Monday, June 6, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (June 6, 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 another quiet week. The weather is more summer-like in that it is nice and sunny. However, temperatures are quite a bit below normal. Some areas experienced frost which is pretty unusual. I have been doing some driving now that the weather is better. I haven't gone anywhere by grocery stores but, at least, I am leaving the house. 

This coming week I have a lunch date with some of my classmates from the Class of 1968. We began these after our 50th reunion but this is the first since the Covid epidemic began. It will be nice to catch up with some old friends and go out for lunch too. 

May Reading Report

I read 35 books in May with a total of 12,451 pages. Seventeen of the thirty-five books were audiobooks. CAWPILE tells me that I listened for 193 hours in May. Twelve of the books were from my Review stack. Fourteen, mostly audiobooks, were rereads.

I added 41 books to my collection in May including six new Review books and seventeen new audiobooks. I took advantage of six Kindle Daily Deals and one Audible Daily Deal. I got one free book and three others that were $.99. Twenty-six are still on the TBR pile. 

My total book collection on LibraryThing numbers 8342 with 2386 still marked "to read." 1936 of my unread books are Kindle books. I have 39 books currently on my review stack with publication dates stretching out to December. 

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 Far West by Patricia C. Wrede (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- The conclusion of the Frontier Magic trilogy was a nice blend of historical fiction and magic. I liked the characters and the adventure. My review will be posted on July 5.
  • Never Coming Home by Kate Williams (Review; June 21) -- YA locked room mystery starts when 10 young "influencers" are invited to a resort on an isolated island. Then the deaths start... My review will be posted on June 15.
  • Blind Search by Paula Munier (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook) -- Second in the Mercy Carr and Elvis mystery series. My review will be posted on June 23.
  • The Shelterlings by Sarah Beth Durst (Review; June 21) -- Sweet middle grade fantasy filled with talking animals. My review will be posted on June 18.
  • Fledgling by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (Audiobook Reread)
Next Week
  • Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook)
  • Lost Hills by Lee Goldberg (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook)
  • Oath Sworn by K. N. Banet (Mine; Kindle & Audiobook)
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

What was your week like?


  1. Enjoy your lunch date!

    Your books look good!

  2. If only someone could come up with a way to send some of your disappointments in weather (too cool) to people who'd like to exchange their disappointments in weather (too hot). Of course this would probably not help climate change problems, would it?

    I'm eager to hear about The Cartographers. Glad you snagged it when it was a daily deal.

  3. I've only read Ashley Poston's Once Upon a Con books but I love those. I intend to read her other books as well. I need to get started on them. I'm getting even further behind!

    Have a great time at your reunion! My class has never had a reunion and I graduated 26 years ago. Oh well. I keep in touch with my friends so that's all that really matters.

  4. I hope you have a nice luncheon. Sounds like fun. You had a great reading month in May. I hope June is a good month too. I'm reading Bayou Book Thief now and really enjoying it. I hope you have a great week!

  5. The weather's been the same here- decidedly un- summerlike, at least temp wise. More like an extended spring, which I guess I shouldn't complain too much about. anyway- that's neat that you're meeting up with classmates like that.

    Happy reading!

  6. Enjoy your reunion lunch! I know it will be fun to catch up after a long time.

  7. Hope your reunion lunch is fun!

    Those are all new to me reads but I hope you enjoy this week's books!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. That is an impressive amount of reading. Glad you can resume your lunches. :)

  9. Enjoy catching up. That should be fun, especially after being apart for so long.

    So many good books on your list this week. Fake It Till You Bake It and The Dead Romantics caught my eye this week.

    Hope you enjoy all your books.

  10. Sounds like a pretty decent week. It hailed here today, so that was fun! Yeah for J.D. Robb and Ilona Andrews! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  11. It's nice to be back to getting together with people. I hope you enjoy it! I just accidentally discovered your "State of the Stack" post. Wow! So organized! I need to keep better track of my review copies.

  12. wow, you are amazing, that's A LOT of hours of reading and listening.
    I'm still debating if I should try The Cartographers or not


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