GOODBYE TO MARCH!

Another month has flown by!  While I didn’t read a lot of books (just ten!), I did enjoy them.

My Favorite for the Month:

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  7

     Nonfiction:  1

     Fictionalized Memoir:  1

     Contemporary Fiction:  1

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Here are the books!  Click titles for my reviews.

MARCH 2020:

1.And They Called It Camelot, by Stephanie Marie Thornton – (450 pages) – (fictionalized memoir) – 3/24/20

2.Coconut Layer Cake Murder (e-book), by Joanne Fluke – (352 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/11/20

3.Eight Perfect Murders (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (288 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/20/20

4.Heaven Adjacent (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Hyde – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/28/20

5.Mssing Sister, The (e-book), by Elle Marr – (294 pages) – (thriller) – 3/21/20 (Amazon freebie)

6.Other Mrs., The (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (361 pages) – (thriller) – 3/18/20

7.Pretty as a Picture (e-book), by Elizabeth Little – (333 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/14/20

8.Red Lotus, The (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian – (400 pages) – (mystery/suspense) – 3/8/20 – (NG-3/17/20)

9.Wallis In Love, by Andrew Morton – (334 pages) – (nonfiction/biography) – 3/27/20 – (Nonfiction Challenge)

10.When You See Me (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – (382 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 3/4/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2020:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH 2020:  3,514

BOOKS READ YTD:  34

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What did your month look like?  Come on by and share.

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GOODBYE TO FEBRUARY…

Another month bites the dust!  February was short, but there were some great books to devour.

My Favorites:

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Genres:

     Literary Fiction – 1

     Nonfiction – 1

     Contemporary Fiction – 1

     Thrillers/Mystery/ – 7

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Here are the books, linked to my reviews:

FEBRUARY 2020:

1.American Dirt (e-book), by Jeanine Cummins – (377 pages) – (literary fiction) – 2/14/20)

2.Becoming, by Michelle Obama – (421 pages) – (memoir) – 2/14/20 (Nonfiction Challenge)

3..Country Guesthouse, The (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (336 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 2/4/20

4.Dead to Her (e-book), by Sarah Pinborough – (400 pages) – (mystery) – 2/27/20

5.Deep State (e-book), by Chris Hauty – (280 pages) – (political thriller) – 2/8/20

6.Housekeeper, The, by Natalie Barelli – (260 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 2/29/20

7.Losing You, by Nicci French – (322 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 2/9/20

8.Perfect Little Children (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – (327 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/20/20

9.Wives, The, by Tarryn Fisher – (320 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/22/20

10.You Are Not Alone (e-book), by Greer Hendricks/Sarah Pekkanen – (352 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/17/20 – (NG – 3/3/20)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2020:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2020:  3,395

BOOKS READ YTD:  24

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What did your month look like?

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JANUARY WRAP-UP: NOW LET’S CURL UP WITH FEBRUARY BOOKS…

It is time to turn the page on January.  It has been an excellent month, and I am eager to share my books.  I read and reviewed fourteen books, and I even finished one book for my Nonfiction Challenge.

My favorite book of the month:  The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler, a NetGalley ARC that released on January 28.

 

My Genres for the Month:

Mystery/Suspense:  9

Contemporary Fiction:  3

Literary Fiction: 1

Nonfiction:  1

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My Books Read for the Month-Click on Titles for Reviews:

JANUARY 2020:

1.All the Little Liars, by Charlaine Harris – (229 pages) – (mystery) – 1/31/20

2.Daughter, The, by Jane Shemilt – (341 pages) – (suspense/mystery) – 1/17/20

3.Edible Woman, The, by Margaret Atwood – (310 pages) – (literary fiction) – 1/20/20

4.John F. Kennedy, Jr.:  America’s Reluctant Prince, by Steven M. Gillon – (408 pages) – (biography) – 1/26/20 -(Nonfiction Challenge)

