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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

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It’s Monday, What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at One Person’s Journey Through A World Of Books to discuss what we are reading this week, as well as books completed the previous week.

I’m feeling pretty good about my reading so far this month! I was worried with NaNoWriMo that I wouldn’t have as much time for reading, but hopefully I’ll continue reading some great books this November.

Books I Completed Last Week:

Wanted by Sara Shepard: Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t believe I’m done this series. This last book had me seriously on the edge of my couch with goosebumps and flinching at every little sound in my house. (Review to come)

Sliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson: A few years ago, I couldn’t get enough of the TV show The Girls Next Door. I was interested to hear Kendra’s own experience of living in the mansion. (Review to come)

Could Not Finish:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: Okay, I hate to admit that I absolutely cannot get into this book. I’m about 30 pages in and I’m not interested. Does it get better? Should I continue reading?

Books I’m Reading This Week:

My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Scottoline Seritella: This is the first book I’ll be reading on my mom’s Nook! Can’t wait to see what the experience is like- and I’ve heard this book is hilarious, so I’m sure it will be enjoyable.

Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah: Per my mom’s constant recommendation (“Jess, have you read Firefly Lane yet? Come on, come on! What are you waiting for?”) I’m pretty excited to finally read this one.

So, what are you reading this week?

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33 thoughts on “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah sounds like a nice book. Do let me know what you think about it after you’ve finished reading. I’m reading Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3) by Patricia Briggs.

  2. The Pretty Little Series was great! I didn’t expect the twist at the end. I’m anxiously waiting for her new release The Lying Game next month. Firefly Lane is an excellent read. It’s one I often recommend. I think you will enjoy it.

    1. @Shonda, OHH yes, that twist was incredible…I’ll have my review up this week! I also can’t wait for The Lying Game and I’m excited you liked Firefly Lane! I haven’t heard one bad thing about it.

  3. I like watching Kendra because the show is filmed where I live. It’s just cool to see her going to places I know! I’ve only seen a couple of episodes so far, but what a different show than Girls Next Door! Her husband seems like such a sweet guy.

    1. @Carolina Valdez Miller, I absolutely love watching the show! Kendra is super down to earth and her hubby is the cutest and sweetest! The first episode or so for this newest season is actually in my hometown- Philly! Then, Hank gets cut from the Eagles and the show moves. Exciting!

  4. I read Firefly Lane a year or two back. It’s a sweet friendship story (of course I went and shared it with my bff!)

    I’m about to start Linger! I’ve been on hold since a month before it came out, waiting for the audio version because Maggie said how fab it was (I did Shiver on audio, too, and the narrators were the best!) I’m excited!

    1. @Heather T., My mom recently bought the book and gave it to like three different friends! I had to get mine out of the library because hers has been traveling amongst her friends. I’ve never read any of the Maggie books you are talking about, but I’ve seen them around everywhere! Do you think I’d like the books?

      1. @Jessica Lawlor, Do you like paranormal romance? Shiver was just absolutely beautifully written, so the writing alone is worth giving it a try. It’s a really gorgeous love story, and the characters are so well developed. As long as you don’t have any major issues with paranormal romance, I think you’d like it!

  5. Sorry to hear An Abundance of Katherines didn’t work out for you. I’ll admit it was my least favourite of John Green’s books, but I thought it was still pretty good.

    Congrats on finishing the PLL series! So glad to hear it stayed interesting right to the very end.

  6. I just picked up Kendra’s book from the library. I have been waiting for it forever and am soooooooooo excited to read it! I love watching her show! I can’t wait for your review!

    I saw My Nest Isn’t Empty….last week at the bookstore, it looks cute…I haven’t read on a Nook or Kindle yet….I’m always wondering if it’s worth the money! It would be really nice for reading in bed though!

  7. Hey Jessica! Glad I discovered your blog. I am actually looking for a ton new reads. Right now I am reading Thinker’s Thesaurus. I started using it for school, but I am now reading it straight through. It is very entertaining and a recommended by William Safire of the New York Times. You may want to check it out since you are an aspriring author.

  8. AAOK might be my favorite of John Green’s books (though it’s not for most people), but I think if you’re 30 pages in and still not feeling it maybe giving up on it is a good idea — it’s a book that starts fairly quickly.

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