MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO AUGUST!

Where did July go?  In fact, what happened to summer?  Despite the fleeting months, there have been some great books read and savored.  Click on over to Book Date to enter your Monthly Wrap-Up Post.

There were so many great books for the month, that I had a tie for favorite fiction, and a favorite nonfiction as well.

Fiction:

The Marriage Pact, by Michelle Richmond

 

Emma in the Night, by Wendy Walker

 

Nonfiction:

The Best of Us, by Joyce Maynard

 

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Here is my list for the month.  Click my titles for my reviews:

JULY 2017:

1.Another Brooklyn, by Jacqueline Woodson – 170 pages – (literary fiction) – 7/8/17

2.Bad Housekeeping (e-book), by Maia Chance – 304 pages- (cozy mystery) – 7/27/17

3.Best of Us, The (e-book), by Joyce Maynard – 432 pages – (memoir) – 7/18/17 – (NetGalley – 9/5)

4.Bookshop at Water’s End, The (e-book), by Patti Callahan Henry – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/4/17 – (NetGalley – 7/11)

5.Child, The (e-book), by Fiona Barton – 364 pages – (suspense thriller) – 7/14/17

6.Comfort of Others, The, by Kay Langdale – 230 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/13/17

7.Comfort of Secrets, The (e-book), by Christine Nolfi – 318 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/7/17 – (NetGalley – 7/18)

8.Emma in the Night (e-book), by Wendy Walker – 320 pages – (suspense thriller) – 7/29/17 – (NetGalley – 8/8/17)

9.Every Wild Heart (e-book), by Meg Donohue – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/21/17

10.Girl in Snow (e-book), by Danya Kukafta – 368 pages – (thriller) – 7/25/17 – (NetGalley – 8/1/17)

11.Girl, The:  Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski, by Samantha Geimer – 273 pages – (memoir) – 7/9/17

12.Love Letters, by Debbie Macomber – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 7/5/17

13.Marriage Pact, The (e-book), by Michelle Richmond – 432 pages – (suspense) – 7/17/17 –(NetGalley – 7/25)

14.Mrs. Fletcher (e-book), by Tom Perrotta – 320 pages- (family drama) – 7/23/17 – (NetGalley – 8/1/17)

15.My Life to Live, by Agnes Nixon – 234 pages – (memoir) – 7/16/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JULY 2017:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JULY 2017:     4,741

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                      103

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HELLO, JULY! MONTHLY WRAP-UP….

Another month has passed, and what a great journey!  Let’s check in at Book Date to see how everyone else fared.

Take a peek at my favorites…and click the titles of each book for my review.

 

JUNE 2017:

1.Any Day Now (e-book, Book Two), by Robyn Carr – 336 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/29/17

2.Beach House for Rent (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe (416 pages) – 6/3/17 – (NetGalley – 6/20)

3.Beach Inn, The, by Joanne DeMaio – 294 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/17/17 – (Author Review Request)

4.Every Last Lie (e-book), by Mary Kubica – 336 pages – (thriller) – 6/11/17 – (NetGalley – 6/27)

5.Fairy Tale Interrupted, by RoseMarie Terenzio – 256 pages – (memoir) – 6/20/17

6.Good Me, Bad Me, by Ali Land – 338 pages – (psychological thriller) – 6/23/17

7.It’s Always the Husband (e-book), by Michele Campbell – 326 pages – (mystery) – 6/1/17

8.One Good Thing (e-book), by Wendy Wax – 349 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/9/17

9.Red Hunter, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger – 368 pages – (suspense thriller) – 6/15/17

10.Sunshine Sisters, The (e-book), by Jane Green – 371 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/25/17

11.Swallow’s Nest, The, by Emilie Ricards – 504 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/7/17 – (Author Review Request)

12.  Talking as Fast as I Can, by Lauren Graham – 205 pages – (memoir) – 6/27/17

13.Watching the Detectives (e-book, Book 5), by Julie Mulhern – 210 pages – (cozy mystery) – 6/26/17

14.What Remains, by Carole Radziwill – 264 pages – (memoir) – 6/30/17 – (A 2014 TBR book)

15.You’ll Never Know, Dear (e-book), by Hallie Ephron – 304 pages – (suspense thriller) – 6/19/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2017:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JUNE 2017:       4,877

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                    88

FAVORITE FICTION:  Every Last Lie, by Mary Kubica

 

 

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GOODBYE TO MAY! A WRAP-UP….

Wow, another wonderful month of immersing myself in great books has ended.  Head on over to Book Date, to link up with others and their wrap-up posts.

I read more this past month than I have in a while.  What did your month look like?

Click on my titles to read the reviews.

