It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
How did it get to be the end of November already? My part of Minnesota is still snow-free which makes me really happy. Our weather has been bright and sunny for a good part of this Thanksgiving weekend. It was a little rainy and gloomy Thanksgiving Day but, as I didn't have to travel, that was all right too.
It has been nice having a couple of extra days off this week. I've been cooking and reading and playing on my computer. I've caught up on posting my Amazon reviews and I've been working on my review book calendar.
I haven't left the house this weekend. Black Friday shopping doesn't appeal to me at all. Besides not wanting or needing anything for myself, I haven't heard from anyone yet about what they want for Christmas. I wait because I don't want to buy something they don't want or need. I'm all about not adding more clutter to my life or anyone else's life.
Read Last Week
Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima begins a new mystery series staring a female police officer and her K-9 partner who live and work in a small town in Colorado. I enjoyed they mystery and loved the relationship between Mattie and her dog Robo. My review will be posted on December 17.
The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag was a great thriller too. It stars Riska and Kovac and intertwines two cases that are 25 years apart. This was a gritty, intense thriller leavened by some great dialog and cop humor. My review will be posted on January 7.
Kill Without Mercy by Alexandra Ivy was also an excellent romantic suspense title that begins a series. The characters were interesting people and the romance was well done too. My review will be posted on December 24.
I got Game of Lies by Tess Diamond from the author on GoodReads. It is the second book in a trilogy and is a thriller. I liked everything about it except the cliffhanger ending. Luckily, the final installment will be released on Dec. 3. So I don't have to wait too long for resolution. I won't be reviewing this one on my blog but have already posted my reviews to GoodReads, Amazon, and LibraryThing.
Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold is a novella set in her World of Five Gods series of stories. It stars Penric, an earnest young man, who finds himself accidentally possessed by a demon. It was a very engaging story and so well written. Of course, I don't think it is possible for Bujold to write badly. Again, I won't be reviewing this one on my blog but have already posted my reviews to GoodReads, Amazon, and LibraryThing.
The 8th Circle by Sarah Cain is another thriller from my review stack. I got this eARC from Crooked Lane books via NetGalley. It will be released on January 12.
Unholy Blue by Darby Kaye is the second book in her Bannerman Boru urban fantasy series. It will be released on January 19.
Night Study by Maria V. Snyder is the latest book in her Study fantasy series. It will be released on January 26.
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
- The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
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