Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! -
What Are You Reading?
is hosted weekly on Mondays
by Sheila from
"One Person's Journey"

Post the books you read last week, books currently reading, and books you plan on finishing this week.

What I Read...
By: Alice Clayton

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…

In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

(Terrible name but soooooo funny!!!)

The Duchess War (Brothers Sinister, #1)
The Duchess War
By: Courtney Milan

Miss Minerva Lane is a quiet, bespectacled wallflower, and she wants to keep it that way. After all, the last time she was the center of attention, it ended badly--so badly that she changed her name to escape her scandalous past. Wallflowers may not be the prettiest of blooms, but at least they don't get trampled. So when a handsome duke comes to town, the last thing she wants is his attention.

But that is precisely what she gets.

Because Robert Blaisdell, the Duke of Clermont, is not fooled. When Minnie figures out what he's up to, he realizes there is more to than her spectacles and her quiet ways. And he's determined to lay her every secret bare before she can discover his. But this time, one shy miss may prove to be more than his match..

A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift (Highland Pleasures, #4.5)
MacKenzie Family Christmas
By: Jennifer Ashley
The Mackenzies gather for a clan Christmas and New Year's in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations for the celebration--the first of Hart and Eleanor's married life--one of Ian's Ming bowls gets broken, and the family scrambles to save the day. Daniel busily runs a betting ring for everything from the time Eleanor's baby will arrive to whether Mac's former-pugilist valet can win a boxing match to who will be the first of the many guests to be caught under the mistletoe. Ian begins a new obsession, and Beth fears the loss of one of his precious bowls has made him withdraw once more into his private world. 

What I am currently reading...
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
By: Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In the #1 New York Timesbestseller, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.


  1. I may have to try Lets Pretend....... sounds like a fun read. It has been on many favourite lists also.

  2. Let's Pretend is still on my wishlist. I hope you enjoy your reads this week and happy holidays!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Wallbanger sounds hilarious...and fun. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. I look forward to reading let's pretend this never happened. Returning the visit to my blog.

  5. Let's Pretend was hilarious. Enjoy.

  6. I've heard great things about Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I hope you are loving it!

  7. Looks like some fun reads! Have a great week!

    Joy's Book Blog

  8. Wallbanger sounds great! Have a great week!

  9. I need a good laugh, Wallbanger sounds like just the fix. I'd never be able to read Let's Pretend This Never Happened, just looking at the mouse/rat on the cover is freaking me out ... *shudder* lol
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)

  10. I have only hard of Wallbanger which I have heard great things about. Happy Reading :)

  11. I can never think of the term wallbanger the same ever again. Oh my virgin ears ;)

  12. Jenny Lawson's book was one of my absolute fave reads of 2012. I hope you love it!!

  13. I´m going to add some of them to my TBR list.
    thanks for stopping by.

  14. Let's Pretend is going in my TBR. Great reccomendations

  15. Let's Pretend sounds really funny, I'm going to have to look into that one a bit more :)

  16. I've heard so many good things about Let's Pretend..I hope to get to it one of these days!

    Have a great week of reading :)

  17. The wallbanger book is getting a lot of good reviews and I love the sounds of "lets pretend" book sounds hilarious.

  18. I've heard Let's Pretend This Never Happened is funny! Hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for stopping by My Bookshelf! :)

  19. Wallbanger sounds fun! I am definitely curious about it. I've heard such great things about Let's Pretend. I know you are going to enjoy it!