Monday, October 3, 2022

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (October 3, 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 October for everyone who adores pumpkin spice! I'm not that much of a fan and already miss the long, hot summer days. With baseball gearing up for its postseason, I can see the end of my television-watching coming soon. If nothing else, that should be good for my reading and listening.

This week started with a dental appointment and ended with a trip to a local favorite drive-in before it closed for the season. After dire predictions for ice bags and pain management, my gum biopsy ended up being no big deal with no swelling and no pain. I can feel a couple of stitches when I run my tongue over the area and am wondering how long it takes for stitches to dissolve.

Today and the rest of the week include baseball games and maybe even my first time this season to watch the Minnesota Vikings play. They are playing at 8:30 AM from London today. God Save the King during an American football game!

I spent some time this week setting up my November calendar since I'm currently reading books whose review will be posted the last week in October. I'm choosing hardcover books from my physical TBR shelves to fill in some of the holes in the schedule.

September Report

I read only 27 books this month which is down from my average of 32 books a month so far this year. This is the first month of the year when my audiobooks category was in single digits with only four this month. I've been averaging 14 a month.

I read ten of my own books including three from my TBR pile of books I've had since 2008. I also read 17 review books which helped me catch up in that category. I have read all 17 of my October releases. 

I added 62 books to my collection in September including 18 new review books and 8 audiobooks. As of today, 54 are still on the TBR pile. My total To Read Collection amounts to 2454 books. 

Here's my monthly State of the Stack post which is one of the ways I keep track of review books. 

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.)
  • Kris Longknife: Audacious by Mike Shepherd (Mine since 2008) -- Space opera. Fifth book in the Kris Longknife series. My review will be posted on October 18.
  • Bone Deep by Kendra Elliot (Review; October 18) -- This novella in the Widow's Island series was entertaining. I reviewed it on Goodreads and LibraryThing.
  • Muzzled by David Rosenfelt (Mine since July) -- Andy Carpenter helps out a fellow dog lover who has been arrested for murder and finds himself dealing with gangsters, the Russian mob, and unscrupulous businessmen. My review will be posted on October 15.
  • Fledgling by Molly Harper (Audiobook) -- Middle book in a YA fantasy series. I enjoyed the story and the worldbuilding. My review will be posted on November 3.
  • Sierra's Homecoming by Linda Lael Miller (Mine since 2008) -- Contemporary romance in the McKettrick series that also adds a historical romance by a woman who lived in the same house in the early days of the 20th century. My review will be posted on October 25.
  • Vanishing Hour by Laura Griffin (Review; October 25) -- Romantic suspense title where a lawyer who does SAR with a dog she inherited from her father helps a sheriff's deputy solve a cold case and a current case too. My review will be posted on October 19.
  • Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingoes by Donna Andrews (Chirp Audiobook) -- The third in the Meg Langslow series was a fun mystery with quirky characters. My review will be posted on October 27.
  • Archangel's Resurrection by Nalini Singh (Review; October 25) -- Latest in the Guild Hunter series. My review will be posted on October 20.
  • The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Kindle) -- The finale of the Inheritance trilogy was as puzzle-filled as the earlier books and was also an excellent thriller. My review will be posted on October 22.
  • Built to Last by Erin Hahn (October 18) -- I read the first third of this one which was told in alternating viewpoints of the hero and the heroine. I didn't connect with either of them. I think that the characters were just too young, or at least immature, to capture my interest.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
Want to See What I Added to My Stack Last Week?
What was your week like?


  1. Ooh, I hate dental work! Glad yours wasn't too bad. I had to smile at the "only 27 books read" remark, but I do know you read a huge amount every month.

    Enjoy the new month, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. Glad your dental work went better than expected. I'm okay with the cooler weather, but I'm not ready for winter yet.

    When I saw that you "only" read 27 books in September, I had to chuckle. I can't recall the last time I read even 10. It's all about perspective, right?

    Fledgling, Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingoes, and the seasonal book all caught my eye. I hope you enjoy your books.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

  3. Glad you did well with the dental work. I'm not much of a pumpkin spice fan either, but I do love my baseball. Your books all look great. I have a few of them on my Kindle waiting for me. I hope you have a great week!

  4. Nice lineup! Those are some 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 :)

  5. Happy October! Not a fan of pumpkin spice, but I love everything else to do with fall. Hope your biopsy comes back fine.

  6. Ooh I love a good drive in! And the Vikes are in London? wow, shows how informed I am :)

  7. I'm a big fan of the Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch! But I listen to them on audio, because I love the narrator, too. I had periodontal work scheduled for early November but they called to reschedule it, so the dreaded day has been postponed!
    I'm not a sports fan, but somehow reading time is still scarce! I'm stuck in a long book from NetGalley that I've been reading so long it's already been released! :(

  8. Yeah that the dental thing went OK! I just got home from the vet, and doggy should be fine in a few days with his meds, so that's good, too! And yeah that you enjoyed Station Eternity, I did as well! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  9. I am so glad that your dental work went better than expected!!

    And I love the Sea King's Daughter. That is one of my favorites!


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