Monday, February 3, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - 1/2/14

I hope you had a great reading week.  

Stop by this link for a giveaway of THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES.

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:

Hunting Shadows by Charles Todd.

I am still reading Hunting Shadows.  It is quite good.  Sometimes his books get too detailed with war, but this is more about the characters and the lifestyle at that time in history.

Review link is in the book's title.


Book Currently Reading: 

Mom is still in the hospital.  I will be in and out for visiting blogs.

The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh for a post in February for Penguin Group along with a giveaway.

Books Up Next:

Fallen Beauty for a tour on February 28, 2014

Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers for a post in February for Simon & Schuster along with a giveaway.

The Chatelet Apprentice by by Jean-François Parot (Author) , Michael Glencross (Translator)

 Woman of Ill Fame by Erika Mailman

The Signature of All Things  

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan


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 next year.

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

I added a couple more since last week.



  1. I can't really feel that I've read a 'lot' of books because I see so many books from other bloggers that I'm not even aware about! And you have some pretty lovely books here :)

  2. Wow, there's a great list there! Some I've read, many I haven't. Enjoy them all!

  3. Oh nice! Once again these are all new to me but I hope you enjoyed and enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Sending good thoughts to your mom…

    I am reading out to lunch by stacey ballis…. I am amazed at how many books you read!

  5. THANKS, Hilary.

    She is improving, but it will be a long recovery after a stroke.

    THANKS for stopping...ENJOY Out To Lunch.

  6. Goldie...there are so many books out there how could we possibly know all of them. :)

    I see ones out there I have never heard of either. THANKS for stopping.

  7. THANKS, Sam.

    ENJOY your reading week as well, and thanks for stopping.

  8. I hope to enjoy ALL of them. There actually were a few I thought I was going to enjoy, but didn't.

    THANKS for stopping, Jessica.

  9. Good thoughts for your mom's recovery.

    I've heard good things about Perfect. Hope you have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. Ow you got a few great books coming up. I loved Comfort of Lies and Perfect. Still have to pick up The Signature of All Things and Under the Wide and Starry Sky so I hope you enjoy them.

    All the best wishes for your mum!

  11. I, too, loved the Comfort of Lies--you have some STUNNING picks for this year--cannot wait to see what you think of them!

  12. Great book lineup! You've got lots of titles that I want to read too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  13. Nice. All of your current books are new to me. I hope you enjoy them!

  14. Happy Monday, hope you're enjoying all your reads.

    Here's our IMWAYR
    Doris @ OABR

  15. I read Under the Wide and Starry Sky last week. I was curious about RLS. My school is named for him. I liked the story but I was dismayed to think about RLS as a person. Hopefully, he was of better character than he seemed in this book.

  16. I listened to the audio of Fever Tree and really liked it.

    I hope your mom will be feeling better soon.

  17. Having been through the care of my Mom with her passing and burial in Nov, I know the added difficulty of
    emotional involvement in care of our Moms... Hoping you're taking time to refresh yourself in the journey...

    Huge stack of books had me overwhelmed, so I had to just step back for a couple months before resuming commitments. Def worth doing that for this reader =)

    BEST -

  18. Hi Elizabeth,

    You have so many great sounding books featured in this post, that it is difficult to know where to start.

    'The Fever Tree' has been mentioned in several other places, so is already on my list. Followed now by 'Perfect' and 'The Signature Of All Things'

    My TBR shelves are all full to bursting and my back-up list is on a never ending sheet of paper ... I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Happy Reading,


  19. Thought I'd stop by after you stopped at my blog, thanks for visiting. Yes I did read over 80 books last month-some where recipes and some where children's. Also been proofreading for authors-for free and right now I'm in the process of reading 5 books-all on different types of format. 3 will be done by the morning-big snow storm and all my chores are done.

  20. Wow, that's a good list of books you have there. I'm continuously surprised at how many good books are out there that I've never heard of...

    Good luck with your reading!

  21. Deb...thanks for the info about the book.

  22. THANKS, Ciska.

    I couldn't get into THE COMFORT OF LIES.