Monday, May 20, 2013

Time for It's Monday!



It's Monday and it's time once again to share what we read and acquired and are reading.



What I Read Last Week




Whew. Sometimes I wonder if authors realize that their target audiences could be suffering from depression that is exacerbated by their novels. Should these books have warning labels for the emotionally susceptible? If so, then slap some warning labels on these two books.



What I'm Reading Now



In an attempt to counteract the effects of reading two Dark & Painful books in a row.



How about you? What are you reading today? 


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

24 comments:

  1. Nice! Haven't read any of those myself but hope you enjoy your reads for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrapup

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I've heard nothing but good things about Eleanor & Park, I have yet to read it myself though. I hope you enjoyed it, despite the darkness and pain you found with your reads last week.

    I hope you enjoy your upcoming read, it certainly seems at the different end of the spectrum to your two previous ones.

    MyBook Bubble

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks for stopping by and I hope this weeks read is a bit brighter and lighter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for the warning about Y. I'll have to be in the right mood to read that one! The House at the End of Hope Street looks like a good antidote!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Y and Eleanor & Park are both beautifully written books. But both are very sad.

    I wonder why so many teen reads are so sad.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I always wanted to read The house at the end of Hope Street. Thanks for reminding me :)

    I have seen books with warning labels though but I think it should be a standard for all books.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Y looks really good. Added it to my list immediately. I hope The House and the End of Hope Street brings you a pleasure book though the title does not really sound like it...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Both Y and Eleanor & Park seem very true. It's just a very painful true.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yes, E&P was painful, but I LOVED it! Haven't heard of The House at the End of Hope Street. Looks good!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I was surprised at how dark Eleanor and Park was, it was good though.

    I hope you have a happier reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    ReplyDelete
  11. Didnt know that Eleanor and Park was heavy. Like your third book anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have been wanting to read Eleanor and Park....I'll consider myself warned!

    Enjoy your week!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

    ReplyDelete
  13. I have been curious about Eleanor & Park too. I'll have to pair it with something fluffy if I ever get around to reading it. Come see my week. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I loved both Eleanor & Park and Y. I can see how they would send a person into a tailspin though! Not the happiest of books are they?

    I hope you have some joyful books on tap for this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Eleanor & Park is on my wish list.
    Have a wonderful week!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your books are new to me - hope you are enjoying them.

    Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog.
    ~Kristin @ Always With a Book

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Eleanor & Park did have its sad moments. I hope this week's read lifts your spirits.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Some great reading there, I'm hoping to start on Eleanor & Park this week but I read Me Before You last week so a bit hesitant to start anything else dark!

    Happy reading this week :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I read The House at the End of Hope Street and enjoyed it - Hope you do, too! =)

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have heard of all of these but haven't read them yet. I hesitate to read anything terribly sad right now.

    ReplyDelete
  22. When I'm feeling down I try to steer clear of the dark or sad reads as much as I normally love them. Hope The House at the End of Hope Street lightens things up a bit!

    ReplyDelete
  23. "Whew. Sometimes I wonder if authors realize that their target audiences could be suffering from depression that is exacerbated by their novels. "

    OMG - I know what you mean. I don't consider myself a depressed person, but I've found myself feeling very blue after reading certain books. Wow. I'm not sure if that's a sign of a great writer (affecting our moods) or WHAT. But I think there should be a nicely worded warning. Even just a little blurb, saying something about how the author really knows how to portray sad situations....something! LOL

    This is why I like to watch dance shows or comedies on t.v. I want to end the day laughing, or at least with a smile on my face. Unfortunately, the night may begin with some comedies, but then it ends with crime dramas, or shows that are primetime soap emo operas. (this is when I should shut off the t.v. and start reading).

    Have a great week of reading - hope the next few books are mood lifters! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks, everyone, for your wonderful comments! Hope Street does indeed seem to be a much lighter book than those I read last week.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!