5.Kiss the Girls & Make Them Cry, by Mary Higgins Clark – (384 pages)- (suspense thriller), 1/2/20 (FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR)

6.Look-Alike, The (e-book), by Erica Spindler (320 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/2/20 – (NG – 1/28/20)

7.No Place Like Home, by Rebecca Muddiman – (231 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 1/18/20

8.Normal People (e-book), by Sally Rooney – (268 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/6/20

9.Playground, The (e-book), by Jane Shemilt – (369 pages) – (domestic suspense thriller) – 1/10/20

10.Regretting You (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (354 pages) – (contemporary fiction) -1/14/20

11.Shelter Mountain (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (395 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/23/20

12.Such a Perfect Wife (e-book), by Kate White – (362 pages) – (murder mystery) – 1/11/20

13.Vanishing, The (e-book, Fogg Lake #1), by Jayne Ann Krentz – (293 pages) – (paranormal suspense) – 1/30/20

14.When I Was You (e-book), by Minka Kent – (281 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 1/25/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2020:    14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2020:  4,545

BOOKS READ YTD:  14

FAVORITE BOOK IN JANUARY 2020: The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler

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How did you do in January?  What are your February plans?

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GOODBYE TO DECEMBER & HELLO TO JANUARY 2020…

It’s time to look back at the month…and the year. Let’s curl up and take a peek.

Here are three favorites for the month:

 

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Genres:

Nonfiction:  4

Historical Fiction:  2

Contemporary Fiction:  2

Suspense:  1

Literary Fiction:  1

Now for my ten books read.  Click titles for my reviews.

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1.All the Flowers in Paris, by Sarah Jio – (291 pages) – (historical fiction) – 12/30/19

2.A Life on the Edge, by Sheila Weller – (358 pages)- (memoir) – 12/5/19

3.Big Lies in a Small Town (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (400 pages) – (historical fiction) – 12/13/19 – (NG – 1/14/20)

4.Confession Club, The (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – (304 pages) – (literary fiction) – 12/9/19

5.Delusions of Grandma, by Carrie Fisher (280 pages) – (fictionalized autobiography) – 12/25/19

6.Empty Nest, The (e-book), by Sue Watson – (290 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 12/28/19

7.Marilyn Monroe:  The Private Life of a Public Icon, by Charles Casillo – (317 pages) – (biography) – 12/16/19

8.Meg & Jo, by Virginia Kantra – (371 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/23/19

9.Tell Me Everything (e-book), by Amy Hatvany – (307 pages) – (contemporary fiction) -12/19/19

10.Truth Will Set You Free, The, But Then It Will Piss You Off,  by Gloria Steinem – (161 pages) – (memoir) – 12/9/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER 2019:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN DECEMBER: 3,087

BOOKS READ YTD:  117

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What did your month look like?  How many books did you read during the year?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

My November reading was less than stellar in numbers, but there were several books to enjoy.

A Favorite:

Genres:

I thought I would be reading more nonfiction, as I have a big stack of them.  But that’s not how November played out.  I suspect there will be a few filtering into each new month, though.

  Nonfiction: 1

     Suspense:  5

     Contemporary Fiction:  1

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Here are my titles.  Click to read the reviews.

NOVEMBER 2019:

1.Family, The, by Louise Jensen – 383 pages – (suspense) – 11/16/19

2.Family Upstairs, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (338 pages) – (mystery) – 11/24/19

3.If You Only Knew (e-book), by Kristan Higgins- (411 pages) – contemporary fiction) – 11/4/19

4.One Little Secret (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (309 pages) – (murder mystery) – 11/21/19

5.Poison Garden, The (e-book), by A. J. Banner – (207 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 11/28/19

6.Takes One To Know One (e-book), by Susan Isaacs – (288 pages) – (suspense) – 11/14/19

7.Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie, by Carly Simon – 231 pages ) – (memoir) – 11/27/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2019:    7

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN OCTOBER: 2,167

BOOKS READ YTD:  107

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HELLO TO NOVEMBER!

