Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday, what are you reading? (20)

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The good thing about not finishing a billion books this week is I get to make the covers nice and big and pretty. Honestly though, I would have loved to read more, but only so many hours etc. Here's what I did manage.

Last week I finished reading:
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
This book was weird because it was like 3/4 teen DaVinci code, and 1/4 contemporary tale of grief. I liked both, but wasn't exactly sure they belonged together. Still, Wasserman is a smart writer and I'm definitely interested in picking up her previous works.

Croak by Gina Damico
I buddy read this one with Ambur, and she had to impatiently wait for me to catch up this week. But then I did, and then I couldn't stop. Hilarious and awesome, dark and twisted. I'm just glad I only have to wait a few months for book number 2 in this brand new series from this talented debut author.

What I plan to read this week:
Radio Belly by Buffy Cram
So far a wickedly clever and poetic (somehow a combination that works) collection of short stories. I'm about halfway done and loving it.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
In case my gush-fest over Hubbard's debut, Like Mandarin, didn't make it clear, I'm pretty excited to start her second novel. And I'm not waiting.

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Is, but I meant to, a good excuse for why I didn't read it this week? This upcoming week, for sure!

What are you reading this Monday?


  1. I didn't even check the release date of Croak's sequel, but I'm glad you did, and that it's close!!! :D Already can't wait for it! :D

    At least you got a couple of books read this week, and with the ones you beta read, it's even more impressive. :D I hope that you get to The Apothecary...but I totally get why you didn't. I never seem to actually get to the books I say I'm going to read. :P lol

    Happy Reading, Zoƫ! :D

  2. The Apothecary sounds good and the cover is so cool! I am currently reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
    Have an awesome week!

  3. Looks like some interesting reads! I think seeing the covers is my favorite part sometimes. Maybe I should blow mine up to be bigger, too...

  4. Glad to hear good things about Croak. I've been trying to decide if I want to read it or not. I had heard of Wanderlove but did not make the connection that it's by the same author as Like Mandarin, which I thought was quite well done. I'll have to track down Wanderlove too! I enjoyed The Apothecary very much. It's a fun story with a great main character.

  5. Your books look really good! I hope you have a wonderful week of reading!


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