1. What are you currently reading?I just finished reading More Than Rivals over the weekend and am in the middle of On the Island. More Than Rivals is a great contemporary romance set in the political world with strong characters. Reading political romance is new to me but I'm loving all of Mary Whitney's books so far. I'm only a few chapters in on On the Island but the idea of an adult and a teenager stuck on an uninhabited island for years is very intriguing.
2. What book made you fall in love with reading?When I was younger I devoured the Sweet Valley Twins/High series. I would spend every weekend wrapped up in the new books that my Grandpa bought for me. Jessica and Elizabeth were a reading crush but it wasn't until I began reading what I thought were "novels" then like Number the Stars, The Secret Garden, and Bridge to Terabithia that I realized reading could take me places and a full blown love developed.
3. Summer is a great time for series, what are your series recommendations?I've raved before about the "In Death" series by JD Robb for a long time and it's my absolute favorite series ever. A new series that I've fallen for lately is the "Beautiful" series by Christina Lauren. It's a great summer read and the third in the series, Beautiful Bitch, just released and you can read my review on that here.
4. Does a song come to mind with the book you are currently reading? If so, what is it?I'm pretty horrible at questions like this. I love reading authors' playlist's for books but I can never think of one on my own. I don't even like to listen to music when I'm reading. I prefer the quiet, although that's just wishful thinking at this point.
5. Are you participating in any summer reading challenges?I am participating in Megan at Semi-Charmed Kind of Life's Summer Book Challenge again. She's done it for a few seasons now and I love all the new books I find on other reader's lists.
This Month's Book...This month's selection is The Art of Racing in the Rain which is a charming book about a family's ups-and-downs but the twist is that it's told from the family dogs point of view. I love the idea of a story told this way and I wish that I had had time to read it this month. But I'll still be joining the Literary Junkies twitter party tonight at 8pm eastern (#literaryjunkies) to see what everyone else thought.
I am ahead of the game for next month's book selection, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, since I just finished it earlier this month for a category in the Summer Lovin' Read-a-thon and as a category in the Summer Book Challenge.
Literary Junkies is the brainchild of Taylor and Lesley and meets every third Tuesday of the month. We'd love to have you join!