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Weekly Recap (Week 20) Spring Cleaning

by | May 15, 2022 | Sunday Post | 14 comments

Happenings of Week 20 of 2022

This week has been such an interesting one. We finally got past the bipolar weather and got lots of warm days which I am all for. I don’t know about y’all but I am more than ready for the sunny weather and less of the cold dreary days. This winter has felt so LONG!! I am continuing to work from home and I am really loving it. Its so much more relaxing. I was also able to keep on top with my reading and more. It was such a solid week. Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed day, I was able to spend it with my mama, my brother got ENGAGED and we had a nice dinner of homemade ribs, cheese fries, peas with cream, and a special Jello dessert (We are Utahn’s after all and live by our Jello concoctions haha). So it was such a nice week and I did try my best to stay on top of blog posts and reviews and commenting every single day, I have been trying to be more balanced where that is concerned. I feel like I have been neglecting you all. My reading this week was pretty solid and got a great blend of reading. And we started off our weekend with some detail cleaning and got our carpets cleaned (I have been begging my landlord to get this done for over a year and man I love it even though our apartment is so humid I feel like I am back in Texas again haha)

Bookish Posts & Books Read of the Week of May 1 to May 7

Hunt the Stars-Jessie Mihalik (Review Coming Soon)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Review-Carnage Island by Lexi C Foss

Book Review-In For A Penny by Melissa Foster

Book Review-Unchosen Ruler by Maggie Cole

Double Review-Vicious Protector and Savage Tracker by Maggie Cole

Book Review-Twisted Love by Ana Huang

Book Review-Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss

Book Review-Wicked Ties by Shayla Black

Book Review-Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert—Will be Published Closer to Pub Date

Book Review-Strictly Business by Ruth Cardello–Will be Published Closer to Pub Date

Currently Reading

My audiobook for the week will be Summer at the Cape and I will be starting it today and I am super excited!!! And isn’t this cover just making you ready for Summer??!! Its been a while since I have read a beach read. Fires of Winter I saw on my Libby Catalog and I am super thrilled because I read the sample and I was SO into it, so I hope its a fun medieval. And isn’t the cover scream medieval romance?!! My random wheel had me choose a new adult and dark romance for my next reads. I have really fallen behind on the Forbidden Men series and jumping into Worth it. Heavy Crown is the FINALE of the Brutal Birthright series.

Book Releases I Am Excited For

Lighthouse Way by Kristen Proby

The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

Kiss My Giraffe by Erin Nicholas

Taken by Lisa Maie Rice

The Player and the Single Mom by Erin McCarthy

Favorite Book of the Week

This was hard to pick my favorite read….but it would be Savage Tracker by Maggie Cole. This book was everything I needed and more. But the runner up for the week would be Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert.

New Additions to A&R

Electric Idol by Katee Robert–Physical Book ( I finally got my print copy and so happy)

The Simple Wild by KA Tucker-Physical Book (Its a favorite of the year so definitely need this on my shelf)

A Defiant Man by Leigh Greenwood-Physical Book —this is the reprint of the Seven Brides and I ADORE these covers and I love seeing such classic westerns being republished.

The Goal by Elle Kennedy-Physical Book —I am working at collecting this series in paperback, I adore the new covers

Great Protector and Cold Winter Knight by Kathryn LeVeque–Free Kindle Books

Revived by Samantha Towle-Digital Book Purchase

Worth It by Linda Kage-Digital Book Purchase

How Was Your Second Week In May? Have You Read Any Good Books Lately? Let Me Know In The Comments Below!

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  1. Carole

    Congratulations to your brother! That is exciting! It sounds like you were able to get a lot done this past week. I need to do some extra spring (or maybe summer) cleaning done. I hope that you have a wonderful week!

  2. Jen

    Sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day – fun! I’m glad you are enjoying working from home. I continue to work from home as well and love all the perks. This weekend I read As Seen on TV by Meredith Schorr (June 7, Forever) and it was so cute. It was the anti-Hallmark movie book that is a Hallmark Movie book! lol.

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    Don’t feel bad Renee I feel like I have been neglecting you all too! Also I had no idea Utah mimicked UK with jello LOL

  4. Greg

    Glad it was a good week and congrats on your brother’s engagement! Same here with the weather- it finally warmed up and I’m here for it. 🙂

    I’ve heard good things about the KA Tucker books.

  5. thebookdisciple

    Congrats to your brother! I love cheese fries! I think the only time I have jello is when I am sick.

  6. harvee

    My romance reads are mainly romantic comedies, as there are so many being written now. Have a good reading week.

  7. harvee

    I enjoy rom coms these days.

  8. Sophia Rose

    Our temps shot right into the eighties this week from the forties and fifties. Guess we’re warming up now. LOL Neat that you got your rugs and details done finally. Getting a nice collection of books and I like Leigh Greenwood’s series, too, though I haven’t read them all. Glad you got to celebrate your brother’s betrothal and enjoy family dinner.

    Have a great week, Renee!

  9. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

    Your week sounds amazing. Even if I was a fall baby, I am still made for summer. I work from home and love it as well. I hope you get to continue. Right now with three little ones home it isn’t exactly peaceful, but the Royals will both be in school full time in August and I am looking forward to quieter routines.

  10. Mark

    We had biopolar weather last week. In the 60’s on Monday and in the upper 90’s yesterday and today. Should be better this coming week – upper 80’s most of the week.

  11. Samantha @WLABB

    Hmm, I vote for a bit of both – sunny and cool. You know what they say, there’s always room for jello. When I was growing up, my Oma had a thing for the jello with the fruit in it, so I ate quite a bit of that. Good times. What fun to celebrate mom and your brother’s engagement. I have a hold for Summer at the Cape. I think it will a great one. Hope you enjoy it!

  12. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Sounds like a great Mother’s Day on your end. And congrats to your brother on his engagement! That’s very exciting. The Mother’s Day meal has me drooling. 🙂


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