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Book-Talk Monday: What Are You Reading? (February 2013)

Monday, February 4, 2013

It’s the first Monday of the month. So I hope you have your lists ready!


  • What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since last month’s update?
  • What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
  • What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?


Since the January 2013 update, I’ve finished . . .

I’m currently reading . . .

Currently waiting to be read . . .

  1. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, February 4, 2013 12:10 am

    Books read since the January 2013 update.

    The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
    The Amish Bride by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
    The Key by Gayle Roper (re-read)
    The Document by Gayle Roper (re-read)
    Rose’s Pledge by Sally Laity and Dianna Crawford
    ‘Til Grits Do Us Part by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
    Hunter’s Prize by Marcia Gruver
    The Trouble With Cowboys by Denise Hunter
    Sandwich With a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips
    The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist (re-read)

    What I’m Currently Reading

    Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander

    What’s Up Next

    The Case of the Runaway Corpse by Erle Stanley Gardner


  2. Monday, February 4, 2013 12:13 am

    Since the January 2013 update, I’ve finished . . .

    The Most Important Catch – Hawkes, Jaclyn M.
    Blue Moon Promise (Under Texas Stars) – Coble, Colleen
    Second Chances – Stanley, Alison
    Scattered Petals: A Novel (Texas Dreams) – Cabot, Amanda
    Season if Tending – Cindy Woodsmall

    I’m currently reading . . .

    The Bridesmaid – Beverly Lewis
    Donavans Daughter – Lori Wick

    Currently waiting to be read . . .

    The Winnowing Season – Cindy Woodsmall
    The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy


  3. Monday, February 4, 2013 12:49 am

    This month I’ve read: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Twice a Bride by Mona Hodgson, Redeeming Grace by Ward Tanneberg (fantastic), Mystery of the Heart by Jillian Kent, Texas Wildflowers by Anita Higman, Doctor to the Rescue by Cheryl Wyatt, Flight of the Earls by Michael Reynolds, and Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I think that’s all of them. 🙂

    At the moment I’m reading Shattered by Dani Pettrey, great suspense. And among my to be read is the rest of the Beautiful Creatures series, a slew of new books for review and of course Follow the Heart. 🙂


    • Monday, February 4, 2013 11:42 am

      Oh and on my TBR stack is Melanie Dickerson’s newest, The Fairest Beauty.


  4. Monday, February 4, 2013 1:33 am

    1. Mind Hurdles: Having Fun with States & Capitals in the United States (Interactive Quiz Book)
    Cute freebie on the Kindle, so I thought I’d test myself since I never learned them in school.

    2. The Proposal by Diane Craver (DNF – First chapter was all backstory and telling in quotes:
    “He did want you to visit him when he had a business conference in Portland. You’ve never been to Oregon. Brad thought you’d enjoy the vacation.”
    Thank you, Captain Obvious.
    “I’m glad you’re replenishing your body fluid, so you don’t become dehydrated. You had to lose a lot of water from sweating so much.”
    This was said in casual conversation from a big sister to a 15 yr old she just picked up from football practice.)

    3. The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell
    4. Free Four: Tobias Tells the Story by Veronica Roth

    Currently reading:
    Revision & Self Editing by James Scott Bell

    To be read:
    So many to choose from.
    I’m busy editing my own work, so I don’t know what I’ll grab when I need a break.


  5. Amber permalink
    Monday, February 4, 2013 2:21 am

    Finished reading: The Last Page by Lacy Camey

    Currently reading: Swim by Jennifer Weiner

    Up next: Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, & Denise Hunter


  6. dingo4mum permalink
    Monday, February 4, 2013 2:39 am

    What book(s) did you finish reading (or listening to) since last month’s update?
    *Ted Dekker: Unseen, Seer, Identity, Mirrors.
    *Julia Quinn (just to see what the fuss was about), The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me (annoying book).
    *Eyes of Pearl by one of my crit partners (unpubbed, but a full length novel).

