Monday, May 23, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 23, 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 a pretty quiet week. The lawn people came and aerated and fertilized around the rainy days. The grass is nicely green, but we don't have leaves on the deciduous trees yet. The forecast doesn't give much hope for leafing out this week either.
Yes, that word is "Frost." Notice all the rain and sprinkles in the forecast too.

I finally made an appointment for my second Covid booster but have to wait until June 1 to get it. I should also make an appointment with my doctor because I've been coughing for a couple of months. Some days it is worse than others. Some days I cough very little and I keep hoping it will finally stop. It hasn't yet. 

I've quit my listening to the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series since I remembered how traumatic I found Justice Hall and wanted something lighter. I did read one from 2008 and decided I didn't want to read another. After another round of discarding books I no longer want to read, my remaining unread books from 2008 number only 7. All of them are books in various series that I have started. I'm afraid that I'll have to reread earlier books for these to make sense. 

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.)
  • O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King (Audiobook reread)
  • The Moor by Laurie R. King (Audiobook reread)
  • Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters (Kindle Daily Deal & Audiobook) -- Reread of book I read many years ago. My review will be posted on June 8.
  • Her Dying Day by Mindy Carlson (Review; June 7) -- Slow starting contemporary mystery about a film student who finds herself in danger when trying to make a documentary about the disappearance of her favorite author. My review will be posted on 7.
  • A Little Too Familiar by Lish McBride (Mine) -- This was a very engaging paranormal romance. My review will be posted on June 9.
  • Last Call at the Nightingale by Katharine Schellman (Review; June 7) -- I read 10% before abandoning this title. It was historical fiction that didn't compare in writing quality or characters to the Laurie R. King books I was listening to at the same time. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. I hope you'll enjoy the books you've decided to pick this week! I'm currently in the midst of a couple of books that I'm bent on finishing today, so I'm working on those.

    I hope you'll have a great week!

  2. Thanks for coming bye my blog. You also have a great collection of books. Hope you enjoy them too!

  3. It has been a cold spring here too, but at least no frost or snow. A Monstrous Regiment of Women intrigues me, but I worry it will be too much of a thriller for me. I am a cozy mystery fan! Still, I'm planing on giving The Beekeeper's Apprentice a try.

  4. Frost! We've had chilliness here too though. Mild spring so far.

    I read the first Ashley Weaver book but not any since then...

  5. Good grief! You are still having freezing temps?! Wow.

    I had a cough during the first year of Covid, but it wasn't Covid. It finally diminished and disappeared on its own. I hope yours will, too.

  6. Frost doesn't sound good, but green grass does! And yeah for that low number! Yeah that you enjoyed Kiss Hard! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  7. Sorry to hear you've got a cold! That's always a worrisome sign these days. Sad that we've gotten to that point! And wow! Frost in May?! Though honestly I'd rather have that than the storms we had last week. Snow doesn't give me long as I don't have to drive in it that is! Lol.

    Nice lineup of reads! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy your selections for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Spring sure takes its time arriving in your part of the country! Hope you get some warmer weather soon. Looks like some good reads ahead for you... enjoy!

  9. I hope you enjoy all of these books. I had my second booster on May 6. It is a relief to have it behind me.

    I hope your cough goes away!

  10. Feel free to keep that frost over in your neck of the woods. I planted my garden and don't want any of that. My lemon tree would be grumpy.

    A Little Too Familiar and Thank You, Next caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy your week.

  11. I hope you're feeling better. I loved the Bones TV series, but I never got around to reading the books. Someday I will. Have a great week!

  12. I hope you get relief from your cough. And I hope the cold, wet weather moves off quickly.
    A Little Too Familiar definitely sounds like one I would like.Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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