MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, AUGUST!

Welcome to a new month!  As the season winds down, we eagerly pursue more books to enjoy during the lazy, hazy days of summer.  Among the books I read were two NetGalley ARCS and two books that had been on my shelves for quite a while.  For me, of my ten reads, thrillers have taken the lead with these two favorites:

 

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Genres:

     Thrillers/Mysteries – 5

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Historical Fiction:  1

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Let’s take a look at my titles, and click to read my reviews:

JULY 2022:

1.Bodyguard, The (e-book), by Katherine Center – (322 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/4/22- (NG-7/19/22)

2.Evelyn, After (e-book), by Victoria Helen Stone – (248 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/26/22

3.Foundling, The (e-book), by Ann Leary – (320 pages) – (historical fiction) – 7/1/22

4.Heights, The (e-book), by Louise Candlish – (404 pages) – (thriller) – 7/29/22

5.Hotel Nantucket, The (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (401 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/13/22

6.It Girl, The (e-book), by Ruth Ware – (420 pages) – (mystery) – 7/19/22

7.Lying Wife, The (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – (296 pages) – (family drama) – 7/9/22

8.Second Husband, The (e-book), by Kate White – (365 pages) – (murder mystery) – 7/3/22

9.Shell Game (e-book),by Sara Paretsky – (385 pages) – (thriller) – 7/7/22

10.Stay Awake (e-book), by Megan Goldin – (352 pages) – (thriller) -( NetGalley – 8/9/22) – 7/25/22

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BOOKS READ IN JULY 2022:  10

PAGES READ IN JULY 2022:

BOOKS READ YTD:  70

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE, JUNE…MONTHLY WRAP-UP

Welcome to the end of another month!  The books I read were great, and even though I only read nine in June, they were memorable.  I had two astounding favorites:

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Genres:

Thrillers/Mysteries: 4

Contemporary Fiction: 2

Literary Fiction: 2

Memoir: 1

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Here are the Books I Read: (Click titles to read the reviews)

JUNE 2022:

1.Fly Girl (e-book), by Ann Hood – (288 pages) – (memoir) – 6/8/22

2.House Across the Lake, The (e-book), by Riley Sager – (349 pages) – (thriller) – 6/28/22

3.Killer Deadline (e-book), by Lauren Carr – (188 pages) – (mystery) – 6/17/22

4.Latecomer, The (e-book), by Jean Hanff Korelitz – (437 pages) – (literary fiction) – 6/11/22

5.Local Gone Missing (e-book), by Fiona Barton – (367 pages) – (mystery) – 6/21/22

6.Summer Love (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (286 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/14/22

7.Take Your Breath Away (e-book), by Linwood Barclay – (351 pages) – (thriller) – June 2, 2022

8.Tracy Flick Can’t Win (e-book), by Tom Perrotta – (256 pages) – (Literary fiction) – 6/16/22

9.We’re All Damaged (e-book), by Matthew Norman – (268 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/4/22

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BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2022:  9

PAGES READ IN JUNE 2022: 2,790

BOOKS READ YTD:  60

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That was my month. What did yours look like?

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GOODBYE TO MAY…

Goodbye to another month!  May was another one with lots of good books.  So many that it was hard to pick favorites.  However, I did come up with these three:

 

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Genres:

       Contemporary Fiction:    5

        Mysteries/Thrillers:  5

 

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Here are my titles, with links to my reviews:

MAY 2022:

1.Adult Assembly Required (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (394 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/28/22

2.An Honest Lie (e-book), by Tarryn Fisher – (335 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/7/22

3.Homewreckers, The (e-book), by Mary Kay Andrews – (436 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/13/22

4.Never Coming Home (e-book), by Hannah Mary McKinnon – (330 pages) – (thriller) – 5/30/22

5.Next Thing You Know, The (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (333 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/3/22

6.Patient, The (e-book), by Jane Shemilt – (288 pages) – (thriller) – 5/19/22

7. Reputation (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan – (336 pages) (thriller) – 5/24/22 – (NG – 7/5/22)

8.Road Trip, The (e-book), by Beth O’Leary – (380 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/22/22

9.What Happened to the Bennetts (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (388 pages) – (thriller) – 5/17/22

10. Widow, The (e-book), by K. L. Slater – (320 pages) – (mystery) – 5/31/22

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BOOKS READ IN MAY 2022:  10

PAGES READ IN MAY 2022: 3490 

BOOKS READ YTD:  51

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: GOODBYE TO APRIL…

Welcome to May!  As we proceed with our new reading, let’s take a look back at April.

