Monday, June 7, 2021

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 7, 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...

Summer arrived in a hurry here in Duluth. With a high of 90 on Friday, I turned on the air conditioning for the first time this year. The temperatures are supposed to be around 90 for the next week. It has been quite a change from the 50s we had last week. I can say I don't mind the heat but I really don't have to deal with it. I stay inside most of the time anyway. It was nice not needing a jacket on my trip to the grocery store though. 
We had a good week for solar energy too. It is easy to see the days when the clouds rolled in and when the skies were cloudy most of the day. This is the third month in a row when we produced more energy than we used. 

I've been keeping busy reading review books, listening to audiobooks, and watching Braves baseball. 

May Reading Report
I read 29 books in May. Eleven were review books. Fifteen were audiobooks. All of the books I read this month were electronic. I didn't read anything from my TBR stack. I did a lot of rereading this month. All of my audiobooks were rereads.

I added 61 books to my TBR mountain in May including 24 audiobooks and 16 review books. 42 are still unread including 11 of the review books. Most of my books were Kindle copies but I did add two print books this month.

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.)
  • Death at the Crystal Palace by Jennifer Ashley (Review; July 7) -- The latest entry into the Kat Holloway historical mystery series was a great story. My review will be posted on June 29.
  • Fallen by Linda Castillo (Review; July 6) -- Chief of Police Kate Burkholder has to solve the mystery of who murdered a young woman who left the Amish community and who has now returned. Lots of twists and turns in this plot. My review will be posted on July 1.
  • A Thin Disguise by Catherine Bybee (Review; July 6) -- Contemporary thriller stars a former assassin and an FBI agent who are on the run from someone trying to kill one of them. My review will be posted on June 30.
  • Concrete Evidence by Rachel Grant (Kindle and Audiobook) -- Exciting thriller about an underwater archaeologist who is trying to clear her name and a man, also undercover, who wants to find out who is running stolen antiquities through his stepfather's company. My review will be posted on July 3.
  • Back from the Brink by Emery Hayes (Review; July 13) -- Contemporary thriller set in Montana and starring a female sheriff who has to deal with deal bodies encased in ice, illegal immigrants, stolen drugs, and corrupt cops. My review will be posted on July 7.
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop (Kindle and Audiobook) -- Reread of a favorite which was fun to listen to while walking.
  • Silence in the Library by Katharine Schellman (Review; July 13)
  • Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz (Kindle and Audiobook) from TBR mountain since I got the Kindle on January 7, 2017 but the audiobook only recently
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. You have a lot of books there.
    Nice looking and the covers are eye catching.

    Have a great week!

  2. Summer sure happened pretty abruptly up there! Hope you enjoy Anxious People... it took me a while to get into it, but I ended up loving it.

  3. Your reading is amazing! And so is your solar energy. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  4. I'm impressed with your reading. I had to reduce the number of books I pledged as I was way behind in my schedule!

  5. I'm trying to tackle my TBR list this year, so thinking about adding 61 books in a month is giving me palpitation!
    That is some difference in temperature, I'm ok with the low 70's, mind you we don't have air conditioning in UK homes, or public transport because it's not needed that often.

  6. Great reading month! Looking forward to the Linda Castillo book. The air went on at our house too. When it hits more than 80 my hubby is turning it on.

  7. It feels so weird (but nice) not having to wear a jacket! It's warmed up here too, although no 90's yet.

  8. We were looking at temperatures around the country and we were shocked to see how hot it is up north. It was hotter up there than it is here.

    Silence in the Library looks good.

  9. It seems like everyone is dealing with high temps right now. You had a great reading month in May. I hope June is a good one too. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  10. I'm glad the solar is working well for you.
    45 books ahead of schedule is remarkable!
    So many books for you this week. I hope you like Orphan X, as I did. I enjoyed Elizabeth Peters but never continued after the first couple of books.
    I'm glad you got me reading/listening to The Others. I'll be listening to book 3 soon.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  11. So many good looking books!

    We had to turn our air on. Wyatt and I do terrible in the heat. :(

  12. The weather is warming up here too, just in time for the official start of summer. It looks like you had a great reading month, Kathy. I really need to get caught up on Jennifer Ashley's series. It's one of my favorites. I don't know how I let myself fall behind. I love Written in Red too. I am not much of a re-reader, but I can see myself re-reading that one at some point. I hope you are enjoying your current reads! Have a great weekend and month of June!


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