It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/30/15)

It's Monday What Are You Reading

This week, I’m linking up with Sheila at Book Journey for It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

After an awesome beginning of March (A Little Life and The Unraveling of Mercy Louis), I’m unfortunately back in a bit of a slump (3 consecutive “just okay” books). But, I’m changing pace for a bit. I’m going to be trying out some lighter stuff that might make good additions to my upcoming Summer Reading List. And, there will be lots of sampling. Let me know if you have any good suggestions!

I just finished reading…

The Children's Crusade, Ann Packer

The Children’s Crusade
 by Ann Packer (April 7, 2015)
I wanted to read this one because I loved Packer’s 2002 novel The Dive from Clausen’s Pier, but The Children’s Crusade unfortunately didn’t live up to my memory of Clausen’s Pier. It was a subtle book that I liked fine, but I was hoping for more. I’ll be posting a mini review of this one soon.

I’m currently reading…

Where They Found Her, Kimberly McCreight

Where They Found Her
 by Kimberly McCreight (April 14, 2015)
McCreight’s Reconstructing Amelia was a fun high school suspense story and she’s now kicking off her next novel with a baby abandoned in the woods near a prestigious New Jersey college. I’m only about 10% into this one, so don’t have any initial thoughts yet.

Next up are…some Summer Reading List prospects

Find me, The bullet, pretty ugly

Find Me by Laura Van Den Berg (February 17, 2015)
According to Book Riot’s Rebecca Schinsky, Find Me is “the logical next book if you loved Station Eleven“, which I did! So, I’ve downloaded the Amazon sample to give it a try.

The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly (March 17, 2015)
Tara at Running N Reading
raved about this thriller about an adult woman who is shocked to find she has a bullet stuck in her skull…even though she’s never been shot. Pretty intriguing premise!

Pretty Ugly by Kirker Butler (March 31, 2015)
A satire of a dysfunctional Southern family including a child beauty queen and her stage mom, written by the writer of the TC show “Family Guy”. I obviously have to at least check this one out!

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  1. I just finished Pretty Ugly, it made me laugh 🙂

    I hope you enjoy your reading selections this week

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Good – that’s what I’m hoping from it!

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  2. Kay wrote:

    Will be interested in hearing what you think about the Kimberly McCreight book. It’s on my list, as are many others. I also want to the The Bullet. That one sounds like it could be really interesting, but I’m still having trouble with not knowing you have a bullet in your body. Guess I need to read it to find out. Good luck. Hate reading slumps and actually haven’t had one for a while. Knock on wood. LOL

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      It’s definitely a little out there, but that’s kind of what’s drawing me to it!

      Posted 3.30.15 Reply
  3. Well, I finished At the Water’s Edge and started My Sunshine Away yesterday; it is REALLY good! I didn’t want to put it down this morning, but knew I had to get out for my run; I can’t wait to read more! I’m only just over 20%, but I’m already totally drawn into the narrative. Thanks so much for mentioning me on the blog today! I can’t wait to see what you think of The Bullet, and Pretty Ugly could be absolutely hysterical; reminds me of Honey Boo Boo. Hope your week is off to a great start, Sarah!

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      That’s exactly what I’m hoping for Pretty Ugly! So glad you’re enjoying My Sunshine Away!

      Posted 3.30.15 Reply
  4. I am looking forward to The Children’s Crusade….and I loved Where They Found Her. Thanks for visiting my blog…happy reading!

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
  5. Belle Wong wrote:

    Where They Found Her looks interesting. I won’t have time to read as much this week, unfortunately.

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  6. I can’t wait to dig into Pretty Ugly myself!

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  7. Oooh, I had wanted to read Reconstructing Amelia! I heard good things, so I hope her next book is good too. I’m definitely intrigued by Pretty Ugly, because I love Toddlers and Tiaras. It’s hilarious. I’m just nervous that a writer for Family Guy might only go for very obvious jokes. I don’t know, it could be really funny and on point, but it could just be ok. I hope you enjoy it!!

    Posted 3.30.15 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      I’ll let you know! I’ve never actually watched Family Guy, but my younger brother loves it. And, I’m hoping for a bit of Honey Boo Boo in there…

      Posted 3.30.15 Reply
  8. I’ve heard great things about Find Me, and I’m intrigued by Pretty Ugly!

    Posted 3.31.15 Reply

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