Month in Review

August Reading Wrap Up.

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Total books read this month: 13

New to me authors:

Steven Rowley
Lea Wait
Ali Mc Namara

Top Book for August

Very hard to decide! I think I’ll just note that I really liked The Guncle and will be reading more by Steven Rowley. Told with great compassion and love.

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I Was Reminded…

I really enjoy a good historical romance. They are such fun. The Lisa Kleypas book was delightful, and The Grand Sophy on audiobook was so entertaining. Light and fluffy sure, but made me laugh and that’s always a good thing.

Looking forward to reading in September from my bookshelf

I do have a load I’d like to read but as you’ll see for my goal for September other books come first.

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Review of Reading Goals for August

My goal was just to read what I really wanted. So I only read books that I knew I didn’t have to review and I sunk into books I felt like reading as I chose the next book.

Main Reading Goals for September

Well now, I need to gain ground a little and read the review books I ignored in August and then the ones I had on my calendar for September as well.

Our library has now decided to change to the Libby app, so I want to explore that for library audio books to see if improved over last one. Plus I usually get two credits per month at Audible, I have 8 in hand and may just need to cut back to 1 credit a month. I have a heap in my library to listen to as well.

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July Reading Look Back

Total books read this month: Eight.

New to me authors:

Tif Marcelo

Top Book for July

Mainly because its well written and I went along with the fun story. Light, fun reading. That said there were a number of books that could have filled this spot for July.

Looking forward to reading in August

Main Reading Goals for August

Ignore all I could and ought to read and just read what I feel like.

Read slowly.

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June Reading Round Up

 

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Total books read this month: 10

New to me authors:

Angeline Boulley

Top Book for June

I had some really good books that could be right in this spot, but this one for me just pips them out.

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Review of Reading Goals June 2021

Read another book or at least give it the 25 page test to decide whether I keep going or not. from    Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go   

I did look at one and gave it a few page test and then put it in the bag for the book fair. And it has been dropped off!

Main Reading Goals for July

  1. Read one more from.    Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go   
  2. Read two and maybe three books from the library. Well that was the plan but a whole lot have suddenly been dropped with my name on them. I’ll see what I can get through, I won’t pick them up till the weekend, which will give me a little time.
  3. Read one from my TBR Kindle that is off a list of one author whose books I want to read through.
  4. Read two in total (includes the one mentioned in #1, from my TBR shelf and three from my review shelf.

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May Reading Round Up.

Total books read this month: 12

New to me authors:

Debra Webb
Ellery Adams
Kaui Mart Hemmings

Top Book for May

Nine of the books I read above could qualify for this. I am going to choose the one that most surprised me as being enjoyable and different.

These Old Shades

Looking forward to reading in June

Review of Reading Goals 2021

GR Challenge: 18 books ahead of my challenge of 100 for the year.

Enjoyment v Should: Just about every  one of the books this month was totally enjoyment based.

Recommendations: I know Mary from Bookfan recommended Debra Webb and now I am going to want to read all the books in this series!

TBR/Library portion. Two books from library. One from print TBR shelf.

Any buying…. Oh dear – yes!  Well I think I’ll just keep buying. It often takes a long time for the library to order and obtain it and sometimes I am not so keen on waiting.

Main Reading Goal for May

  •  Read one of the books I mentioned in my Friday Post Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go   I read The Possibilities, a somewhat different book about a mother coming to terms with grief. I liked it but didn’t love it.
  • Pick five books on the read section of my bookshelf to put in the bag for the book fair. I did pick out five or maybe even six and put them in the bag to go to the book fair!

Main Reading Goals for June

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April Reading

April month

Total books read this month: 12

New to me authors:

Sheila Connolly

Maisey Yates

Anne Glenconnor

Top Book for April

Okay I am addicted to these books. Have already pre-ordered the next one that comes out in December, plus a spin off book that comes out early 2022.

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Looking forward to reading in May

Review of Reading Goals 2021

GR Challenge: Nicely ahead.

TBR/Library portion : Three books off my actual TBR this month.  Two were from the library.

Main Reading Goal for May

  •  Read one of the books I mentioned in my Friday Post Sorting My TBR: April – Stay or Go
  • Pick five books on the read section of my bookshelf to put in the bag for the book fair.

