Monday, May 30, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 30, 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 hope everyone had or is having a nice Memorial Day weekend. Our summer has kicked off with rain, fog, and thunderstorms. The weather has been chilly too. My brother finally found a day when it wasn't raining, and he didn't have to work, to mow the lawn for the first time for the season.

It is hard to believe that it is the end of May already. We're still waiting for Spring. But I keep seeing messages about kids graduating and remember that I will have been retired for 5 years really soon now. 

I've hit a stretch in my reading when I am not satisfied with many of the review books on my stack and just want to reread books from my collection. Audible's $5 Sale reinforced that feeling by offering books I wanted to read again at prices I couldn't pass up. 

I do have five June releases on my Review stack still to read and hope that they will get me out of my review book slump.

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.)
  • Necessity's Child by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook Reread) -- This is one of my favorite Liaden Universe stories which I grab when I need a comfort read. 
  • Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede (Kindle & Audiobook; Reread) -- This YA story combines a coming-of-age story, magic and alternate history. I've been wanting to reread it for a while and was glad to find the Audiobook as part of Audible's $5 sale. My review will be posted on June 14.
  • Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Mine) -- I'd been hearing so much about this story on blogs I follow that I had to get my own copy and read it right away. It was worthy of all the hype! My review will be posted on June 11.
  • Three Little Words by Susan Mallery (Kindle & Audiobook) -- This next in the Fools Gold series was another entertaining and heart-warming romance. My review will be posted on June 16.
  • The Key to Deceit by Ashley Weaver (Review; June 21) -- This was an entertaining World War II cozy mystery. My review will be posted on June 14.
  • Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede (Kindle & Audiobook) -- Middle book in the Frontier Magic YA trilogy by Wrede was a great story that combines frontier life, magic, and a coming-of-age story. My review will be posted on June 18.
  • Brotherhood in Death by J. D. Robb (Reread) -- I chose this one because it is the one being spotlighted on the author's Facebook page and I was intrigued by the chosen quotes. I reviewed it 2016 but my new review will be posted on June 28.
  • Naked in Death by J. D. Robb (Reread) -- I read this one first in 1995 and wanted to go back to the beginning after reading Brotherhood. It was still a great story! My review will be posted on June 25.
  • Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher (Review; June 14) -- I read about 20%, couldn't keep the characters straight, and didn't understand the main character's angst about guys she previously dated who find "true love" with the person they date after her when she very clearly states that she doesn't want a permanent, committed relationship. 
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

Review Copies
Audible $5 Sale
What was your week like?


  1. Sounds like an interesting start to the summer. Our heat has kicked in and the humidity rises by the day and I feel like the only one in the area who hates it. Makes me sick walking to the mailbox yet for some reason I always see people outside. I swear I was born into the wrong state! lol.

    Those are new to me reads, except for Armstrong's of course! Hope you enjoy this week's selections!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. So many tempting titles! I loved The Maid. Enjoy your week!

  3. Those reading slumps can be very annoying. I hope one of your current books help you get out of it. Your books all look so good, too. Enjoy and have a great week!

  4. I get that way with books sometimes. I'm kind of in a slump now too. Happy Memorial Day! It finally warmed up here...

    I kind of want to read the Maid.

  5. Hope you like The Maid. It was certainly a different kind of thriller.

  6. I want to read what I want to read, too. Those books popping into my mailbox don't seem to arrive when I want to read them.

    I really liked The Maid. What a great character.

  7. We lucked out with the weather this weekend. The rain held off until right after graduation. Now, it is really hot.

    I have some book reading moments like that, too. Or, I like everything I read and it seems hard to find unique ways to express my thoughts in reviews.

    Hope you have a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Ah, that weather! It rained here today, so maybe we'll get June flowers! But boo about the review books. And yeah that you enjoyed Sword and Shadow and A Rip Through Time! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  9. That frontier magic series looks really good! Hmm.. that might be just what I need right now! The Laurie King book looks good as well. :)

  10. Glad to hear Book Lovers is worthy of the hype. I preordered it, but haven't gotten to it yet even so! Hope your slump ends quickly. I over-requested review books and am behind on them because I listen to too many audiobooks instead of reading ARCs!

  11. Hmm - I hope this comment gets through. I had trouble with Blogger blogs this week.
    I hope your weather improves. And your reading vibe.
    If that was a new $5.00 sale in April/May then I missed this one. That's okay - I have an overflowing TBR shelf.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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