It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

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It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, “It’s Monday! What are You Reading?” at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

What I Read Last Week

I read 8 books this past week, a varied list –1 historical novel. I MG novel, 1 contemporary romance, a women’s fiction, a fantasy and 3 picture books.


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A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley. This was a reread but loved it as much as the first time. I wanted to prepare for her novella in the Deadly Hours, which features Mary and Hugh.


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 Stand on the Sky by Erin Bow, This debut MG novel was excellent. So much research obviously done, but such a compelling story.


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Burned by Magicby Jasmine Walt. I enjoyed this fantasy, first book in a series.


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Barefoot on a Starlit Night by Jo McNally. This was an enjoyable romance.


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Wild Designs by Katie Fforde. This has been on my TBR shelf for some time and once I got into it, I was caught up in the story, especially as the couple involved were in their 40s . Always enjoy her books.

 3 PBs – all wonderful reads

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Bloom (about Elsa Schiaparelli) by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

Bloom by Deborah Diesen and Mary Lindquist

A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson and Nina Crews


What I’m Reading Now – (still working on finishing the Nalini Singh series)

 Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr

The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman

 What’s Up Next

Wired for Story by Lisa Cron – this is for a writer’s book club; reading 2 chapters a week

The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley -planning for November as part of Novella November



12 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

  1. Stand on the sky draws my attention. Will have to take a look! I don’t know Susanna Kearsley’s books, although I have seen her name around.

    You had a great reading week! That’s about what I read in a month….

    Have a wonderful week and here’s my The Sunday Post #16

  2. I shall further investigate Burned by Magic, I do love a good fantasy read. I’ve only recently discovered the joys of a re-read, I always felt there were too many new books to read. Like you I had to re-read a couple ahead of sequels and I was surprised by how much MORE I got out of the second read through.
    Have a great week!

    • Thanks Luise. I agree with you about rereading, but this year especially has been a crazy one and comfort reading (of favourite books)sure helped get through it. Have a great reading week.

  3. Nice looking variety of books. Seems to me that I read some YA by Erin Bow in the past. Plain Kate was a favorite by her. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I’m jealous of all your books! They all look good! I’ve been reading, but not as much as I want to. A writer’s book club is an interesting idea! I find that I enjoy reading about writing more than I enjoy writing itself, though, so that could be a problem. It’s on my bucket list to write a novel, so I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year without fail!

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