Sunday, June 06, 2010

Monday Reading: Report 6/7

I participate in two great reading memes each Monday. Mailbox Monday, hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page is a meme where folks share the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!! It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Bloggers share books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books you plan to read this week.
It was a deluge at the mailbox this week! I received two books to review: Hidden Wives by Claire Avery for a TLC Book Tour, which is about life in a polygamous community, and Life Without Summer by Lynne Griffin, an unsolicited novel from St. Martin's Press is the story of major life events in the lives of two women, a therapist and her client.
From the Goodreads book swap four novels arrived: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella, The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale, Life a la Mode by Linda Lenhoff, and The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connolly. I am holding on to some of these for my vacation at the end of July.

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connolly - Excellent lawyer mystery.
For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick - ARC coming out in September about the reign of Henry II.
The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth - HF taking place in Sicily during the early 12th century.
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton - The 21st of Grafton's Kinsey Milhone mysteries. Still keeping up the quality after more than 20 years!
A Cup of Tea by Amy Ephron - HF about love between different classes in 1917.
The Pearls of the Stone Man by Edward Mooney, Jr. - ARC I reviewed last week. I have 3 copies to giveaway!

Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (audio, library)
The Calder Game by Blue Balliett (audio, library)
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (library)
The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (library)

Woman in Red by Eileen Gouge (library)
Stealing Lumby by Gail R. Fraser (library)
Wedding Season by Katie Fforde (library)

REVIEWS: Only 1 review to write, and it isn't up until September, For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick.
CONGRATULATONS to the winner of my giveaway for Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs, Toothy from Toothy Books!



toothy said...

i've had the postmistress on my tbr for the longest time! but i'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. i've also heard really good things about the woman in red, but i haven't had the time to read that one yet either!

happy reading!

Diane said...

Can't wait to read your review for Postmistress. It was kinda so-so for me.

Have a great week!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I wish I was as caught up as you on review writing. That was my big plan for the weekend but didn't quite happen that way.

Your books look good! Enjoy them!

bermudaonion said...

You did get some good books! I love to read about polygamy, for some odd reason, so Hidden Wives sounds good to me.

DCMetroreader said...

You are a prolific reader!

JEANNE said...

Good morning Elizabeth, I have missed my visits to you. You so remind me of my mother the way you pump out those books. I used to read a lot but now I blog. There must be a way I can do both. Smile. Your list of books are impressive. Good for you. Are you still working or is school out for summer?

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Mary said...

You've got some great titles on your list.
Congrats to the winner of Leaving Unknown!

Kaye said...

I'll be interested to see what you think of The Postmistress and Undertow. Have a great week and happy reading.

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