Monday, July 9, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 9, 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... 

It was a quiet week here. Bad weather and impending bad weather postponed the 4th of July fireworks for one day but most of the week featured lovely weather. I did get out and walk a few days this past week too.

I have finally finished reading all of the July releases on my review stack and can begin the August releases. I have also completed all of the posted for July except for these Monday posts. August doesn't have as many review books as July did. I'm excited to slot in some books from my own TBR mountain. I want to finish the Glimmerglass series, the Agency series, and the Anatomist's wife series in August.

I don't know how much time I'll have for reading this week. I'm having company. My best friend from my time in Eyota is coming to spend a few days with me. We get together at least annually. We usually binge watch some television series that we missed. We've done True Blood marathons and Bitten marathons but this year I don't think we have anything on tap. We might spend some time looking at my Amazon Prime TV shows and movies using my Amazon Fire. Her visit gives me an excuse (not that I need one) to go out to eat and visit the casino.

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.)
  • Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole - romantic suspense from NetGalley. My review will be posted on July 26.
  • The Girl You Thought I Was by Rebecca Phillips - YA contemporary from Edelweiss. My review will be posted on July 27.
  • The Butterfly Conspiracy by Vivian Conroy - historical mystery from NetGalley; compared to A Perilous Beginning  by Deanna Raybourn but it is only vaguely similar lacking the quirky characters and humor. My review will be posted on July 28.
  • Sea Witch by Sarah Henning - historical fantasy from Edelweiss. My review will be posted on July 30.
  • Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham - contemporary romance from NetGalley. My review will be posted on August 2.
  • To Catch a Witch by Heather Blake - paranormal mystery from NetGalley. My review will be posted on August 1.
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Aug. 7) - a big, meaty fantasy that begins a new series. I got this one from Edelweiss.

Next Week
Nine by Zach Hines (Aug. 7)
The Point by John Dixon (Aug. 7)
Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber (Anatomist's Wife, book 2) - mine
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil (Aug. 7)
Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill (Aug. 14)

Reviews Posted

On Inside of a Dog:
Somebody's Daughter by David Bell
The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber
Shelved Under Murder by Victoria Gilbert

On Ms. Martin Teaches Media:
Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black
Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead - finishes the Glittering Court trilogy
Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant (August 28)
A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper (Oct. 2)
A Moment in Crime by Amanda Allen (Dec. 11)

What was your week like?


  1. The Girl You Thought I Was looks intriguing. Have a wonderful time with your friend. Good friends like that are a treasure. Have a great week and happy reading!

  2. Hope you enjoy tackling your TBR mountain... every year I think about devoting a few months to making a dent in my own stack, but somehow always get distracted!

  3. It looks you got a lot of reading including a few that I'd like to read. And as great as reading is, it is also good to spend time with friends.

    Enjoy your week and happy reading!

  4. I loved Somebody's Daughter. Great suspense. Hope you have a great week!

  5. As always so many books and so much reading. Hope you enjoy time when your friend visits. And that you find a great TV programme(s) to watch.

  6. OOh nice!! I can't wait to read Sea Witch!! Or These Rebel Waves! Hope you enjoy all your reads lined up for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Nice selection of books as always. I'm on the road this week so I might be slow in approving comments. I hope you stop by to see my weekly updates.

  8. Have a great visit! sounds like fun. :) Glimmerglass looks good to me, as does Hull Metal Girls. And #murdertrending actually.

  9. Lots of great books. The Butterfly Conspiracy is on my wish list. Hope you enjoy your visit.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  10. I'm traveling a lot lately, which cuts into my reading time. Enjoy your visit!

  11. Have a great visit with your friend! I have a love/hate relationship about books being compared to other books.

  12. Enjoy the time with your friend.

    Going to check out some of your reviews.

    Lots of good books read and to be read.

    GREAT you are caught up with July reviews.


  13. Sure, reading is fantastic, but spending time with friends is important, too! Sounds like a nice time! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  14. I hope you're enjoying visiting with your friend.
    Looks like more good reading for you. I always feel I need to include my TBR books for reading too.
    I was eyeing A Knife in the Fog and A Moment in Crime at NetGalley. I might get them later if still available. I want to read through a few more I still have. Happy Reading!


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