Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Monday!! What Are You Reading? - 11/9/15

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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

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

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Books Completed The Last Two Weeks:

THE HUNDRED GIFTS by Jennifer Scott 

Another marvelous read by Ms. Scott

An excerpt from my review that will be up November 19 is below:

"I laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It was witty, heartwarming, light, addressed family issues, and had a lovely ending.

A perfect book to boost your spirits and to give as a Christmas gift."

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THE LAKE HOUSE by Kate Morton

Loved THE LAKE HOUSE - Ms. Morton's books are always so good.

Review is in book's title.



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ALONG THE INFINITE SEA by Beatriz Williams 

I absolutely loved this book.  Another terrific read by Ms. Williams. 

The review is in the book's title.

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Book Currently Reading:


WHITE COLLAR GIRL by Renee Rosen


Books Up Next:

THE SEAFRONT TEAROOM by Vanessa Greene


THE MURALIST by B. A. Shapiro.


THE READERS OF THE BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald



THE THINGS WE KEEP by Sally Hepworth


THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin

 

I'LL SEE YOU IN PARIS by Michelle Gable


ALL THE WINTERS AFTER by Sere Prince Halverson

 
HANGING MARY by Susan Higginbotham


THE AXEMAN by Ray Celestin

 
THREE STORY HOUSE by Courtney Miller Santo


GARDEN OF LETTERS by Alyson Richman


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THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME by Hazel Gaynor

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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 list. 

   
 
How was your reading week?  


62 comments:

  1. I'd love to get hold of The Seafront Tearoom book.

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    1. I am looking forward to reading it.

      Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

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  2. Oh nice! Those are all new to me reads! Hope you enjoyed and enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. Most of your current titles are new to me. So many beautiful covers that catch my eye and make me wonder about the book! Happy Reading!

    Here is my current list: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/11/what-im-reading-november-9-2015.html

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    1. I love covers!!

      My thoughts are if the cover is gorgeous, the inside most likely is good. :) 99% of the time that holds true.

      Thanks for stopping, Kym.

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  4. The Lake House and Along the Infinite Sea are both on my wish list. Love the cover of A Hundred Gifts, too!

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    1. You will love all three books.

      I finished The Hundred Gifts last night.

      Thanks for stopping, JoAnn.

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  5. I've read another book by Vanessa Greene - The Vintage Teacup Club - and it was nice light read with some fun and varied characters.

    I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads!

    Reading With Jade

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    1. I am looking forward to Ms. Greene's book. I haven't read anything by her before.

      Thanks for the information about the author and her books.

      Thanks for stopping, Reading With Jade.

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  6. I loved The Lake House...and I am curious about White Collar Girl. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Ms. Rosen's other books were awesome. I am sure White Collar Girl will be too.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  7. I'm curious to see what you have to say about the tearoom one and that Paris book! I will have to read Dollbaby soon I guess since you've been raving about the author :O).

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    1. Oh yes on Dollbaby and Ms. Rosen's What The Lady Wants.

      I love historical fiction. I learn so much when I read that genre.

      Thanks for stopping, Stefanie.

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  8. I have been wanting to read The Lake House - glad to see you enjoyed it! I'm also curious about Along the Infinite Sea - and I adore the cover of The Hundred Gifts!!

    Enjoy your books this week!

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    1. The Lake House was an amazing read just like all of Ms. Morton's books.

      Along the Infinite Sea is a must read too. Beatriz Williams knows how to write good stories that hold your interest.

      Thanks for stopping, Brandie.

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  9. Hi - I'm reading THE CRESCENT SPY by Michael Wallace. Enjoyable historical fiction. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. Good to hear it is historical fiction and you are enjoying the read. I wasn't able to tell it was that genre by the cover and title.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  10. The Hundred Gifts and White Collar Girl - I'm sure I'll want to read both - will wait for your reviews and then decide though. Although sounds like a surety.

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    1. I really enjoyed The Hundred Gifts.

      I have only read a few pages in White Collar Girl.

      I know you will like The Hundred Gifts.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn T.

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  11. I'm looking forward to Along the Infinite Sea (its waiting for me on my Kindle) - glad you loved it! And - I've heard great things about The Lake House.

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  12. Both books were wonderful reads. Loved them both. Love both authors too.

    Thanks for stopping, Sarah.

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  13. I'll See You in Paris looks really good!

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    1. It does look very good. I loved her other book, A Paris Apartment.

      Thanks for stopping, Jancee.

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  14. I can always come here and find a book or three that I haven't seen, and or looks fabulous. The Hundred Gifts does look like a perfect Christmas present read, and I love the cover of Along the Infinite Sea. I just want to go wherever that is. :) And of course The LAke House is good or so I've heard.

    Also I'll See You in Paris and The seafront Tearoom- love those covers!

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    1. The Hundred Gifts is a PERFECT Christmas present. The characters were wonderful as well as the story line.

