[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date, a great place to meet up and share your reading plans for the week. I love finding new blogs and new books – so a link-up that helps me do both? Sign me up!

Technically, it’s not Monday anymore, but really, does it matter? I hope not! Life gets busy, and deadlines slip away – it happens to all of us. But, I haven’t missed a Monday post yet, and I’m not about to start! I kicked off my weekend with a long overdue visit to the dentist – probably not my best idea, but it ended up ok… I only have to get my wisdom teeth removed. No big deal, right? Well… okay, so maybe it’s going to be worse than I originally thought, but at least my pantry is full of Jell-O! The big day is next Wednesday, so my blogging might be a little sparse in the next couple weeks.

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In the meantime, I have a full line-up of novels to keep me busy (and away from Google). Last week I finished two of the hottest thrillers around, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney. Both insanely hyped, and incredibly mystifying, I flew through both in no time at all. The Girl Before was a bit of a let-down, but by the time I’d lost interest, I’d read enough to still keep reading – I couldn’t not find out who the killer was! Fair warning though, J.P. Delaney will drive you CRAZY with his haphazard use of quotation marks. Use them, don’t use them, I really don’t have a preference, but you can’t go both ways in the same novel! Behind Her Eyes, on the other hand, is an inconceivable story with a sucker-punch ending. I thought for sure I’d figured out the ending, but I was wrong. SO wrong!

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This week, I’m finishing up the audio version of The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff, following a young girl cast out by her family in the midst of World War II. I’m also in the middle of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, which I’m enjoying, but not nearly as much as expected. But, I scored the audio version of The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro to end out my week. The audio version of A Study in Charlotte was AMAZING, so it should be too!

What are you reading?



9 thoughts on “[TBR Check-In] What Are You Reading?

  1. Megan @ bookslayerReads says:

    I was having a hard time getting through The Girl Before, so I set it aside for now… but I will go back to it! And I have to agree about the quotation marks. I thought maybe it was just my copy that was like that! Lol. One POV uses the quotation marks, the other POV didn’t. And I’m not gonna lie, it threw me off a bit at first. Lol!

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  2. Oooh– I just met Brittany Cavallaro at a book event last weekend. She is amazing and had great things to say about the audiobooks for her novels. Did you know that one of her college friends does the female voice in The Last of August? I can’t wait to start reading that myself. I obviously picked up a copy at the event. I hope you enjoy it!


  3. I hope you’re doing okay, Julia, following your surgery; it gets better, I promise! 🙂 I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Behind Her Eyes and loving it; I can hardly wait to find out what’s ahead!


    • Thanks Tara! Luckily it’s been moved to next week but thank you anyways! I’ve heard way too many wisdom tooth horror stories this week… And I bet Behind Her Eyes is even better in audio! I wouldn’t mind a reread to find out, and to catch the clues the missed!


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