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Weekly Recap (Week 22) Memorial Day Weekend

by | May 29, 2022 | Sunday Post | 4 comments

Happenings of Week 22 of 2022

This past week has been kind of crazy in the world right now, and honestly, I have been hiding in my pillows, with a cup of tea and my books. And only been mildly involved in social media because yeah tensions have been high as I am sure you all have seen. All I am going to say is my heart and prayers are with TEXAS. So onto happier things, this week has been another solid reading week, and yes my reading surge has not gone away at all. I did suffer from an oral infection last weekend though and I have had a chipmunk style swollen mouth for a week, but my work has been really understanding about it not making me take calls but working our queues. So I have been able to get some audiobooks to read a lot this week and it has been kinda nice too to have a break from being on calls all day (not that they are bad most of the time) so I have had a mixed week for sure. But I am recovering and healing and I should be ready to work on Tuesday and enjoy my long weekend. I will probably go see the new Top Gun movie (I hear its amazing) and just get caught up on some blog stuff and get some reading done, as we are almost done with another month and it looks like I might make 50 books read this month (people…I can’t remember the LAST time I read that many books in a month, my average is 30-40 but never 50) but if you have been paying attention the past few weeks my reading has skyrocketed like crazy.

Bookish Posts & Books Read of the Week of May 22 to May 28

Once A Rake by Rona Sharon-Historical Romance (Peeps this book was amazing!!!) Review Coming Soon

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Ivan by Sophie Lark—Mafia Romance (this book kicked ass, although too short so not quite a five-star read) Review Coming Soon

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Heartless by Gena Showalter-Fantasy Romance (As much as it pains me I struggled with this book, the heroine drove me batty) Review Coming Soon

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Golden Eyes by Maya Banks-Short Novella (I had a fun time with this short story) –Review on Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Amber Eyes by Maya Banks-Connectin Novella -Review on Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Audio Book Review-There With You by Samatha Young

Audio Book Review-The Lady Tempts an Heir by Harper St. George

Book Review-The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott

Book Review-Fly With Me by Chanel Cleeton

Audio Book Review-All the Way by Kristen Proby

Book Review-Strictly Business by Ruth Cardello

Audio Book Review-By Winter’s Light by Stephanie Laurens

Audio Book Review-The Blood King by Abigail Owens

Currently Reading

My current audio is Eternal Rider, I have been wanting to explore this author more and more and the first book became available so I decided to grab it up. Plus I love a good mythological fantasy. I requested this Lexi Blake months ago and it finally came in so I am happy to continue with this series. I have been needing some Meghan Quinn, so continuing on the with the Getting Lucky series. And then we have another Maggie Cole, I am getting toward the end of the series but mI have had a blast with it so far.

Book Releases I Am Excited For

King of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Filthy King by Serena Akeroyd

A Game of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair

Alien Cyberwarrior’s Matched Mate by Mina Carter

Phoebe by Minera Spencer

Favorite Book of the Week

This book was another stellar addition in the series, and I am loving the setting and this family and its making me fall in love with this author once again!!!

New Additions to A&R

Once A Rake by Rona Sharon-Purchased eBook

A Warm Heart in Winter by J.R. Ward-Library Audiobook

How Was Your Last Week In May? Have You Read Any Good Books This Week? What are your plans for Memorial Day (If you live in the States) Let Me Know In The Comments Below

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  1. Samantha @WLABB

    Hope the mouth is feeling better, and that’s awesome that you were able to get some time off the phones. Your reading is insane, but it looks like you are finding books that really work for you too.

  2. Sophia Rose

    Ah, bummer about your sore mouth. Hope it is doing better. Fifty is an amazing number for a monthly reading total. I can’t remember the last time I hit it. Probably back in a winter month. Getting to an oldie with that Larissa Ione.

    Happy Memorial Day and have a good week, Renee!

  3. Jen

    I’m glad you were able to keep up the reading despite the sore mouth. I hope it’s better! Did you read Larissa Ione’s Demonica series? These books fit into the middle of that series – which is a good one! I hope you enjoy.

  4. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Ouch. The oral infections sounds like no fun. I hope that’s cleared up. I can’t even comprehend 50 books in a month… I average about 10. LOL


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