It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/6/15)

April 6, 2015 It's Monday! What are you reading? 17

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?

Last week, I focused on trying out some lighter stuff that could make good additions to my upcoming Summer Reading List. And…for the first time this year, I had a week where I liked everything I read! Boom! I think the Great Slump of 2015 is making me overly excited about last week…or, maybe I just need to stick to child beauty pageants.

I just finished reading…

Where They Found Her, Kimberly McCreight, Pretty Ugly, Kirker Butler

Where They Found Her
 by Kimberly McCreight (April 14, 2015)
The author of Reconstructing Amelia is back with another thriller that kicks off with a baby abandoned in the woods near a prestigious New Jersey college. I really liked this one and McCreight kept me guessing right up until the end. I’ll be posting a short review and a separate spoilers discussion soon.
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Pretty Ugly by Kirker Butler (March 31, 2015)
This satire of a dysfunctional Southern family including a child beauty queen and her stage mom, written by the writer of the TV show “Family Guy”, was completely ridiculous, yet awesome. And, it would make a great recovery book. Stay tuned for a full review.
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I’m currently reading…

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble, Zac Bissonnette

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble
by Zac Bissonnette (March 3, 2015)
Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness’
 review piqued my curiosity about this book and the sample completely drew me in. Does “Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute” not sound fascinating? I’m almost halfway through and it’s so far delivering on two of my favorite things about nonfiction: bizarre trivia and eccentric personalities.
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Next up are…a review book, then more Summer Reading List possibilities

The Bone Tree, Greg Iles, The Bullet, Mary Louise Kelly

The Bone Tree
 by Greg Iles (April 21, 2015)
This sequel to last year’s Natchez Burning (which made my Best Books of 2014 List) continues the story of former Mississippi prosecutor Penn Cage, his father, and the KKK offshoot Double Eagles.

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. I already sampled this one and bought the book…it hooked me immediately.

17 Responses to “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (4/6/15)”

    • admin

      Believe it or not, I never had a single Beanie Baby! I was a senior in high school when they were first catching on, so probably wasn’t the right age. And I definitely never knew anyone who collected them or speculated over them…but it is fascinating to read about.

  1. Donna @ OnDBookshelf

    All of your read and to be read sound really good. I just received The Bone Tree, but I haven’t read Natchez Burning yet. I think I’m going to be buried for a while (they are both huge books!). Enjoy your week!

    • admin

      Ha – that’s intimidating! The pages do fly, though, and I do think it’s worth it 🙂

  2. Kay

    Your comments about Where They Found Her are some of the first I’ve heard. Good to know that it kept your interesting. Being a sophomore book, I was a bit worried. And I’m eager to dig into The Bone Tree as well. And The Bullet.

    • admin

      I was worried too, especially when I didn’t get into it right off the bat, but things turn addictive soon enough! Will be starting The Bone Tree later this week.

  3. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    Okay, I’m SOOOO thrilled that you loved Pretty Ugly; I am definitely going to have to put this on my list for this summer; sounds fantastic! I’m also glad that you are feeling optimistic about The Bullet; I can’t wait to hear what you think about it. As I mentioned via Twitter, I’m still reeling from My Sunshine Away; GAH! What an incredible story; I’ll post a review this week. Thanks so much for linking to my review, Sarah; hope your Monday is going well!

  4. Tara @ Running 'N' Reading

    I’m thrilled to hear that Pretty Ugly is enjoyable; I can’t wait to read it! It’s definitely going on my list to read for this summer!! I’m also glad that you are feeling optimistic about The Bullet; can’t wait to hear what you think, and thanks so much for sharing the link to my review. I’m still reeling from My Sunshine Away – GAH! So good! – but I did start another book yesterday called Natural Born Heroes (nonfiction) by the author of Born to Run; it’s really good, so far. Hope your Monday is off to a great start, Sarah!

    • admin

      I just saw Natural Born Heroes somewhere else and it caught my attention since I loved Born to Run! I’ll look out for your review! And so glad that you loved My Sunshine Away so much – I obviously did too!

  5. Martin Hurst

    Hadn’t heard of this Kirker Butler one but I’m very interested now. Thanks for putting this up. I’m currently reading a great book from my favorite political thriller series by Chip Bell. One Particular Harbour from the Jake Sullivan series. These books just get better and better as the series goes on. No drop off in quality at all. Chip Bell has really developed his characters well through the series and he continues to surprise me with all the unique twists and turns he throws at me throughout these novels. An absolutely stunning series that I strongly recommend to any thriller or mystery readers.

  6. Rita @ View From My Home

    I just finished The Bullet, and also, Anonymous Sources– the first book from the author, both stand-alone. I love her part suspenseful/part self-deprecating wit– a new auto-buy author for me.

    • admin

      I finished it the other day and thought it was great! What a creepy, improbable thing to have gone on…and I really wasn’t familiar with all the collecting and speculating part of it until reading this! I’ll be sharing my review most likely next week.

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