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MAY 2017:

1.A Mother’s Confession (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer – 349 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/7/17

2.A Separation (e-book), by Katie Kitamura – 229 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/2/17

3.Breakdown, The (e-book), by B. A. Paris – 336 pages – (mystery) – 5/30/17 – (NetGalley – 6/20/17)

4.#GIRLBOSS (e-book), by Sophia Amoruso – 239 pages – (memoir) – 5/24/17

5.He Said, She Said (e-book), by Erin Kelly – 400 pages – (suspense/violence) – 5/19/17 – (NetGalley – 6/6/17)

6.Hot Milk (e-book), by Deborah Levy – 230 pages – (literary fiction) – 5/4/17

7.How It All Began (e-book), by Penelope Lively – 229 pages – (literary fiction) – 5/29/17

8.Into the Water (e-book), by Paula Hawkins – 386 pages – (mystery) – 5/23/17

9.Night the Lights Went Out, The (e-book), by Karen White – 406 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/13/17

10.Not a Sound (e-book), by Heather Gudenkauf – 352 pages – (suspense/murder mystery) – 5/10/17 – (NetGalley – 5/30)

11.Roanoke Girls, The (e-book), by Amy Engel – 274 pages – (family drama/suspense) – 5/1/17

12.Secrets in Summer, by Nancy Thayer – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/20/17 – (Amazon Vine)

13.Vivian in Red (e-book), by Kristina Riggle – 352 pages – (literary fiction) – 5/6/17

14.What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti – 355 pages – (mystery) – 5/9/17 – (Amazon Vine)

15.Widow of Wall Street, The (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 5/16/17

16.Wildling Sisters, The, by Eve Chase – 320 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 5/27/17 – (Amazon Vine Review)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MAY 2017:         16

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MAY 2017:       5,129

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                    73

FAVORITE FICTION:  The Night the Lights Went Out

 

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APRIL WAS UNFORGETTABLE – MONTHLY WRAP-UP

April was a great month!  Every book had something to recommend it, and there were several that were unforgettable  I read in a few categories:

Thrillers/Mysteries/Suspense – 7 books

Contemporary Fiction – 4 books

Literary Fiction – 3 books

Memoir – 1

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Check out the books I read, which link to my reviews.  Visit Kathryn at Book Date to link up.

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APRIL 2017:

1.Arrangement, The (e-book), by Sarah Dunn – 368 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/21/17

2.Beach Breeze, by Joanne DeMaio – 322 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/8/17 – (Author Review Request)

3.Housekeeper, The (e-book), by Suellen Dainty – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – 4/23/17

4.I Found You, by Lisa Jewell – 448 pages – (mystery) – 4/26/17

5.One Perfect Lie (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – 368 pages – (suspense fiction) – 4/6/17 – (NetGalley – 4/11/17)

6.Perfect Stranger, The (e-book), by Megan Miranda – 352 pages- (mystery/thriller) – 4/9/17 – (NetGalley – 4/11/17)

7.Princess Diarist, The, by Carrie Fisher – 256 pages – (memoir) – 4/24/17

8.Secrets You Keep, The (e-book), by Kate White – 368 pages – (mystery/murder) – 4/18/17

9.Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey – 368 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/11/17 – (Author Review Request)

10.Small Hours, by Jennifer Kitses – 275 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/2/17 –  (Amazon Vine)

11.Sweet William (e-book), by Beryl Bainbridge – 136 pages – (literary fiction) – 4/28/17

12.Wait for the Rain (e-book), by Maria Murnane – 270 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 4/27/17 – (Author Request)

13.Widow’s House, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – 352 pages – (thriller) – 4/16/17

14.Widower’s Wife, The (e-book), by Cate Holahan – 293 pages – (thriller) – 4/13/17

15.Woman No. 17, by Edan Lepucki – 305 pages – (literary fictiion) – 4/21/17 – (Amazon Vine)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2017:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN APRIL 2017:     4,801

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                    57

FAVORITE FICTION:  The Perfect Stranger

 

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CURL UP & READ: MONTHLY WRAP-UP

My wrap-up is a little early, as I’m leaving tomorrow for my weekend beach getaway.

What a month!  There were so many wonderful books on my stacks, and I thoroughly enjoyed everything.  I had to choose two books for my favorites this month…and there were more that could have earned the title.

What did you enjoy this month?  Click the titles for my reviews.

Check in at Book Date for other wrap-up posts.

 

MARCH 2017:

1.Almost Missed You (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/3/17 – (NetGalley- 3/28/17)

2.Bridges (e-book), by Maria Murnane – 194 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/23/17 – (NetGalley – 4/4/17)

3.Cutaway, The, by Christina Kovac – 308 pages – (thriller, mystery) – 3/30/17 – (Amazon Vine Review)

4.Fifth Letter, The (e-book), by Nicola Moriarty – 288 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/10/17

5.Futures, The (e-book), by Anna Pitoniak – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/15/17

6.Good Daughter, The (e-book), by Alexandra Burt – 367 pages – (mystery/family saga) – 3/7/17

7.Good Neighbor, The (e-book), by A. J. Banner – 198 pages – (suspense thriller) – 3/1/17

