Monday, August 29, 2016

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? - August 29, 2016

Folks, the end is in sight....the end of summer, that is!  We spent this evening at the Back to School Picnic for my kids and they start back to school on Tuesday.  This is the first year that both of them will be in school all day and, well, I guess I no longer have an excuse not to clean my house.

But, on that same note, I do have an excuse--no, a REASON--at the moment.  I had a bit of an oopsie earlier this week.  I did not trip over the cat--if I had tripped over the cat, I'd probably be fine.  But, no....instead I did a weird step around the cat and hyperextended my knee. It was pretty sore for a while--it is getting better, but still sore, so I didn't even worry about my #FitReader goals this week. Sigh...maybe next week!

Right Now, I'm reading:
The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan
I can't say much about this as I am currently on page 9.  It does have "Girl" in the title, which--lately, at least--indicates we shall see!

Somebody Like You (Sugar Shack #3) by Candis Terry
I had to DNF a romance novel that I expected to enjoy, so I thought I would go back to something that was close to a guaranteed hit as can be.  I've read the first two novels in this trilogy and found them delightful and I'm pretty sure this one will follow the trend.

The Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier by Cathi Hanuaer (ed)
I'm taking this one slowly--I'm aiming for an essay a night, but not sweating it if I miss a night.  My review of it isn't scheduled until October 13, so I have plenty of time.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Still plugging along, although not as quickly as I'd like.  I think I've fallen behind on my goal to finish this by the end of the year. I'd better get back to it!

Last week, I finished reading:
The Game Plan (Game On #3) by Kristen Callihan (finished 8/22, review 9/13)
I pretty much ate this one up, even though I didn't find it to be the best of the series so far.  On the whole, though, I have really enjoyed this series and was surprised to find that it is self-published.  It is better than some of the stuff I've seen come from some of the major publishing houses.

The Lost Garden by Helen Humphrey (finished 8/24, no review)
This one is a case of the right book at the wrong time.  I really appreciated how good this book was, but I didn't enjoy it the way I felt I should.  It was nothing with the book--I think I just read it at the wrong time.  However, I may go back int he future and re-read it.

Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge #1) by Jill Shalvis (finished 8/27, review 9/6)
This was my first Jill Shalvis book...and I'm not sure why that is!  I follow her on social media and I have a few of her books on my kindle, but I just had never gotten around to reading any of them...until now.  But, you'll have to wait to see what I thought of it!

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (finished 8/27, review 9/8)
Confession:  I agreed to review this novel only because the author is a fellow William and Mary Grad.  Hey--the Tribe has to stand up for each other!  Anyway, I'm glad I did read it and I look forward to reading more by Fiona Davis in the future!

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