Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's Monday What are you Reading/Mailbox Monday

 It's Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  This the place to sum up all that page flipping you've been doing and will be doing in the near future.

Reviewed this past week:

The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Reviewing this week:

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

The Book of Night Women by Marlon James

Reading this week:

The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins

Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati

Emily Hudson by Melissa Jones

I have been very fortunate lately because the last three books I've read have been very good.  As I write this, it is Saturday afternoon and  I am about 100 pages into The Book of Night Women by Marlon James.  I'll be finishing it up at some point today and although I'm liking the story getting used to the dialect used in the book is killing me.  Not sure what my final verdict on this one is going to be. I'm really looking forward to the ones I have planned for this week-especially Into the Wilderness.  This month is my celebration of American Historical Fiction and so far it's off to a great start!
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia.  The meme is currently on tour and this month it is making it's home with Mrs. Q Book Addict.

This week I received 4 books for review and they all look fantastic!  Can't wait to read all of them :)

For Review:
  • Wilderness by Lance Weller
  • Quarantine by John Smolens
  • The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony
  • Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

That is it for me this week.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful reading choices. The Tory Widow is on my TBR mountain as I loved The Turning of Anne Merrick! Sara Donati's Wilderness series is a fave of mine, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  2. You've got some great books lined up!

    Here's my
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  3. I hope you find something redeemable in The Book of Night Women. The cover is quite interesting and I will want to read it if you suggest it.

  4. This is the first time I have come across The Ruins of Lace and I am very intrigued by the synopsis. The cover art is stunning too. Look forward to reading your review!

  5. I'm loving the covers of these books! Hope they are good reads! :)

  6. I don't read much historical fiction but these do look interesting. I hope you enjoy them all. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  7. The Ruins of Lace has received a lot of buzz. Enjoy all your new books!

  8. So many lovely looking books. Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. The first two for me sounds good.
    happy reading.

  10. You are in for a treat with A Land More Kind Than Home!

  11. Some great reading, enjoy! all of them.

  12. I will be posting my review of The Queen's Vow tomorrow - I really enjoyed it!

    Have a great week!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  13. I'm reading the Queen's Vow and enjoying it.

  14. I loved Into The Wilderness series. Looking forward to A Land More Kind Than Home. Have a great reading week. And yes, most of the pictures on my blog are of Grand Haven's Pier.

  15. All these titles look great!! I love historical fiction. I will have to read Into the Wilderness and Emily Hudson!

  16. Your blog header is gorgeous! It looks like a wonderful selection of books with such great cover art on each. I look forward to reading your reviews!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  17. So many great-looking books! Princess Elizabeth's Spy catches my eye.

  18. Emily Hudson looks good, I'm hoping to read this soon :) Excellent taste in books!

    Happy reading this week :)
    The Brunette Librarian Blog

  19. Wiley Cash was at my local bookstore recently and I missed it. I have a feeling I'm going to kick myself for that once I read his book. The cover of The Ruins of Lace reminds me a lot of On Agate Hill by Lee Smith. I recommend it! Enjoy your week!

  20. I haven't read any of these but they all look good! And beautiful covers too! Enjoy! :)

  21. I read The Secrets of May Bowser. I didn't like it as much as some of the other Civil war/slavery books that I have read but thought it worthwhile.

  22. I have heard Donati's Wilderness series is very good! I really need to get my hands on them and give them a try! Enjoy!

  23. They all look great, but I really want to read the Queen's Vow :] Thanks for a good list; I'll definitely be following your blog from now on! A few days ago I posted a summer reading list and some good reads on my new blog if you'd like to check it out:

    Thanks again!