I read ten books in the month, and my YTD total is 41 books.  Here were my two favorite books for the month:

 

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GENRES:

     MYSTERIES/THRILLERS:  7

     CONTEMPORARY FICTION:  3

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BOOKS READ IN APRIL:  CLICK ON TITLES TO READ REVIEWS

APRIL 2022:

1.214 Palmer Street (e-book), by Karen McQuestion – (269 pages) – (mystery) – 4/28/22

2.Accomplice, The (e-book), by Lisa Lutz – (348 pages) – (thriller) – 4/13/22

3.A Family Affair (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (280 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/11/22

4. The Detective’s Daughter, The (e-book), by Erica Spindler (461 pages) – (murder mystery) – 4/4/22

5.Insomnia (e-book), by Sarah Pinborough – (320 pages) – (thriller) – 4/23/22

6.Just Like Mother (e-book), by Anne Heltzel – (313 pages) – (thriller) – 4/26/22 – (NetGalley – 5/17/22)

7.Long Weekend, The (e-book), by Gilly Macmillan – (337 pages) – (thriller) – 4/21/22

8.Moment in Time (e-book), by Suzanne Redfearn – (267 pages) – (thriller) – 4/2/22

9.No-Show, The (e-book), by Beth O’Leary – (329 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/15/22

10.Summer Place, The (e-book), by Jennifer Weiner – (428 pages) (contemporary fiction) – (NG-5/10/22) – 4/7/22

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BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2022:  10

PAGES READ IN APRIL 2022: 3352

BOOKS READ YTD:  41

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, APRIL!

Another month has sped by, and with April comes spring flowers and sunny days.  Hopefully.

I read and reviewed ten books in March, and they included some favorites…and some different genres.

Genres:

     Thrillers – 7

     Contemporary Fiction – 1

     Literary Fiction – 1

     Historical Fiction – 1

 

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BOOKS READ:  – Click Titles to Read Reviews

MARCH 2022:

1.French Braid (e-book), by Anne Tyler – (256 pages) – (literary fiction) – 3/25/22

2.Ghosted (e-book), by Rosie Walsh – (336 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/28/22

3.Hour of the Witch (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian – (400 pages) – (historical fiction) – 3/21/22

4.Last Day (e-book), by Luanne Rice – (398 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/5/22

5.Night Shift, The (e-book), by Alex Finlay – (308 pages) – (thriller) – 3/8/22

6.Nine Lives (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (296 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/18/22

7.Other Family, The (e-book), by Wendy Corsi Staub (369 pages) – (murder mystery) – 3/11/22

8.Paris Apartment, The (e-book), by Lucy Foley – (356 pages) – (mystery) – 3/15/22

9.Sunday Girl, The (e-book), by Pip Drysdale – (315 pages) – (thriller) – 3/30/22

10.Younger Wife, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – (352 pages) – (domestic thriller) – (NG-4/5/22) – 3/24/22

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BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2022:  10

PAGES READ IN MARCH 2022: 3386

BOOKS READ YTD:  31

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: WELCOME, FEBRUARY

Welcome to February!  My January was a pretty good month, and I had two favorites out of the ten books I read and reviewed:

 

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Genres:

        Mysteries/Thrillers:  4

        Contemporary Fiction:  4

        Nonfiction:  2

 

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BOOKS READ –  Click Titles to Read Reviews:

JANUARY 2022:

1.Apparently There Were Complaints (e-book), by Sharon Gless – (308 pages) – (memoir) – 1/24/22

