Month in Review

November Wrap

Total books read this month: 10

On the whole it was a really good reading month, in terms of some very much enjoyed books.

Book Ratings

The Secret of Bow Lane.  5 stars
Dance Away with Me. 5 stars. Reread via audiobook
Other Birds.  5 Stars
Us Against You. 5 + stars
The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey 3.25 stars
Still Life 4.25 stars
The Boardwalk Bookshop 2 stars.
Doctors and Friends. 4.5 stars
The Sunshine Girls. Molly Fader 4 stars.
Somewhere Between Luck and Trust.  Emilie Richards. 5 stars. Reread via audiobook.

New to me authors:

Serena Burdick
Louise Penny*
*Would read author again.

Top Print Book

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Top Kindle Book

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Top Audiobook

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Delighted

That I really liked Still Life by Louise Penny and I now have a new series to read. I really am drawn too, to Louise Penny as a person. Loved the interview that Anne Bogel did on What Should I Read Next this week.

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Disappointed by

Susan Mallery’s book, although maybe I was expecting to be and was even harder on it! But wasn’t for me. I know she still has plenty of fans so I won’t be missed as one of her readers!book cover

Looking forward to books publishing in December

Review of Reading Goals  for November

Read four review books.  Read 3 out of hoped for 4.

Read two library books.  Did read two library books.

Possibly five from my own shelf. Three from my own shelf.

Complete slow and steady read.  Completed “Us Against You.”  Fredrik Backman.  I now have The Winners sitting on my shelf and no doubt that will become a slow and steady read in 2023.

Start a notebook list of upcoming books I want to buy or get from library.  Did start the page and then forgot, need to keep it going!

Main Reading Goals for December

Read some Christmas books.

Choose my first book of the year for 2023.

Keep my notebook up of books I want to buy or reserve at the library.

Think about reading goals for 2023.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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October Reading Round Up

Total books read this month:  13

Book Ratings

Lessons in Chemistry  5 stars
Keeping Up Appearances 4.25 stars
The Boxing Baroness. 3.75 stars
The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks 3.8 stars
The Winter Garden. 4 stars
Emma.  5 stars
One Mountain Away. 5 stars. (Reread)
The Peach Keeper   4 stars.
Gilt. Jamie Brenner 4 stars
Work Wives. 3 stars.
Die for Me.  4 stars
Secrets in the Stacks 3.5 stars
High Spirits. 3.5 stars

New to me authors:

Bonnie Garmus *
Minerva Spencer
Shauna Robinson
Nicola Cornico
*  Would read author again

Top Audiobook Book for October

And my top book overall.

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Top Print Book Completed in October

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Top Kindle Book for October

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Looking forward to new releases in November

I have already pre-ordered Nalini Singh’s book, I’ll buy The Choice as soon as it publishes and most likely will look into buying The Bookstore Sisters as well.

Review of Reading Goals  for October

  • Read the review books I have on my calendar.  I read six of the seven I had planned so I moved that one into November.
  • Continue with my slow and steady read – Emma. I did and completed it this month.
  • Maybe sneak in one off my shelf or a library book if necessary.  I read two off my shelf and one from the library. Happy with that.

Main Reading Goals for November

  • Read four review books on my calendar
  • Read two library books.
  • Possibly five from my own shelf.
  • Complete my slow and steady book that I have started Us Against You by Fredrik Backman and then choose and start my next one.
  • Start a list of books I want to buy or get from library into my reading notebook for the next little while, I’ve taken my eye off what I want to read coming up. I realised that when Katherine mentioned The Choice.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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September Reading Round Up

Total books read this month:  14

Book Ratings

The Best is Yet to Come. 4 stars
Thank You for Listening. 5  stars
The Book Haters’ Book Club. 3 stars
Snowed in for Christmas. 4.5 stars
Flirting with Fifty.   4 stars
All is Bright.  4 stars
A Brighter Flame. 3 stars
The Italian Daughter 4 stars
Grace Under Fire. 4 stars
Murder on the Poet’s Walk. 4 stars
LowCountry Boil.  4 stars
The Bodyguard 4.5 stars
State of the Union 4 stars
Becoming Beth. Meredith Appleyard. 3.5 stars.

