It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!
I have an amazing book filled week last week. Participating in Bout of Books certainly gave me an addition boost to my reading and helped me get to a few books that had been sitting on my shelf for too long as well as a couple of review books. I also put a significant dent in my goal to finish series of books before the year is done. In total I ended up reading seven books, and started a eighth, last week. I’m hoping that this pace can continue for the upcoming week and I can get through another big stack of books.
Books I Read Last Week:
After reading the two previous books in this series the week before I decided to finish it off last week and read Brimstone and Blue-Eyed Devil. Much like the prior novels I enjoyed them. They are quick reads that continue the story of Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch as they travel through more towns, righting wrongs and participating in a number of gun fights. There is one more book in the series that was released earlier this year that I will need to read at some point. These books are good for those who enjoy westerns but also books on the shorter side.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was something I’ve been meaning to read for a while now. It’s a very short book, only about 60 pages for the version I had and was a fairly good story. I can’t say that it stood out as amazing and it took me a while to get through because of the very different writing style but I enjoyed it none the less.
I was in the mood for a suspense novel and also something with that western appeal so I decided to read Cowboy’s Texas Rescue. I quite enjoyed this book as had a nice pace, lots of action, a good western feel to it and a nice addition of romance as well. To see my full review of this book click the link above.
As I was craving more western romantic suspense I burned through an entire series written by B. J. Daniels consisting of Crime Scene At Cardwell Ranch, Justice At Cardwell Ranch and Cardwell Ranch Trespasser. I enjoyed all three of these books quite a bit though admittedly I liked the first book the best. To read my review of Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch click the link above, the other two reviews will be posted later this week.
Books I Plan To Read This Week:
I received a review copy of Taking Back Forever from the author Karen Hooper on Friday however I had a few others book I needed to get through first even though I’ve been dying to read this since I finished the prequel Grasping At Eternity. I really want to read this book and see just what happens to the characters I grew to love in the previous book.
Since I haven’t listened to any audiobooks in a while I figured I’d get to one that I recently received. The Other Side of Death sounded quite interesting and I’m looking forward to listening to this book and finding out just what this story will be like.
I started this book last week but didn’t get a chance to finish it. I’m not sure what to think of it so far, it’s interesting enough but at the same time I’m not fully invested in the story. If I have time I will try to finish this book during the week and see where the story leads. All I know so far is it is very different from the movie.
What have you read recently? Were they as good as you had hoped or just alright? What books do you plan to read this week?