Monday, April 25, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 25, 2016)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

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...

Not much is happening around here right now. The weather is improving and school is keeping me really busy. We are down to less than 30 days left of this school year. I am ready for a break because I'm really tired of correcting papers.

I spent some time this week browsing my TBR mountain and pulling some books I really want to read this summer. I also added some adult reads to my review stack too. Most are from authors I have enjoyed in the past or from a publisher who publishes consistently enjoyable books. I am not in the mood to try something new. I just want old favorites. I set up all my blog posts for June and made a stack of the books that are in physical form. More than half are Kindle books and are already stashed on my Kindle.

Read Last Week
Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell was a romantic suspense novel from deep in my TBR pile. I enjoyed it. My review will be posted on May 26.

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King was another excellent addition to the long-running Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell series. My review will be posted on May 25.

I am currently deep into Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs. This is the latest book in the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.

Next Week

It's time to start reading the June 7 and June 14 releases.
Boundary Lines by Melissa F. Olson got added to my reading list because I just received Boundary Born for review. I've read the first in this trilogy and need to read the second before I get to my review book which is the 3rd and final of this trilogy.

To Love a Wolf by Paige Tyler is a review book that is in an urban fantasy series I've been reading since the beginning. It will be released on June 7.
Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle is a review book. It is the most recent in a romantic suspense series I've been reading from the beginning. It will also be released on June 7.

Written Off by E. J. Copperman is a mystery from Crooked Lane Books. I got this eARC from NetGalley. It will be released on June 14.

Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I couldn't resist these. Most are additions to my review stack.
Keeper's Reach by Carla Neggers is the only non-review book I got this week. I'm following this series and this book was also a Kindle Daily Deal.

Now for the review books:
State of the TBR Mountain
  • New in April - 17
  • New in 2016 - 118
  • Unread April - 14
  • Unread 2016 - 71
  • Total Unread - 1927
  • Review Books - 24
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.


  1. I look forward to reading Fan the Flames as I liked Katie Ruggle' s last book. Happy Reading!

  2. Oh, I know what you mean about wanting old favorites...I find that when I choose books from an author I love, I am happier.

    Enjoy your week! Written Off looks tempting...and so does the Melinda Leigh book...I consistently enjoy her books.


  3. Oh yay a new book in the Mary Russel series! Happy reading :)

  4. I am always amazed at the reading and work you get through and as for correcting those student papers. Ouch! Hope your summer break speeds up its arrival.

  5. Oh nice! Those are some new to me reads all around! Hope you're enjoying them! Or enjoyed! ;)

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I've been eyeing Patricia Briggs books for a while now, just haven't gotten around to actually reading any yet. They look interesting.

  7. Your last three books all look really good! I am totally into cozy mysteries this year. :) I hope you are enjoying the new Mercy book! :)


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