Month in Review

Looking back at June Reading

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Total books read this month: 8

New to me authors:

No new to me authors this month.

Outside Reading Highlights

Meeting up again with family and friends, after there has been no community transmission of COVID-19 for awhile. Just at the border and that has two weeks quarantine and testing, how well done I am not sure! So a little caution doesn’t go amiss.

Top Book for June

No hesitation about this. I really enjoy a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, and this one more women’s fiction with a touch of romance was very readable.

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Looking forward to reading in July

I have a few review books to read but here are the ones I am really looking forward to off my own shelf.

Main Reading Goals for July

Just to continue to read slowly and really enjoy what I am reading. Get back to using the library.

Incoming Books for June

Purchased

From NetGalley

 

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Linking up with Nicole from Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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Month in Review

May Month Look Back

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Total books read this month: 11

New to me authors:

Anne Tyler

Top Book for May

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Looking forward to reading in  June

I have other books ordered but whether they turn up or not is another story. As you all know transport is slow within a country and between countries but we shall see what turns up. I so miss that international ability to purchase. I do have the Kindle of course but some books I want in total 3D!

Incoming Books for May.

Library Books

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From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Audio Books Purchased

Linking up with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Month in Review

March Reading 2020

Total books read this month: 8

All worthwhile reads with two that were just that extra bit special. This is most likely the least I’ve read for a long time in a month. I think the signs of the times. Although I am settling a little more into my reading.

New to me authors:

Nancy Zieman

Nicole Meier

Top Books for March

Incoming Books for March

Purchased

Library Books

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From NetGalley

Audio Books Purchased with credits.

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Linking up with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

 

Month in Review

February Reading Wrap Up.

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Total books read this month: 9

New to me authors:

Karen Hawkins
Alix E Harrow. *
Brenda Janowitz.
Sofie Ryan*

Ones I’d read again marked by a *

Top Book for February

Fantasy and most likely in the realm of literary fiction.

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Looking forward to reading in  March

Incoming Books for February

Purchased

Library Books

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Audio Books Purchased

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Linking up wit Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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Month in Review

January Look Back

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I am a little late with my January reading post. Due to being ousted from WordPress for a week and some lovely sunshine here and there.

Total books read this month: 11

4 of these were off my own shelf which was good. All these reads were good and I thoroughly enjoyed them all.  Guts is a middle grade graphic novel – loved it.

New to me authors:

Lori Gottlieb

Susan Wilson

Rebecca Raisin

Lyssa Kay Adams

Top Book for January

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Looking forward to reading in February

I don’t have any particular book on my reading agenda that is one I must “absolutely read as quickly as possible” but… I am looking forward to what  might just pop out at me.

Incoming Books for January

Purchased

Library Books Borrowed and Read!

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

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Audio Books Purchased

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Linking up with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Month in Review

December Wrap Up

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Total books read this month: 11

Authors came from:

Britain: 1
USA: 9
Australia: 1

New to me authors:

Kim Michelle Richardson
Elizabeth Berg
Peter Heller
Rebecca Raisin

Reading Challenge Update:

I completed most of my challenges, however no challenges for 2020. I will be starting and hosting a new weekly Friday Five meme or link up. Never sure what they are meant to be called!

Oh and I will be doing Nicole’s Discussion Challenge because that’s writing not reading!!

Top Book for December

Difficult to pick, all good reads. These are the three I gave 5 stars.

Looking forward to reading in January 2020

Incoming Books for December

Purchased

Yes I’ve read A Madness of Sunshine but I wanted my own paperback copy! Plus to support a favourite author too.

Library Books

From NetGalley

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Audio Books

Linking up with Nicole at Feed your Fiction Addiction

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November Reading Wrap Up

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Total books read this month: 8

My lowest total for a month for a very long time. However it most likely fits into my new mindset of reading slower and not rushing a book.

