Monday, June 14, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 14, 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 past week was nice and summery until Friday which was rainy and foggy.
I baked bread for the first time in quite a while and tried out a new recipe. I needed a way to use up leftover beer can chicken and found a recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini. It was really bland even though I did tweak it to add some spices. Next time I'll add more spices and also add more liquid since I think it was good but could be improved. 

I also read and listened to a lot of good books. My favorite of the week was A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones. It was really good. I alternated between laughing out loud and crying. This is the second book in the series and the plot threads begun in the first book were advanced but with still some left dangling for another book in the series. 

I also set up my calendar for August and perused my TBR shelves to pick some forgotten books to fill out spaces around the review books on the calendar. 

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.)
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (Mine; Audiobook) -- I've had the Kindle version for a few years but just got the audiobook. It was an intense thriller with interesting characters. My review will be posted on July 10.
  • Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman (Review; July 15) -- Second historical mystery starring an upper class, young widow who solves crimes. My review will be posted on July 8.
  • Fatal Family Ties by S. C. Perkins (Review; July 20) -- A genealogist gets involved in a murder investigation and theft of an valuable painting when she tries to prove that one of her co-workers ancestors was not a deserter in the Civil war. My review will be posted on July 14.
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Mine; Audiobook) -- This was a reread and first listen of the first book in the Amelia Peabody historical mystery series. It was a lot of fun. My review will be posted on July 20.
  • Last Guard by Nalini Singh (Review; July 20) -- The is the latest in the Psy-Changeling Trinity series and introduces two new Psy characters and a new designation of Psy. It was a great romance and great urban fantasy story. My review will be posted on July 15.
  • Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder (mine and currently out of print) -- I bought this YA title in March of 2014. The main character is a boy who is dealing with grief at the loss of his mother, his fear of storms, and his conflicts with his older brothers and father. I liked the information about dog training and search and rescue dogs. My review will be posted on July 17.
  • Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop (Audiobook) -- Reread.
  • A Good Day for Chardonnay by Darynda Jones (Review; July 27) -- This was an emotional roller coaster of a book with lots of different plots woven together. It had great characters and very witty banter. My review will be posted on July 22.
  • Part-Time Gods by Rachel Aaron (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is the middle book of an urban fantasy series with dragons and gods and a young woman who has all sorts of issues with her dragon dad. My review will be posted on July 21.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Nice looking lineup.
    You always have a lot of nice looking books. Very nice covers.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Have a great week!

  2. Too bad the Chicken Tetrazzini was a little bland, but it definitely sounds like a recipe you could improve to fit your taste. Just the title of A Good Day for Chardonnay made me laugh... I'll need to check out that series!

  3. I want to read A Good Day for Chardonnay. It sounds wonderful. All of those cozy mysteries look so good. I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  4. It's been sunny here too- feels like summer! I thnk the Schellman book looks good...

  5. Terrific list! The Chardonnay book looks intriguing! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. OOh nice! I can't wait to read Darynda's new book! I passed on reviewing it early this time as I was overwhelmed with review books at the time, but am still excited for it! Naturally can't wait to read Kelley's new book! That's already in the TBR pile!

    Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. We had nice hot weather too and then storms.

    It will be on the cooler side now, but not bad.

    ENJOY all of your books, and have a great week, Kathy.

  8. Sounds like a great week!! Interested to see what you think of the Kelley Armstrong book, I haven't had a chance to grab a copy yet! hope you have another great week :)

  9. Silence in the Library is one I am hoping to read as well as A Good Day for Chardonnay (love that title). I hope you like your upcoming reads. I have Cursed Luck on my wish list and have come close to hitting that buy button several times. Have a great week, Kathy!

  10. So many tempting books! That food sounds good, too!

  11. I love a book that gives you all the feels, so glad you enjoyed that. Looks like you had a very busy book week!

  12. It's a good day for me when I can bake bread.

    I really like the look of Silence in the Library. I can't resist a book set in a library.

  13. Fresh bread - mmmm.
    Lots of good books for you as usual. It just surprises me you have time for re-reads. :-)
    I'm looking forward to Good Day for Chardonnay.
    Hope this week has been a good one for you with Happy Reading!


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