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...
My stretch of quiet weeks ended this week. We had some weather excitement when a line of very strong thunderstorms came through late Wednesday night. We lost power for about 6 hours and are lucky. I'm writing this on Saturday afternoon and there are still substantial parts of Duluth that aren't expected to have power restored until Tuesday afternoon because of so many downed power lines and power poles. We also lost cable access. So I had no TV, house phone or internet until 3:30 on Thursday and it has been dropping off unexpectedly since for hours at a time.
The house hunt continues. I had one I was very interested in that was sold before my agent could get me in to see it. I have started to look for land to build my own here in Duluth. The thing about building though is that it takes so long and I am 250 miles away for most of the next year. It looks like there are lots of stressful decisions in my future.
Read Last Week
Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh was released last Tuesday. It is the final book in the series she wrote about romances for the members of a band. I've read three out of four (see new books below) and liked this one the best. It was a real emotional roller coaster. The link to the review is listed below.
These Honored Dead by Jonathan F. Putnam was a historical mystery with Abraham Lincoln as one of the detectives. I enjoyed this one. It will be released on August 9 and my review will be posted on August 6.
The Damascus Threat by Matt Rees was an international thriller. It begins a new series and reminded me a lot of Tom Clancy's books but without the techno-babble. My review for this August 9 release will be posted on August 13.
Sleeping with the Enemy this week. It contains two stories that take place on Surebleak. One was previously published on Baen Books website but the other story was new. I enjoyed both stories but haven't reviewed them.
I also read House Rules by Jodi Picoult and was fascinated by peeking into the mind of a young man with Asperger's. I liked the way the story wove five point characters into a cohesive mystery. I was kept guessing until the end. My review will be posted on August 25.
Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti which is a post-apocalyptic romantic suspense title. It is also the second book in a series. I got this one from Amazon Vine for review. The book will be released on August 30.
- Rock Wedding by Nalini Singh (released July 19)
- City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (from TBR mountain)
- The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig (from TBR mountain)
- Once a Gypsy by Danica Winters (November 1, 2016)
- In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle (October 4, 2016)
- IQ by Joe Ide (October 18, 2016)
After reading Rock Wedding, I realized that I had never read book 3 in the series and quickly bought Rock Redemption by Nalini Singh for my Kindle to complete my collection.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.