Monday, February 1, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Feb. 1, 2021)

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 another quiet week with lots of reading and blogging. I set up all my posts for March which meant I decided what I wanted to read around the various March review book releases. I made sure to choose a book that has been languishing on TBR mountain for a long time and a new arrival on TBR mountain along with a sprinkling of audiobooks. Of course, everything but the review books are subject to change. 

I also spent some time this week on the phone setting up doctor's appointments in February. Time for my annual mammogram! Also I couldn't put off my colonoscopy any longer and scheduled that too. February also sees my annual wellness visit to my Primary Care Doctor. 

January Reading

As of noon on January 30, I've read 27 books. Sixteen of the books were mine and 15 of those were audiobooks. I also read 11 review books this month.

I added 54 new books and audiobooks to my TBR mountain this month. I read only one of them in January. A number of the books I added were books that I already owned in print. I added the audiobooks and often the Kindle because I want to reread them. I added 21 audiobooks to my collection but only eight are books I've never read. All of the other books I added were Kindle books including 13 new Review books. 

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.)
  • Etched in Bone (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is a reread of the fifth book of The Others series. My first reread of this series in 2021 although I've read and reread the series about 20 times.
  • The Russian Cage by Charlaine Harris (Review; Feb. 23) -- This is the third book in the Gunnie Rose series which takes place in an alternate USA and has magic. My review will be posted on Feb. 16.
  • Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry (Mine; Kindle with Audiobook add-on) -- This was an intense YA thriller about six teens caught in a Mall when it is taken over by domestic terrorists. My review will be posted on Feb. 20.
  • Lies by Kylie Scott (Mine; Kindle Deal with Audiobook add-on) - This romantic suspense title was a recent addition to my stack of audiobooks. I liked the characters in this one. My review will be posted on Feb. 24.
  • Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh (Review; Feb. 23) - This contemporary thriller is set in New Zealand and was a exciting story. My review will be posted on Feb. 17.
  • Hard Magic by Laura Anne Gilman (Mine; Audiobook) - This was a new discovery at Audible Plus of a book I first read in 2010. I enjoyed revisiting this urban fantasy world. My review will be posted on March 10.
  • Dragonfly Girl by Marti Leimbach (Review; Feb. 23) - This was an excellent YA thriller set in the near future. It tells the story of high school scientific genius Kira Adams and what happens when she finds a way to defeat death. My review will be posted on Feb. 18.
  • Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay (Review; March 2) - This was an excellent, couldn't-put-it-down thriller with all sorts of action and wonderful characters. My review will be posted on Feb. 23.
  • Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn -- I listened to 3 hours and 10 minutes of this one before it actually got to the mystery. I couldn't deal with all the detail about lack of women's rights in the 1920s. I may continue on one day now that I'm hopefully finally getting to the good stuff.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

New Kindle (All Daily Deals):
New Audible Plus:
New Audiobooks:
  • Dark Light by Jayne Castle (Kindle Daily Deal with Audible Add-on)
  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (Audible Daily Deal and Kindle purchase)
  • Tricks of the Trade by Laura Anne Gilman - Book 3 in the P.U.P.I. series (This one was included with Audible Plus.)
  • Dragon Justice by Laura Anne Gilman - Book 4 in the P.U.P.I. series
  • Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman (Kindle/Audible) - First in the Retrievers series
New Review:
What was your week like?


  1. Wow!! Look at all of these gorgeous covers! Have an awesome week of reading Kathy!๐Ÿ“š☕๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’œ

  2. Many tempting books! Great job, BTW. I am eyeing Every Last Fear and Finley Donovan Is Killing It.

    Enjoy February! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Run, Hide, Fight Back sounds timely. (ugh!). I a few of the same books on my list too.

  4. Wow! You're on a roll with your reading! My annual mammogram is this month also. Gotta do what a girl has gotta do :)


  5. I think you are one of the most organized bloggers I know!! Enjoy all your new books :)

  6. 27 Books in a month!!! I thought I was doing ok with nine. What's your secret?

  7. I haven't even sorted February's posts never mind March! I've heard great things about Nalini Singh - I really must read some of her work.

  8. Good luck with all your doctor appointments. You had a great January for reading! Your books look so good. I hope you enjoy them all and have a great week!

  9. I've decided to copy Stacy of Stacy's Books and read a book by a person of color every day in February.

    I love the look of Dragonfly Girl and Spellmaker.

    I do hope you will have a lovely week, Kathy.

  10. I am so behind on my Charlaine Harris books! Ever since Sookie and Harper ended I can't keep up anymore! Lol.

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Sounds like a pretty good week! Hope you enjoy An Unexpected Peril! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  12. I've had my eye on THE WINDSOR KNOT....crime solver QUII sounds like something I would totally get into! Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  13. I'll bet you're enjoying An Unexpected Peril. Happy reading!

  14. That's an awesome number of books! Nice reading month. An Unexpected PEril looks good. I liked the Rhys Bowen book I read a few years back.

    Hope you have a great week!

  15. I want Quiet in her Bones given I enjoyed the first book, A Madness of Sunshine.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  16. Oh my goodness, so many to add to my mountain of books. Your love of The Others series got me to begin with the first book and I am so glad I did!!!

  17. You are really getting through the books this year. Hope you enjoy your new books.

    Thanks for visiting my blog last week. Just catching up on comments.


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