I am loving the Book Swap feature at goodreads. I am not one to keep books, so it's great to give them away and earn points so I can get books from other people. This week I received Brian Groh's Summer People, and The Sweetgum Ladies Knit for Love by Beth Patillo.
From Sourcebooks I received 2 books I'm really excited about. Farm Fatale is British chick-lit by Wendy Holden, and The Dark Rose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles is the second book in the Morland series.
It's Monday, What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through Books.This is yet another opportunity to make other bibliophiles jealous of the good stuff you got to enjoy the past week.
Seems like I'm on a chick-lit binge right now! Wendy Wax's The Accidental Bestseller was a lot of fun and kept me going late into the night when I should have turned off the light. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs was also a nice light book I finished last week. It's also the first book I've read this year that doesn't fit one of my challenges. I cannot recommend Sarah Pekkanen's debut novel, The Opposite of Me, enough. I'll be reviewing it later this month. I'll also be reviewing Beautiful People by Wendy Holden, which was great.
Getting a little of my historical fiction in, I listened to Matthew Pearl's The Last Dickens, and really enjoyed the narrator. His books are very confusing to me, and I liked his style much better as an audio.
I am currently wrapping up The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper, the story of Kat Ashby, Elizabeth I's long time companion.
I'm excited to check in with the other Mailbox Monday and What Are You Reading On Monday participants and see what folks are reading that I should add to my lists! Have you got anything great to recommend to me?