New to me authors:

Gretchen Anthony
Susan M Boyer*
Julia Whelan*

*Would read again

Top Print Book for September

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Top Audio Book for September

Thank You for Listening

Top Kindle Book for September

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Looking forward to reading in  October

It’s going to be just about all review books. My finger was trigger happy at NetGalley!  There is nothing that stands out, but they all looked good enough for my my finger to go “Read it!”

Review of Reading Goals  for September

  • read one or two off my shelf.  I did get one print and one Kindle book from my own shelf.
  • keep up to date with library books with my turn. Read three from the library.
  • Read the review books on my calendar.  Yes – done
  • Choose and start my slow and steady read. I chose Emma by Jane Austen and I am happy to say I am more than half way through it.

Main Reading Goals for October

  • Read the review books I have on my calendar
  • Continue with my slow and steady read – Emma
  • Maybe sneak in one off my shelf or a library book if necessary.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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July Reading Round Up

Total books read this month:  13

Book Ratings

Nightwork. Nora Roberts 4.5 stars
Point Last Seen 4.0 stars
Out of the Clear Blue Sky 2.75  stars
Murder Spills the Tea 3.5 stars
Birds of a Feather 4 stars.
An Island Wedding 5 stars
With Love from London 4.25 stars
A Room at the Manor 3.75 stars
Nora Goes Off Script 4.5 stars
The Summer Melt (audio novella) 3 stars
The wishing Quilt. 3.75 stars
The Big Four. 4 stars
Book Lovers 4.25 stars

New to me authors:

Vicki Delany *
Annabel Monaghan*
Lori Wilde

  • authors I’d read again.

Top Book for July

Because it belongs to a series I love and told on audiobook lifts it a notch up. I wasn’t that happy with the ending though and I read somewhere its the last. Hope its not.

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Looking forward to reading in  August

Review of Reading Goals  for July

Read my five books from my shelf. Plus really got my speed up on The Annotated Version of Pride and Prejudice.

Main Reading Goals for August

Read  five books from my shelf.

Finish Pride and Prejudice and choose my next slow read.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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June Reading Round Up

Total books read this month:  11

Book Ratings

The Library at the Edge of the World.  3.5 stars
Riverbend Road. 3 stars
The Homewreckers 4.5 stars
The Wedding Dress Circle. 4.5stars
Summer on the Island 4 stars
Count to Ten 4.5 stars
How Hard Can it Be?   3.5 stars
Bloomsbury Girls. 4 stars
The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club  4 stars
The Cartographers.  3.5 stars
The Edge of Summer. Viola Shipman 4.5 stars

New to me authors:

Felicity Hayes- McCoy
Allison Pearson
Lyn Cahoon*

ones I’d want to read again. *

Top Book for June.

It was really hard to pick the top book this month as I had a few that were equal, so I looked at them and I said if I could only keep one what would it be?

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Looking forward to reading in July

I liked the first book by this author and so I am hoping I’ll like this one too.

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Review of Reading Goals  for June

Completed except for the reading of Pride and Prejudice.

Main Reading Goals for  July

Read five from my own print shelf.
Read more of Pride and Prejudice.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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May Reading Round Up

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Total books read this month: 11

Book Ratings

You Can’t Hide.  Karen Rose 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Beach House Summer. Sarah Morgan 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Fairy Godmother.  Mercedes Lackey 🌟🌟🌟. 5
A Whisker of Trouble.  Sofie Ryan 🌟🌟🌟. 5
Twilight Shadows.  Emilie Richards 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The Librarian.  Salley Vickers 🌟🌟🌟🌟
A Mother’s Heart.  Carmel Harrington 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
South of the Buttonwood Tree.  Heather Webber 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Court of Thorns and Roses.  Sarah J Maas 🌟🌟🌟
The Last House on the Street.   Diane Chamberlain 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

New to me authors:

Mercedes Lackey
Salley Vickers
Sarah J Maas

Top Books for May

Looking forward to reading in June

Very likely ones.

Review of Reading Goals for May.

