Literary Junkies Co-Host

Literary Junkies

I'm so excited to co-host this awesome book club with my fabulous hostesses Taylor from Pink Heels Pink Truck and Lesley from By the Porchlight.  Thanks so much for the opportunity and the chance to bond over books!

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This month's questions:

1) What are you currently reading? Tell us about it.
I just finished the Hunger Games Trilogy and I tried picking up The Great Gatsby and quickly lost interest.  I'm heading to Barnes and Noble today to pick up some good reads because the kiddos will be in school so I stroll the bookstore at my leisure.  The Silver Linings Playbook is a possibility and so it the second book in Ken Follet's most current trilogy Winter of the World.  I'm sort of in that "after reading an intense series" shock of What-do-I-do-NOW?

2) Summer is just ahead and my fav thing to fantasize is laying in a hammock with a good book. What are your top 3 fav "summer" reads?
I like fast reads during the summer.  So Candace Bushnell, Lauren Weisburger, and the like.  Last summer I loved the Fifty Shades series.  And I love historical fictions, especially Philipa Gregory.

3) What are your top 3 summer "to-reads"?
1.  Third book in Deborah Harkness's will hopefully come out
2. The second and third books in Ken Follet's current series
3.  The Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson, my 15 month old is quite strong-willed, to put it nicely

4) What book do you wish they'd make it a movie of?
All of Philipa Gregory's books!  Oh, and Roma by Steven Saylor

5) Has your favorite author published a book lately or going to publish a book soon? Tell us about it.
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory is coming out this summer!  I am so enchanted by the royal courts of the Medieval Era and her stories are so engaging!


  1. I hate that feeling after finishing such an awesome series or book. It's like...nothing can measure up to this. How will I top it? Good luck finding a new read! :)

  2. If you go with the Ken Follett book - I liked Winter of the World, but not as much as Fall of Giants. The 3rd book doesn't come out until 2014 sometime, so I'm trying to be patient, but I really want to know what happens to everyone!

    Have you read his other books? Pillars of the Earth is one of my favorites!

  3. I would love if all Philippa Gregory's books were made into movies!

  4. I had the same problem after I read through the Hunger Games Trilogy! They were so good that I think I read them faster than I've read anything since my daughter's birth. Hope you're able to find a good read to bring you off that "high" (if it can be called that).

  5. I love Philippa Gregory!!! Have you read any of Diana Gabaldon's The Outlander Series books?

  6. I really need to give The Other Boelyn Girl or whatever it's called a 2nd chance. I couldn't get into the book the 1st time I tried and didn't really like the movie but everyone says it's so good!

  7. love the hunger games and i easily lost interest in the great gatsby too... you should peruse the library sometime instead of the bookstore ;)


  8. I, too, know how it feels to finish a series and go...."Um, now what?" I have yet to read the Hunger Games series, I want to, I just have't quite gotten around to it on my list. (I have a super long list.) Anyway, I'm a new follower via GFC thanks to the Literary Junkie Link Party! I am heading over to my blog to write my own post shortly!

    Have a great weekend!


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