Monday, December 31, 2018

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Dec. 31, 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.

Other Than Reading...

Our lightly snow covered ground turned into a real "White Christmas" when we received 13.1 inches of snow on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27. This is Saturday afternoon and I still haven't ventured out of the house. It was warm enough when the snow began that it created slush on the roads which froze when the temperatures dropped making many streets bumpy and icy.

Curves was closed for two days so I didn't get out and exercise. I'll try to get there on Monday if the roads have cleared up more. I do have my trusty treadmill in the basement if I feel a need to exercise.

It is hard to believe that it is almost 2019. Since this is just Saturday, I'll wait until next week to sum up all of my reading and reviewing for the year. I'll probably finish a book or two before the year ends. Monday I'll be writing my final State of the Stack post which will sum up my reviewing.

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.)

  • Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee (Jan. 15) - This was a YA science fiction/fantasy based on Korean mythology. My review will be posted on Jan. 15.
  • Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh (Mine) - I was looking for a novella to read from my TBR mountain. I couldn't stop at just one and finished this group of four Psy-Changeling stories. I reviewed this one on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • The Burning Island by Hester Young (Feb. 12) - This was a mystery about a woman who is a psychic who connects with missing and endangered children and wishes she didn't. My review will be posted on Jan. 16 since it was initially a Jan. 22 release and I don't have room on my calendar to move it closer to its release date.

  • Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye (Jan. 22) - This one begins a new epic fantasy YA series with faint hints of Japan along with the magic. My review will be posted on Jan. 17.
  • Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch - This is the second Peter Grant police procedural/urban fantasy mystery. My review will be posted on Jan. 22.
  • The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle (Jan. 22) - This is an excellent middle grade fantasy that brought me to tears in a couple of places. My review will be posted on Jan. 19.

One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick (Jan. 29) begins a new romantic suspense series.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
 Wyatt's Stand by Kaylea Cross ($.99 when  I downloaded it.)
 Tubby Dubonnet Mysteries 1 - 5 by Tony Dunbar (Free when I downloaded it.)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - I read this earlier in print but donated my copy. I want to re-read before finishing the series. 
Navigating the Stars by Maria V. Snyder - Kindle deal from a favorite author
Legendary by Stephanie Garber - Kindle deal which joins the first in the series on my TBR mountin.

What was your week like?


  1. OOh nice! I'm hoping to get to Circle of Shadows sometime this week. Maybe. Fingers crossed! Lol! Can't wait to read Watcher in the Woods and Stolen Time. One of which is already in my TBR pile. LOVED A Curse So Dark and Lovely! Hope you enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

    Happy New Year!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Wow! You are certainly an avid reader! That's awesome! Thank you for sharing The Military Wife - am adding to to my Goodreads Want to Read list!

  3. One Tough Cowboy looks really good. Hope you enjoy your books. Happy New Year!

  4. So many tempting books! Enjoy...and I hope you can stay warm, too.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Wow on the snow...I am glad it didn't come this way!!

    Stay safe and warm...thank goodness for books.

    Happy New Year, and Happy 2019 Reading!!

  6. We only had flurries on Christmas Eve, so you beat us. Good idea for you to hang around the homestead.

    Some of these books like, The Storm Keeper's Island, sound fabulous. Hope you enjoy all your books.

    Happy new year!

  7. Looks like you got the snow we were supposed to get. Looks like spring here with practically no snow. I love time travel so Stolen Time caught my eye. Enjoy your reading!

  8. 13 inches of snow! Sounds like reading weather. Happy New Year!

  9. Christmas day and the day after were beautiful but we had a bunch of rain since. On the upside it is supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow. See what I read at Girl Who Reads

  10. Wow that's a healthy amount of snow! We got a dusting but that's about all.

    Ooh Watchers in the Wood- can't wait for that one.

  11. Great selection of interesting books! thanks for visiting my blog this week!

  12. Wow, you definitely had a white Christmas. We had a wet one with no snow in sight for a week or so. Looking forward to Watcher in the Woods. Happy New Year.

  13. Wow!!! So much snow!! I am jealous! We are having the first December in 50 years without snow at all for our area of Michigan. :( It's been rainy and wet. :(

    I can't wait for Watcher in the Woods. And The Antidote looks really good!!!

  14. Sounds like a nice white Christmas for you. I eyed The Storm Keeper's Island at NG and now you talked me into it. :-)
    I'll also need to get the Maria Snyder title as she as fav author of mine too.
    Happy New Year and Happy Reading!


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