Monday, April 22, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 22, 2019)

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...

After last week's snow, this week has proved to be much more pleasant. In fact it is supposed to warm up to nearly 70 today (Saturday). That should melt most of the remaining snow though some areas where there were snowdrifts might take a couple of day more. It is supposed to rain on Easter Sunday with temperatures in the 50s which should take care of the rest of the snow.

This week I have my quarterly lab appointment for blood work but otherwise my week is clear and empty. I'm hoping for good weather so that I can walk outside along with my visits to Curves.

Since I have just about finished with the books on my May calendar, I also need to spend some time setting up my posts for June. I have written books in on the calendar but haven't created the parts of the posts that I can do before reading the books. I have 12 review books that will be released in June, want to read more of the Monkeewrench series, slotted in some recent arrivals, and pulled three print books from my physical TBR mountain lowering the physical stack to 500 books.

My TV is turned on for baseball games and The Voice. Otherwise, I'm reading and playing computer games.

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.)

  • Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist (YA Review; May 21) -- I thought this was an excellent YA Paranormal Mystery. My review will be posted on May 16.
  • Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson (Mine since 2008) - This was a paranormal thriller that I have had for years. I liked the characters and the narrator's irreverent attitude. My review will be posted on May 18.
  • Smitten by the Brit by Melonie Johnson (Review; May 28) - This was a contemporary romance with great characters. My review will be posted on May 21.

  • Fortune's Favors by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Mine) - This is the latest chapbook by favorite author's. The first novella introduces a character with a unique ability. The second selection is an outtake from the main storyline that fills in some blanks. I don't plan to review this.
  • Dancing with Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas (Mine since 2008) - This urban fantasy introduces Delilah Street and sets up a very complex urban fantasy world. My review will be posted on May 22.
  • Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag (Mine since 2008 but I read my new Kindle copy) - This third Kovac/Liska thriller was a very entertaining story with an abundance of villains which kept me guessing until the very end. My review will be posted on May 23. 


  • Island of Glass by Nora Roberts (Mine since 12/6/16) got lost on my shelves but now I'm eager to read this final book in The Guardian Trilogy.

Next Week

I'm starting to read my June review book releases. These will all be released on June 4.

Reviews Posted

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


  • Straight by Dick Francis - One of my favorites by him for my Kindle
  • A Spell of Trouble by Leighann Dobbs - a free paranormal mystery that sounded good
  • The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White - a Kindle Daily Deal that I've been curious about.

  • Fortune's Favors by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller - They write it, I'll buy it.
  • Prior Bad Acts by Tami Hoag - a Kindle copy of a book that has been on TBR mountain since 2008.


  • A Legacy of Murder by Connie Berry (Oct. 8)
  • The Prized Girl by Amy K. Green (Jan. 14, 2020) - This one doesn't have a spot at Amazon yet. I found it at Edelweiss.

What was your week like?


  1. I need to catch up on Nora Roberts' books. Enjoy your week and the upcoming reading. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I did enjoy that trilogy by Nora Roberts. I am watching out for her next stand alone, I should look up her website I guess. In the meantime I am still one J D Robb book behind. You are so organised with your review reading.

  3. I used to have a huge collection of Nora Roberts books, but I donated almost all of them to Salvation Army. The only ones I kept were the witches trilogy. (I don't recall the name of the series.)

  4. OOh nice! Some new to me ones, though I did just read The Beyond two weeks ago! I quite enjoyed it! I hope you enjoy all of your reads lined up for the week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. It's finally warmed up here too! Mid 70's today although we're gonna cool back down to 50's/ 60's for rest of the week

  6. I'm always so impressed with those of you who can read ahead. I'm still trying to read April books!

  7. I can hardly believe it, but you are reading so much more now! I'm now going to go and check out your other blog.

  8. I love "empty" weeks. :)

    Great you are started on your June reads. I still have two to finish for May.

    THE SUMMER COUNTRY should be good...I have it too.

    Have a great week.

  9. Hope the warm up stays in your area and that your blood work is all well. Funny how those books get losts on our shevles. Looking forward to the Lauren Willig book. Have a great week.

  10. So many great books on your list. I really have to start reading Nora Roberts again. I always loved her books. Have a great week!

  11. I've not finished April books yet. Way behind.

  12. So glad you are getting some nice weather finally!! The Glass Ocean looks really good. I will have to check it out!

  13. Glad to hear spring has finally arrived to your neck of the woods! Looks like your books are keeping you busy - that is a very full reviewing schedule. Always lots of variety in your reading, too.

    Enjoy your books and that nice weather this week -


    Book By Book


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