Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #5

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. The idea is to share what you've read lately, what you're currently reading, and what you plan to read next. I love seeing what other people are reading and then adding to my never-ending TBR, so I thought this would be a fun meme to participate in each week!

What I Read Last Week:
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
This is the sequel to A Study in Charlotte, one of my favourite books of 2016. I loved seeing Charlotte and Jamie again and following along with their latest adventures. My review for this one will be up on the blog next week.
Dirty London by Kelley York
This book was just okay for me. I liked that it dealt with coming out and I loved the emphasis on family, but it was missing that special something that made me love it.

What I’m Currently Reading:
Let it Shine by Alyssa Cole
I realized recently that I've read WAY too few books written by women of colour, and I'm actively trying to change that. I kept seeing Let it Shine, and after an author friend of mine recommended it last week, I finally bought it. It's set during the 60s Civil Rights Movement, and since February is Black History Month I thought this would be the perfect book to read right now. 

What I Plan to Read Next:

How Not to Fall in Love by Deirdre Riordan Hall
This is the sequel to Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told, which came out last month. I'll have a review for both books, plus a guest post from the author in the next week or two.
Love and Shenanigans by Zara Keane
I'm planning to do another Irish Week around St Patrick's Day like I did last year, and I have a few books I want to read either set in Ireland and/or written by Irish authors, including this one. If you have any recommendations for books set in Ireland or written by Irish authors, please let me know!

Last Week on the Blog

What have you been reading lately? Have you read any of the books I've been reading? I'll be doing the rounds of fellow It's Monday! What Are You Reading? participants, but in case I miss you, be sure to leave a link below so I can visit you! Also, if you did a general weekly recap, feel free to leave a link so I can check it out!


  1. Oooh, I like the idea of an Irish theme! I've always been fascinated by Ireland (my grandma was Irish), so I can experience the culture and the landscape vicariously through books! :)

  2. There are so lovely and romantic looking book on your shelves this week - enjoy!

    I like the idea of an Irish challenge week - I always love Marian Keyes and Kate Kerrigan. I visited Irleand in 2015 and went crazy over their books, there are so many great Irish writers around. I could almost have filled a whole suitcase full of books!

    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

  3. I loved the first Charlotte book. Can't wait to read this one.

  4. It looks like you had a good reading week.

    I don't know any of these books, but glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, Marie.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  5. Oh, The Last of August was a fantastic book :) Yeah that you enjoyed it as well! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  6. I enjoyed The Last of August too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  7. If you are looking for Irish authors I would definitely recommend Sheila O'Flanagan! Sounds like a great challenge to take up :)

  8. Great idea to read Irish themed books for St. Patty's day,the only one I can think of is Angela's Ashes, but I bet you read that years ago.

  9. As a rule I don't like to read spin-offs, but when I clicked through to your glowing review of A Study in Charlotte, I thought maybe I might like that one, so thank you for another book I can add to my "Maybe" reading list.

  10. That series is moving quickly! I still haven't read A Study in Charlotte and now I have two books to catch up on.

    Hope you are having a great week!


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