Monday, July 30, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 30, 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...

This week saw the conclusion of my reunion festivities. A group of us women gathered for lunch on Tuesday at a local restaurant. I didn't know we'd be sitting on the terrace and didn't slather on sunscreen before. I came home with a very pink face but had a nice time.

I finished re-reading my Anne Bishop series and now have to concentrate on reading books that are actually on my calendar. Between having a guest and the reunion activities, my cushion of reviews and other posts is down to two weeks. I really like being a month ahead on my reviews and will be concentrating on reading to build up my cushion again.

Since the end of the month is coming, I'll also be working on my State of the Stack post this week to document my progress on managing all my review copies.

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.)
  • Lake Silence by Anne Bishop - a reread of my current favorite series
  • #MurderTrending by Gretchen MacNeil - This thriller combines crime with social media for an entertaining story. My review will be posted on August 8.
  • Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill is a spinoff from her Chicagoland Vampires series and was an entertaining story. My review will be posted on August 9.
  • Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber - Another in the Lady Darby historical mystery series. My review will be posted on August 8.
  • Shadowspell by Jenna Black is the second in the Glimmerglass trilogy. My review will be posted on August 10.
  • Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark has been on my TBR mountain since July 23, 2014. I enjoyed this thriller and the characters enough to want to read all the stories and added two new ones this week. My review will be posted on August 11.
The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y. S. Lee - trying to finish a series

Next Week
Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
A Double Life by Flynn Berry
Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole
The Butterfly Conspiracy by Vivian Conroy

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
The Impossibility of Us by Katy Upperman
The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
After reading Guilt by Degrees, I wanted to complete my collection of the Rachel Knight stories and added these two novellas to my Kindle.
  • I was approved at NetGalley for What I've Done by Melinda Leigh which is the latest in the Morgan Dane series and will be released on Sept. 18.
  • I bought Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean since I've been seeing good things about it and I've liked her other books.
What was your week like?


  1. I'm behind in my Marcia Clark reading. Yay for reunions and spending time with friends.

  2. Murder Trending sounds interesting.

  3. I enjoy books by Melinda Leigh and Marcia Clark. I recently downloaded Clark's book about the OJ trial.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. I’ve been reading about the Dragon Rider sequel. The first book was a long time ago!

  5. Such a great round up! I look forward to your review of #MurderTrending!

  6. I have a few Marcia Clark books, but I haven't read them yet. They look good. Have a great week!

  7. I've not read Anna Lee Huber but they look good! Might have to check them out. Have a great week!
    Valerie @Cats Luv Coffee

  8. I love using Goodreads as well. It really has helped me keep track better of what I'm reading. It's especially fun at the end of the year to look over the list there and pick out my favorites. Thanks for sharing your list here with us, Kathy.

  9. Interesting selection of books. I'm constantly on Goodreads. My weekly updates

  10. Ooh nice! I LOVED #murdertrending andWild Hunger! Hope you did too! Jenna's first YA trilogy was another fave of mine! Happy Reading!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. I'm excited to read your review of #murdertrending! I couldn't decide if I wanted to read it or not, so I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  12. I had intended to catch up on The Others series, but now it's been a while since I listened to the last one! I need to get back to that series. I also just listened to the first book in the Chicagoland Vampires series, Some Girls Bite, and I enjoyed it. Have a great week!

  13. Glad you had a great time with your friends. I enjoyed the Marcia Clark books. I am almost finished with Wicked and the Wallflower.

  14. I’m glad you had fun with your friends, even if you did get sunburned. Enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  15. Glad you had a nice reunion. I'm looking forward to reading #murdertrending.

  16. As usual I see several books that appeal. I read and enjoyed Wicked and the Wallflower.

  17. Kathy it sounds like you had a busy week, sounds like you enjoyed yourself and that's what counts.

    How long does it take you to write reviews? I wish I could be a month ahead. I'm considering myself winning when I'm a week ahead 🙄

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  18. So glad you have had good visiting.
    I am glad to be up to date on reviews. It always amazes me you are so far ahead... even at two weeks.
    I am eyeing several of your titles.
    Happy Reading!

  19. I'm always amazed at how well you stay ahead of your review schedule! It sounds like you've been having a lovely time.

  20. So nice to visit and catch up with old friends :) Happy weekend!


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