Monday, April 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 This Week...
"Paris in Love"
By: Eloisa James
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law Marina’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog). 

"Kill Me Softly"
By: Sarah Cross
Mirabelle's past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents' tragic deaths to her guardians' half-truths about why she can't return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who's a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren't pretty things, and they don't always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own . . . brothers who share a dark secret. And she'll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

"Rainshadow Road"
By: Lisa Kleypas
Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington.  She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal:  her fiancĂ© Kevin has left her.  His new lover is Lucy’s own sister.   Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.   Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.

What I'm Reading Now...
"The Next Always"
By: Nora Roberts
The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…


  1. I like the sound of Paris in Love. I don't know if I'd ever be that brave, but a girl can dream about packing up and move to Europe, right? Enjoy your week!

  2. I've got Rainshadow Road and The Next Always, hope to get to them soon but I hope you enjoy them! Looking forward to your thoughts on Paris in Love.

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading my friend and thanks for your good wishes on my coming surgery ... can't wait to get back to normal :)

  3. The Next Always sounds good. It's so fascinating to me when houses seem to have their own histories and personalities. In a really good book, they seem like their own characters.

  4. Lisa Kleypas is a great romamce author and Rainshadow Road looks really good. Enjoy your week :-)

  5. Paris in Love sounds very good.
    Thanks for dropping by and visiting me!!

  6. I'd love to live in Paris for a year!

    And I'll have to check out Rainshadow Road.

  7. Paris in Love sounds like a wonderful book! I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  8. Paris in Love sounds lovely :) I may have to pick it up!

  9. I cannot wait for The Next Always to come in to the library - I loved the first one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  10. Thanks for stopping by. I took Miss Peregrine home and cracked it open a few times, but really never got into it. I also didn't really care for Wither or All These Things I've Done and I won't even bother with Scorpio Races because I did not like her Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I didn't really go into all that in my post because I try not to be too negative. Did you like Kill Me Softly? It's got a killer cover! But I've heard mixed reviews.

  11. Kill Me Softly looks sooo good! Happy reading this week!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Lisa @ Lost in Literature

  12. Great books and I hope you finished and enjoyed them immensely!!!

    Rebecca @ Vicariously