Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Reading (May 9th, 2011)

In this weekly event hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books where we discuss what we've been reading this week (and, occasionally, what we haven't).

Currently reading:
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch - This book is fabulous.  Very tongue-in-cheek, and has a gorgeous cover (seriously, it's stunning - but the US is friggin' scary).  Can't wait to review this one.
  • Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik - I never start sequels straight after reading the first book.  Never ever - I like to hoard the books I know are going to be fantastic for a rainy day. But not this time!  I just had to know what was happening to Temeraire!

Read over the last two weeks:
  • The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu - Unfortunately, this one was not to my taste.  Liu can craft a gorgeous sentence, but the plot was all over the place.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - ADORED. And reviewed!
  • Temeraire by Naomi Novik - Again, this was fantastic.  Loved it so much I went out an immediately bought the sequel... 

I've been taking part in the TBR New Authors mini-challenge this last month and, as is the case during every Literary Escapism challenge, I've discovered some fantastic authors sitting on my shelves!



  1. Naomi Novik has been in my TBR pile for far too long - it's about time I shuffle her to the top. :)

    Here's my reading selections for this week.

  2. Thanks for reminding me about Naomi Novik. I think I have her most recent on my TBR stack too. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  3. I love reading challenges - best way to get out of the regular reads! And I agree - Hunger Games was so good.

  4. I've been eyeing up Rivers Of London for ages now but a few people have been a bit meh about it. Glad to hear someone loved it. I'm scared to look at the US cover...I saw the US version of Zoo City and felt very glad that I'm British!

  5. I haven't heard of the two in your current reading pile before, but they sound fantastic! Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop my to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

  6. I still need to review The Hunger Games and finish reading the series. My list this week is inflated with picture books that I read with my daughter and manga that I read over my morning coffee. Come see what I'm reading this week.

  7. Haha, I feel the same way about series as you do, and yet the same thing happened to me when I first read Temeraire! :D Also-- Rivers of London! I've been wanting to read that one for a while. I look forward to seeing what you think about it.



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