Monday, 30 May 2011

Its Monday, What Are You Reading?


Its Monday, What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of  Books.  This meme is a list of the book(s) that we read last week, what book(s) we are currently reading and what book(s) we plan on reading.

Books I read last week

Vampires and Cells by Agnieszka Biskup (review) - ARC
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross (review)
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten by Trisha Speed Shaskan (review) - ARC
Midway Monkey Madness by Sarah Hines Stephens - ARC
The Forgotten Echo by Jennifer Wylie (review) - Author requested review

Books I'm Currently Reading

Are You Sitting Down by Shannon Yarbrough - Author requested review

Synopsis

A rape victim raising a biracial baby. A drug addict haunted by a dead girlfriend. A homosexual mourning a dead lover. A teacher having an affair with his student. And a businesswoman sexually harassed by her boss. What do they all have in common? They all sit at Lorraine White's holiday dinner table; they are also her children.
But Lorraine's children are not the only ones in the family dealing with ghosts of the past. This is the first Christmas the Whites have spent together since the death of their father. And it very well could be their last, as arguments ensue, secrets are revealed, and perhaps a murderer walks among them.

Blind Traveler Down A Dark River by Robert Bennett - Author requested review

Synopsis

Douglas Abledan is blind. But a blind man may just see something everyone else missed. A modern day miracle, a Virtual Sensory GPS unit, helps him navigate his world - but on one critical day it fails and Douglas apparently stumbles upon the scene of a what may just have been a murder. Disoriented and confused, he isn't the first man a retiring cop wants to listen to.
In the year 2021 increasing global earthquakes threaten civilization’s infrastructure. Unimat Incorporated is trying to stop the destruction by introducing a new building material. Special interests are up in arms. Environmentalists blame technology for the problem and want a different solution. Steel workers worry about jobs and safety. Now someone has hired a contract killer to stop the project. Can one lone blind man expose the killer without becoming a target?

Books I Plan To Read Next Week

Roll of the Die by Sean P. Bridges - Author requested review

Synopsis

An Ex-Con on the straight and narrow is pulled into a twisted game of Russian Roulette in Las Vegas to save his wife. 666. Six Contestants, six chambers in a revolver and six sides of a die.
Riley Toback is at a crossroads. After serving a four year prison sentence for Armed Robbery, he’s determined to make a fresh start in Atlantic City.
Until his brother-in-law, drowning in gambling debt, convinces him to pull a heist at a Jersey Shore nightclub.In the aftermath of the botched robbery, Karim Rashid, a vicious Indian gangster, tracks them down. And he makes Riley an offer.Triple Six. One round is loaded into a revolver and the chamber is spun. The Contestant rolls a die, with the face value dictating how many times the weapon is fired.If you can survive three rounds, you win.

With his wife and life on the line, Riley takes the deal.

The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden - Author requested review

Synopsis

In the mid-21st century, the human race stopped aging. Those who know why aren't talking, and the few who are brave enough to ask questions tend to disappear. To an elite few, The Change means long life and health, but to the increasing masses, it means starvation, desperation, and violence.
Four centuries after The Change, Grace Harper, a blacklisted P.I., sets off on a mission to find the man responsible for it all and solicit his help to undo The Change - if he's still alive. To complicate matters, Grace's employer is suspected of murdering his father, and when the police learn of their connection, they give her a choice - help them find the evidence they need to convict Matthew Stanton, or die. But if they discover Grace's true mission, they won't hesitate to kill her in order to protect their shot at immortality.

7 comments:

  1. Interesting line-up of books, quite a few new-to-me. Have a great week and happy reading :)

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  2. I would like to read "Are you Sitting Down". Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!!

    My Reading Plan for the Week

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  3. Droping by to say Hi *waves*
    Following you...

    Here's my Monday list

    by Era Penera
    by TheJay2xA

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  4. Great selection you have this week. Are You Sitting Down looks intense, but very interesting!

    Allison
    Well-Read Reviews

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  5. Are You Sitting Down sounds really interesting! WOW - I hope it is a good one!

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  6. These are all new titles for me and have grabbed me to investigate further.

    Dollycas

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  7. Interesting selection of books. This coming week is my last week off before summer session. I have a few books I want to finish before school begins. Come see what they are.

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