Monday, January 24, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (January 24, 2022)

 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.

Want to See What I Added to My Stack? links to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality.

Other Than Reading...

This was another quiet winter week. We had some cold weather and some snow too. I didn't leave the house all week. I haven't driven my car since January 4. I really should go for a drive but as soon as the roads are clear enough for me, it snows again. 

I have been doing a good job this year reading books that have been on TBR mountain for a long time. I'm down to 39 books that I added in 2008. A quick look is showing me that lots and lots of the ones remaining have vampires in them. I haven't read many vampire books lately. 

This week I read four that I've had at least 8 years and three review books. I did update the old books by getting the Kindle and Audible copies and listening to them. 

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.)
  • Batten Down the Belfry by Diane Kelly (Review; February 22) -- Nice cozy mystery that is 4th in a series and is set in Nashville. My review will be posted on February 17.
  • A Fool's Gold Christmas by Susan Mallery (Mine since 2013) -- #9.5 in the Fool's Gold series was a really nice romance with engaging characters. My review will be posted on February 16.
  • Two of a Kind by Susan Mallery (Mine since 2013) -- #11 in the Fool's Gold series was an excellent romance with a great cast of characters. My review will be posted on March 15.
  • Just One Kiss by Susan Mallery (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Another engaging Fool's Gold romance. My review will be posted on February 26.
  • Lt. Leary, Commanding by David Drake (Mine since 2008) -- Entertaining military science fiction/space opera. My review will be posted on March 3.
  • The Fear by Natasha Preston (Review; March 1) -- YA thriller that starts with a social media post asking people to post their greatest fear and ends with a bunch of murders. Exciting and engaging but with a really ambiguous ending. My review will be posted on February 22.
  • Stay Dead by Anne Frasier (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Second Elise Sandburg mystery was a nice combination of police procedural and magic. Savannah, Georgia, was the setting. My review will be posted on March 8.
  • A Night to Die For by Lisa Schroeder (Review; March 1) -- YA thriller about the murder of the prom queen told from multiple points of view and includes social media posts and newspaper articles. My review will be posted on February 23.
  • Beneath the Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett (Review; February 22) -- I got to 30% of this one before I quit reading. I don't like horror books and I got tired of all the flashbacks that didn't seem to be advancing the plot. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What was your week like?


  1. wow, congrats on working on your TBR. Always a struggle, lol

  2. Don’t Get Close looks good.

    I’m glad you liked The Night Shift too.

    Enjoy your week, Kathy.

  3. I bet you feel proud of whittling down your TBR stack. I wonder what you will do with the remaining books on vampires...

    Have a good week and stay warm!

  4. I have to concentrate on my TBR stack. You're doing a great job at reading yours. You have so many great books on your list too. Enjoy and have a great week!

  5. I am also ready Alex Finlay, I really enjoyed his previous book Every Last Fear...

    Here is my daily post:

  6. That's awesome how well you are doing on your TBR stack. I have read 5 books this year from my physical bookshelves, also hoping to work it down. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  7. Great job in tackling books on your tbr! I culled quite a few of mine when we moved, but still have way too many on my kindle. Winters can be so long up north... the snow is beautiful, but I hope you get a break from it soon.

  8. You are doing great on getting through your TBR books, Kathy! That's too bad about Beneath the Stairs. I am very picky about the horror novels I will read. That is not one I've heard of though. I hope you enjoy your current and upcoming books! Have a great week!

  9. Those are new to me ones. I hope you enjoy your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. It's good not to leave the house sometimes when it's snowy. As I write this I just wtched the mailman get stuck in the neighbor's driveway and was just heading out there when they got him out. Fun.

  11. I feel like I can't keep my car clean for long because within days of going through the car wash it snows; not a lot, but enough to make the roads wet and the car dirty.

    So glad to hear you are making your way through your TBR pile. I am determined to whittle away at mine a bit this year. I have some Susan Mallery books here I need to read.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  12. I like a vampire tale now and then. Looks like you are on a Susan Mallery binge. :-) I have enjoyed some of her romances. Lt. Leary caught my eye.
    Stay warm and Happy Reading!

  13. Glad to see a Susanna Kearsley on your list this week!

  14. Wow lots of great looking books on there. Hope you have a great week.

  15. I am going to have to check out those Kelly Armstrong books! Have a great week!

  16. Amazing job on your TBR list. I'm slowly making progress on mine. Very slowly.

    Have a great week, Kathy.

  17. I'm trying to whittle down my to-read shelf on GoodReads and not doing a very good job of it. I think for every one book I delete, I add another 2 or three! Good for you for conquering Mt. TBR!

  18. Yeah for getting the TBR mountain books read! And some really great authors read from, like Kelley Armstrong and Diane Kelly! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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