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Weekly Recap (Week 19) Mother’s Day and Readathon’s Galore

by | May 8, 2022 | Sunday Post | 15 comments

Happenings of Week 19 of 2022

This has been such a powerhouse of reading for me. And it feels so good to be back into reading again, I just want to read all the time and it feels AMAZING. It was so hard for me in March and April and I have discovered so many reads here as well. Today is Mother’s Day so I hope its a wonderful day for you with your loved ones. There are also a ton of readathons happening right now. So if you love readathon’s I know the Mafia ReadAThon is happening right now, and then this upcoming week will be the Historical Romance Readathon. I, unfortunately, am not participating. Every time I have in recent years I go into bad book slumps. But I was able to read a mafia romance this weekend and it was fantastic. I do plan on reading some historical’s this week, just not as many as I normally would. But if you are participating, I hope you are having a blast. This past week both my reading and blogging have been so strong. I read 10 books (which is great for me) and some of these were big tomes like 500-600 pages many of them so I was on a roll haha and I have also been working at keeping up on book reviews and posts this week and be more consistent.

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

Strictly Business-Ruth Cardello

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Review-The Longing of Lone Wolves by Lana Pecherczyk

April 2022 Monthly Recap

Audio Book Review-A Man of Legend by Linda Broday

Week 1 of May 2022 Book Releases

Book Review-Broken Vow by Sophie Lark

Book Review-Dark Redemption by Aja James

Book Review-The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

Book Review-Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker

Book Review-Forever Wild by K.A. Tucker

Book Review-Balance by Lucia Franco

Book Review-The Half Orc’s Bride by Ruby Dixon

Book Review-Cruel Enforcer by Maggie Cole

Book Review-River of Love by Rosanne Bittner

Currently Reading

My audiobook for the week will probably be Hunt The Stars—I will be honest I just wasn’t in the mood this past week to do a audio listen, I was too involved in my physical reading but will be working on this one this week. I will be buddy reading Wicked Beauty by Katee Robert with Angie who runs “Books and Beauty Are My Bag”. I am really excited for this one, as I hear its fantastic and its a menage and I haven’t read one of those in a while. And I am loving this world she has created. Then Wicked Ties is a physical book I have had on my shelf I think for like three years haha and I have been wanting to work through the physical books I have and also I have been wanting to read more of the classy version of erotic romance. Blood Laws is the first book in another PNR series by this author and I am really excited!!

Book Releases I Am Excited For

When He’s Ruthless by Suzanne Wright

Starry Eyed Love by Helena Hunting

On The Edge by Aleatha Romig

Favorite Book of the Week

This book is going to be one of the top five best books of the year!! I loved everything about this one. It’s an enemies to lovers set in Alaska and the chemistry is perfection! I loved it so much I bought it in physical form.

New Additions to A&R

Harmony Of Fire by Brian Feehan-eARC via Berkley Publishing

Tall Dark and Deadly series by Lisa Renee Jones–Free Ebooks via Amazon

Sink of Swim by Annabeth Albert-eBook Purchase

Vicious Protector-Maggie Cole -Kindle Unlimited

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

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  1. Nadene

    You had an impressive reading week. I wish I could read as many books you did in a week. Wow! girl you are my hero when it comes to reading, 😊

  2. Samantha @WLABB

    Wow! Ten books in one week. That’s amazing. More than one book a day. I can’t do that.

  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    10 books a week????? I am happy when I read 2 or 3 LOL But I am glad that your reading slump has ended!

  4. thebookdisciple

    I am loving the Olympus books from Katee Robert as well. So good!! I can’t do readathons with a theme. The moment I am told which books to read I suddenly want to read NONE of those. Its my curse.

  5. Greg

    Wow you are on a roll! I’ve always thought the Tucker books looked fun, and I liked the Jessie Mihalik book I read.

  6. ratmom

    10 books is great. I’ve been reading a lot lately too.

  7. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Glad to hear you loved A Simple Wild! It’s one of my all-time favs! Sounds like you had a wonderful reading month!

  8. Jen

    Wow! That is so impressive. I read a book in about 10-12 days! Oh, and I’ve been meaning to pick up Hunt the Stars in audio, thanks for the reminder!

  9. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Hooray for having your reading mojo back! Ten books in a week is just… wow. I usually average about 10 books in a month. LOL

  10. Stephanie

    I had a few really excellent reads in the first week of May. The two that stood out the most were definitely The No-Show by Beth O’Leary (I absolutely adore her books and this was no exception) and Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. I look forward to reading A Simple Wild in the future. It’s been recommended to me so many times!

  11. Michele H

    You’re definitely in the zone with your reading! So happy to see you loved The Simple Wild–I adore that series. My last two books have been quite good: Starry-Eyed Love and Immortal Rising. So I’m hoping The Bodyguard by Katherine Center will live up to the hype as I’m starting that next. Continued Happy Reading to you!! 🙂

  12. Sophia Rose

    Glad your reading was on fire this past week. I do readathons, but I’m picky to do those that match my interests and don’t require a specific amount of books. Enjoy your buddy read with Angie. We had a nice relaxing mother’s day here.

    Have a great week, Renee!

  13. anovelglimpse

    I’m going to be interested in hearing if you enjoy Robert’s book. Sounds like you had a great reading week last week!

  14. Carole

    Oh wow! I wish that I could read that much! I really liked Hunt the Stars and am very curious about Wicked Beauty. I hope that you have had a good week!


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