Monday, May 9, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (May 9, 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...

Happy Mother's Day!

I had a pretty quiet week. The weather was mostly sunny and warm (for Minnesota values of warm.) I had a sort of milestone this week when I drove my car for the first time since last Fall. I just went up to Cub Foods to shop and pick up a prescription, but I drove! It was maybe a five mile round trip.

This week will be a little more exciting since a friend of mine is coming to visit for a few days at the end of the week. We usually spend a lot of time talking and also go out to eat a few times. I'm looking forward to her visit. 

I have been keeping busy watching a lot of baseball. I've also been trying to concentrate on reading books from my review stack with some mixed results. I keep getting sidetracked. This week my excuse was that three books I had pre-ordered all arrived. Since I had been waiting for them for quite a while, I had to drop everything and read them, didn't I?

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.)
  • The Emperor's Wolves by Michelle Sagara (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Reread of a book I reviewed a couple of years ago. 
  • Midnight Dunes by Laura Griffin (Review; May 24) -- Third in a romantic suspense series. Entertaining characters but oh so many of them. My review will be posted on May 19.
  • Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh (Mine) -- This is the fourth in a series and an entertaining contemporary romance set in New Zealand. My review will be posted on May 21.
  • Heroic Hearts edited by Jim Butcher & Kerrie L. Hughes (Mine) -- I cherry-picked this anthology for stories by my favorite authors - Anne Bishop, Chloe Neill, Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs. Since I didn't read it all, I won't be reviewing it.
  • The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery (Review; May 31) -- This is a contemporary story following the romantic relationships of three women who are joint leasers of a bookstore. Lots of emotional angst. My review will be posted on May 25.
  • Sword and Shadow by Michelle Sagara (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Second book in the Emperor's Wolves series where we follow Severn Handred into the West March where he gets involved in Barrani politics and learns about his own mysterious past. My review will be posted on May 24.
  • The Way to Glory by David Drake (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- This is the fourth book in the Lt. Daniel Leary space opera series. It was fun to listen to. My review will be posted on May 24.
Next Week

I'll probably be starting on my June review books since I have 13 of them on my stack.
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Your books look good, and enjoy your outing with your friend.

  2. Enjoy your time with you friend. Nice selection of books! Have a great week!

  3. It's been a while since I read a cozy. Glad you enjoyed your books.

  4. So many great books on your list. They all look so good. I look forward to your reviews. Have a great week!

  5. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your friend!

  6. Ooh nice lineup! Mainly new to me ones but I did enjoy Kelley's newest book! Hope you enjoy it and the rest of your reads for this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. You certainly did have to drop everything for the arrival of the pre-ordered books! I understand completely!

  8. We visited Fenway once this season and should be going again next weekend. We don't always get to go, but we have been lucky with tickets so far.

    The Boardwalk Bookshop, Bayou Book Thief, and Love in the Time of Serial Killers caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy all your books.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  9. Yeah for a friend coming over for a visit! And those curveball books are killer, they need to be read, but it disrupts the TBR! I just love Michelle Sagara and Nalini Singh's writing, hope you enjoyed the latest books! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  10. Interesting that you can go for months without driving. :-) Enjoy the visit with your friend this week.
    Lots of good reading and new books. I enjoyed the One Hit Wonder as an easy, quick listen.


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