Saturday, February 22, 2020

This Week in Reading - February 23

It's Sunday Post time!  This is hosted by the awesome Caffeinated Book Reviewer and gives us all a chance to recap our week.

What I Got:

Truths I Never Told You by Kelly Rimmer - Family secrets and a long lost journal entry made this one appeal to me.  (Publisher)

The Clutter Corpse by Simon Brett - This is an author I've enjoyed in the past but haven't read very much. Plus, I love when a character is a declutterer or something else that means they're cleaning out other people's houses.  (NetGalley)

A Forgotten Murder by Jude Deveraux - I haven't read this author before but there's a decades old mystery and an English estate so I couldn't resist!  (Publisher)

The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill - Dual timelines and a summer villa.  Couldn't resist!  (Publisher)

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne - Thayne is a favorite and this one sounds like a good read.  (Publisher)

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michelle Campbell - I've enjoyed other books by this author and I love these kinds of family mysteries.  (Publisher)

For Whom the Book Tolls by Laura Gail Black - There's an antique bookstore that a murder happened in.  How could I not pick this one up?  (NetGalley)

Death with a Dark Red Rose by Julia Buckley - I really enjoyed the previous book in this series so I had to pick this one up.  (Publisher)

Al Dente's Inferno by Stephanie Cole - I've seen some good reviews for this foodie cozy so I'm looking forward to it.  (Publisher)

Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow - I know nothing about this one but I love the cover and am looking forward to trying it. (Publisher)

Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs - This is a favorite series so I'm looking forward to spending some more time in Charleston.  (Publisher)

Well that got rather out of hand and I'm not even including the books I bought myself (they'll be on next week's list).  But it's 2.5 weeks worth of books so that makes it okay right?


Reading:  Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan and Who Slays the Wicked by CS Harris

Listening:  The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley

Watching:  The Imagineering Story on Disney + which is absolutely fascinating.

Off the Blog:

We are back from Disney and from Louisiana!  Disney was such fun.  We walked just shy of 50 miles and rode bunches of rides and ate lots of food.  We were sad to leave but it's good to be home (and not walking 7 miles a day). It also looks like our time in Louisiana is drawing to a close which I have mixed feelings about.  I really love it there but it's nice to not be living out of a suitcase which is what we've been doing for 4 months.  I'm going to try and keep myself busy by tackling all the projects I've been needing to do but haven't actually been here to do. 

On the Blog:

What Happened:

What's Coming Up:

Monday:  Where We Belong - Romance Review
Tuesday:  Books with Bookstore Owners in the Story
Wednesday:  The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Thursday:  Books from the Backlog 
Friday:  Friday Fives
Saturday:  What I Made This Week

Have a great week and happy reading!


  1. Oh gosh, that sure is a haul and a half. I have read Kelly Rimmer and did enjoy her. Jude Deveraux wrote romances in the past, I skipped on it because of the mystery aspect! All the Lucinda Riley stories are long but generally rather good. Hope you are enjoying it. If I remember rightly that's the yachting sister one.

  2. Disney is so fun but yes the walking! Wow the last time we were there we were exhausted at the end of the day haha! So awesome though it's totally worth it lol. Louisiana does sound like an awesome place to spend time too.

    Hope you have a nice week!

  3. Your haul is enormous this week! I'm sure you'll have fun deciding what to read first :)
    I've never been to Disney, but it sounds like you had a great time. All the walking is part of the experience, right?
    I hope you'll figure out your living situation so that you won't have to live out of a suitcase for much longer.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  4. Hey Katherine, just checking in from Kimberly's Sunday Post. Wow that is a lot of new books, but they do sound rather good so how could you not?! Have a great week and enjoy those new books. ��

  5. Everyone deserves a book splurge! There's nothing wrong with a booky treat!

  6. Glad Disney was so much fun and I'm sure all that walking is good for you:). As for your book haul - quite right, too. Something to tackle once you are back from Louisana. Hopefully the coming week will be a bit more restful:)

  7. Wow those are a lot of books you received! I'm looking forward to your review tomorrow because I'm always looking forward to more romance recs haha.

    My Sunday Post, if you're interested :)

  8. Oooh, I need a book with a pun in the title for a challenge and For Whom the Book Tolls sounds perfect! I'm glad to hear you had such a great time at Disney! I'm still planning our trip but hearing that people had a great time always makes me wish I could go now! :)
    Have a great week and happy reading! :)

  9. Truths I Never Told You sounds like a fantastic book. I love a good story with family secrets. I hope that you enjoy it. Have a wonderful week! :)

  10. Im glad you all had a wonderful time at Disney!
    I’m reading Truths I Never Told You this week

    Wishing you a great reading week

  11. Truths I Never Told You is on my list...and now I want to add For Whom the Book Tolls.

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  12. Wow that is a lot of walking! I'm glad you had such a good time though. And I can't imagine living out of a suitcase for months, so I'm happy for you to be able to settle in one spot again soon, even if you will miss Louisiana.

    Have a great week!

  13. That walking is great; made it easier to be able to eat all that yummy food. I'm glad you got to enjoy your time in NOLA and the trip to Disney. Now you get to enjoy home.

    Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  14. Wow, you got an amazing bunch of books! Your so lucky! I was really good this week so that usually means next week :)

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Week in Review

  15. That is quite a haul and they look so good. That is a lot of walking at Disney! Wow. You must be ready to sit and catch your breath. Have a good week, and happy reading!

  16. That is a pretty big haul! I hope you enjoy all of these books. I used to love Jude Deveraux's work and would be curious about her new book. Isn't it crazy how exhausting Disney is? So much walking! Have a great week!

  17. There are a lot of books that sound interesting to me, especially Al Dente's Inferno. I loved Little Beach Street Bakery.

  18. I love Disney and someday I hope to go to Louisiana. That would be a great trip. I have several of the books on your list in my TBR. Everything looks so good. Have a great week!

  19. It was exciting to see some of the pics you provided and it was almost like being there. Talk about getting in 10,000 steps a day and then some, right?(lol) All that good food demands more walking it seems. A few of your books look pretty interesting too. Hugs, and welcome back! RO

  20. I have some of the cozies you have and have already read a few!

  21. Glad some of the chaos is dying down for you. Good luck with all your projects and reading!

  22. It's always nice to be home after traveling. We've been having some springlike weather and it's made me start thinking about house projects, too! 🏠

    Great to hear your Disney trip was fabulous! I hope you had a great start to your week. 🌞