Weekly Update for June 2, 2014

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Welcome to my weekly update for June 2, 2014! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I got behind in a busy May! I haven’t posted one of these since May 4. That’s a month ago! Where does the time go?


Review–The Pearl That Broke Its Shell–4 Stars

Review–More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon–4 Stars

Character Connection: Doc Holliday

Review: Lisey’s Story by Stephen King–4 Stars


Keep in mind this is a month’s worth of books!

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker, read by George Guidall

The Fugitive Wife by Peter C. Brown

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

The Garden Intrigue by Lauren Willig

Birdman by Mo Hayder

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Currently Reading:

The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant

Testimony: The Legacy of Schindler’s List and the USC Shoah Foundation

One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson, read by the author

Jane by April Lindner

Up Next:

I’m hoping to finish up Testimony soon. It’s a review book and I’ve been reading it for well over a month. If I do, I want to pick up something by Mary Roach. I enjoyed her book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.

What did your week look like?

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  1. I loved Lost Lake and Susanna Kearsley's The Rose Garden is still waiting patiently for me. Happy reading 🙂

  2. I have Lisey's Story sitting on my stacks…it's been there for a few years, at least. I'm going to check out your review.

    And I have mentioned how much I love Beth Gutcheon's books. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Some very good selections. I will come back to your reviews posted because both those books I need to have a look over!

  4. So many great books to look forward to this month, Enjoy!

    My Sunday/Monday post: bookclublibrarian.com/2014/06/weekly-book-recap-69.html

  5. Some great selections for the month, several of which Are on my wishlist.

    Have a great reading week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  6. I forgot it was a month and had to pick up my jaw from the floor! But even for a month, that is quite impressive! I've heard from friends that 'The Rosie Project' is amazing, so I hope you enjoyed it too! 'Jane' sounds like a pretty interesting take on Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'! I hope you enjoy your reading!
    My Monday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  7. I haven't linked in awhile either! Looks like you had a great reading month. I need to look into some of these- the titles sound interesting.

    I grew up in Dodge City, Kansas. Yes, THE Dodge City. As you can imagine Earps, Holliday, and the whole gang are all very important pieces of the history of the town and we were well immersed in the part they played. We had to study Kansas History in high school. I would love to read the Doc Holliday book. I love Tombstone and Wyatt Earp (historical inaccuracies aside) and Val was BRILLIANT as Doc.

  8. I am glad you enjoyed The Pearl That Broke It's Shell. I am planning to read that one soon.

  9. I'm curious about the Doc Holliday book, I never knew much about him until I saw the Kurt Russell/ Val Kilmer movie. Looks like they based the movie character at least partially on real life events…

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