Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Book Club

It's Friday again! And we're talking books we enjoyed this week. Leave your recommendations in the comments!

This week, I read Vision in White by Nora Roberts and I absolutely loved it. Carter is the most adorable, gorgeous hero ever! I'm really looking forward to the next three books in this quartet.

Okay, your turn. :-)

30 comments:

Chris said...

That's on my list to read! I read Lyn Benedict's Sin & Shadows and thought it a very good urban fantasy, although there was a point near the end that dragged a bit.

Natascha said...

I am currently reading "Eve of Destruction" by S.J. Day. Love Evangeline Hollis as the heroine and she is in some serious trouble with the biblical brothers Cain and Abel. This is the 2nd installment of her trilogy, but I got a chance to meet her editor last week and she said that Day will continue the series. Yay!

I also read "The Bride Thief" by Jacquie D'Alessandro. She is the writer who made me appreciate historical fiction.

redstar99 said...

I just finished Burning Alive: The Sentinel Wars by Shannon Butcher.

Missy Ann said...

I'm half way through Toni McGee Causey's Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day.

I am loving every word of it. And when I love a book... it multiplies. I came home today with 20 books, either borrowed or bought.

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

Hmm. Romance-related books I recently read were John Lambshead's Lucy's Blade, a historical fantasy novel set in Elizabethan England. There's a fun romance element. And Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy's Seven Daughters and Seven Sons, a YA historical novel set in Iraq centuries ago. It is intensely romantic and wonderful! I'm currently reading children's books, which though they are fun have no romance elements.

orannia said...

I'm currently reading Judith James' Broken Wing..although I have been sidetracked a little by two manga books :)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Soullumination said...

Finished Atlantis Unleashed - loved it! I can't wait until next month when Atlantis Unmasked comes out.

Also read Demons Not Included and found it a light, easy read.

Natascha: I think I'll make Eve of Destruction my next buy...

Cybercliper said...

I had to travel for work this week so reading was a little on the light side, but I was able to read:

Lara – Bertrice Small
Bite the Jackpot – Erin McCarthy
No Rest for the Witches – Davidson/Handeland/McCray/Warren
Howling Moon – C.T. Adams/Cathy Clamp

I enjoyed them all but my favorite was Howling Moon!!

Caitie said...

I read Vision in White a couple weeks ago too:) This week, I've been catching up on the BDB books by JR Ward...I'd fallen way behind on these, but now I'm totally hooked again!

Tina said...

This week I read Rachel Vincent's Shifters series (Stray, Rogue, and Pride.) These three books are a definite read and the main character, Faythe Sanders, is both witty and brave. Prey, the 4th bok in this series, comes out July 1st!

~Tina

Mariana said...

I loved Vision in White as well; can't wait for the next release.

I'm still reading Broken Wing, it's going slowly for me as I was anticipating the releases of some books and quit to read those.

James Buchanan's 'Inland Empire' and 'Hard Fall' were FANTASTIC and Josh Lanyon's 'Somebody Killed His Editor' was just as great. I loved those books and the characters. I've actually read them 2 times each already.

Slow week on my end, too much work :( However, I've got the countdown going in my head for 7/7. I just get all giddy when I think of all the great books being released that day.

Jory Strong said...

My recommendation for this week is Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill. Great read! Started it at about 7pm and couldn't quit until I'd finished it around midnight.

Pissenlit said...

Hmmm. Slow week for me. I didn't finish many and the only book that I finished this week that I'd recommend is Lisa Shearin's The Trouble With Demons, book 3 in her Raine Benares series. It was really really good. Love the series!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

I have been thinking about buying this one for a while. Glad to hear you liked it. I've just finished Wild Orchard by Jude Deveraux, unusual but good book!

JT Banks said...

I read the 3 books in Maggie Shayne's Reaper series. I enjoyed them but they're not my new favorite. The one problem I had, is that Reaper is the most interesting character and we spend too much time in other characters' heads. I will read more of them if there are more--so 3.5 stars.

I put one of my novels up on kindle as an experiment--Barely Maid, it has good PW and other reviews just $1.59.

Jackie

Julia said...

After really long thinking I now read "the host" by Stephenie Meyer. It is good but not as good as twilight. i hope one day she will continue writing "midnight sun".
Currently I am reading a book by Judith Lennox. It does not matter which one you choose they are all good. It has nothing to do with fantasy. Her books all are set in England between 1920-1960 and she is great at telling family-sagas. Maybe you should try.
I hoped I could tell you about "craving beauty" but the post is very slow...

Yvonne Lindsay said...

Bron Jameson recommended an awesome read to me recently. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne. A truly wonderful historical.

Tammy said...

Reread 2 series (Rachel Vincent's Shifters and Nalini Singh :-) )and started to re-read a third (tanya Huff's sf Valor's series).

Sassy Chase said...

I have read Vision in White and I can't wait for Bed of Roses in December! Love the whole story concept and everyone is delicious. Can't wait to read all of their stories.

Christy said...

