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Mondays with Megan

I don’t know about you, but I am finding this back to school year totally overwhelming. Work is busy, outside of work is busy. I have hardly had any time for reading! Luckily what I have been reading has been awesome. I have just enough time for a quick Monday check-in!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey and Teach Mentor Texts.

 

Finished:

romeo redeemed life by committee gods of gotham dark triumph

  • Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay-Excellent sequel to Juliet Immortal.
  • Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu-Mixed feelings about this one. I did not like the Tabitha/Joe relationship.
  • The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye-randomly picked this audiobook and loved it! Historical fiction about the beginning of the NYPD.
  • Dark Triumph by Robin LaFever-The best of the bunch! The sequel to Grave Mercy, follows Sybella’s heartbreaking story. Intense and awesome!

Current Audio:

last dragonslayer say what you will

Currently Reading:

legend firebug letters from skye

I am rereading Legend for book club, Firebug is an e-galley, and Letters from Skye is this month’s Random Read.

That’s all from me for now!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

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Mondays with Megan-Back to Reality 8/25/14

After a week and a half of vacation, it’s finally time for me to get back to work. It’s been a long time since I have had a vacation that has truly felt like a vacation should-fun and relaxing. My cousin’s wedding brought us all together in Newport, RI and I was fortunate enough to build in some extra days before and after, which allowed me to spend some time in Boston as well. I have never to been to either place and had a fantastic time just wandering around with my siblings and eating ALL the seafood. What I didn’t do is read, so my Monday list is tiny! That’s ok, this short report means I have more time to search for the perfect clam chowder recipe. Anyone have one they want to share?

In the meantime, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Finished:

that summer summer of letting go

  • That Summer by Lauren Willig. Julia is unemployed and in a rut when she receives word that she has inherited a home in England from an unknown great-aunt. With nothing better to do, she heads Herne Hill to sort through the house. When she discovers a painting hidden in a wardrobe, she begins to research the history of the house. With the help of an antiques dealers, she pieces together the story of Imogen Grantham, the lady of the house in 1849. I really enjoyed the dual story lines of this standalone novel. Fans of The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes won’t want to miss this one!
  • The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner. It’s been four years since Frankie’s little brother Simon drowned. She’s nearly sixteen now, but her guilt over the drowning has kept her stuck in the past. Her mother is a shadow of her former self, her father may be having an affair, and Frankie is pining for her best friend’s boyfriend. The only ray of light in her otherwise dismal summer is another Frankie. Frankie Sky is a four-year boy who reminds her so much of her beloved little brother. Spending time with Frankie Sky could be just what she needs to heal. This story was lovely and heartbreaking, but I really had an issue with the romance aspect.

Current Audio:

guy in real life wells end

  • Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
  • The Well’s End by Seth Fishman

Currently Reading:

i'll give you the sun dark triumph romeo redeemed

  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson-one of the best books I have read so far this year. It is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I love it.
  • Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers-More assassin awesomeness.
  • Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay-I just had to find out what happened!

Happy Reading!

∼Megan

Mondays with Megan-Summer Reading is Almost Over! 7/28/14

It’s hard to believe, but Summer Reading is coming to an end. I have one more basket to give away. Be sure to get all your entry slips by Saturday. Despite the unseasonably cool and rainy weather, I managed to to squeeze in a ton of summer fun. But not a lot of reading. Part of it is that I still have not found a book that  I feel the need to be lost in. I am enjoying my reading, but nothing has sucked me in lately. Luckily I managed to finish a couple of things so I something to talk about today.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Finished:

juliet immortal dreams of gods and monsters

  • Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay was recommended to me by one of my avid teen readers. This book offers a unique twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet tale. In this version, Romeo betrays Juliet in order to secure immortality. For centuries the two have been battling for the souls of true lovers. Good versus evil, light versus dark; it’s always the same, until the day Juliet falls in love…again. I am a sucker for retellings, and this one certainly is satisfying. It was a quick and suspenseful romance and I will definitely read the companion book.
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor is the third book in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I am not ready to be done with Karou and her gang. Not at all. The ending is fantastic, except that it’s an ending. Zuzana and Liraz really stole the show for me.

Current Audio:

that night mr. mercedes

  • That Night by Chevy Stevens-the story has really picked up! I need it to stop raining so I can take this book and the dogs for a walk.
  • Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King-I just started it yesterday, so it’s too early to tell, but the reader is fantastic. Will Patton reads The Dream Thieves series as well. I really enjoy a familiar voice.

Currently Reading:

chaos of the stars chapel wars amity hatchet

I am still working on all the same books as last week, with the exception of Hatchet. My nine-year old nephew recently read and loved Hatchet and decided that he and I should have a Hatchet book club. I am reading the first book while he devours books 2-4!

On Deck:

questionI don’t know!! Suggestions?

Happy Reading!

∼Megan