Monday, May 28, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 28, 2018)

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... 

Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone in the US! We are kicking off the summer with lovely summer weather. Highs should be in the 70s and lower 80s all weekend. I don't have any plans and my brother works on Memorial Day but it is nice to just relax in the wonderful outdoors.

I didn't read as many books as usual this past week. It seems like everything I chose to read was long. I also took a day out on Tuesday and went up to a local casino for a few hours. I am looking for opportunities to put some miles on my new car and the casino is about a 50 mile round trip. I've had the car for 7 months and haven't put 1000 miles on it yet. I think I've only put gasoline in it twice though it could use some now.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)
  • My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows - Review; My review will be posted on June 22.
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth - on TBR mountain since Sept. 8, 2013. My review will be posted on June 11.
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth - on TBR mountain since Dec. 12, 2012. My review will be posted on June 13.
  • A Rumor of Bones by Beverly Connor - on TBR mountain since Oct. 25, 2010. My review will be posted on June 23.
  • Foolproof by Barbara D'Amato, Jeanne M. Dams, & Mark Zubro - on TBR mountain since Dec. 3, 2010. My review will be posted on June 21.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Next Week

These are the books which will finish up my June calendar.
  • Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey - on the TBR mountain since Jan. 17, 2012
  • Four by Veronica Roth - on the TBR mountain since Nov. 24, 2016
  • Now You See Her by Lisa Leighton & Laura Stropki - Review, publication June 26
Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
Willnot by James Sallis
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
How We Roll by Natasha Friend
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions edited by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong

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

This seemed to be my week to buy series and/or books to finish series.


Diane Chamberlain Mysteries books 2 -5:

New YAs:
New Review:
 The Point by John Dixon (NetGalley - August 7)
A Sorrow Fierce and Falling by Jessica Cluess (YA - NetGalley - Oct. 16)
Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne (YA - NetGalley - Nov. 6)

What was your week like?


  1. Oohhh!! A Sorrow Fierce and Falling!! I'm still anxiously awaiting for a reply from the publisher! I requested on Netgalley and even emailed them because I sooooo need to know what happens next!

    Hope you enjoy your reads for the week! Curious to see your opinion on Allegiant as I know how the vast majority felt!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Have a super weekend! I need to read Four!

  3. Divergent is one of those series that you either can get into or can't. I am glad that a lot of people of giving it a shot. Is Rumour of The Bones, anything like Bones the TV series.

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    2. The main character is a forensic anthropologist who stumbles on dead bodies at her latest dig.

  4. Holy Toledo on how many books you have. :)

    The Banker’s Wife was good.

    I sort of do what you do....I put a teaser on Goodreads but don’t put the full review anywhere until it goes live on my blog.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog. ENJOY the heat...we are having FAB weather here in Pittsburgh.

  5. So many tempting books! I hope you enjoy going to the casino. We have one not far from the the foothills near where I used to live.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Hope you are having a great holiday weekend! Enjoy your books. They really look good.

  7. Wow, you got a lot of books. I hope you love them. I’m glad that you and the car got to go on an adventure :). Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. Ooh nice weather! It's been HOT here the last two days- 90's. Yikes. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day! :)

  9. I have a copy of How We Roll pre-ordered. My weekly update

  10. Lots of great books. Looks like you're getting a lot done. Glad to hear you have nice weather. Enjoy your week.

  11. Only occasionally have I put a few thoughts on GR before the full review. Not a bad idea though.
    You have plenty of good books to read. I have enjoyed Mary Burton suspense and I loved all of SEP on Audible.
    I like the look of Shadow Hunt and may have to take a look at that series.
    Get some audios to listen to while driving your car around. LOL
    Happy Reading!

  12. Hope you enjoyed your trip to the casino. Your book.list is huge. Enjoy them all.


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