Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. I love this meme, it helps me stay on track ... well, most of the time. Thanks Sheila! 

Well we got a little premature in our Dexter excitement, the final episode isn't til next week, consequently our Dexter party was postponed. Thanks to Blodeuedd for the heads up lol.  

All three books on my reading list this week are Australian authors, looking forward to them. 


I posted reviews for: (click on title)

THE STORYTELLER by Jodi Picoult (audiobook) ~ Jodi Picoult returns to form

THE RETURNED by Jason Mott ~ haunting & thought provoking


Finished last week:

loved these two historicals

MY NOTORIOUS LIFE by Kate Manning ~ review Thurs

CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE by Juliet Grey ~ review & giveaway next week

THE FIRST by Jason Mott (1st prequel to THE RETURNED) ~ short story


This Week's Reading List: 

HEARTS IN DARKNESS by Keri Arthur (Nikki & Michael #2)

A WICKED KIND OF DARK by Jonathan K Benton

OUTBACK DREAMS by Rachael Johns


Reviews Coming:

LIFE AFTER DEATH by Lillie J. Roberts

EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton ~ O-M-G ~ review Tue

THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner


  1. I haven't read many Australian authors though I did really enjoy Liane Moriarty's books that I've read (The Husband's Secret and What Alice Forgot). I'm glad when they are published in the U.S. but sometimes I find books from Australia or the U.K. on other blogs and they don't get published in the U.S. which is always kind of sad!

    There is one you gave a rave review to earlier this year (I think historical fiction) that I really hope will be published here eventually. Fingers crossed. :)

    I liked your review of The Returned and I hope to read it. Sounds like it would be a good book discussion book too.

    1. Thanks Christina, I'm pretty sure the book I raved about was The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth, beautiful historical fiction. It comes to you Feb 2014, it's already available on book depository for pre-order ... I'm hoping you love it as much as I did :)
      And yes The Returned would be a brilliant book discussion book!

  2. Yay-looking forward to your review of Everbound. I know you liked it but want to know what parts sparked to you the most.

  3. I love Dexter! I'm actually trying to hold off watching the final 3 episodes of the season so I can have a marathon session on finale night :-)

    Tanya Patrice

  4. I haven't read many Australian authors, but years ago I used to enjoy novels set in the outback of Australia - like A Town Like Alice, think it was serialised on our radio over here in NZ. Have put the Outback Dreams into my wish list.

  5. Lol, sorry for ruining the party ;)

  6. Dexter! I was convinced that Dr Vogel was the serial killer - my mind works in twisted ways... But the last few episodes have proven me wrong.

    I'm finding myself frustrated with the way Dexter and Hannah are hiding yet NOT really keeping hidden. How dumb are they? But I'm also having fun watching this last season. :)

    and great review of The Returned. intense book.

    Have a great week
    My Monday

  7. Outback dreams ... Can't wait to hear about that one! I always was a sucker for cowboys! LOL!!!

  8. Love the cover on Outback Dreams...very tempting and hunky. Thanks for sharing your reads, and enjoy your week.


  9. I am looking forward to the Marie Antoinette book. So many done about her, some better than others. Good books all around there, thanks for sharing them!

  10. I really need to pick up The Storyteller...I haven't read anything by Jodi Picoult lately, but I've heard such good things about this one.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

  11. Just reading your three letters after Everbound makes me want to run (which I can't even do right now) out and get the book! Look forward to your thoughts.

  12. Have fun reading the Australian books, they look very nice and I am curious to see how you like them.

    Have a great week & kind regards,

  13. I've heard good things about Life After Death and am curious about this one!

  14. Everbound is on my list for this week too! I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my Monday Post

  15. I forgot I have Hearts of Darkness to read! I'm really looking forward to reading Outback Dreams, A Wicked Kind of Dark didn't quite work for me - Ill be interested to see what you think

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  16. The Marie Antoinette book is the one I am looking forward to reading about!

  17. You have several really good-looking books on your list this week! I need to add some of them to my own TBR so I can find out for myself just how awesome they are :)

    Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  18. Nice week...going to check out what you thought of THE RETURNED. I read it as well.


    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  19. OK, I said that I won 2 books from my last quiz from you but maybe I didn't! I have written on a note in the book that I won March from you, but I think I could be wrong. I'm sure it won't be the last time!


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