Monday, August 1, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 1, 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 had a quiet week. I mostly spent the time reading and working on my blog. I wrote my State of the Stack post which organizes my review books. It will be posted later today.

I'm still working on reading or discarding books I have had since 2008. The list is down to six books and two of them are in my reading plans for next week. Two others are the fourth and fifth in the Kris Longknife series and I thought I should read the first three books which are on my Keeper Shelf before I read them. I really loved the first of the rereads which is both a good thing and a bad thing. 

While learning more about Mike Shepherd, I discovered that the Kris Longknife series wasn't his first and that there were more stories in the same universe that took place earlier in the timeline. I decided that I wanted to read them too and ended up exploding my TBR pile. I added six books from that prequel series and one that, I think, comes at the end of the Kris Longknife 19 book series. I put the first book on this week's reading plans and will fit in more in future weeks. Maybe, I'll be able to finish the series this year. At least, I do hope to get to the ones on the Added in 2008 stack.

I am also gradually collecting the Meg Langslow series on audiobook. Luckily, these humorous cozy mysteries don't need to be read in order since I just read the 31st which was on my review stack. I've also read the 7th and 29th. My new additions this week are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the series.

This week should be quiet too. My brother and I will be going out to eat at Texas Roadhouse on Tuesday to use up some coupons and celebrate my birthday. Otherwise, baseball and reading are the only things on my schedule. 

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.)
  • A New Clan by David Wever & Jane Lindskold -- Fourth book in the Stephanie Harrington series has treecats and a potential new drug being tested on unknowing citizens of Sphinx. My review will be posted on August 13.
  • Diamond Fire by Ilona Andrews (Audiobook) -- Catalina Baylor becomes wedding planner for her sister Nevada's wedding but has to deal with a missing jewel and someone who wants to poison the wedding cake. I read this one to get back into the Hidden Legacy world since Ruby Fever (the final Catalina story) is on my review stack.
  • Death at the Manor by Katharine Schellman (Review; August 9) -- The third Lily Adler historical mystery takes a turn to the Gothic with a murder in a locked room of a possibly haunted manor house. My review will be posted on August 4.
  • Line of Darkness by Max Tomlinson (Review; August 16) -- Fourth Colleen Hayes mystery set in 1979 with flashbacks back to 1942. Ex-Con PI gets involved with Nazi hunters. My review will be posted on August 9.
  • Wolf Moon by Nora Roberts (Audiobook) -- Novella stars a woman bitten by a werewolf who will do anything for a cure. My review will be posted on August 16.
  • In the Pines by Kendra Elliot (Review; August 16) -- A search for a hidden treasure brings strangers to town. A young prepper boy comes asking the sheriff to help find his missing mother and baby sister. And family secrets are revealed in this 4th book in the Columbia River series. My review will be posted on August 10.
  • Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson (Review; August 16) -- Nice romance between a woman obsessed with serial killers and the Elementary School music teacher next door. My review will be posted on August 11.
  • Luna Rising by Sara Snow (Audiobook) -- YA urban fantasy that begins a series and ends with nothing resolved. My review will be posted on August 11.
  • Kris Longknife: Mutineer by Mike Shepherd (Reread) -- First book in the Kris Longknife 19 book series. Great Space Opera with an engaging main character. My review will be posted on August 16.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?

I'm gradually collecting the whole series as they go on sale at Chirp:
What was your week like?


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    1. Congrats on reading some of your older books. I finished some of mine this month, too. Have a great August!

  2. I remember being really interested in the Kris Longknife series at one point, but I never did take the plunge.

    Hope you have a great birthday!

  3. A Book Club to Die For looks really good. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great week!

  4. Happy birthday! We are big fans of Texas Roadhouse. It sounds like a great place to celebrate your birthday.

    Sometimes I think I need to take the couple of thousand books I already have in my TBR with me to a desert island without access to any sort of contact with the world and just read!

  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a GREAT day!

    Nice lineup too! New to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all this week!

    Here's my Monday Wrap-up

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I think my hubby would enjoy the Mike Moscoe books. Happy Birthday!!!

  7. I've requested the Anna Lee Huber book and I do hope I get it.
    Happy Birthday.

  8. You have piqued my interest in the Meg Langslow series. I love cosy mysteries. Hope you have a fabulous reading week.


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