Weekly Reads {2/25/13}

Weekly Reads

This week didn’t go quite as planned. With the start of my Whole30 challenge, I spent a lot of time on the computer researching, in the kitchen cooking or in my bed sleeping (I am exhausted and looking forward to that burst of energy that everybody promises!). Because of all of that, I made my way very slowly through two books, barely finishing those over the weekend, a sad reading week compared to the rest of the year!

Hopefully as this way of eating becomes more routine, I’ll be able to set aside more time for reading once again.

Head here to see Katie’s post for this week. We also want to know what you’re reading! Add your blog post to the linky below or leave a comment with your favorite reads from this week.

Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye QuinnFree Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn

(See the full 2013 list here.)

This Week’s Reads

Closed Hearts by Susan Kaye QuinnFree Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn

Closed Hearts and Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn

After reading the first book in this series (which is still FREE for the Kindle, by the way!) last week, I really enjoyed the plot of these two as well despite the (sorry!) amateurish covers. They were easy, light reads, and I thought Quinn did a great job of continuing the story line. I will say that one thing that really bugged me is that the mind readers of society were called “readers” in the first book, and for some reason they became known as “mindreaders” in the 2nd and 3rd book instead. The term is used a lot in the story, and that small change really irritated me because it was such a distraction!

These are definitely YA lit, and while I think Quinn has potential as an author, I don’t think they’re quite the stuff classics or bestsellers are made of yet. However, they definitely fed my dystopian/fantasy book love, especially during a week when I needed a light read.

On My Reading List for This Week


Addy: An American Girl StoryJulie: An American Girl StoryRebecca: An American Girl Story

Addy, Julie and Rebecca: American Girl Stories

From Peyton (8): “The American Girl Doll stories are about girls from different places and their friends. I like that the stories tell you facts about the world a long time ago, even though the American Girls are not real people. We’ve listened to Addy, Julie and Rebecca. My favorite is pretty much Julie because she loves to pay basketball, and she made her own petition to play on the boys’ basketball team because they didn’t have a girls’ basketball team, and she was very determined to do it.”

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