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March Reading Wrap Up

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Total books read this month: 13

New to me authors:

Anna Lee Huber
Julia Kelly
Madeline Martin

I thought Molly Fader was new to me but it is Molly O’Keefe writing under another name.

Top Book for March

Well they were all good but for its fun approach, made me laugh and a mystery I didn’t solve.

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Looking forward to reading in April

Review of Reading Goals 2021

GR Challenge – ahead by ten books.

Enjoyment v Should, really enjoying reading what I want and not getting caught into something don’t really want to read.  I left the Modern Mrs Darcy book club, and haven’t missed it, I know what I want to read and mostly books there don’t appeal to me. Being honest!

Recommendations, took a photo on my my phone of one book recommended so that I can put it into my notebook.

TBR/Library portion. 6 of the books were off my own TBR of books I own.  3 from the library. 4 review books which is reasonable.

Main Reading Goals for April

Continue to make sure I am reading for enjoyment the majority of the time.

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February Reading Wrap

Total books read this month: 10

New to me authors:

Heather Webber.      Helen Moffett

Eileen McNamara.    Barack Obama

Top Book for February

Review for this book will up in next day or two.

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Looking forward to reading in March

Review of Reading Goals 2021

GR Challenge : 6 ahead.

Enjoyment v Should: Definitely enjoyment on all the above books this month.

Recommendations: I am keeping track, I don’t add many recommendations but usually follow up on those I am really interested in.

TBR/Library portion: 3 of the 10 were library books.  5 books of the 10 were off my own TBR shelf.  2 were review books.

Any buying: Well yes I did buy a couple. One the latest Gary D Schmidt book and Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan. I guess that’s restrained. Although I do feel a spree coming on!

Main Reading Goal for March.

Find a book with a diary embedded in it somewhere and read it. I am doing one semi challenge this year in Emilie Richard’s readers group on Facebook. It’s very low key. Any suggestions gratefully received, I can think of some but I’ve read them already!

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January Reading Wrap

Total books read this month: 11

New to me authors:

Farid Almed

Top Book for January

Every read was really good. All books that are “me”.  Hard to choose a top book but for its exploration of heart transplant issues and a good story with great characters this one just tops the others.

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2021 Reading Intentions  January Update.

Read What I Truly Enjoy. Enjoyed every book and only read what I wanted to read.

Use the Library and only buy when I need to. Library : 5

That is a satisfactory amount. I did buy some for later reading because the library doesn’t have them. The Residence was one on Kindle that I bought – forgot to check if the library had it.  Oops that would be 5 books bought!!
Read Own print and Kindle shelves:  3 paperbacks off my own shelf which is good. Would have liked to read at least one Kindle one!

Incoming Books for January

Purchased

From NetGalley

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December Reading Wrap Up

Total books read this month: 12

New to me authors:

Kamala Harris
Harriet Muncaster
Mary Marks
Allison Brook
Trevor Noah

Top Books for December

On audio this was very good. Both entertaining and horrifying and informative.

Incoming Books for December

Purchased

House of Earth and Blood

Library Books

From NetGalley

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Audio Books

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November Reading Wrap.

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Total books read this month: 10

New to me authors:

Matt Haig
Janice Hadlow
Danielle Hawkins
Lauren K Denton

Top Book for November

Hard choice to make, didn’t really have a top read this month. They all almost rated 4 stars. One 3 star. However the one I was most taken by was The Other Bennet Sister, mainly because it surprised me at how much I enjoyed it.

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Looking forward to reading in December

Already started reading Archangel’s Sun and I don’t have my sight set on anything else in particular.

Main Reading Goals for November were.

  • read three books from my actual TBR shelf.   I read  one!
  • read one lurking book from my Kindle TBR Yes – Almost Just Friends.
  • keep up with the library reserves that land my way Pretty much, a few I put back after deciding after looking a bit more at them I didn’t want to read them just now.
  • read some of the annotated Pride and Prejudice.  I read a very small amount of it.
  • reread a book ! Yes, by accident because I’d forgotten I’d read it but it still counts because I realised and kept going.

Main Reading Goals for December

  • See if I can start off a cozy mystery series that I’ll keep reading. I have a first book to pick up from the library.
  • read on actual book from my TBR print shelf and one from my Kindle
  • think about some reading goals for 2021 and write them down.

Incoming Books for November

Purchased

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Library Books

From NetGalley

Audio Books

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Linking up with Nicole from FeedYourFiction Addiction.

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