s Evaluate

  6. Maree says:

    Great pile! Happy reading πŸ˜€

  7. Jan von Harz says:

    Looks like you had a good week and a very busy one planned this week. I will have to check back for your review of The Unwanteds as I have had my eye on it for a while. Also hope you enjoy Rot and Ruin and Dust & Decay. Have a wonderful week!

    • The Unwanteds is turning out really really good so far, kept me up last night in fact. I’ll have a review coming up shortly! Loved Rot & Ruin and am now onto Dust & Decay….amazing books!

      Thank you so so much!

  8. Great-looking books! I have my eye on that Debbie Macomber book. Hope you enjoy all your reads, and have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. Dea S. says:

    I hope you enjoy the Benny Imura series! It’s been on my wishlist for a while now. πŸ™‚
    Teen Readers’ Diary

  10. Mardel says:

    I love the concept of using monsters for characters in children’s books. We just bought for my granddaughter Frankie Stein Starts School. He’s human looking and the other monster children don’t want him around – but then he shows that he can make scary faces, has something in common with them. Trippy book. πŸ™‚

    • Me too! Monsters are great characters and they’ve helped my kiddos with night-time scares as well. I’ll definitely have to look into Frankie Stein Starts School, my oldest is getting ready to go in the next year and is beyond excited. This would be perfect! Thanks!

  11. Kathy Martin says:

    You have an interesting group of books on your list for this week. Maberry is on my avoid list because I just don’t do zombies but otherwise they all look good. I like your kids’ choices too. I’ll have to add Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters to my Elementary book order. It looks like fun. Happy reading!

    • That’s too bad about Mayberry because he’s a phenomenal writer, I actually get to spend a couple of days at a writing conference with him in about a month and I can’t wait! If you ever get the urge to try a zombie book I’d definitely give his a go because it wasn’t too creepy and that was what gave me pause in regards to that whole genre. Mayberry handles it pretty well. But they’re still zombie books. πŸ˜›

      Oh yay! for Creepy Monsters Sleepy Monsters! You can’t go wrong with Jane Yolen and monsters…perfect! Enjoy!

  12. Raquel says:

    Yowzah that’s a lot of books!

  13. Helen says:

    You’ve got a really busy week ahead of you. It looks like your kids are the right age for Jamie Lee Curtis’ books, which my daughter LOVED (especially “I am going to like me”)

  14. I look forward to your thoughts on Peter Nimble πŸ™‚ Happy Monday!

  15. wow so very busy! Girls in White Dresses looks really good. Thanks for a new idea!

    Here is my sad week in review.

  16. I love the sound of Before Ever After, it’s been on my TBR list ever since I heard of it! I’ll have to look at your review πŸ™‚

  17. Angelica says:

    “Before Ever After” looks interesting…yes I judge books by it’s cover too LOL

  18. Dollycas says:

    All your books look so good. 1105 Yakima is on my must have list! I love that series!!

    Happy Reading!!

  19. carol says:

    Have a great reading week.


  20. Tanatalize is a great book. I have reviewed it and I really like the strong female characters. Hope you like it.

    I hope you enjoy your books this week. Please stop by my blog if you have a chance!

    • I actually loved the original version of Tantalize so I’m eager to read this one since it’s the graphic novel version told from Kieren’s viewpoint. So we’ll see! It should be pretty good. πŸ™‚

  21. Yours is at least the second positive review of Before Ever After that I’ve seen. I’m glad I’ve added it to my ebook wishlist! Enjoy your week!

  22. Pussreboots says:

    My daughter hasn’t read Should I Share My Ice Cream? yet. I know what book I should get her for her birthday! I’m posting late this week because I’ve been on a trip to the mountains and out of reach of the internet. Please come see what I’ve read.

    • Oh, she’ll love it! My daughter has been requesting it every single night and she’s not even an ice cream eater believe it or not. It’s a great addition to the series! I hope your daughter loves it! πŸ™‚

  23. Yvonne says:

    Looks like a busy week! Enjoy!

  24. MarthaE says:

    You have a good handful of books…look like maybe some darker reads for you but fun ones with the little folk. πŸ™‚ Have a great week.

    • Definitely a good handful! I like to mix things up a bit to keep things interesting. Love it!

      Glad you liked the review of Before Ever After over at my other site! It’s one of my favorites this year!

  25. Bonnie says:

    I need to check out your review for Before Ever After because the cover is absolutely stunning! I just received Peter Nimble in the mail and am really excited to read it. I think it is going to be a lot of fun and plan to share it with my niece when I’m finished!

  26. Kimberly says:

    Just by watching the covers and reading the titles, it seems that you will be having a great week. I think it is time to visit bookstores nearby to search for the books you posted here. The reviews are inviting. Oh! It would be a fun inside the world of these books.

  27. Dollycas says:

    I think it was last week when you commented you were interested in Barbara Delinsky’s Escape. Both Cmash Loves to read and Dollycas’s Thoughts are giving away copies. Here’s a link direct to my post

    GOOD LUCK!!!!

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