Mondays With Megan 1/27/14

Happy Monday! I took a long weekend and am back to work nice and refreshed and thank goodness, because there is a lot to be done! First and foremost, decorating the teen room for Valentine’s Day. Because, why not? And because my awesome coworker pointed me in the direction of these cute and nerdy library-themed candy heart decorations. I also need to spend some time mulling over this year’s ALA Youth Media Award Winners. And of course, I also need to get busy on my Monday Reading List!

mondayreading new monday



roomies sabriel interestings better off friends

  • Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando was quite fun. Through an exchange of emails, two young women assigned to be college roommates get to know each other. Full of the worry and excitement of leaving home for the first time, this was a charming story. This will inevitably be compared to Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which is fair enough.
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix was a little confusing and slow to start. Sabriel is the daughter of the Abhorsen, the powerful necromancer charged with keeping the dead where they belong. When he goes missing Sabriel must leave the comfort of her boarding school and venture into the Old Kingdom to find him. This is the first is a trilogy and I did not love it, but Nix is a compelling storyteller and I am confident things will pick up. I will certainly give Lirael a shot.
  • The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer follows a group of people who meet at an art camp in 1974. The six teens forge a bond that lasts a lifetime. This one slowly drew me in and I ended up really liking it.
  • Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg is due out in February, so I will have a review up later, but I will say it was wonderful! I loved the alternating POV and banter between Levi and Macallan.

Current Audio:

lost lake statistical probability

  • I am so excited to have Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen in my car. Her books are so dreamy and magical.
  • On Playaway I have The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I am a little late to the party and romances seem to be the theme…just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Currently Reading:

not a drop to drink house of secrets this one summer

  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis has lots going for it-it’s a dystopian book, written by a fellow Ohioan and there is a blurb on the (totally awesome) front cover by Michael Grant. I just started and hopefully I can tear myself away from The West Wing long enough to get into my book.
  • The House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini. This book is HUGE and the house is pretty creepy.
  • Finally, I just downloaded an ARC of This One Summer, a new graphic novel by cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki.

On Deck:

dust fairest in all the land crash

Another blast of Arctic cold is heading my way. Maybe tomorrow will find me snuggled up with a book instead of at work?

Happy Reading!


9 responses to “Mondays With Megan 1/27/14

  1. I plan on starting Not a Drop to Drink this week, but I’m nervous because of all the hype! I hope you are enjoying it!

  2. I lament being so behind on Fables. I feel like they are coming out so quickly now.. at least the spin offs are. I think House of Secrets will surprise you. I found it a fun read and it gets more adventureful as it goes on. Enjoy all your books this week!

    What We’re Reading

  3. New follower from the “What Are You Reading?” link-up. I kind of closed the book on YA after my own YA years…until a short while ago. I’ve read a couple for book challenges and the like and really quite like them. Will be checking back for inspiration! :O)

  4. Nice titles! First off, The Abhorsen Trilogy is one of my favorite series. I was also a little confused at the beginning but Sabriel is a pretty badass heroine, and the plot get interesting. I especially like how the bells work their magic. I enjoyed reading The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight because it’s not your usual teen romance read, and the guy in the book throws in some very witty remarks. I would like to check out The House of Secrets and This One Summer. Both look like a good read! I just finished reading Sally Gardner’s Maggot Moon and will post a review later this week. Here’s my Monday Reading. =)

  5. Meg Wolitzer is great. I’ve read The Interestings and one other. It’s so nice to know that she has several more for us to read!

    Have a great week and stay warm!

  6. I have heard some amazing things about Not a Drop to Drink. I think I need to pick it up. Roomies looks interesting Really like Sara Zarr.

  7. I be only just read my first graphic novel 🙂

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

  8. My friend Megan really liked The Interestings! It’s on my list!

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