It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? (3/16/15)

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?

March is proving to be pretty awesome in the reading realm! I’ve already loved two books this month and we’re only at the halfway point. This sure makes the January and February slog seem worth it…

I just finished reading…

Panic, Lauren Oliver, young adult fiction

 by Lauren Oliver (March 4, 2014)
This was my “recovery from A Little Life” book and it was okay, but didn’t blow me out of the water. The plot was intriguing, but it didn’t pack the punch it should have. I’ll post a mini review later this week.

I’m currently reading…

Unraveling of Mercy Louis, Keija Parssinen

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis
 by Keija Parssinen (March 10, 2015)

“In this intricate novel of psychological suspense, a chilling discovery near the high school ignites a witch hunt in a southeast Texas refinery town, unearthing communal and family secrets that threaten the lives of the town’s girls.” (Goodreads) I’m almost finished this one and am LOVING it. Another great Southern novel about high school…and this one reminds me a bit of Friday Night Lights (the TV series). If you’re a regular reader, you know I’m a total sucker for anything that remotely hints of FNL!
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Next up are…a couple debuts

Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Bones and All Camille Deangelis

 by Jill Alexander Essbaum (March 17, 2015)
A debut novel about a young woman, who despite her comfortable life in Switzerland with her husband, tries to make herself feel alive by having affairs. Scandalous, no? Bloggers who have already read this one have raved about it, particularly about the gorgeous writing.

Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis (March 10, 2015)
This novel about a young woman who eats humans initially sounded way too off the reservation for me, but Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea’s review convinced me to give it a shot because of the way Maren, the main character, is written. I’ll confess that I’m going into this one with an “I’ll try it” attitude rather than an “I can’t wait to read this” mentality. We’ll see how it goes…

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  1. I’ve been hearing great things about Mercy Louis, so I’m glad you’re loving it, too! I wasn’t a huge fan of Bones & All, but I think it may have been timing…hope it’s a better read for you!

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  2. Kathy Martin wrote:

    I felt the same way about Panic. I hope you enjoy the other books on your stack. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  3. The Unraveling of Mercy Louis sounds really good. Can’t wait to hear what you think of Hausfrau. I started it during my recent slump, but couldn’t get interested. Will give it another shot this spring.

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  4. Look forward to your thoughts on Hausfrau Sarah, I’ve just got a copy of that and like you I’ve seen some great, positive blogger reviews of it. I hadn’t heard about Mercy Louis before, but I do like a good psychological suspense so will look out for it.

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  5. I’m looking forward to reading Mercy Louis. Bones and All doesn’t sound like something that would appeal to me, but I’ll wait for a few more reviews before I decide. Sometimes I get surprised by ones I don’t think I will like.

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  6. Oh, my gosh; I love the book I’m reading right now, but you’ve got me dying to read about Mercy Louis – sheesh! I’m so glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed it; I’m going to have to find time to read this one!

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  7. I’ve got Mercy on my shelf and am looking forward to getting to it. I hope you love it. I’m super duper glad to see Hausfrau on your list. SO GOOD. SO.

    Have a fantastic week!

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  8. Yaaaay Mercy Louis! So good. I’m hoping to get to Hausfrau soon, too!

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  9. Lindsey wrote:

    I just saw a great review of The Unraveling of Mercy Louis. I can’t wait to see what you think!

    Hooray for lots of good reading in March!

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    • admin wrote:

      I finished it last night and it was awesome! Review coming later this week (hopefully).

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  10. I’ve read positive reviews on Hausfrau. I’ve added it to my To Read list. I’ll look forward to your thoughts about it. Have a great week.

    Posted 3.18.15 Reply
  11. All sound good…enjoy!

    Posted 3.18.15 Reply

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