It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.
Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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A good week. Winter hasn’t really set in yet although its rainy today.

Opening my Facebook feed one morning I was shocked to see the death of author Lucinda Riley. Some of you will know her because of The Seven Sisters book. #7 has just published and there was to be one more final one. Not sure if that is in the pipeline now or not. She had been battling cancer for the last 4 years but kept it very quiet. Another big loss in the book world and of course to her family.  I did a bit of “research” on her and found out she wrote her books by speaking them, never actually using pen or paper or computer typing. She was born in Ireland and then lived pretty much her adult life in England. She visited New Zealand just before the pandemic as she was researching for #7 book.   Thank you Lucinda Riley for the pleasure of so many interesting books.

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:


Still listening to The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley. Well into it now.

Up next:

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30 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

  1. How shocking to hear of Lucinda Riley’s passing….cancer is a thief indeed. May God comfort her loved ones, readers and all who knew her.


  2. Yes I did hear of her passing but I never read her. A great loss though. One of my favorite authors passed away last year from cancer too Rachel Caine. Thanks for your weekly updates Kathryn

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  3. I had seen mention of Lucinda Riley’s death. So sad that another author is lost to cancer. I haven’t read her books, but I have the first in her Seven Sisters series on my TBR shelf.

    I enjoy both Shalvis and Huber. I am glad to see you read their books recently. 🙂 The Newcomer sounds so good. I hope you are enjoying it! The cover of Heather Webber’s book is so pretty. I hope you like that one too!

    Have a great week, Kathryn!


  4. Oh no I’m sorry to hear about the passing of an author! I haven’t read her books, but I’m going to look into them! I hope you get the conclusion to the series! Have a great week 🙂

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  5. Oh I’m sorry to hear about Lucinda Riley. What a loss. I’ve only read one of her books but plan to eventually read more. I love hearing about her process.
    You are getting to the Heather Webber book before me. I hope you love it!

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    1. I am sure I will love the Heather Webber book Mary. It might be awhile before I get to it – maybe the end of the week. I think you’d really like the The Seven Sisters books , they are really interesting.


  6. I was so heartbroken to hear of Lucinda Riley’s death. It’s so sad for her family and friends and I can’t help but be sad about the stories we as readers will miss out on. That’s fascinating about how she wrote her books. I love the cover for The Lights of Sugarberry Cove! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. It was just one of those weeks where everything seems to hit but we are doing okay. I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks Katherine, you are a warrior for sure. Yes I have felt so sad about Lucinda Riley, what a brave woman to keep writing even when she was so sick. I watched her on You Tube being interviewed by her son.


  7. I had heard the news as well but haven’t read any of her books. So many authors have been lost the past year or so.
    Shalvis and Andrews I’ve read – the others look interesting. Will check these all out. Happy reading this week.

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  8. I enjoyed several books by Lucinda Riley. Sad to hear of her death. Nice covers which look good for summer even though you are on the other end of the seasons. 🙂
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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