It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? Is a meme hosted by Book Journey. I’ve decided to join in so I can keep track of what I’m reading in a way other than goodreads and to see how long it takes me to read a book. Fingers crossed not too many weeks of me reading the same thing in a row. This may force me to not be slack.

I’ve currently working on Looking for Alaska by John Green. I’ve had this on my shelf for a while and after my recent reads of sci fi and literary I thought YA would be a nice change. What’s everyone else reading?


The unmissable first novel from bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. “If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event, until he meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever and undoubtedly screwed-up, Alaska draws Miles into her reckless world and irrevocably steals his heart. For Miles, nothing can ever be the same again. ‘Looking for Alaska’ brilliantly captures the exquisite painful joy of living and loving. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and compelling, this novel will stay with you forever.


I also received for review by the publisher and will now be taking part in the tour for this book so I’m also reading The Mesmerised by Rhiannon Frater a wee bit of zombie fiction.


It is silence, not screams of terror, which proclaims the end of the world… 

Minji Nordim is vacationing in Las Vegas with her small family when she witnesses the beginning of a terrifying apocalypse. When humanity is transformed into mindless drones by a terrifying supernatural event only Minji appears to be immune.

Thousands die instantly, but the other affected people are drawn to the Nevada desert. Nothing stands in the way of the mesmerized. Not fire, not heights, not rubble. As the bodies pile in the streets and the relentless wave of the mesmerized plods into the deadly desert, Minji is trapped in a burning city attempting to rescue her family.

When Minji encounters other unaffected survivors, they band together to survive in a city that is crumbling all around them. With no hope of rescue and the event slowly spreading across the world, Minji and the others must decide who to save among the mesmerized and where to go before the city is in ashes.

Even more unsettling is that Minji senses that the force behind the event is observing them…

Can one woman save her family and the world? 


Amazon (ebook and hardcover)


  1. Am not a zombie fan (!) javascript:grin(‘:eek:’) so Looking for Alaska sounds appealing. I haven’t read Fault in Our Stars but I’m a sook so think I’d really struggle with it (while sobbing my heart out!).

    Although I like that notion in the synopsis of the ‘painful joy of loving and living!’

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  2. I’m also joining in It’s MOnday! for the first time.

    I’ve read 3 Green books, but not yet Looking for Alaska.He does do teen dialogue (& angst) well.

    My only zombie experience is with The Walking Dead TV series – compulsive and totally creepy – I spend half the episode hiding behind a pillow!

    I hope your book doesn’t give you nightmares 🙂
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