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Monday, January 9, 2012

Musing Mondays (15) and It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (12)

MUSING MONDAYS…is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic

Are there any “raved reads” –books that everyone seems to be talking about– that you’re hoping to get read this year, yourself? What books are they, and why are you hoping to read them? Is it because you want to say you’ve read it? Or, would you have chosen to read it, even if you’d discovered it yourself, and no one was raving about it?

There are quite a few "raved books" that I'm determined to read this year...
I recently finished The Hunger Games and am eager to read the other two books. This series has been raved about for several years, but what really prompted me to finally start them was the upcoming movie adaptation. I really want to see the movie but when a film is based on a book, I always try to read the book first.

This is another raved about YA title and I'm super excited to finally read it! I just recieved a copy as an R.A.K gift. Honestly, if this book and it's upcoming sequel hadn't of been so positively reviewed and talked about I probably wouldn't have added it to my TBR pile.

This book has also been raved about and people seem to either love it or have not been impressed by it. I think this is one book that I would have eventually found on my own whether or not it had been talked about so much. 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading... hosted by Book Journey, is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
Recently Read

Under the Never Sky
Veronica Rossi
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers
Megan Miranda
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine -despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it? Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

Currently Reading
Notes to Self
Avery Sawyer
Two climbed up. Two fell down.
One woke up.
In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, Robin Saunders has to relearn who she is and find out what happened the night everything changed.
Reading Next
Jill Hathaway
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.
Daniel Coleman
There's nothing wrong with a touch of madness. - Cheshire Cat
In a kingdom that doesn't need saving, a young man ignorant of social norms is the unlikeliest of heroes. And despite his extreme dislike of confrontation, Hatta knows his destiny is to mend a rift that doesn't exist.
On the other end of the spectrum is Chism, a young Elite soldier who thrives on conflict. How will this rash, obsessive soldier aid the child-like Hatta in his journey?
Throw in the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and other familiar characters as they emerge to fill their eminent roles in the tangled ascent into madness of literature's most lovable lunatic.



pussreboots said...

Happy New Year! My post reflects two weeks of reading. Please come see what I'm reading now.

I also plan to finish the Hunger Games series this year.

Monaliz said...

I just read Hunger Games, definitely worth reading! Still need to check out Divergent and Night Circus, have those on my list too :)

Here's my musings!

Anonymous said...

I loved The Night Circus. :)

Here are my Monday book posts:
It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?
Cover Crazy
Musing Monday

Anonymous said...

I really want to read Slide, I'm seeing it everywhere at the moment!

caite said...

The Hunger Games...very good and I have The Night Circus on my "to-read" list!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've gone back and forth with Night Circus, but I'm pretty sure I'll read it this year. I hope it doesn't disappoint me.

Here is my It's Monday! What Are You Reading? I hope you will stop by!

Rachel said...

Great reading list! I am looking forward to reading quite a few of them.

My Monday list:

The Brunette Librarian said...

Night Circus is pretty wild. I enjoyed it but the others in my book group didn' its definitely a different kind of story! Hope you enjoy!

Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Notes to Self is tempting me! Hope you enjoy all of your reads....


Laura BurgandyIce said...

Good choices - you seriously gotta read the Hunger Games!!!! My Musings: Colorimetry

Cathy De Los Santos said...

Ooh the hunger games is def worth the read so is divergent. Here's my MM

Megan said...

Fracture and Hatter both sound interesting. Hope you have a wonderful week of reading!

Here's my post