  • five books read from my print TBR. – yes
  • read more of Pride and Prejudice – not sure I read any
  • read a book from library – yes. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain.

Main Reading Goals for June

  • read five more books from my print TBR
  • continue to read Pride and Prejudice
  • read a library book if one comes in

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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March Reading Round Up

Total books read this month: 13

I enjoyed most of the books I read this month. I did find the Lyn Kurland audiobook a little tedious (3 stars)  and Robyn Carr and Susan Mallery  did not quite live up to my expectations.  3.5 stars.  All the others were rated by me as 4 stars. Except my two top books which I gave 5 stars.

New to me authors:

Alyssa Cole
Bella Osborne
Janette Oke
Lily King

Formats/Sources

Audiobooks. 3
Paperbacks from TBR: 5
Library: 1
Review: 4

Top Books for March

Looking forward to reading in April

From my own shelf and two for review.

Review of Reading Goals for March

  • Read five books off my print shelf.   Yes.
  • Read my three review books. Yes.  Four actually.
  • Keep reading a chapter most days from Pride and Prejudice.  Ouch, very few pages.
  • Maybe fit in a Kindle or library book.  One library book.

Main Reading Goals for  April

  • read five more print books off my TBR shelf
  • read at least one library book.
  • Re focus on Pride and Prejudice.

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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February Reading Round Up

Total books read this month:12

New to me authors:

Sarah Henning (Throw Like a Girl)

Ellen Oh. ( Finding Junie Kim)

Top Books for February – three five star books.

Looking forward to reading in March

Three review books for this month.

Review of Reading Goals 2021

Five books read from my print TBR.  I read six last month so total of 11.  So one book ahead of goal.

Other facts:

4 books were audiobooks.

One review book only. (That’s good!)

One Kindle book.

One Library book.

It was a good reading month. If I didn’t give them five stars, all the rest were four stars!

Pride and Prejudice Reading. I only read 4 chapters. Oops. I am on page 288.

Main Reading Goals for March.

  • Read five books off my print shelf.
  • Read my three review books
  • Keep reading a chapter most days from Pride and Prejudice.
  • Maybe fit in a Kindle or library book.

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January 2022 Reading Round UP

 Total books read this month: 13

New to me authors:

Nancy Naigle

Ratings.  Which are totally arbitrary, depending on enjoyment.

Most books were four stars and Goodbye Again by Mariah Stewart and The Moon over Kilmore Quay by Carmel Harrington three stars. Top book was five stars!

Top Book for January

Nostalgic reread of older book by Nora Roberts. I listened to it and really enjoyed that. David Stuart narrated and he was very good. It is about found family and three older men taking in ten year old Seth. Plus a romance between Cam the oldest and Seth’s social worker – Anna. It retained the five stars I had given to it previously many years ago when I read the print version. A feel good story!

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Looking towards reading in February

The only review book I intend reading. As I love Fiona Lowe as an author I am anticipating a good read.

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I will want to read at least five books from my actual print shelf as well.

Main Reading Goals for February

I am doing a slow read of Pride and Prejudice. I reached Chapter 22 by the end of January. I aim for a chapter most days. It has the notes that go with it so that takes a bit of glancing at as well.

Keep an eye on my five main reading goals for 2022. I have started well on reading from my own shelf. It has been a bit of a challenge to stop myself from buying new books before I have read the three off my shelf first. However in January I read six off my shelf, which entitled me to two new books. As I am reading Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone with its almost 900 pages that may put a damper on buying for awhile! It could take most of February to read!

Thank you

To Nicole for a book that I won a couple of months ago from her monthly wrap up. It arrived in January.

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December Reading Round Up

Total books read this month: 14

New to me authors:

Josi Kilpack
Julie Cantrell
Gill Hornby

Top Book for December

Okay so I am biased! So what!

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Looking forward to reading in January

I don’t have any big “must read” publishing books for January that I know about. I am planning to get started on my goal of five books off my actual print shelf per month. One book I do have in mind is a memoir that published in 2021. A very interesting story of a woman and family who started a big quilting business in Missouri. I learned so much about quilting from her via her videos. And well… I might have bought quite a bit of fabric from her shop online!!book cover

Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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