Authors Come From

USA: 6
Ireland: 1
New Zealand 1

New to me authors:

Nan Rossiter
Betty Smith
Denise Hunter

Reading Challenge Update:

I haven’t moved ahead in the challenges and at this point that’s okay.  Challenges will mostly be a non happening for me in 2020. I think I have reached my fill! Maybe one or two though next year!  I am a goal oriented person but sometimes I think its good not to reach a goal and admit it!

Top Book for November

The Things I Should Have Told You. From Irish author Carmel Harrington. Another 5 star read from this author who now just can’t write fast enough for this reader. A grandad who dies leaves letters for his son and wife and two children to read and he organises so that they take a trip through Europe guided by his letters. The family has various issues and this trip is about to shake them up – in a good way.

I loved this book, the family – the journey – Pops and his letters. I read every word – no skimming. Its warm, funny, emotional and real. I am not a “let’s take a trip” kind of person but this was so inspiring. I loved the map at the beginning.

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Looking forward to reading in December

This review re- issue written by Emilie Richards book Runaway, the first of a romantic suspense trilogy set in New Orleans. Will be published in January. I love when favourite authors get the rights back to their books and it gives me an opportunity to explore books I never knew of to read. This involves a librarian who is searching for her missing sister.

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And a new book coming out by Robyn Carr

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Incoming Books for November

Purchased

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Linking up with Nicole and Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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Month in Review

October Month Wrap Up

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Total books read this month: 15

Authors Come From:

Canada: 2
USA: 9
Australia 2
England 1

New to me authors:

Marjan Kamali
Katherine Reay
Charlie Lovatt

Reading Challenge Update:

This month I completed my Goodreads Challenge.

I am on track with the library challenge and I may or may not make the audiobook challenge.

Reading Club Update:

I read The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovatt as part of the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club. I read it as a slow read for the month and have to say while I got a little lost in places it was a really good read.

I read At The Mountain’s Edge by Genevieve Graham for the Emilie Richards Reading Challenge – this month it was a book set in Canada.

I read The Last Voyage of Mrs Henry Parker by Joanna Nell as part of the Hachette Australia Books with Heart Facebook group book club.

Top Book for October

Set in a bookshop. This was one I was really happy I had bought and that there is the possibility of one day picking it up and rereading it. Most of my reads this month were 3 and 4 star reads, I think this was my only 5 star read.  Thanks to Katherine P for her review that led me to it.

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Looking forward to reading in November

I don’t have any specific books I am looking forward to in November but I am looking forward to choosing some off my own shelf!

Main Reading Goals for November…

Complete the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge

Incoming Books for October

Purchased

Library Books

From NetGalley or Edelweiss

Audio Books from Audible

Joining up with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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Month in Review

Looking Back at September Reading

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Total books read this month: 13

Authors come from:

USA.  8
England 3
Canada 1
New Zealand 1

New to me authors:

Hazel Prior
Deanna Raybourn
Ashley Farley

Top Book for September

I had some great reads this month, I think about 3 or 4 merited 5 stars from me. However the one I am going to choose is one that I read because I read a review  and decided I’d pick it up. It was just had a delightful point of difference and so I am naming it my book of September.

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The Recipe Box was an outstanding read.

Archangel’s War had a lot of war! but I still loved it.

A Curious Beginning I read because it was the September  book for the Modern Mrs Darcy book club. I can see why the series has its happy reading fans.

 

Looking forward to reading in October

A few of the ones in the plan to read and that I look forward to. Of course there will be others, but that will be what appeals as the month goes by, but very happy to be reading these three. They are all three authors who I can rely on for a book I’ll enjoy.

Incoming Books for September

Purchased

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Library Books

I am improving at getting books from the library rather than buying them. Although out of these I wouldn’t mind my own copy of Ellie and the Harp Maker and The Recipe Box.

From NetGalley

Audio Books Purchased

I am still listening to this one, but I can tell I will want to read/listen to the whole series.

Linking up with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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