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January 2017: Reading Month in Review

Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others’ posts.
January
Well January passed by rather quickly. I had a very good reading month, and in accordance with my goals read less! I made sure I wasn’t rushing through books and although I couldn’t keep my review books down in total, at least in coming months I can see a little more control coming !  My aim is to shift some of those books that sit on my shelves already!

Total books read this month: 12

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves   Kristina McMorris
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay    Jill Mansell
Anne of Green Gables   L. M. Montgomery
Pretty Little World   Elizabeth LeBan   Melissa DePino
Wild Horse Springs    Jodi Thomas
Truth to the Highlander   Barbara Longley
Accidents of Marriage   Susan Randy Meyers
Shotgun Wedding Ainslie Paton
On Second Thought   Kristan Higgins
The Wicked City  Beatriz Williams
Staying For Good   Catherine Bybee
Who’s Afraid Too?  Maria Lewis

Book Formats:
Paperback Four
E-Book Six
Audiobook Two
From TBR shelf One
Review Books Eight
From my New Shelf    Zero

Genres Read

Contemporary Romance Four
Crime/Suspense Zero
Fantasy One
Contemporary Fiction Three
Historical Fiction Three
Memoir Zero



New to me authors.
Elizabeth Le Ban  Melissa DePino
Susan Randy Meyers

Top Book for 

All books were great reads however I think I need to name the following as the most outstanding.
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves   Kristina McMorris


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Looking Forward to Reading in February…

This is the next in a series and I’m really looking forward to catching up with the women’s stories.
Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:
Nothing.

E Books Purchased:
I have wanted to read this author for awhile and so bought an earlier book of hers. Now to make the space to read it!


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From Hachette NZ 

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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss

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Review Audio Book From eStories

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So how did your reading month pan out?

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January Book of Choice Giveaway

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Lonna from Flylef is organising and hosting this giveaway hop and I have decided that I will join in for some months of the year.
This giveaway starts on the first of the month and ends on the 15th. NZ time!
I am giving away one book up to the value of $18 U.S. so long as you are in an area of the world where the Book Depository ships to you.  One winner will receive their book of choice. Open internationally.


  ♬  Enter Giveaway 

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📘         Giveaway ends on January 15th.
📘         Open internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you.
📘         One winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter .
📘         The winner will be announced here on the blog and will also be emailed. 
📘         If winner does not respond after 72 hours a new winner will be chosen.
📘         Prizes will be fulfilled as soon as the winner emails me their choice.

                                            

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Month in Review: January 2016

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Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others’ posts.
I had a good month, didn’t read as much as I thought I might though. Enjoyed the books I read and that’s what counts! This month I was delighted to be notified that I had been accepted to be part of the She Reads network of bloggers and so The Edge of Lost was my first book that I read, which was one of their winter recommendations. Can only say I really enjoyed it. 4.5 stars. Came in as my 2nd favourite read for the month.

Total books read this month:  14

Paperback Seven
E-Book Seven
Audiobook Two
From TBR shelf Three
Review Books Nine
From my New Shelf    One

Genres Read

Contemporary Romance Two
Crime/Suspense Three
Fantasy Three
Women’s Fiction Two
Young Adult One
Historical F One
Literary F One



Places Where I Read. (Settings!)
Orkney Is.  City in Scotland, Scotland.  Georgia – 2, Sth Dakota, New York – 3, New Jersey, Vermont, Iowa, Oregon,Virginia. USA. Hong Kong. 

New to me authors.

  • Juliet Marillier 
  • Karen White 
  • Lois Greiman 
  • Estelle Laure
  • Janice Y. K. Lee
  • Maria Lewis
  • Kristina McMorris


Books Read.

Wolfskin             Juliet Marillier
Hearth Song        Lois Greiman
This Raging Light   Estelle Laure
Falling Home      Karen White – audiobook
And I Love Her   Marie Force
Missing Pieces   Heather Gudenkauf
Strangers in Death  J. D. Robb
Salvation in Death  J. D. Robb
Magic Bites        Ilona Andrews – audiobook
New Leaf            Catherine Anderson
This Raging Light     Estelle Laure
The Expatriates        Janice Y. K. Lee
The Edge of Lost     Kristina McMorris
Who’s Afraid           Maria Lewis

Top Book for January 2016

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Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:
Feel Good For Life   Claire Turnbull. (NF)

E Books Purchased:
New Leaf   Catherine Anderson
The Edge of Lost   Kristina McMorris

Library Books: 
Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
Lies and Other Acts of Love   Kristy Woodson-Harvey
Jane Steele          Lyndsay Faye
The Ramblers     Aidan Donnelley Rowley
The Storm Sister Lucinda Riley
Mystic Summer   Hannah McKinnon
One True Loves  Taylor Jenkins Reid
Flight of Dreams   Ariel Lawhon

From Hachette NZ
The Expatriates     Janice Y. K. Lee
Who’s Afraid?       Maria Lewis
You and Me Always  Jill Mansell
Brotherhood in Death  J. D. Robb
Pre-Ordered

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Looking Back at January Reading 2015

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Total books read this month: 19

Audio Books Read
One Plus One                 Jojo Moyes         New to me author
The Rosie Effect             Graeme Simsion
Dark Witch                     Nora Roberts
Ten Tiny Breaths            K A Tucker       Review pending

Ebooks Read
Jilted                               Rachael Johns
First Frost                       Sarah Addison Allen
The Littlest Cowboy       Maggie Shayne                New to me author
Teardrop Lane                Emily March
Fatal Scandal                  Marie Force
The Marriage Charm      Linda Lael Miller
The Unexpected Consequences of Love    Jill Mansell  New to me author
The Nightingale             Kristin Hannah      Review pending

Paperbacks Read
Come What May            Sherryl Caulfield              First book read in 2015
I Saw Her Standing There     Marie Force
Bride Flight                    Marieke van der Pol        Translation     New to me author
Purity in Death                J.D. Robb
Beach Girls                     Luanne Rice
Sea of Love                     Susan Donovan
Crazy For You                 Jennifer Crusie             Review pending

Incoming Books.


Books Purchased
Silver Thaw   Catherine Anderson – paperback
Fatal Scandal      Marie Force – Kindle
House Broken Sonja Yoerg – Kindle
Hero Duty  Jenny Schwartz  – Kindle
Scarlett  Marissa Meyer – Kindle, it was on special!

Library Books: 
Purity in Death   J. D. Robb
Bride  Flight       Marieke van der Pol – also borrowed the DVD for the movie

Books from NetGalley
Intensive Care            Nicki Edwards
Snowy River Man     Lizzy Chandler
The Road to Hope     Rachael Johns
The Secrets of Midwives   Sally Hepworth
First Time in Forever         Sarah Morgan
Never Too Late         Robyn Carr

Accepted to review
Books of the Kindling #1-3 by Donna June Cooper

Books Thinking About Purchasing
Going off Script   Giuliana Rancic  (out in April)


Best books of the month

  • Beach Girls                     Luanne Rice
  • The Nightingale             Kristin Hannah

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