Monday, May 10, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 10, 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 week was another quiet one. 

I listened to the whole Cainsville series by Kelley Armstrong. I had previously read and reviewed them all on this blog starting in 2014. It is a very different experience to hear them and to hear them back to back so that there was no chance of forgetting various plot threads as I am wont to do when there is a year or more between books in a series. 

I am currently listening to the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King but I am spacing them out a bit more. This week I am listening to the 4th and have also read my eARC of the 17th. 

I am still reading my June releases from my review stack but may finish them this week unless I decide to devote more time to Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. I have finished all my reviews on my May calendar. I am reading now for things that won't show up on my blog until the second week of June. 

With temperatures hitting the lower 50s for highs, I have not gone walking outside. I want 5 to 10 more degrees before that will happen on any sort of consistent basis. 

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.)
  • Visions by Kelley Armstrong (Mine Audiobook) -- I reviewed this one on my blog in August 2014.
  • Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong (Mine; Audiobook) -- I reviewed this one on my blog in August 2015.
  • Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong (Mine; Audiobook) -- I reviewed this one on my blog in December 2016.
  • Rituals by Kelley Armstrong (Mine; Audiobook) -- Finale of the Cainsville story. I reviewed this one on my blog in October 2017 and also on LibraryThing and Goodreads.
  • Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner (Review; June 8) -- This is the first in a new cozy series starring a young art appraiser. This time there is mystery about a ruby she's asked to authenticate which leads back to the accident the claimed her parents' lives. My review will be posted on June 8.
  • Castle Shade by Laurie R. King (Review; June 8) -- This 17th adventure of Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell takes to two into Roumania in 1925 to solve a problem for Queen Marie. I love the characters and the historical detail in this series. My review will be posted on June 9.
  • A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams (June 8) -- I read about 15% of this psychological thriller before I decided to abandon it. I wasn't connecting with any of the characters and didn't care for the way the story was arranged. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

Box from Bloomsbury (May 3)

This was a total surprise. I haven't gotten any review books from Bloomsbury for years and stopped reading middle grade books when I retired in 2017.
New from Macmillan (May 4)

This is my fourth copy of this review book. I got the Kindle first from NetGalley. I got two print ARCs about a week apart. Now I've received the finished hardcover of the book.
New Review Books
New Audiobooks
  • Justice Hall by Laurie R. King (Kindle and Audiobook)
  • Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong (Audible to supplement Kindle copy)
  • Rituals by Kelley Armstrong (Audible to supplement Kindle copy)
New Kindle Books
What was your week like?


  1. I loved the Cainesville books! I think that is the series that made me love Kelley Armstrong.

    The Wisteria/Lady Scoundrels book looks fantastic! I can't wait to read your review.

  2. Cozy Case Files looks good! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I'm liking A Dark and Secret Place. I find it very intriguing and want to know who the killer is. Also what happened exactly. But we all can't like them.
    Have a great week!

  4. Wow - you added a lot of books this week. Think I'd have trouble deciding what to read next, lol! Hope it gets warm enough for you to walk outside before too much longer. Have a good week!

  5. You always read such a wonderful variety of books! And so many!

    I know what you mean about series - I don't read many of them but when I do, they are usually spread out by a year or more, and I do tend to forget a lot. My son will re-read every book in a series before he reads the latest one!

    Enjoy your books this week -


    Book By Book

  6. Oh nice! Lots of new to me ones. I envy your being able to re-read books! I just don't have time for it like I used to! Mostly because I keep adding new titles to the TBR on a yearly basis! Lol.

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I've read most of Kelley Armstrong's books but not the Cainsville series yet! I will have to give them a try soon :) Hope you have a fantastic week!

  8. Ruby Red Herring sounds so good. I'm adding it to my wishlist. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

  9. It's sad, but we are already running our air each day. And they are reminding us that hurricane season starts on June 1. I can see why people live in your part of the world in summer!

    I hope you enjoyed Trail of Lies. You could read it in three different formats.

  10. Sorry to hear A Dark and Secret Place didn't work out. I do like all your mysteries though.

  11. My, oh my, you have been busy reading. I am so jealous.

    The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels and The Victory Garden caught my eye.

    Hope you enjoy your new arrivals. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  12. You always have so many interesting looking books on your list. Have a great week and happy reading/listening.

  13. It's been over a year since I last listened to an audio book. I think it's great that you were able to listen to the Cainsville series back to back.

    I hope your weather warms up soon so you can start walking again. We got out of the habit of walking and need to start up again, especially now that the weather is so nice out. Perhaps we would even make it out before nightfall! I hope you have a great week, Kathy, and enjoy your reading!

  14. Yeah for the Cainesville series! I love Kelley Armstrong's writing! And sounds like fun get some more review copies unexpectedly! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  15. Wow, four copies of the same review book! I guess you were meant to read it. :-) Hope you're enjoying your week.


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