It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a wonderful place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be, reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! Everyone is welcome. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn over at The Book Date.
On Saturday I spent a very pleasant afternoon with my sister and some friends of hers. We enjoyed a bottomless brunch at a rather trendy eatery in Nottingham. The admission price included a Porn Star Martini (I think I may have discovered my new favourite drink, lol), a light meal and as much Prosecco as you could drink over the course of 90 minutes.
We spaced out the alcohol with plenty of water, since the weather has now reached the mid to high 70’s F. In fact Sunday was the hottest day of the year so far in the UK, and very welcome it is too after a freezing cold April and very soggy May. Of course on a hot day you do have to indulge in a yummy ice cream.
Read This Week
I started the week with an arc book, which I really enjoyed. So much so it was the kick in the bum I needed to read some of the books from the series that I already own.
I also managed to finish Shadow Lands. I want to clear a few of my Netgalley arcs first but I have plans to complete this series VERY soon. I massively recommend it if you want to read an entertaining Fantasy series with a strong female protagonist.
Finally I read a Booksprout arc. This book was originally on literotica before it had a huge rewrite. Fans of the original series – which is very different to the altered and expanded version I’ve previously read – have pestered for the release of the story that they first fell in love with. Of course I was curious as to just how different the two versions were, and the answer is very. I prefer the previously released story, it has much better world building and is more believable overall.
This cosy paranormal mystery set in the UK really appealed to me. It’s a fun read, though a little slow, hence chopping and changing with other reads.
Yet again I’m juggling books which, until recently, is something I haven’t done in years. So as well as working my way through Hexing the Ex, I’m throwing in The Wedding Dress by Dani Atkins (thank you Netgalley) and the final Controllers book I own.
Books read in 2021 – 75 (71) including Phantom & Wraith beta read and The Prey
Re-reads in 2021 – 5 (5)
Owned books from TBR list read – 15 (12)
5 Star reads – 20 (18)
DNF’s – 8 (8)