I just finished a travelogue called "With the Kama Sutra Under My Arm" by Trisha Bernard about two femal friends' travels in India. It was really interesting and funny and left me mystified once again by how many different Indias there seem to be. Can't wait to go myself someday.
Currently reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo. I've underlined almost every line so far and that's just the author's intro, lol. I picked it up hoping for some major inspiration and I think I'm going to find it.
Next on the list if "Namaah's Kiss" by Jacqueline Carey. It's the first book of her third trilogy set in the world of Terre D'Ange. The original trilogy which starts with "Kushiel's Dart" is one of my all-time favorites. It's a really dense world that can be overwhelming at first but if you give it a chance, it's an amazing read.
Everybody have a great weekend!

Christy said...

I just finished a travelogue called "With the Kama Sutra Under My Arm" by Trisha Bernard about two femal friends' travels in India. It was really interesting and funny and left me mystified once again by how many different Indias there seem to be. Can't wait to go myself someday.
Currently reading "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coehlo. I've underlined almost every line so far and that's just the author's intro, lol. I picked it up hoping for some major inspiration and I think I'm going to find it.
Next on the list if "Namaah's Kiss" by Jacqueline Carey. It's the first book of her third trilogy set in the world of Terre D'Ange. The original trilogy which starts with "Kushiel's Dart" is one of my all-time favorites. It's a really dense world that can be overwhelming at first but if you give it a chance, it's an amazing read.
Everybody have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

@Julia - You`ll enjoy reading "Craving Beauty". I liked Hira`s and Marc`s story.
(Note: I´m dreaming of an reprint which include both stories (Dessert Warrior and Craving Beauty)...).

I´m currently reading the raintree trilogy of Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones and Beverly Barton. The story line run parallel through all three stories and end in book three.

~Eva

Una said...

I read Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra and it was really good. It's the third book in her Children of the Sea series and I found the mythology and characters compelling.

I also read The Vampire's Bride by Gena Showalter and absolutely loved it. This book was a little different from her previous Atlantis books and it was outstanding.

Tinuke said...

Well didn't get much time as kids are on exam week so much time spent keeping them calm and dealing with nerves, revision etc Am re-reading at the moment as I don't have the time to devote to new books. Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair Sci-Fi romance, I love this book. Wonderfully feisty heroine and seriously hot hero. Some great secondary characters.

Hilcia said...

Loved Visions in White by Nora Roberts... glad you enjoyed it also! Thought Carter was a lovable beta hero. :) Waiting for the next one.

Finished and loved The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, YA. First book in the Percy Jackson 5 book series. Loved it! For 6-9 graders it's a great adventure full of Greek mythology gods, demi-gods, monsters, adventure and fun. Will continue to read the series. :)

Re-read and loved all over again, Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James. Fun and full of great characters with wonderful references to the game of chess. Re-reading the second one so I can get to This Duchess of Mine. :)

Heather said...

I just reviewed this book on my blog http://heathersfavebooks.blogspot.com

I loved it loved it loved it.

I am currently in between books..

Have a couple that I am anxiously awaiting to be released...

Karen W. said...

I enjoyed VISION IN WHITE a lot too.

I'm currently reading a YA paranormal called SWOON, and so far, so good. :)

Bridget Locke said...

Finished Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong. Caught up (except for the ones I haven't bought yet. :P)

Haven't read anything else. This last week has been insane. New position and hours at work have made my poor brain mush. It's not even 8 on a Friday night and all I want to do is sleep. *yawn*

Christina said...

I read it during my flight two weeks ago! I am really excited about this quartet and I can't wait to get the others, either!

I have Naked in Death on my TBR pile to read. I haven't read any of her JDRobb books yet.

Kara said...

I just read and was extremely surprised by "Just for Her" by Katherine O'Neal. It was sooo good.

It had some action, romance, and a mystery! It kept me guessing and re-guessing. It was really good, and really hot in my opinion.

"Beneath the sparkling facade of wealth and elegance, Jules von Habsburg is living a nightmare-blackmailed into marriage by the unscrupulous robber baron Dominic DeRohan, the same man who gunned down her lover. Until she hears of the notorious cat burglar known to the Cote d'Azur as the Panther. Recognizing in him the one man strong enough to free her from the sadistic shackles of her husband, she lures him into a daring conspiracy...

But the Panther is not one to be manipulated, even by a woman whose provocative beauty is matched only by her determination. Now, in the hedonistic playground of artists, actors, and aristocrats, Jules is losing her closely guarded heart to a man without identity. As forbidden passion deepens to love, is there even more danger for her in an alliance with a seductive man whose secrets could destroy them both?"

I had a good book week for sure, i also read "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. The first of a triology. Its more of a young adult for sure, but definitely awesome. Here's a synopsis.

"Every year in the ruins of North America

24 Teenagers are forced to enter the Hunger Games

Only the winner survives

Every moment is televised"

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before--and survived.

It was really entertaining. Great books this week! Can't wait for "Branded by Fire"!