    What are you currently reading and/or listening to?
    *The Yielding by Tamara Leigh

    What’s the next book on your To Be Read stack/list?
    I have lots that need reading, but these are the few which I plan to read next…
    *Suncatchers, by Jamie Langston Turner (best book ever where the story is mostly in the hero’s head).
    *Lady of Devices, Shelley Adina
    *Allerednic: A Regency Cinderella Tale–In Reverse, Chautona Havig
    *Digging up Death, Gina Conroy
    *Deep and Wide, by Susan May Warren

    Great post, thanks for sharing!


    • Monday, February 4, 2013 10:10 am

      What was it you found annoying about The Viscount Who Loved Me? I’ll admit, it’s not nearly as fun as The Duke & I, but I am enjoying it enough not to put it down as a DNF.


      • dingo4mum permalink
        Monday, February 4, 2013 3:36 pm

        I finished “The Viscount Who Loved Me”, but I found the dialogue boring, and the romance seemed, well, a bit contrived and unbelievable. There were a couple of times the characters did something and mentally I went ‘Really? I can’t believe that’. Wasn’t as tension-filled either. Shrug. “The Duke & I” was much better. 🙂


  7. Jenn permalink
    Monday, February 4, 2013 8:06 am

    Finished: The Brides of Bonneterre Kaye Dacus (3 books there!:0
    The Caxley Chronicles Miss Read (2 books there:)
    The Tutor’s Daughter Julie Klaussen

    Reading: Shattered Dani Pettrey

    TBR: um,not so sure, probably some re reads, or a couple of the impulse buys that I’ve forgotten on my shelfs.


    • Monday, February 4, 2013 11:41 am

      I’m reading Shattered right now too and really enjoying it. Dani Pettrey is a promising new author.


      • Monday, February 4, 2013 4:02 pm

        I also enjoyed Shattered.


        • Jenn permalink
          Saturday, February 9, 2013 7:43 am

          Yes, I’m on the last chapter & I’ve really enjoyed it! I like it better than the first one even


  8. Dora permalink
    Monday, February 4, 2013 9:33 am

    In January, I discovered a new author–Sarah Price. She had a nice serial of 10 books called “Amish Circle Letters.”–I also read her retelling of my favorite book, “An Amish Christmas Carol” This book probably won’t make my Christmas must read list, but over all she did an excellent job.
    I also read “Georgiana Darcy’s Diary (Book 1).–This book is an author’s sequel to Pride and Prejudice and focuses on Darcy’s sister, Georgiana. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

    I am currently listening to “The Canterbury Tales” –Last CD. After listening to the entire book, I realize why we only read a select few in school. Some of the stories are not as entertaining as one could hope. Also, some are based on Chaucer’s theology and certainly does not mix well with my understanding of theology.
    I am also reading book 2 of Georgiana’s diary, Plain Fame, by Sarah Price, and of course, I have restarted Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen.

    Next on my reading list is yet to be determined. I have many books on my Nook, that I have downloaded and haven’t read, so I will probably pick on of those. My goal is to read a “contemporary” book and then read a classic.


    • Dora permalink
      Monday, February 4, 2013 9:34 am

      The next audio books on my list are Julie Klassen’s 2 new ones and Vanetta Chapman’s Amish mystery series.


  9. Monday, February 4, 2013 4:06 pm

    I read over 20 books in January (summer holidays), so I’m not listing them all here (if you are interested, you can find me on Goodreads).

    I’m currently reading the last of the Ransome trilogy, and am very glad I had all three before I started reading, because of the cliffhanger ending at the end of book 2.

    Next up is Congo Dawn by Jeanette Windle, or Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner.


  10. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 8:00 pm

    Wow you all read so fast! Lol. It takes me at LEAST a few weeks to read most books. I am currently reading Healer by Linda Windsor. It’s a great story! I’m also reading through Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman with the young adults group at my church.
    The next book on my to read list is definitely MaryLu Tyndall’s Forsaken Dreams!! Although, I’ll probably read something else in between now and then, since it doesn’t come out until March and I’m almost done Healer 🙂


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