It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #72

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey meant to highlight books you read in the past week, and what you’re planning on reading this week.

I haven’t posted in the last couple of weeks because I was preparing for a job interview in another state, which required me to give an interview presentation. I’m back now, though, and ready to blog again!

This week’s It’s Monday post includes books read in the last two weeks.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye
Dare Me by Megan Abbott (audiobook)
Afterlives of the Saints by Colin Dickey
Goosebumps Most Wanted #1: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes by R.L. Stine
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton

Continuing to read:
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane

Hoping to finish:
Four Secrets by Margaret Willey
A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Séances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters by Peter H. Aykroyd and Angela Narth
Fever Season: The Epidemic of 1878 That Almost Destroyed Memphis, and the People who Saved It by Jeanette Keith

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
This was due back to the library, and I’d read a bit of it but was having trouble connecting to the story. I might try again later when I’m more in the mood for what this is.

What are you reading this week?

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18 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #72

  1. I am so excited about Raven Boys! I am really enjoying it so far – and I agree, its the best of the books I have read by her as well. Have a great week!

  2. Kathy Martin says:

    I got The Raven Boys and The Curiosities when I attended Maggie’s signing at the Red Balloon this past Thursday. She is always so much fun to listen to when she speaks. I can’t wait to have a chance to read them. Happy reading!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Will you be reviewing Your House is on Fire? I hope so :) I’d love to hear what you thought, that book is on my radar.

    Happy Monday and have a great week of reading!

  4. I’m curious about Your House is on Fire….

    Enjoy all of your books…have a great week.


  5. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages says:

    I can’t wait to read the Raven Boys I hope it’s better than her Wolves of Mercy Falls series which was just mediocre IMO. It seems like you had a busy week last week and I hope you enjoy all your reads this week too!
    Come check out my It’s Monday! post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  6. I was fortunate enough to see Maggie t the DC BookFest and was blown away by how charismatic, engaging and funny she was. I picked up The Raven Boys and The Curiosities after hearing her speak, so I’m interested in what your thoughts are on those books. I also have a signed (SQUEEEAL) copy of R.L. Stine’s Planet of the Lawn Gnomes which I will treasure forever.

    I just finished To Catch A Vampire by Jennifer Harlow and am currently stuck in The Diviners and The Third Gate by Lincoln Child. Maggie’s The Scorpio Races is next up on my radar.

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      Having an R.L. Stine autographed copy is super cool! I got to have a book signed by him at BEA, but I got him to sign it to my ten-year-old sister. She’s a fan, too.

  7. I hope your interview went well!

    It looks like you have some good reading on tap. Happy Monday!

  8. Carnival of Souls is one I actually want to read – so interesting to see you didn’t finish it. And I hope to get to The Raven Boys soon too. Hope you enjoy your reads this week.

  9. Wow! So many books! I loooved Goosebumps as a kid. :) R.L. Stine rocked my socks.

    If you’d like to stop by, Here’s what I’m reading this week.


  10. Lindsey says:

    I love that you were reading RL Stine. My husband and I were just discussing the books we loved as kids and Goosebumps definitely came up!

  11. Hannah says:

    I enjoyed Carnival of Souls, but I never felt like I connected to it. I mean, I get there was a good story and characters, but I just never felt like I was a part of it, ya know?

    • Audrey Audrey says:

      I think maybe that was part of the problem I was having with it. I expect a book like that to suck me in, and I was having to force myself to care. I guess I wasn’t invested in the stakes or the characters, and I’d hoped I would have been from the get-go.

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