Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What Are You Reading? ~ Jan. 8, 2020

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Happy New Year!! Not my first post of the year, but my first What Are You Reading? I'm going to try to be more consistent this year with this post. I missed quite a few Wednesdays last year. I hope you'll join me!

What are you Reading?  Let me know what your current read is, what you recently finished reading, and what you plan on reading next! 

Current Read

I'm currently reading Sanditon* by Jane Austen and Kate Riordan. This book is based on Andrew Davies' TV adaptation of Jane's unfinished novel. I'm curious to see how closely Kate Riordan followed the show. I'm definitely going to watch it when it comes to the states. How about you?

Recently Finished

Here's what I've read since Christmas.

I finished listening to Nefarious: A Pride and Prejudice Variation* by Nicole Clarkston. I love Nicole's stories, but to be honest, this wasn't one of my favorites. I didn't like how angry Darcy is, nor did I like the way he treats Jane. I also wasn't fond of Georgiana in this story. I know many people have loved it, but it just wasn't for me. - 3 stars

I also read H2O (The Rain, #1)* by Virginia Bergin. This is a fascinating premise. What if the rain was deadly? And what if that rain seeped in the ground and ruined the water supply? There would be nothing to drink! 

Being a YA novel, the protagonist was more concerned about her social life and her phone. This annoyed me a little, but then reality hits her, and she learns what she needs to do to survive. I really enjoyed the story, and I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series!  - 4 stars

I also read Black Autumn* by Jeff Kirkham & Jason Ross. This post-apocalyptic was more realistic. It's about a group of Special Forces vets and preppers who have a compound ready for if the world falls apart. And it does fall apart. I enjoyed this story. - 4 stars.

What's next? 

I'm going to re-read Lady Susan* by Jane Austen for my reading group. That's a short story, so I'll probably start The Storm (The Rain, #2)* by Virginia Bergin too. :)

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Please, share what you've been reading! I'd love you hear from you!


  1. Just finished "Meg & Jo" (last night, haha), and about 76% through "Storm of Swords" ... picking up "Royal Holiday" as my next print book, but giving myself permission to bail if it's not working for me. I've got a wild To Read list right now - including Sandition! I bought myself a copy for Christmas, hehe

    1. Hey, Rebecca! Ooh, Meg & Jo! Was it good? It looks good! I started the 4th Game of Thrones months ago! I really need to pick it up again. Lol! I hope you enjoy Royal Holiday! It sounds fun!

      I'm almost finished with Sanditon. I'm really enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. I plan to watch Sanditon, too. I'd like to fit in a re-read of the partial book beforehand, but still whittling away at Sense & Sensibility still. Maybe after then.

    Neat that you found some good post-apocalyptic ones. I'm curious about the one with the special forces and prepper folks since I recently read a thriller series with preppers in it.

    I'm currently reading Tweet Cute by Emma Lord that is a YA variation story on You've Got Mail movie.

    1. Hey, Sophia Rose! I read Jane's unfinished Sanditon a few months ago and really loved it. I was sad she wasn't able to finish it. The problem I had when I started Kate Riordan's Sanditon was that I had an idea in my head how it should go. At first, I wasn't too fond of the direction Kate's story was going. But I had to let it go, and then I started really enjoying this story. It's funny, I don't seem to have a problem with other JAFF, but maybe that's because I've read Jane's finished versions and felt satisfied.

      Oh, every time I read one of those more realistic post-apocalyptic stories, I want to become a prepper myself!! Lol! Scary stuff!

      Tweet Cute sounds great! I loved You've Got Mail! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!


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