Month in Review

Looking Over my August Reading.

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Total books read this month: 13

New to me authors:

Janet Skeslien Charles
Beth Morrey
Natalie Jenner

Top Book for August

Well honestly they were all good. Hard to pick. I think I’ll name this one, it was a little outside of what I read but I really enjoyed the audiobook of it. Not sure how I’d get on with the paperback but I’d reread it in that format.

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Looking forward to reading in  September

There aren’t any books being published in September that I am aware of that I really, really want to read, some of which are already published.  I’ve already started one I do want to read this month and a couple of others as well in my hopeful plans.

Main Reading Goals for September

Well to read the books just above this and anything else that grabs my interest. I might make a note of why I add a book to my TBR. For example I know who I got the Well Behaved Indian Women book recommendation from, but can’t remember where I got Love Lettering, which I did see in the last week in a review. I was able to pick up a library copy. When looking on Goodreads I also see I have it as a Modern Mrs Darcy summer reading guide book. But that’s not why I got triggered to read it. Did you read this recently? Then most likely it was you.

Incoming Books for  August

Purchased

Wild is an older book by Kristin Hannah!  Magic Hour, lucky for me I hadn’t read it, otherwise I’d have been really annoyed that I picked it up from the “new table”.

Library Books

Of the books I read this month these ones came from the library. A bit month for library reading!

Coming in From NetGalley

From an Author

Audio Books

Using an Audible credit.

Linking up with Nicole from  Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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July Reading 2020

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Total books read this month:11

New to me authors:

Gretchen Anthony
Amy Poeppel
Kimmery Martin
Debbie Johnson

July Highlights

  • I started using the library again and what a windfall.
  • I seem to have started reading a bit more than I had earlier in the year.
  • I stopped looking out for review books, determined to catch up on what I’ve on my own TBR and from the library.

Top Books for July

Has to be top books for this month because I had three five star books, all of them great.

Looking forward to reading in August

Whatever books appeal and whatever is sitting on the shelf from the library. I hope to read a couple of the books I bought recently and to get through another audiobook or two.

Incoming Books for July

Purchased

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Library Books

 

From NetGalley

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Linking up with Nicole from Feed Your Fiction Addiction.

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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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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

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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

 

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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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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

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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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