It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Last week I had my first ever root canal.  It was a two day affair involving two dentists since apparently even my teeth don't want to do things normally.  I also have a teeny bit of TMJ which has been aggravated by sitting there for 3 hours with my mouth open.  So needless to say, I have pain in quite some pain for the last few days.  But, the bright side of that is I was able to get a lot of reading done!

Last week I read:

I didn't plan it that way but it was a week of historical fiction for me!  The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan is set in Paris in the late 19th century.  The Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen is set in early 19th century Cornwall, England.  And The Child's Child by Barbara Vine takes place in England in both the present day and the first half of the 20th century.

What I'm reading now:
In What I Did On My Holidays by Chrissie Manby, Sophie is dumped by her boyfriend the night before they are due to leave on holiday.  Sophie tells everyone she is going alone but instead hides out in her London flat.  And then decides she's going to create a fake break to keep everyone thinking she went alone.

What I plan to read next:
Huh...more historical fiction.  It's kind of weird since I've never really been a hug fan of the genre, but With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin and The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier have both caught my eye so I guess I'll be keeping up the trend!

What are you reading this week?


  1. Looks like you had a pretty great reading week - you country hopped and time-warped with different periods :-)

  2. I love the cover of The Painted Girls, it's on my TBR list. Happy Reading!
    Here's what I'm reading

  3. Looks like a great week! Enjoy your new one...and here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  4. Looks like you read some interesting books. I am sorry that your root canal was so difficult. I have never had to have one and am incredibly happy about that. I have one historical fiction book coming up soon. My current binge seems to be contemporary romance. My Monday report is here. Stop by if you get a chance and happy reading!

  5. I have really been wanting to read The Painted Girls - I popped over to your review and now I definitely have to read it! Have a great week! :)

  6. Ouch ouch ouch girl, that sounds terrible :( Hope you're feeling better very soon!

    I requested a copy of The Painted Girls from my library, can't wait to get my hands on it!

  7. Sorry about the dental work/pain! Glad you were able to read through it all. Have a great week of reading.

  8. You have read some lovely books recently. I think I will check out The Painted Girls. I love historical fiction add to that a Paris setting and it sounds perfect. Have a great week!
    Happy Reading,
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  9. I've read so much about the Painted Girls, which got good reviews. Would love to add this one to my shelves.

  10. I love historical fiction! I'm adding The Painted Girl to my ever-growing TBR pile.

  11. I loved the Tutor's Daughter! My review went up for it today.



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