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What Are You Reading? (May 2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013

It’s the first Monday of the month. Get 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 April 2013 update, I’ve finished . . .

  • An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgerton Family book 3) by Julia Quinn. Started 4/6/13. Finished 4/11/13. (4 stars, click title for my Goodreads review)
  • A Kiss for Midwinter (novella) by Courtney Milan. Started 2/28/13. Restarted 4/16/13. Finished 4/18/13. (3.75 stars, click title for my Goodreads review)
  • I Thee Wed by Amanda Quick. Audiobook read by Barbara Rosenblat. Started 4/16/13. Finished 4/29/13. (4 stars for the story, 3 for the audio recording, click title for my Goodreads review)
  • The Winter Queen by Amanda McCabe. Started 4/29/13. Returned to library on due date 5/3/13. (1 star/DNF, click title for more info)

I’m currently reading . . .

  • Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen. Audiobook read by Katherine Kellgren. Started 4/30/13. This one started out rousing enough—the reader is great. But I’m twelve or so chapters in, and I’m losing interest in the story because nothing is happening.
  • Her Warrior King by Michelle Willingham. Started 5/3/13. (Currently reading). Didn’t realize this was the second book in the series until I pinned it!

Currently waiting to be read . . .

    I’ll be teaching Survey of Literature this summer (starting 5/25), so I’ve got some short stories, poetry, and plays to get caught up on!
  1. Monday, May 6, 2013 6:36 am

    Just finished The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante and I just started Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi.


  2. Dora permalink
    Monday, May 6, 2013 9:04 am

    Wow. I thought I would be ready for this post. However, I am not. I read A Hopeful Heart, by Kim Vogel Sawyer, Tailor Made Bride and Short Straw Bride, both by Karen Witimeyer, and Pride and Prejudice–all on audio. I really loved the readers. Karen Witimeyer’s books always have a generous portion of mirth, which causes me to laugh out loud. I really like Lori Copeland for that, as well. I also finished A Simple Winter, by Rosalind Lauer.

    Currently, reading A Simple Spring, book 2, by Rosalind Lauer. Lamb, by Christopher Moore–not sure if it will be finished or not. It is very humorous, but now is in a realm that I can quite reconcile with. She Walks in Beauty, by Siri Mitchell. Northanger Abbey–it is clearly becoming a DNF. I read so much and then go on to something else. Hopefully, I will be able to eventually finish it.

    Next on my list–Mrs. Lincoln’s Dress-Maker, by Jennifer Chiaverini, The Tutor’s Daughter, by Julie Klassen and of course, my new copy of Follow the Heart.


  3. christicorbett permalink
    Monday, May 6, 2013 9:44 am

    I’ve got a few books on my TBR pile…White Oleander by Janet Fitch and Nineteen Months by Jodi Piccoult. My book club has decided our summer read will be Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and I’ve got several loaded on the Kindle too.

    Busy reading ahead for me!

    Christi Corbett


  4. Sylvia M. permalink
    Monday, May 6, 2013 12:36 pm

    Books I’ve read since the last update.

    Secrets Over Sweet Tea by Denise Hildreth Jones
    Victim of Grace by Robin Jones Gunn
    Helps to Holiness by Samuel Logan Brengle
    It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado
    Chasing Sunsets by Eva Marie Everson
    Swept Away by Mary Connealy
    Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe by Angela Kelly
    Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
    Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof
    A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
    Death at the Alma Mater by G.M. Malliet
    Tender Vow by Sharlene MacLaren

    Currently reading:

    Heiress At Heart by Jennifer Delamere
    A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

    What I’m Reading Next:

    Follow the Heart by Kaye Dacus (pre-ordered and shipped; waiting for it to arrive)
    Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson (pre-ordered and shipped; waiting for it to arrive)
    Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson


  5. Ruth permalink
    Monday, May 6, 2013 1:40 pm

    Let’s see, last month I read:

    – The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas
    – Look to the East by Maureen Lang
    – Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
    – Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman
    – The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd
    – Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd

    Currently I’m most focused on Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang. 🙂


  6. Monday, May 6, 2013 2:43 pm

    I honestly can’t remember everything I read this month!!! 🙂 I know I started Siri Mitchell’s Chateau of Echoes but didn’t finish it. I also read Memory of Murder by Ramona Richards. Can’t remember what else!

    Right now, I’m re-reading Jane Austen’s Emma and also reading Jennifer Allee’s A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, since I’m working on my own quilt book.


  7. Emma permalink
    Monday, May 6, 2013 7:51 pm

    I was a pretty big slacker last month. I read Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie, The Truth War by John MacArthur, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I am currently reading Ring of Secrets by Roseanna White. I haven’t a clue what else I am plan to read this month.


  8. Ruth permalink
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:55 am

    Recently finished Two Crosses and Two Testaments by Elizabeth Musser (waiting for book 3 Two Destinies to be returned to library), and Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris.
    Currently reading The Tea Lovers Devotional by Emily Barnes, God is Red by Liao Yiwu, and The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. Next non-fiction up is Almost Christian by Kendra Creasy Dean.


  9. Jenn permalink
    Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:39 pm

    Due to adverse life conditions, my reading for two months has been nil. So April was Mrs. Doc by Janette Oke, a soothing re read; A change in fortune by Jen Turano–light hearted, refreshing; and, um, I think that’s it.
    Hoping to start up again with The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen, Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell, Paige Torn by Erynn Mangum, plus a few more on my shelves, languishing!


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