 

Another month bites the dust.  I had a good one, with a mix of genres; all of them kept me glued to the pages.

Here is my favorite for the month, and choosing wasn’t easy:

 

 

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My Genres:

     Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers:  4

     Nonfiction:  3

     Contemporary Fiction:  3

     Dystopian Fiction:  1

     Literary Fiction:  1

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Here is my list. Click titles for my reviews.

OCTOBER 2019:

1.Good Girl, Bad Girl (e-book), by Michael Robotham – (354 pages) – (murder mystery) – 10/21/19

2.Grammarians, The (e-book), by Cathleen Schine – (272 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/8/19

3.Inside Out, by Demi Moore – (256 pages) – (memoir) – 10/17/19

4.Just After Midnight (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Hyde – (324 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/27/19

5.Ladies Who Punch, by Ramin Setoodeh – (295 pages) – (memoir) – 10/30/19

6.Lifelines, by Heidi Diehl – (317 pages) – (literary fiction) – 10/14/19 – (Amazon Vine Review)

7.Lying Room, The (e-book), by Nicci French -(417 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 10/16/19

8.Murder List, The (e-book), by Hank Phillippi Ryan – (352 pages) – (legal thriller) – 10/1/19

9.Nanny, The (e-book), by Gilly Macmillan – (400 pages) – (mystery/suspense)- 10/12/19

10.Queen Meryl, by Erin Carlson – (274 pages) – (biography) – 10/24/19

11.Testaments, The (e-book), by Margaret Atwood – (415 pages) – (dystopian fiction) – 10/6/19

12.Twenty-One Truths About Love (e-book), by Matthew Dicks – (352 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/2/19 – (NG-13-15

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2019:    12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN OCTOBER: 4,028

BOOKS READ YTD:  100

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GOODBYE TO SEPTEMBER…

 

September brought many hours of great reading, and although I didn’t read that many books, I loved them all.

Here are two favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genres:

     Mystery/Suspense:  3

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Memoir:  2

 

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Here are the books I read.  Click the titles for my reviews.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019:

1.California Girls (e-book), by Susan Mallery – (464 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/4/19

2.Favorite Daughter, The (e-book), by Patti Callahan Henry – (354 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/14/19

3.Lady in the Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman – (352 pages) – (murder mystery, noir) – 9/12/19

4.Last Widow, The (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – (434 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 9/8/19

5My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding (e-book),  by Wendy Wax – (367 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/2/19-

6.Nanaville, by Anna Quindlen – (162 pages) – (memoir) – 9/13/19

7.Seven Letters (e-book), by J. P. Monninger – (352 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/18/19 – (NG-10/8)

8.Stranger Inside, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (384 pages) – (mystery/suspense) – 9/28/19

9.Without a Doubt (e-book), by Marcia Clark – (512 pages) – (memoir) – 9/22/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER 2019:    9

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER: 3,381

BOOKS READ YTD:  88

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How did your month unfold?

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AUGUST BITES THE DUST! HELLO, SEPTEMBER….

Another month bites the dust!  August was a good one for me with favorites in all genres.  Here are my Top Favorites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GENRES:

Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:

      9

Contemporary Fiction:

      1  

Literary Fiction:

      2

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Now check out my book titles, and click for my reviews.

AUGUST 2019:

1.29 Seconds (e-book), by T. M. Logan – (356 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 8/29/19 – (NG- 9/10/19)

2.Best Beach Ever (e-book, Ten Beach Road), by Wendy Wax – (400 pages) – (contemporary fiction) -8/24/19

3.Careful What You Wish For (e-book), by Hallie Ephron – (304 pages) – (Domestic thriller) – 8/9/19

4.Comforts of Home, The (e-book), by Susan Hill – (336 pages) – (Police Procedural) – 8/12/19

5.Dear Wife (e-book), by Kimberly Belle – (336 pages) – (Domestic thriller) – 8/6/19

