Monday, June 28, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 28, 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 a pretty good week for solar production. Today started out cloudy but warm. 

I went to the Rhubarb Festival briefly today. The festival is an annual event put on by CHUM (CHurches United in Ministry) which advertises itself as "people of faith working together to provide basic necessities, foster stable lives, and organize for a just and compassionate community." I wanted a rhubarb pie but they didn't have any this year since church kitchens are apparently still closed here in Minnesota. I was disappointed but did get my walking in since I had to park several blocks from the festival.

Otherwise, it was a quiet week. I got outside to walk most days, watched a lot of baseball, and read and listened to lots of 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.)
  • The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is the second in the Amelia Peabody historical mystery series. My review will be posted on August 17.
  • Beyond by Mercedes Lackey (Mine) -- Lackey writes about the beginning of Valdemar when the Baron is trying to find a way to escape from the Empire and take his people with him. My review will be posted on September 9.
  • The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (Mine) -- The characters from the Truly Devious trilogy are given a new mystery to solve about unexplained murders at a summer camp. My review will be posted on September 4.
  • Death in Castle Dark by Veronica Bond (Review; August 3) -- Contemporary cozy mystery starring an actress who has taken a role in a mystery dinner theater held in a castle outside of Chicago and finds one of her coworkers dead in the chapel. My review will be posted on July 29.
  • Cursed Luck by Kelley Armstrong (Mine) -- Armstrong begins a new urban fantasy series where curse workers and luck workers are descended from Greek gods who are actually gifted immortals. My review will be posted on July 31.
  • Night Shift Dragons by Rachel Aaron (Mine; Audiobook) -- The is the finale of the DFZ trilogy. Great worldbuilding, fast-paced action, and intriguing characters. My review will be posted on September 14.
  • Cajun Kiss of Death by Ellen Byron (Review; August 10) -- The final book in the Cajun Country Mysteries is filled with the quirky characters and tasty recipes the fill the earlier episodes. My review will be posted on August 3.
  • Gone By Morning by Michele Weinstat Miller (Review; August 10) -- A contemporary thriller told in multiple voices about how a subway bombing leads to revelations of secrets from the past. My review will be posted on August 5.
  • Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh (Mine; Audiobook) -- This is the first in the Guild Hunter series and introduces a world controlled by angels. It was a reread but first listen for me. My review will be posted on September 21.
  • Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick (Mine; Audiobook)  -- This is a paranormal romantic suspense title which is also a historical. Filled with Quick's usual interesting characters and banter. My review will be posted on September 11.
  • Miss Lattimore's Letter by Suzanne Allain (Review: August 10) -- Historical romance with a number of interesting characters and situations that all starts with an anonymous letter and ends with multiple "Happily Ever Afters." My review will be posted on August 7.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

Kindle and Audiobook:
  • Evil Dark by Justin Gustainis (I've had the print book since 2012)
  • The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg (Kindle and Audiobook cost about $5.50. $1.99 each and tax.)
  • Known Devil by Justin Gustainis (bought the Kindle copy July 17, 2014)
  • The Liar by Nora Roberts (bought the Kindle copy April 14, 2015)
  • Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold (bought the Kindle copy July 7, 2015)
What was your week like?


  1. Nice week. I have THE FAMILY PLOT coming up. It sounds great.
    Have a great week!

  2. I am curious about Gone by Morning and The Family Plot.

    I am impressed by your solar production.

    Have a great week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I'm sorry you didn't get your rhubarb pie, but at least you got in a nice walk.

    All Night Long with a Cowboy? Oh, those cowboys do brag!

  4. The cozy mysteries look cute! It's been a while since I've read one. I need to revisit them. Have a great week!

  5. Sorry you didn't get your rhubarb pie. I have never had that, I have made ones with strawberries and rhubarb together. Have a nice week.

  6. Oh Guild Hunter is my favourite series! I'm currently rereading Psy-Changeling series though haha. I love Amanda Quick, I'll check her books out! And Jill Shalvis is my fav too but the book is new fo rme so I'll add that to my tbr!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Check out my Monday post here! :)

  7. Ha earlier today on my blog I replied to you asking about Elizabeth Peters. And now I have my answer! :)

    I am waiting for The Box in the Woods to come in from the library. I am excited to read it!

    And rhubarb is so delicious!

  8. The Rhubarb Festival sounds wonderful. My parents used to have plants...rhubarb pie was always in my oven when it was ripe. YUM!!

    Hope you get a pie or can make one.

    I am reading THE FAMILY PLOT. It's good, but these characters are ODD. :)

    Take care, and have a good week.

  9. So many great books. I've heard so much about Elizabeth Peters, but I haven't read any of her books. I'll have to check out my library for some. I have Death in Castle Dark on my list too. It looks good.

    Hope you have a great week!

  10. I'm intrigued by The Box in the Woods. I'm adding that one to my TBR list!

  11. Sorry that you didn't get the rhubarb pie.
    So many books as usual. Looks like you got the whole Heartstrikers series.
    The Truly Devious trilogy caught my eye at Mailbox Monday last week.I hope you liked Box in the Woods.
    I saw The Keeper and jumped over to NetGalley to request it.
    Enjoy your week and Happy Reading!

  12. My dad used to love rhubarb (from N. Dakota) and my mom liked it. As a kid I didn't see the attraction; as an adult I'd like to try again but it isn't a thing here in New Orleans.

  13. Yeah for good solar production, boo on no pie. But it looks like things will be better come next week, which is good! And sounds like a really good reading week! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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