Monday, November 18, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Nov. 18, 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...

This was a quiet week with lots of gloomy weather. I don't think we saw the sun for more than a few moments until Friday. I did finish all my 2019 review books and have a couple of weeks now to read from my own TBR mountain until it is time to start the 2020 books.

My only moment of brief excitement came when I joined the YMCA in order to get some exercise. I attended my first exercise class on Thursday. My next one is Tuesday but I should go up there and get some instruction on using some of the intimidating machines someday soon. I am still walking as my brother does his cardio rehab on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays but need to do more on the other days of the week.

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.)

  • Thin Ice by Paige Shelton (Review - Dec. 3) - First in a new mystery series set in Alaska which leaves one of the major plot threads hanging waiting for the second book in the series. My review will be posted on Nov. 28.
  • A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh (Review - Dec. 3) - Excellent thriller set in rural New Zealand and filled with interesting characters. I especially enjoyed the setting. My review will be posted on Nov. 30.
  • Dragged Through Hedgerows by Forthright (Mine) - This novella tells a story set in her Amaranthine world and was entertaining. My review will be posted on Dec. 4.

  • Wicked Hour by Chloe Neill (Review - Dec. 3) - Second in the Heirs of Chicagoland series and a very entertaining urban fantasy story. My review will be posted on Dec. 5.
  • Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard (Review - Dec. 3) - This one was a slow read for me. I ended up skimming the last quarter. There were too many plot threads, too much needless description, and too many repeated flashbacks to past problems. My review will be posted on Dec. 1
  • Wolf's Bane by Kelley Armstrong (Mine) - This is the first of a duology and ends with a major cliffhanger of an ending. I did enjoy the story and the revisit to the Otherworld universe created by Armstrong. My review will be posted on Dec. 7.


Next Week

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What was your week like?


  1. Wow! I am jealous. I've still got a dozen to books to get through. My reading time has been so diminished this year.

    Maybe you can motivate me to work out. Gosh, I haven't felt like doing that in ages.

    Looks like several fabulous books in your piles. Hope you enjoy your latest additions.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  2. The Chicagoland series sounds interesting! Enjoy!!

  3. I hope you love the YMCA.

    I have been taking Silver Sneakers classes and other classes there for about two years and really enjoy the classes and the people.

    Great you finished all of your 2019 books.

    Have a great reading and exercising week.

  4. Your books look good, as usual. Good luck on the exercise classes.

  5. Oooh very nicely done! I still need to get Wolf's Bane! But definitely holding off since it's a duology with a killer cliffhanger! LOL.

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. All your books look wonderful! I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  7. Great reads and books to be read. I must read Nalini Singh - she's been recommended so much. Have a great week reading

  8. Oh, it sounds like it was pretty cold and miserable weather up there last week. Let’s hope you get some sun this week.

    I’m glad you were able to join the YMCA and that you have attended your first class. I love the Y. I usually go to yoga and pilates and swim class. My Y has an outdoor pool. They had the last swim class until spring today. Whew! It was chilly.

    I enjoyed Spinning Silver a lot. Hope you do, too.

    Have a great week!

  9. You are so good with the exercise, I am too lazy! I need to do at least more walking. I finally got okayed for A Madness of Sunshine on NG and will look forward to reading it. Most likely will buy a copy as well.

  10. I'm envious of your Anna Lee Huber selections. I was only able to get just one out of the lot!!!

  11. Good luck with the exercise! I’ve been walking as much as possible lately because I know the next round of snow is coming soon. Walking in the snow is no fun. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. It's been gloomy here too. Today was SO gray.

    Thin Ice is one I think I'm gonna get.

  13. This weather is so nuts! Already. Lol.

    The Alaska mystery looks really good - I will have to check out your review!

  14. Oh my goodness, all your 2019 arcs are completed?? That's amazing. I look forward to your review of A Madness of Sunshine, sounds like a great book!


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