8.Idaho (e-book), by Emily Ruskovich – 320 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/17/17

9.Idea of You, The (e-book), by Amanda Prowse – 338 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/21/17 – (NetGalley – 3/21/17)

10.It Happens All the Time (e-book), by Amy Hatvany – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/9/17 – (NetGalley – 3/28/17)

11.Mother’s Promise, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – 384 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 3/13/17

12.Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – 353 pages – (literary fiction) – 3/19/17

13.Persons Unknown, by Susie Steiner – 316 pages – (mystery/crime fiction) – 3/27/17- (Amazon Vine)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2017:         13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH 2017:     4,026

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                    42

FAVORITE FICTION:   ALMOST MISSED YOU; NEVER CHANGE

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JANUARY WRAP-UP: A GREAT READING MONTH

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January was a month with so many books to love that it was hard to pick a favorite.  I also read one less book than I did in December, but I read many more pages. (4,585 in December; 5,262 in January).

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Genres:

Psychological Suspense Thrillers/Mysteries

9

Historical Fiction

3

Contemporary Fiction

4

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Female Writers – 16 (Do I have a bias here?  LOL).

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Authors New to Me:

Amanda Ortlepp

Kay Kendall

Jane Harper

Kimberly Belle

Susie Steiner

Pam Jenoff

Marcy Dermansky

Claire Seeber

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So….here are the books I read and reviewed.  Click the titles to read the reviews.  Enjoy sharing your month over at Kathryn’s Book Date.

 

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JANUARY 2017:

1.Always (e-book), by Sarah Jio – 320 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 1/18/17 – (NetGalley – 2/7/17)

2.Claiming Noah, by Amanda Ortlepp (374 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/12/17 (Amazon Vine)

3.Desolation Row (e-book), by Kay Kendall- 310 pages – (historical fiction) – 1/3/17

4.Dry, The (e-book), by Jane Harper – 336 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/30/17

5.Faultlines (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/28/17

6.Marriage Lie, The (e-book), by Kimberly Belle- 352 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/25/17

7.Missing, Presumed (e-book), by Susie Steiner – 369 pages – (literary mystery) – 1/7/17

8.Never Alone (e-book), by Elizabeth Haynes – 352 pages – (psychological thriller) – 1/20/17

9.Orphan’s Tale, The, by Pam Jenoff – 342 pages – (historical fiction) – 1/1617 (Amazon Vine Review)

10.Other Widow, The (e-book), by Susan Crawford – 334 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/11/17

11.Red Car, The (e-book), by Marcy Dermansky – 206 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/29/17

12.Sleeping Beauty Killer, The (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke – 320 pages – (mystery) – 1/1/17. (First Book Read in 2017)

13.Stepmother, The (e-book), by Claire Seeber – (355 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 1/14/17

14.Sweet Lake, by Christine Nolfi – 332 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/23/17 (Author Review Request)

15.Twilight Wife, The (e-book), by A. J. Banner – 304 pages – (psychological thriller) – 1/26/17

16.Woman in Cabin 10, The (e-book), by Ruth Ware – 352 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/8/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2017:         16

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2017:    5,262

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                  16

 

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FAVORITE FICTION READ IN JANUARY:

 

 

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: GOODBYE, NOVEMBER!

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Welcome, December!  Before we settle into the new month, let’s take a peek back at November.  What books did we read, love, and add to our shelves? 

Then hop over to Kathryn’s Book Date, add your link and visit all the others who are sharing their wrap-ups.

Now for what I read:   my titles (below) are linked to their reviews.

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NOVEMBER 2016:

1.American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin, 339 pages – (nonfiction) – 11/6/16

2. Echoes of Family (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White – 382 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/29/16

3. Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vance – 257 pages – (memoir) – 11/19/16

4.  Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishman – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/22/16

5.In Twenty Years (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch – 334 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/2/16

6.Last Good Girl, The (e-book), by Allison Leotta – 304 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 11/4/16

7. Murder Game, The (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie writing as Julie Apple – 303 pages – (legal suspense) – 11/25/16

8. Results May Vary (e-book), by Bethany Chase – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/12/16

9.  Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson – 231 pages – (nonfiction/biography) – 11/13/16

10. Send in the Clowns (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 246 pages – (cozy mystery) – 11/17/16

11. Stealing Jason Wilde (e-book), by Dee Ernst – 208 pages – (romantic fiction) – 11/7/16

12. Two-Family House, The (e-book), by Lynda Cohen Loigman – 290 pages – (historical fiction) – 11/9/16

13.  Two If by Sea (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchard – 416 pages – (literary fiction) – 11/23/16

14. Unsinkable, by Debbie Reynolds – 283 pages – (memoir) – 11/8/16

15.  While You Were Sleeping (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – 11/30/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER 2016:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER 2016:    4,585

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                     150

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FAVORITE FICTION BOOKS:

 

 

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FAVORITE NONFICTION:

 

 

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