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Weekly Recap (Week 21) Frost in Spring

by | May 22, 2022 | Sunday Post | 13 comments

Happenings of Week 21 of 2022

This past week has been such a great reading week, I can’t remember the last week I had such a great reading week. I have read 14 BOOKS!! Like I have no idea how its happened, but I have picked up some great page-turners and even with a couple of slow reads, I have still been able to read a ton. I have listened to 3 audiobooks though which really helps in those numbers. But I just love being able to get back into reading again and to also read so much feels so rejuvenating for me. And it’s really helping make up for a couple of low months in March and April and I hope my reading streak continues. I have been trying to rotate out the sub-genres which is keeping the reading fresh and trying to pick authors that have highly engaging writing. But I also picked up some books that will be my top favorites of the year. But even with the highs of my reading, I had some lows including my first DNF (and I was so sad about it). But non-book-related —we got SNOW this weekend. Like all week 70-80 degree weather, just perfect spring temps. But then the weekend our temps dropped 30 degrees and we got snow, but at least it didn’t stick to the ground but still. Oh, the joys of living in the rocky mountains in spring.

Bookish Posts & Books Read of the Week of May 15 to May 21

The Blood King by Abigail Owens (Audiobook)-Review Coming Soon

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Review-Fire in His Fury by Ruby Dixon

Book Review-Playboy by Katy Evans

Double Romance Review-Perfect Sinner and Brutal Defender by Maggie Cole

ARC Book Review-Trusted & True by Rhenna Morgan

Book Review-Running Into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Book Review-Great Protector by Kathryn Le Veque

Audio Book Review-Saved by the Rancher by Jennifer Ryan

Book Review-Worth It by Linda Kage

Week 3 of May 2022 Releases

Audio Book Review-Summer at the Cape by RaeAnne Thayne

Book Review-Heavy Crown by Sophie Lark

Book Review-Fires of Winter by Roberta Gellis

Audio Book Review-Hunt The Stars by Jessie Mihalik

Currently Reading

My current audio is the Stephanie Laurens, I have been wanting to read this for a couple of years (and yes the cover is so wintery and it does take place with a winter setting) and its cute so far. Already 50% in and some fun matchmaking from the Cynster kids. Golden Eyes is a PNR, and my ebook to kick off the week with, and I have been wanting to work through Maya Banks’ backlisted books. My random wheel had me grabbing up a fantasy, so I decided to go with Dagger Star, and very excited to get back to this author. I am also trying my FIRST Chanel Cleeton (can you believe I am so behind on reading this series–its book three I am the most stoked for though). Have you read any of these books yet?

Book Releases I Am Excited For

A Duke for Diana by Sabrina Jeffries

An Affair at Stonecliff by Candace Camp

A Daring Pursuit by Kate Bateman

Risky by Aurora Rose Reynolds

While The Wolf’s Away by Terry Spear

Always Practice Safe Hex by Juliette Cross

Trusted & True by Rhenna Morgan (I just read the ARC and its FANTASTIC)

Favorite Book of the Week

It was so hard to choose my favorite read this week, but I think this one WiNS!! I just LOVED it so much. A professional gambler, owner of an art exhibit, and a fun competition on who has the better career haha Sexy, Fun, and lots of HEART!

New Additions to A&R

Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert-Giveaway Physical Book

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

Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter-Hoopla Audio Book

All The Way by Kristen Proby-Libby Audio Book

Heartless by Gena Showalter-Library eBook

Maybe We Should by Melissa Foster-Kindle Unlimited

Execution by Lucia Franco -Purchased eBook

Naughty Naughty Prince Charming by Lisa Renee Jones- Purchased eBook

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

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  1. harvee

    Looks like you got a few romance novels read last week! Have another good reading week.

  2. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    14 BOOKS!! I can’t just believe the numbers. I am so glad you had a great reading week, but honestly, I am just jealous. I hope this just triggers my reading spirit and I read more than my usual 1 book per week. I hope you have a great week ahead.

  3. BonnieReadsAndWrites

    Snow in May! That reminds me of when I used to live in northern Maine. 14 books is amazing! Have a great week.

  4. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader

    I think I fell twice from my chair Renee! Once after reading that you had read 14 books in one week and the second time when you said you got snow in May!

  5. thebookdisciple

    Wow 14 books this week! Thats crazy! I haven’t been able to find the time, but hopefully soon. And I saw pictures of snow in Colorado too. It’s almost June!

  6. Ann Lorz

    You had such a good week. I loved Saved by a Rancher by Jennifer Ryan. I just reread that not so long ago. I can’t wait to see what next week brings.

  7. Greg

    14 books! Wow that’s awesome. And snow too? At least it didn’t stick around. It’s been mostly raining here but I’m ready for summertime.

  8. Sophia Rose

    Snow in May, why not. LOL Wow, 14 books is amazing and so glad you’ve really been enjoying your reading time lately. I enjoyed that Flying Aces Chanel Cleeton trilogy.

    Have a good week, Renee!

  9. ratmom

    14 books is awesome!
    Always practice Safe hex was a great book. I hope you like it too.

  10. Samantha @WLABB

    I think I would cry if it snowed now. I hate the stuff, though, I am not too keen about the super hot weather either. Love that you are on a reading streak. Those numbers are crazy!

  11. Jen

    I saw the snow on the news – yikes! Congrats on finishing 14 books. I think the most I’ve finished in one week would be three. Normally it takes me two weeks to finish a book!

  12. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Ack! I added a comment here when the post came out, but it didn’t register I guess. Anyways, I love Chanel Cleeton’s Flying Aces series, the 2nd and 3rd more than the first. More than her historical fiction, but I guess I’m in the minority there as everyone seems to love her newer series.


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