Monday, June 1, 2020

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 1, 2020)

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 nice quiet week here in Duluth. Minneapolis was another story after a black man died in police custody and was videotaped. It led to the firing of the police officers, protests, riots and looting, and the arrest of one of officers for murder. One of the stores that was looted was a Target near the scene of the crime which led to Target closing all the Minnesota Target stores early on Friday evening "until further notice." Bill was concerned about his store since he was set to begin work on 8 AM on Saturday but the Duluth store opened as usual on Saturday.

This is Saturday afternoon as I'm writing this. I haven't heard what last night was like in the Cities. I know there was a 8 PM curfew imposed by the governor and enforced by the National Guard. I'm hoping that things are settling down now.

I had a really lazy week and didn't get out for a walk even once. I did go to the grocery store a couple of times which amounted to about 1000 steps for each trip. Otherwise, I've been hanging around home and doing a lot of reading.

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.)

  • Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey (June 9) - This YA is the third in the fantasy series starring the next generation of spies in Valdemar. My review will be posted on June 4.
  • Catalyst by Sarah Beth Durst (June 9) - This contemporary middle grade fantasy is a story about friendship and a cat that grows and grows and begins to talk and read. My review will be posted on June 3,
  • Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King (June 9) - This is the latest in the Sherlock Holmes/Mary Russell mysteries and takes place in 1925 in Monaco and has an intriguing cast of characters. My review will be posted on June 6. 

  • A Liaden Universe Constellation by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Mine) - This is the first collection of previously published Liaden Universe stories. I had read most of them in the authors' chapbooks but like having them all together for my Kindle. My review will be posted on June 10.
  • A Liaden Universe Constellation Vol. 2 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Mine) - Another collection of Liaden Universe stories that contained a couple that I had missed when they first appeared. My review will be posted on June 18.
  • A Liaden Universe Constellation Vol. 3 by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Mine) - This is another collection of more recent Liaden Universe stories. My review will be posted on July 8. 

  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Mine) - This was my audiobook of the week and is the 20-year-old first book in the Dresden Files. My review will be posted June 11.


Unusually for me, I have a few books in process right now.

Next Week

Reviews Posted

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

What was your week like?


  1. Hanging around home and reading - I've been doing a lot of that myself. A good week to you!

  2. Nice! Those are mostly new to me ones. I hope you enjoy your lineup this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. The Finders was a quick read. Hope you enjoy it. This is my week for hanging around and reading. Last week helped a friend move, BIG job.

  4. A lazy week sounds nice! I'm working from home, and it spilled over into Saturday so I'm working too hard!
    My week is at

  5. I'm still waiting for your review of Spy, Spy Again by Mercedes Lackey. Can't wait to hear what you thought of it.

    I had an opportunity to see Sarah Beth Durst in February, and I thought Catalyst sounded very interesting.

  6. The protests in Atlanta turned violent and destructive but the protest near where I live in Athens remained peaceful. I have Death of an Aristocrat on my list to read. See what I read at Girl Who Reads


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