      LOL...I agree on wanting to go where that place is on the cover of Along the Infinite Sea.

      The Lake House is fantastic.

      So glad you can find books on my blog. I love when I do that on other blogs.

      Thanks for stopping, Greg.

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  15. I haven't read any of these, but I do have a few of them on my shelf. :)

    Thanks for visiting my Monday post!

    My It's Monday! Post

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    1. Good to hear we have similar tastes.

      ENJOY your week, and thanks for stopping, Ashley.

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    1. :) on swans.

      I am looking forward to reading Ms. Benjamin's book. I am eager to see if it is in the same style as The Aviator's Wife.

      Thanks for stopping, Patty.

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  17. I'm curious about The White Collar Girl. I've seen it around a lot. Come see what I am reading here. Happy reading!

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    1. I am hoping it is as good as her other two books. Loved both of them.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  18. Hi Elizabeth,

    The first two of your titles are already on my 'Want To Read' list, as they have featured on quite a few other blogs recently.

    I could actually add almost all the books featured in this post, to my own list, however I just know that I shall never have the time to read them all.

    I have already scaled back my NetGalley and Goodreads Giveaway activities, although books donated into the charity shop where I volunteer, will always pose huge temptation I find hard to resist.

    Thanks for sharing, I hope that all is well with you and enjoy your week :)

    Yvonne

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    1. The Hundred Gifts was a good read. The Lake House was awesome.

      I know what you mean about all the titles. I hope I live long enough to read them all. LOL!!

      That would be difficult to pass up books in a charity shop.

      ENJOY your week, and thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  19. I've been meaning to read the Readers of Broken Wheel. I had started it but then I am not sure what happened - I was enjoying it! Lol.

    The Hundred Gifts sounds really good too!

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    1. A friend read it and LOVED Readers of the Broken Wheel.

      It got a lot of buzz at the BEA.

      The Hundred Gifts was very good.

      Thanks for stopping, Erin.

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  20. Adding The Hundred Gifts to my read list, it sounds delightful and I'm excited about reading Along the Infinite Sea this week.
    I See You in Paris jumped out at me too, hope it's wonderful ... I can't resist a Paris read. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

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    1. You will love The Hundred Gifts. ENJOY when you read it.

      You will absolutely not want to put down Along the Infinite Sea.

      I have a lot of books set in Paris.

      ENJOY your week too, and thanks for stopping, Teddyree.

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  21. I never visit your blog without adding a half dozen new titles to my wish list. Thank you!

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    1. Smiling.

      Great to hear.

      Thanks for stopping, Deb.

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  22. I've heard great things about The Lake House.

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    1. It is soooo good.

      All of her books are.

      Thanks for stopping, Jennifer.

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  23. I've got to get to The Lake House so I am not the very last person to read the book. Looking forward to it. Have a great week.

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    1. LOL...I don't think you are the last person to read it.

      I was one of the late readers.

      You will love it.

      Thanks for stopping, Nise.

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  24. I just received The Lake House for my birthday. Very excited!

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    1. Awesome.....you will LOVE it.

      Thanks for stopping, Jennifer.

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  25. You have quite a collection of Books up Next! I'm not sure why but ALL THE WINTERS AFTER caught my eye. Happy Reading.

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    1. It is enticing. The title and cover catch you.

      Thanks for stopping, Martha.

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  26. So many beautiful covers amongst your recent and new reads Elizabeth.

    I'm glad you enjoyed The Lake House. I love that we can rely on Kate Morton to deliver an entertaining read!

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    1. I love covers. :) They draw me in.

      Oh yes on Kate Morton...always a good book from her.

      Thanks for stopping, Deborah.

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  27. A few of those books are on my TBR. The Lake House looks really good.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Whichever books they are, I am sure we both will love them. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  28. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Muralist, it's already on my wishlist. You list is full of great choices. I think I need to go add some more to my wishlist, lol.

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    1. The Muralist should be good.

      I am excited about my list of books. Great to hear you found some you liked.

      Thanks for stopping, Absurd Book Nerd.

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  29. So excited for the Kate Morton!! Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I know you will love it, samstillreading.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  30. The Writing Master looks interesting, as does The Mapmaker's Children. Enjoy your week.

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    1. I am excited about The Mapmaker's Children.

      The Writing Master looks good too.

      Thanks for stopping, Yvonne.

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  31. I've heard great things about The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend. I hope you are enjoying it!

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    1. It has gotten rave reviews from friends who have read it. Haven't gotten to it yet.

      Thanks for stopping Lindsey.

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  32. I LOVED Three Story House - such quirky characters! And I have The Books Broken Wheel Recommend and The Secrets We Keep in my upcoming pile too. Now, if only I could read faster!

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    1. I can't wait to read The Broken Wheel. I hear nothing but good things about it.

      I hear ya. I need to read faster too. :)

      Thanks for stopping, MyNovelOpinion.

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