It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a meme created at Book Journey to catalogue everything read in the past week, what you’re working on now, and what you hope to get to in the coming week.

The Past Week

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Leopard Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Reading Now

Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier

The Week Ahead

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a meme created at Book Journey to catalogue everything read in the past week, what you’re working on now, and what you hope to get to in the coming week.

Despite my anticipated choices from last week’s post, I haven’t been in much of a fantasy mood as of late. Unfortunately, this means that I’ve depleted most of my historical romance cache. Fortunately, that just means another excuse to go thrifting.

The Past Week

Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

Alien Proliferation by Gini Koch

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean

The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros

Jaran by Kate Elliott

Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas

 Reading Now

Love in the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas

 The Week Ahead

To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Book Beginnings on Fridays

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted at A Few More Pages designed to feature the book you are reading right now by sharing the first few lines of the story.

I just started The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt.

The combination of a horse galloping far too fast, a muddy lane with a curve, and a lady pedestrian is never a good one.

From the reviews (and spoilers) I’ve read of this one, I have my qualms, none of which were allayed by an opening scene stolen straight from the pages of Jane Eyre. Still, as a Beauty and the Beast-phile, I feel obligated to give this one a shot.

Here’s the summary, taken from Goodreads:

There comes a time in a woman’s life when she must do the unthinkable –

The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt

and find employment. For the widowed Anna Wren, that means taking a job as female secretary for the Earl of Swartingham. Secretaries are always male – never female – as Anna well knows but the real downfall of her career is the realization that she is falling in love with Edward de Raaf – the Earl. But when she realizes that he is going to visit a brothel in London to take care of his ‘manly’ desires, Anna sees red – and decides to take advantage of the opportunity to also take care of her ‘womanly’ desires – with the Earl as her unknowing lover. But the Earl has another reason for going to London. He is formalising his betrothal and trying (with little success) to forget about a secretary that has no right being female. Unhandsome, he knows that no woman wants him. Except for the mysterious lady with whom he spent two unforgettable nights at Aphrodite’s Grotto, the most scandalous brothel in London. But when Anna’s plan is revealed, a bit of blackmail is thrown into the mix, a proposal is rejected and even the Earl himself will be unprepared for the intrigues that ensnare them.

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme created by Kristi over at The Story Siren to share new book acquisitions, whether bought, gifted, received for review, borrowed, or won.

Bought

  • Fateful by Claudia Gray
  • Supernaturally by Kiersten White
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  • The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
  • On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison
  • Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas by Louise Rennison
  • The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros
  • The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt