Monday, June 20, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 20, 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 still haven't turned on the air conditioning. The heat we were supposed to have last week was kept at bay due to winds off "the world's biggest air conditioner" otherwise known as Lake Superior. A standard phrase as a part of our local weather forecasts is "cooler by the lake." I think we got to 75 degrees F (24 degrees C) very briefly one day. Otherwise, temperatures were in the 60s (15-20 degrees C). We may not be as lucky this coming week. 90s (32 degrees C or higher) are being forecast. 

I finally gave in and went to Urgent Care about my long-lasting cough. I came home with a tentative diagnosis of bronchitis and prescriptions for antibiotics, strong cough drops, an inhaler, and Flonase. I also got instructions to come in again if I'm not better in a week to ten days. I guess they weren't happy that I let this linger for a few months.

My brother will be off work this week since he was encouraged to use some of his banked vacation days. He doesn't have any plans, but I hope he'll try out a couple of new recipes. In addition to rest and taking prescribed drugs, my plans include the usual reading, listening, and watching Braves baseball.

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.)
  • For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin (Review; June 28) -- Entertaining contemporary romance with interesting characters and a wonderful setting. My review will be posted on June 23.
  • Neogenesis by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook Reread)
  • Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg (Mine; Audiobook) -- This contemporary thriller was entertaining. I enjoyed the main character and thought the mystery was well done. My review will be posted on June 21.
  • The Hidden One by Linda Castillo (Review; July 5) -- Another excellent entry in the Kate Burkholder mystery series. My review will be posted on June 29.
  • The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (Review; June 28) -- Entertaining paranormal contemporary romance. My review will be posted on June 28.
  • Oath Sworn by K. N. Banet (Mine; Audiobook) -- Engaging start to an urban fantasy series with great worldbuilding and interesting characters. My review will be posted on June 28.
  • Holy Chow by David Rosenfelt (Review; July 5) -- Another entertaining entry into the Andy Carpenter series. My review will be posted on June 30.
  • Accepting the Lance by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook Reread)
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Praying you feel better soon. I am bad about putting off visiting the doctor as well for things like that.

    Neat books this week. What Lies Beneath, A Poisoned Page, and Thirteenth Child caught my eye.

    Hope you enjoy your books. Thanks for visiting my blog this morning.

  2. You're such a prolific reader. I'm lucky to get two books done in a week!

  3. I hope your cough goes away! It is good to nip it in the bud, so to speak;.

    Your books look good! I loved some of T. R. Ragan's books.

    Enjoy your week.

  4. I hope the cough goes away soon.

    I recently read Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. It's set in Minnesota, on the shores of Lake Superior. The author constantly refers to the cold weather by the lake.

    I'm off to read your reviews of Thirteenth Child and The Dead Romantics.

    Enjoy your week!

  5. I hope you're feeling better and I hope the meds help your cough.

    I always love looking at your book covers. They all look so good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  6. A Poisonous Page looks good. I mainly read memoirs, but an occasional cozy mystery is a nice change of pace. I hope your meds help that cough.

  7. Oh my! I'm envious that you have yet to turn your air on! I feel like ours has been running since April! I miss the coolness of a gentle breeze! Lol.

    Nice lineup for the week! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Hope you feel better! We live by Lake Michigan and it definitely modifies the weather here too :)

  9. For the Love of the Bard sounds cute! I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Hopefully you're feeling better soon with the treatment plan. I'm very jealous of your cool summer temps!

  10. It reached 26°C here and is supposed to get up the the low 30s by the end of the week. About time! Hope all this medication clears up your cough.
    You have been reading a lot. I'm now following your reviews on Goodreads to get them as you post them.

  11. I hope that your cough gets better. I'm glad you went to the doctor.

    I'm eager to hear your review of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow.

  12. Lots of books! Hope you enjoyed them all.

  13. Yeah for the nicer weather now, eh about the coming heat! And some pretty great books there! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  14. I do hope the antibiotics and other treatments help. Your weather sounds nice now ... but I wouldn't want to be there for your winters. I might make a good "snow bird."
    You have so many good looking books. I switched books this week and dove into a book I know you have enjoyed: Shards of Honor.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  15. Hope you are feeling better soon and that the meds help!

    So many interesting sounding books!

  16. Hope you feel better soon! Oath Sworn and Balanced On The Blade's Edge both look like good books. Have a great week!


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