Monday, April 25, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 25, 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...

I had another quiet week. Rain took the place of our usual mid-week snow event which had the benefit of melting quite a bit of our existing snow. My south-facing front yard is snow free. There are still snow piles and drifts in my more shadowed back yard. It has rained every other day this week which was bad for any solar production. Temperatures have been cooler than normal too and look like they will be staying that way for most of the coming week.
Even though I have been trying to concentrate on May review books, I found myself getting sidetracked by the Elfhome series by Wen Spencer. I read the newest and realized how interconnected all of the stories were. I decided to reread them all to see the connections. Once I've finished the first four, I'll reread Harbinger to catch all the details I missed. 

Since I have another series reread planned, I may try to read all of my May review books before starting the reread of the His Dark Materials series. I feel like I'm falling behind since I'm only a couple of weeks ahead on my calendar. I get nervous when I don't have a month's cushion even though I usually read six books a week.

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.)
  • Dead Against Her by Melinda Leigh (Review; May 17) -- This is the 5th mystery starring Sheriff Bree Taggert. It was action-packed. My review will be posted on May 12.
  • Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman (Review; May 17) -- This contemporary romance was an entertaining story with some humor and serious social issues. My review will be posted on May 10.
  • Tinker by Wen Spencer (Audiobook Reread) -- This is the first book in the Elfhome series. I reread it last August. Here's my review.
  • Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer (Audiobook Reread) -- This is the second book in the Elfhome series. I reread it via audiobook last October. Here's my review.
  • Elfhome by Wen Spencer (Audiobook Reread) -- This is the third book in the Elfhome series. I reread it via audiobook last October. Here's my review
  • Harbinger by Wen Spencer (Mine) -- Latest in her Elfhome series follows lots of characters and ends on a major cliffhanger. My review will be posted on May 28.
  • Project Elfhome by Wen Spencer (Audiobook; Reread) -- Series of interconnected short stories, novellas, and drabbles about characters other than the main characters. I reviewed the eARC in 2016. Here's my review.
Next Week
Reviews Posted

Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. I hope the new Melinda Leigh is good. I used to read her and then I requested this title without reading the one before. Oh well, she is always a decent book to read.

  2. I was caught up, but then I had some books added so I hope I can still stay ahead of the game.

    Lots of good books here…enjoy, and have a great week, Kathy.

  3. So many great books on your list. I just finished The Wrong Victim and enjoyed it. I hope you have a great week!

  4. Oh, I have my eye on the Abbi Waxman book. I also enjoy Melinda Leigh.

    Have a great week, and I hope it warms up.

  5. I need to get back to the Bree Taggert series! Hope there is some sunshine in your future!

  6. WOW! I don't know how you read so many books in a week. I have been trying to read one for almost a month now. I just can't seem to make myself sit to read. Some of these look like great titles and I am sure that I may add some to my reading list when I begin to read again.

  7. If you’ve enjoyed the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries tv series, then you should enjoy The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions, though there are slight differences between the two.

    Wishing you a great reading week, and more Sun!

  8. You are doing awesome even three weeks ahead. I get a day or two ahead, at most. Have a great week!

  9. I was lucky my current review stack are November books as when I got a September one I was all ready for it! Of course, I decided to do a re-read first. Hope you enjoy your reads lined up for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  10. As usual I see a few books here I'd like to try. It's been cold here too- waiting for some kind of a warmup!

  11. Rain is better than snow! And oh, the struggle to read all the books is real! So many books, so little time! And oh, I see some fav authors in there like Ilona Andrews and Deanna Raybourne! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  12. I'm looking forward to the new Abbi Waxman book as I've enjoyed her books in the past. Sorry to hear about all the rain, but at least the snow is melting? Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

  13. Great selection of reads. I've got the Greenwood one.I just so love Phryne Fisher.

  14. I hope you start getting better weather soon! And I like the look of From Bad to Cursed!


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