Monday, July 17, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 17, 2017)

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.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup. YA and middle grade reviews will still be posted on  Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.

Other Than Reading...

This past week has been filled with house showings. We have had one offer so far on the Locust Street house but it was too low. Friday there were at least three showings with one person expressing a lot of interest but not an offer yet. Sunday there will be an open house. Things look to be moving right along there. There was also a showing for my townhouse on Saturday. The realtor hopes that one will result in an offer too. It would be nice to get these houses off our hands.

I have read all of my August review books except the one that comes out on August 29 and am dipping into TBR mountain for my current reading. I'm sort of taste testing what's there. If it doesn't grab me quickly, it's going back on the pile for another day. I'm going to take a couple of weeks to read what interests me before going on an reading my September releases. There are fifteen of them so I don't want to wait past August 1 to start reading them.

Our weather has been changeable this week. One day in the 50s, one day in the 80s, and today a very pleasant lower 70s. We have almost had enough rain-free days that my two Adirondack chairs are dry enough to stain. Of course, it will probably rain again before I get around to it. I may have to put them in the garage for a few days. Speaking of which, construction should begin soon on our new garage which will give us space for more storage and also space for my car in a garage. My car has been sitting out since I moved back home because the garage has been full of my brother's two cars.

Read Last Week
Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock was an entertaining contemporary romance. My review will be posted on July 29 on Ms. Martin Teaches Media.

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody was also entertaining. This one tells the story of a girl who hits her head and then jumps to an alternate timeline where she lives the life she always sort of wished for and learns that it isn't quite what she hoped. My review will be posted on Ms. Martin Teaches Media August 2.
Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima is the third Timber Creek K-9 mystery and was quite good. My review will be posted on August 3 on this blog.

Dead Man's Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek was another enjoyable mystery. I especially liked the main character in this one. My review will be posted here on August 5.
Bad Blood by Jennifer Lynn Barnes concludes her Naturals series. This was an intense thriller populated by a fascinating group of teens. My review will be posted on Ms. Martin Teaches Media August 4.

Among the Dead by J. R. Backlund was an entertaining thriller with an intriguing main character. My review will be posted here on August 10.
To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough was a fascinating mystery about a girl looking for her past and trying to solve the murders of her mother and her favorite teacher. My review will be posted on Ms. Martin Teaches Media August August 9.

I am currently reading Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. This one is a little different for her but I am enjoying it.

Next Week

With a gap in my reviewing calendar, I'm taking the time to read some books from my TBR mountain. With no obligation to read and review, I'm going to start with these. I may choose something else if they don't grab my attention though.
White Hot by Ilona Andrews (favorite author)
Iron Lake by William Kent Kruger (on TBR mountain since January 2016)
Heart of the Storm by Michael Buckley (3rd in a series)
Exile by Anne Osterlund (on TBR Mountain since December 2012)

Reviews Posted
Shallow Grave by Brian Thiem
The Emperor of Mars by Patrick Samphire
Amid Stars and Darkness by Chani Lynn Feener
Midnight Curse by Melissa F. Olson

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (new YA review published Jan. 9, 2018)
Due Diligence by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (novella by favorite authors)

What was your week like?


  1. You have some great mysteries here. Glad you enjoyed them and I will be looking out for your reviews.

    Happy reading!

  2. Great stack! You are really moving with those reviews. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Good luck on the houses!

  3. In Some Other Life sounds so good! Have a good week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? -

  4. Ooh nice ones!! Pretty much new to me ones but I hope you enjoyed and enjoy them!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Good idea to read some you actually want to for a change. Have a great week and good luck with the home sales.

  6. I haven't read Nora Roberts for a while. I think maybe it's time to pick another up!

    Fingers crossed for some great offers!

  7. Good luck with the homes! I hope you get some better offers this week.

  8. Glad you've got time to read from your stacks. White Hot is one of those on my stacks as well. Looking forward to the Nora Roberts book. Sending good thoughts on the house sales.

  9. glad you've had some time to do a bit of reading! Great list of titles you've been working on too. Thanks for visiting my reading list today

  10. In Some Other Life sounds really interesting!

  11. Glad you are getting showings and I hope they turn into offers for you.
    It never ceases to amaze me that you can be read a month ahead!
    Unearthed looks interesting. Happy Reading!

  12. Good luck getting all those September review books read! I'm taking a break from NetGalley but I do have an August 1 one to read that I requested months ago. Gotta get on that!


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