It’s Monday! What are you reading? March 15th, 2021

It’s Monday! What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, a place to share and discuss what we’ve read in the past week and what we’re in the middle of or are planning to read this week.

What I read / listened to last week

I participated in several blog tours last week:

Float Plan by Trish Doller

Moments Like this by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha

It’s kind of a cheesy story by Lauren Morrill

All you Need is Love by Jessica Redland

What I am reading/listening to now:

It’s my Party by Whitney Dineen

High off her success of playing matchmaker for both of her sons, lodge owner Ruby Cavanaugh decides to try her hand pairing other eligible singles–starting with her executive chef and her new event coordinator.

Party planner Claire Choate has a cheating boyfriend who also happens to be her boss. After visiting Oregon for her brother’s wedding–which didn’t even happen–Claire is offered a job that gets her out of LA for good. How can she pass up an opportunity like that?

Even though he has little time for a social life, executive chef Geoffrey Bere loves his job. After a past complication left him gun shy about workplace entanglements, he lives by a strict, “no dating co-workers” policy. But when Claire Choate arrives on the scene, he finds himself ready to break his own rule.

Will Ruby cement her reputation as matchmaker extraordinaire or will Claire and Geoffrey prove too much of a challenge for even her?

Drown Her Sorrows (Bree Taggert #3) by Melinda Leigh

Sheriff Bree Taggert is blindsided by a killer’s devious plan in number one Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of escalating shock and suspense.

When Sheriff Bree Taggert discovers the body of a young woman floating near the bank of the Scarlet River, a note in her abandoned car suggests suicide. The autopsy reveals a different story. Holly Thorpe was dead long before she dropped off the bridge and hit the water.

As Bree and her investigator Matt Flynn delve into the case, secrets in Holly’s personal life complicate their efforts to solve the murder. Holly left behind a volatile marriage, an equally divisive relationship with her sister, and an employer whose intimate involvement with Holly was no secret. Each one has a motive for murder.

When Holly’s sister is terrorized by a stalker’s sick prank, and the prime suspect turns up dead, everything Bree was sure of is upended and her case goes off the rails. When the killer strikes close to home, Bree and Matt must race to solve the murders before one of their own becomes the next victim.

Terrestrial Magic by Marina Ermakova

Most sensible people avoid fire-breathing carnivores that prey on humans. But Jordan has built a career out of studying such legendary animals, creatures thought mythological until their reemergence in the world three decades ago. She and researchers like her believe that knowledge is the key to reclaiming the land they’d lost back then, when humanity retreated into designated safety zones.

But when the humans moved out, the legends moved in. They were the descendants of mythical heroes, inheriting the powers of their ancestors, and they weren’t afraid of the monsters. Jordan never expected to run into a legend, but when a field expedition turns into a trap for her team, she realizes that one deliberately tried to kill her. It’s a diplomatic nightmare the Roman authorities might happily sweep under the rug. But if Jordan doesn’t figure out who attacked her and why, they could try again. Yet even if she does solve the mystery, what could one stubborn scientist possibly do to stop a powerful legend?

What I’m reading /lstening to next:

Moorings (DI Tanner#3) by David Blake

A war veteran murdered in his home, a property developer with links to organised crime, and an old family secret that seems unwilling to stay dead.

When Harry Falcon, a wealthy boatyard owner and highly decorated World War Two veteran, is found drowned in his bath, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans start by questioning his two sons, each with a motive for wanting him dead.

But when the elder son is found with his head smashed in under a toppled yacht, and that the younger son has been talking to a local property developer, one who’d spent months trying to buy the yard from his father, the investigation soon leads them towards a dark and dangerous secret, one which nobody can quite believe.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

How did your last week go and what are you reading this week?

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27 Comments

    1. Thank you! It is ten minutes away from my house and I used to walk there and read for a bit…’ A History in 21 women’ sounds great! There should bemorebooks highlighting the roleof womenin shaping our civilisation. Are you re-reading the HP series? I know some people who do it once a year or atmost every two years (die-hard fans!)

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    1. I really liked the concept and legimals (would love to see more of them in the next book!), but I never warmed up to Jordan (she comes across as both assertive, even aggressive at times, and indecisive atother times). It took me some time to get into the story, although it shouldn’t have been the case. You know how it starts, we’re in the middle of a life-and-death situation, still, it felt a bit too descriptive. Once we get a bit more information about the world, it gets much more interesting. Are you reading the second book?

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  1. What an awesome list of books for the week 📚☺ I’ve just finished The Stolen Kingdom which was a nice standalone fantasy and now I am starting Silver Dawn Afire for a blog tour next week. I’ve only read the first few chapters so far but I think it’s going to be a good one!

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      1. Definitely! I’ve can’t remember reading any books about Myridians or anything similar so I have very high hopes but I am not far enough in to make much of a judgement yet 🙂

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