Tuesday, July 16, 2013

{ literary junkies - july }

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.
Semi-Charmed Summer Book Challenge

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!


  1. I am currently reading ''Far from the Madding Crowd'' by Thomas Hardy and at present have read 31 books inmy challenge to read 50 by the end of 2013,
    Jo x

  2. Good choices! The Bridge to Terabithia is such a wonderful book. I remember reading it as a child and it kind of changed my perspective on life. Like it was a rite of passage or something.

  3. I LOVED Number The Stars! I read it in 6th grade for school and kept on reading over and over again.

  4. I can't wait to see what books you've read for the challenge! I just finished scheduling the check-in post for midnight. :)


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