Monday, July 1, 2013

It's Monday, What Are You Reading - 7/1/2013


   
This is a weekly meme run by Book Journey!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week. 



Books Completed Last Week:

1. THE CASTLE OF CHARTRES by Salley Vickers.

I had to begin it the moment I saw the cover.  

My review is linked in the title above.  

I really enjoyed the book even though it took about 40 pages to get you involved.  

Don't give up....it is VERY good.

Book Currently Reading:

1.  LETTERS FROM SKYE by Jessica Brockmole.  

I love The Isle Of Skye in ScotlandThe book so far is enjoyable, but I pushed it back because I wanted to read THE CLEANER OF CHARTRES by its publication date of June 27.  

LETTERS FROM SKYE seems to be a good read.  I will get to it in about two books.


  

2.  I am "really" reading and so enjoying THE LAVENDER GARDEN by Lucinda Riley.  

Its publication date was June 11, and I wanted to have it read since that date has passed.

I am LOVING this book.  It has castles with hidden rooms, flashbacks to WWII that have effects on the current story, and a beautiful European setting.  

THE LAVENDER GARDEN gets better every time I turn a page.

I LOVED every book I have read by Lucinda Riley.  This book is just as amazing and my favorite.  My review will be up early this week.

 

Books Up Next:

How about this for a lineup? 

It isn't even all of them. :)

I can't wait to "dig" in.



33 comments:

  1. Those are new to me! Hope you enjoy them! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Castles with hidden rooms, you say? I need to check that out ASAP! Sounds really good :)

    Here's my It's Monday! post for this week.

    Happy reading :)

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  3. Hope you have a good week.

    THANKS to everyone who stops by.

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  4. Now that's a lineup! Hope you enjoy them all :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  5. Fabulous mailbox and deeply envious of all the books!

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  6. Always Watching's cover is very appealing. Hope you enjoy all your reads. Have a great week.

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  7. Love your lineup! Always Watching is resting patiently on Sparky...can't wait. I loved The Husband's Secret...and I want to read the Luanne Rice book.

    Enjoy! Here's MY MONDAY READING POST


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  8. I really want to read The Husbands Secret too.

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  9. These books all look good to me.
    Enjoy!!

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  10. An enjoyable stack of books! I have several on my wishlist. Thanks for the in-depth review of your "castle" book. I love to hear about books not on my radar. Enjoy your week reading!

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  11. Looking forward to your reviews on all of these.

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  12. Never heard of Lucinda Riley, will have to look her up. I am reading quite a few books at the moment, my favourite is "A Widow's Story" by Joyce Carol Oates, one of my favourite authors ever.

    The others are:
    "I Confess" (Catal. Jo Confesso) by Jaume Cabré
    "Icons of England" by Bill Bryson
    and
    "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  13. Wow a lot on your line-up!

    If you like Skye have you read any by Linda Gillard, some of hers are set in Skye, and other places around Scotland. I have a feeling I've seen you review her books on here before

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  14. I think Letters From Skye looks really good too!

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  15. I want to read ALL the books you're currently reading! And your line-up of what's next looks just as good.

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  16. The Lavender Garden is one I think I might like to must add it to my wish list!

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  17. I just finished THE LAVENDER GARDEN.

    I loved it.

    My review will be up shortly.

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  18. Wow, they all look great! I have several of them in my own TBR pile. Happy Reading!

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  19. Love the lineup, so many of your books are on my read or wishlist. I haven't read anything by Lucinda Riley, looks like I'd better change that.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

    PS Yes I loved Looking For Me, audiobook was brilliant, Jenna Lamia is wonderful narrator.

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  20. Love the lineup, so many of your books are on my read or wishlist. I haven't read anything by Lucinda Riley, looks like I'd better change that.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

    PS Yes I loved Looking For Me, audiobook was brilliant, Jenna Lamia is wonderful narrator.

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  21. Last week I finished reading The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis, a controversial take on the life of Jesus published in 1960. Then I read the new novel by Susan Choi, just published today, called My Education. Steamy! Finally, after seeing him live on Thursday night and getting a signed copy, I read Neil Gaiman's new novel for adults, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Completely Neil.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by everyone.

    I just put my review for THE LAVENDER GARDEN.

    LOVED it.

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  23. Letters from Sky looks great and the Chartres book sounds interesting as well. I am glad to hear you enjoy them.

    Have a great week & Kind regards,

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  24. Stephanie Evanovich is writing quite a lot of books - I still have some sitting around here I need to read...

    You have a lot of books listed that I'll have to look into. :)

    Happy reading!

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  25. Just love the collection of books up next. Mine looks something similar in that I've that many lined up. I'm doing some selfish reading this summer and ones not from book clubs. Letters from Skye is high on the tbr pile so I'm really looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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  26. I'm glad you're enjoying Letters from Skye.

    Happy reading!

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  27. We have several upcoming reads in common!

    Wishing you a great week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  28. Thanks for the thumbs up for Lavender Garden. How can you possibly decide what to read next with all those wonderful books in your lineup?!

    I'd say pass on Obituary Writer. It's good but not great. In my humble opinion.

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  29. Sounds like some great books in your lineup! Enjoy!

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  30. The Lavender Garden.... yes!!! I just got that last night and can't wait to start it. We are going on vacation for July 4th and it is supposed to rain. Sad for the kids, but sounds like extra reading time for mom.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  31. I have a few of your books. The books about Chartres look wonderful.

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  32. Oh, all of those books have such lovely sounding settings! Scotland and small French towns...

    That's quite a list you have gathered for next week. Hope you have fun reading them!

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  33. I agree with you on The Cleaner of Chartres - even though I have some sort of obsession with Chartres (a visit there is on my bucket list) - it took a bit of time before I was drawn in to the story.
    Your upcoming books - fabulous! I really want The Book of Someday - I read and reviewed The Lemon Orchard and liked it - I have The Songs of Willow Frost and The Returned waiting in my TBR - AND now I'm going to have to look up Death's Hotel!

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