Monday, July 6, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - 7/6/15

I hope you had a great reading week.  
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:

A NECESSARY END by Holly Brown

A good psychological thriller.

Review is in the book's title.

MAUD'S LINE by Margaret Verble for a July 14, 2015 post.

Beautiful cover.  Beautiful, descriptive writing.

An excerpt from my review is below:

"Maud's days were made of wishing and hoping, hard work, and disappointment.

Living with her father and brother in the early 1900's and being the only woman in the house left her little time for herself.

MAUD'S LINE is set in the Cherokee Lands of Oklahoma where each family had property lines and many relatives.  I liked how relatives lived very close ​to each other and looked out for each other, but the violence between some families was difficult to fathom.

You couldn't help but love Maud, but you will also question some of her decisions.  Maud always seemed to be the first one on the scene of something gruesome and kept secrets that were to her detriment.

Ms. Verble's descriptive, lush writing will simply pull you in along with the cover
Book Currently Reading:

FLAME TREE ROAD by Shona Patel, for a July 8, 2015 post.

Books Up Next:

IN THE DARK PLACES by Peter Robinson for an August 8, 2015, post.

WATER FROM THE HEART by Charles Martin for an August 13, 2015, post.

SOMEDAY HOME by Lauraine Snelling for an August 14, 2015, post.

DARKNESS THE COLOR OF SNOW by Thomas Cobb for an August 18, 2015, post.


THE FALL OF PRINCES by Robert Goolrick for an August 25, 2015, post.


THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH by Pam Jenoff for an August 28, 2015 post.  Ms. Jenoff is a favorite author.

DEAD MONEY RUN by J. Frank James for an August 31, 2015, post along with a giveaway for the book.

THE LAST SEPTEMBER by Nina De Gramont for a September 14, 2015, post.

HOUSE OF THIEVES by Charles Belfoure for a September 15, 2015, post.

THE MURALIST by B. A. Shapiro for a November 3, 2015, post.

TAHOE GHOST by Todd Borg

HIGH SEAS DARKNESS by Burr B. Anderson
THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo

GARDEN OF LETTERS by Alyson Richman



The books below are not necessarily in the order I have planned to read them.  

I normally read in order of publication or tour date.

And....these are not for reading in the upcoming week.  They are books into and including all of 2015 and 2016.

The "list" is a means of keeping me organized.  A visual display helps a lot for organization along with my Excel lists. 

How was your reading week?  


  1. Enjoy your reading week, and thanks for stopping.

  2. Nice! As always these are new to me reads! Hope you have a great reading week this week as well!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

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  3. Looks like you have some good books coming up. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

    1. I am looking forward to them.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  4. wow, lots of coming goodies! Here is what I'm reading:

    1. Oooo...I know.

      I am excited about all of them. Now to be sure to make the time to get them all read. :)

      Thanks for stopping, wordsandpeace.

  5. Love the way you keep track of them all. I'm reading Appaloosa Summer (Island Trilogy Book 1). I've had these books a long time; just getting to them.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. I have some books that have been on my shelves for at least three years.

      I keep finding new ones that are also goodies, and the poor older books get pushed down the list. :(

      Thanks for the organizing compliment. I am quite organized if I may say so. :) As I have said before: A Business Teacher's Curse. :) Not a bad curse, though.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.