Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Sweep: A Story of a Girl and her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
Sin du Jour Series by Matt Wallace (series review)
What is a Wookie? by Laura Buller (Early Reader)

 Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas
Bright We Burn
And the Ocean Was Our Sky
Frankenstein Alive Trio
Frankenstein Alive #4
Let's Get Started: Taking Initiative

Currently Reading:
Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller - Print - on page 36 of  416
Ash by Malinda Lo - Audio - 63%
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein - Print - on page 82 of 304

Pages Read/ Time Listened
453:21 Hours Listened (2:30 listened this week)
32,189 Pages Read (1,100 this week)

Books Added to Shelves Recently: TBR
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson
To the Sky Kingdom by Tang Qi
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
Luck Love and Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert Unhaul
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Terrier by Tamora Pierce
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Reflections of Yesterday by Debbie Macomber
Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson
Caging the Merrow by Heather Rigney
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Opel
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
The Scandalous MacKenzies by Jennifer Ashley
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride by Jennifer Ashley
Frankenstein Alive! Alive! Trio by Steve Niles
Frankenstein, Alive! Alive! #4 by Steve Niles
Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye
Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye
Theirs to Take by Laura Kaye
Nightblade's Vengeance by Ryan Kirk
Tomorrowland by Steven Kotler
The Wolf by Leo Carew
My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
Beyond the Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso
True North by Marie Force
The Sorting Room by Angelina Singer
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Frankenstein Dreams by Michael Sims
The Belgaraid by David Eddings
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
Sherlock Holmes and the Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Queen of Sorrow by Sarah Beth Durst
Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Princesses Behaving Badly by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Fight for Everything by Laura Kaye
Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan Unhauled
Light as Air by Mari Carr
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
Half Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
Guardian of Whills by Greg Rucka
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Opal
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Frostbite by Joshua Williamson
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Pirateology by Dugald Steer
Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Theodore Roszak
LifeL1k3 by Jay Kristoff Unhauled
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez Unhauled
The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon DNF - Unhaul
Now I Rise by Kiersten White
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely
The Pirate by Harold Schechter
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
Bob by Wendy Mass
George by Alex Gino
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch Unhaul
All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Assassin's Gambit by Amy Raby
Refugee by Alan Gratz
And The Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Words We Don't Say by K.J. Reilly
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
Misty Inn Collection Books 1-4 by Kristen Earhart
Adventures of Laura and Jack by Laura Ingalls Wilder


Ugh! How is it Monday again already?! It was such a busy week last week and a whirl wind of a weekend at the Boston Teen Author Festival that I feel like I need another weekend to recover.  As much as I love attending these big author functions, as someone who has anxiety, it is truly a struggle. I ended up with such a massive headache by the end that it was difficult to drive home. I really do find myself lucky to meet some really amazing authors and people but it is a lot for me, especially having to face it all on my own with no friend to act as a buffer for me.  So I had to take time on Sunday to try to catch up on chores and attempt to recover, I think I will need a few more days, all I want to do is curl up in a quiet corner alone with my books.

In other news, it is Banned Book Week! I have some banned books to share with you all week this week.  I am currently reading Go Ask Alice, one of the more controversial books in recent history.  What banned or challenged book will you be reading this week?


  1. The BTA looked like a blast but I hear you. Those things are fun but draining. Especially when you have anxiety. There’s so many people and busyness going on around you that it can be exhausting! I hope this week is a little quieter and you can relax and read.

    1. I am really fortunate to have these events around me but I really need a buffer between me and all the people! I think maybe next year I will either stay the night up there somewhere (even though it is only an hour and a half away) or take the train in. Then I won't have to worry about parking or driving.