6.My Ex-Life (e-book), by Stephen McCauley – (323 pages) – (literary fiction) – 8/14/19

7.Long Call, The (e-book), by Ann Cleeves – (324 pages) – (mystery/suspense) – 8/26/19 (NG-9/3/19)

8.Object of My Affection (e-book), by Stephen McCauley – (325 pages) – (literary fiction) – 8/18/19

9.Our Little Lies (e-book), by Sue Watson – (317 pages) – (Domestic thriller) – 8/1/19

10.Perfect Son, The (e-book), by Lauren North – (367 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 8/28/19

11.Someone We Know (e-book), by Shari Lapena – (292 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 8/6/19

12.Telephone Line (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – (220 pages) – (Murder Mystery) – 8/16/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN AUGUST 2019:    12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN AUGUST:  3,900

BOOKS READ YTD:  79

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What did your month look like?  Enjoy September.

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

July sped by, and while I didn’t manage a lot of reading, I did read and review ten books.  Here is how things broke down:

 

FAVORITE:

GENRES:

Mysteries/Suspense Thrillers

     3

Contemporary/Historical Fiction

7

 

Click on the titles to read my reviews:

JULY 2019:

1.Because You’re Mine (e-book), by Rea Frey – (400 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 7/14/19 – (NG-8/6/19)

2.Better Sister, The (e-book), by Alafair Burke (336 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/3/19

3.Bookish Life of Nina Hill, The (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (351 pages) – (contemporary fiction), 7/21/19

4.Escape Room, The (e-book), by Megan Goldin – (352 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 7/13/19 – (NG-8/6/19)

5.Friends We Keep, The (e-book), by Jane Green – (384 pages) – (historical fiction) – 7/6/19

6.Keeping Lucy (e-book), by T. Greenwood – (304 pages) – (historical fiction) – 7/11/19 – (NG-8/6/19)

7.Missing Years, The (e-book), by Lexie Elliott – (382 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/30/19

8.Perfect Wife, The (e-book), by J P Delaney – (432 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 7/9/19 – (NG-8/6/19)

9.Things You Save in a Fire (e-book), by Katherine Center – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/24/19 – (NG-8/13/19)

10.We Are All Good People Here (e-book), by Susan Rebecca White – (304 pages) – (historical fiction) – 7/17/19 – (NG-8/6/19)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JULY 2019:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JULY:  3565

BOOKS READ YTD:   67

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How did your month unfold?

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GOODBYE TO JUNE…

As July descends, it is a good time to look back at our June Reading.  I had several engaging books, but finally decided to pick this one for my favorite:

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Click on the titles to visit my reviews:

JUNE 2019:

1.After the End (e-book), by Clare Mackintosh (400 pages) – (literary fiction) – 6/14/19 – (NG-6/25/19)

2.A Good Enough Mother (e-book), by Bev Thomas – (352 pages) – (literary fiction) – 6/30/19

3.Before She Was Found (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf – (368 pages) – (thriller) – 6/24/19

4.Emily, Gone, by Bette Lee Crosby – (380 pages) – (literary fiction) – 6/7/19 – (Author Review)

5.I’ll Never Tell (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (357 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 6/20/19

6.Little Beach Bungalow, by Joanne DeMaio – (320 pages)- (contemporary fiction) – 6/11/19 (Author Review Book)

7.Little Darlings (e-book), by Melanie Golding – (315 pages) – (suspense thriller, horror) – 6/17/19

8.Mrs. Everything (e-book), by Jennifer Weiner – (480 pages) – (historical fiction) – NG-6/11/19

9.Stone Mothers (e-book), by Erin Kelly- (356 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 6/22/19

10.Summer of ’69 (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand (433 pages) – (historic fiction) – 6/27/19

11.Those People (e-book), by Louise Candlisch – (370 pages)- (domestic thriller) – NG – 6/11/19

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2019:    11

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JUNE:  4,131

BOOKS READ YTD:   57

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