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 10 books, 3 of these were romance novellas and 4 were picture books. The other reads were 2 contemporary romances. 1 mystery/thriller and 1 YA.
A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh. This was quite a departure for Singh from her usual fantasies but what a powerful book. Both a thriller and a mystery, set in New Zealand. Loved it.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jiminez. Such an enjoyable romance. An unusual first meeting and a challenging relationship.
Now a Major Motion Picture by Cory McCarthy. I so enjoyed this YA novel that takes place in Ireland. If not for the first word of the title which I needed for a challenge, I probably wouldn’t have read it. So glad I did.
Christmas Baby for the Billionaire by Donna Alward. An enjoyable romance.
3 romance novella ebooks – all sweet reads
A Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann
A Puppy for Will by Kathy De Nosky
It Started one Christmas by Susan Mallery
4 PBS (ALL 5 * READS)
Alice and Gert by Helaine Becker, illus. Dena Seiferling
The Song for Everyone by Lucy Morris
Emmy Noether by Helaine Becker, illus. Kari Rust
Little Owl’s Bedtime by Debi Gliori, illus by Alison Brown
What I’m Reading Now
The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman (still trying to finish it – but get drawn to other books, especially when I pick up ones I’ve been waiting for a while from the library
Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting
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
I think Nalini Singh is writing another mystery/thriller at present, she likes to extend herself I think. Nice to get some Christmas reading in.
I’ll have to check ou that new book. I’m enjoying the lighter Christmas fare.
I enjoyed A Madness of Sunshine too.
Wishing you a great reading week
Thanks Shelleyrae. Quite a departure for her – can’t wait for more. have a great reading week as well.
I read the Nalini Singh book also . And seem to be on a Christmas book streak now. Have a great week.
Thanks Lisa. Christmas books are hopeful books right now – just what I need. Have a great week as well.
Wow! I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to say I read 10 books in a week! Not since I was a kid, anyway. Lucky you! I just found Wired for Story as a downloadable audiobook through the library. I looked for the print book last time I saw your mention of it, and couldn’t find that in my local library system, so I’ll try the audio version. Into the final week of NaNoWriMo!
Thanks Laurie. Many of them were short novellas or pbs. You are doing NaNo – I started but haven’t done much writing. All the best for the final week!
Great sounding bunch of books. I liked Singh’s thriller. I’m looking forward to her next departure from her outstanding paranormals. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Thanks Kathy. I’m looking forward to it as well