Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Dec. 5, 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...

After last week's excitement, this was a quiet week. Nothing to report. The weather is still warmer than normal and we are still snow-free. I had lots of reading time.

Read Last Week
Coffin Road by Peter May was a mystery set in Scotland. I thought the pace was a little slow but the descriptions were excellent. My review will be posted on Dec. 22.

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen is the first in a historical mystery series. I enjoyed it and liked the time period and setting. My review will be posted on Dec. 28.
Midnight Obsession by Melinda Leigh is the latest in the Midnight series of romantic suspense titles by this author. I thought the emphasis in this one was on the suspense since the main characters met and fell in love in the previous book. My review will be posted on Dec. 29.

The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner is a near future science fiction thriller. I liked the characters and thought the plot was mostly plausible. My review will be posted on Dec. 31.

The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland is a historical history from my review stack.

Next Week
Two more mysteries from my review stack are on the calendar to be read next week.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
I added A Merciful Death by Kendra Elliot to my review stack. It's Jan. 17 release date means it's on the reading list for next week.

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 have Coffin Road on my Wishlist, I was wondering if it would be a little slow but I'm sure execution is almost perfect. I am intrigued with Melinda Leigh series.

  2. Dragonheart sounds like a return to the fantasy of the original Pern books by Anne MacCaffrey. I might get that one - I hated it when the books took a turn towards science fiction.

  3. I love the covers of the Rhys Bowen books...I must try one! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. OOoh nice! I like the sounds of Dead and Breakfast!! Sounds like my kind of read! Hope you enjoy the reads this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. The Ripper book looks good to me, as I enjoy books and movies about this character. The Kendra Elliot book seems suspenseful. So many to choose from-- enjoy!

  6. You always read books with such wonderful titles. Glad you got lots of time to read last week. Our weekend was wet so I did, too!

  7. I've got the Kendra Elliot book and am looking forward to it. A friend recommended this author. Coffin Road is also on the stacks. Glad this was a great week for you.

  8. Sorry to hear about your troubles on Thanksgiving. I hope your treatment helps calm things. I enjoyed Her Royal Spyness and hope to read more of that series soon.
    I have been eyeing Dead and Breakfast.
    We won't be getting snow but are experiencing heavy rain... which was needed but is no fun to drive in.
    Happy Reading!

  9. Her Royal Spyness really looks good. Have a great week!

  10. We definitely have different reading tastes but your list looks enticing. Have a great week and enjoy your books.

  11. A good reading week. Coffin Road is on my list as I love Peter May. Have a good week.

  12. All those mysteries sound great! I haven't read many lately, as I've been doing more holiday "feel-good" reading. Maybe in January! I've heard good things about Peter May's books. Hope you have a good week!

  13. The weather has been warm here, too. We had cold rain over the weekend, but that's all. It was good reading weather, though. :)

  14. How was The Ripper's Shadow? I just finished Dust and Shadow, where Lyndsay Faye imagines that Sherlock Holmes solved the Jack the Ripper case.

    Have a great week!


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