2.Find Me (e-book), by Alafair Burke – (289 pages) – (thriller) – 1/21/22

3.Forever Girl, The (e-book), by Jill Shalvis – (368 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/14/22

4.Good Son, The (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchard – (349 pages) – (murder mystery) – 1/27/22

5.Lucy (e-book), by Ellen Feldman – (298 pages) – (fictionalized memoir) – 1/11/22

6.My Darling Husband (e-book), by Kimberly Belle – (325 pages) – (domestic thriller)- 1/6/22

7.Reminders of Him (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (318 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/29/22

8.Same Beach, Next Year (e-book), by Dorothea Benton Frank – (369 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/19/22

9.State of Terror, by Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny – (486 pages) – (political thriller) – First Book of the Year – 1/4/22

10.Summer Deal, The (e-book), by Jill Shalvis – (349 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/8/22

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BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2022:  10

PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2022: 3,459

BOOKS READ YTD:  10

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP…END OF YEAR

Welcome to the End of the Year Wrap-Up. I have chosen two favorites for December, and I have completed 131 books for the year.

Favorite Books:

Genres:

     Thrillers/Mysteries:     6

     Contemporary Fiction:    2

     Literary Fiction:  1

     Paranormal Fiction:  1

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Here are the books read.  Click links to read the reviews.

DECEMBER 2021:

1.A Simple Favor (e-book), by Darcey Bell – (244 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 12/24/21

2.Christmas Dessert Murder (e-book), by Joanne Fluke – (415 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 12/13/21

3.Do I Know You? (e-book), by Sarah Strohmeyer – (325 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 12/7/21

4.Janes, The (e-book), by Louisa Luna – (353 pages) – (thriller) – 12/22/21

5.Last House on the Street, The (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (346 pages) (mystery) – 12/17/21 – (NG- 1/11/22)

6.Last Thing He Told Me, The (e-book), by Laura Dave – (303 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 12/30/21

7.Layla (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (290 pages) – (paranormal) – 12/28/21

8.Oh William! (e-book), by Elizabeth Strout – (237 pages) – (literary fiction) – 12/19/21

9.Summer That Made Us, The (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (340 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/2/21

10.Wish You Were Here (e-book), by Jodi Picoult – (309 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/5/21

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BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER – 10

PAGES READ IN DECEMBER – 3,162

BOOKS READ FOR THE YEAR:  131

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Come on by and share your reading!

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, DECEMBER…

Another month has slipped by!  Here are my monthly wrap-up stats:

Books Read for the month:  13

Pages Read:  4,873

Books Read YTD:  121

Genres:

      Mysteries/Thrillers: 8

      Contemporary Fiction: 3

     Historical Fiction: 2

 

FAVORITES READ:

 

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Books Read and Reviewed:  Click titles to read review:

NOVEMBER 2021:

1.A Million Little Lies (e-book), by Bette Lee Crosby – (264 pages) – (historical fiction) – 11/21/21

2.Brave Girl, Quiet Girl (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Hyde – (288 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 11/11/21

3.Collective, The (e-book), by Alison Gaylin – (335 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 11/25/21

4..Crossroads (e-book), by Jonathan Franzen – (675 pages) – (historical fiction) – 11/5/21

5.Forgive Me (e-book), by Susan Lewis – (387 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 11/16/21

6.Her Perfect Family (e-book), by Teresa Driscoll – (316 pages) – (mystery) – 11/10/21

7.I Know You (e-book), by Claire McGowan -(348 pages) – (murder mystery) – 11/6/21

8.New Wife, The (e-book), by Sue Watson – (315 pages) – (mystery) – 11/27/21

9.Unheard, The (e-book), by Nicci French – (447 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 11/2/21

10.Watch Her Fall (e-book), by Erin Kelly – (406 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 11/29/21

11.Way We Weren’t, The (e-book), by Phoebe Fox – (366 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 11/23/21

12.What To Do When Someone Dies (e-book), by Nicci French – (335 pages) – (mystery) – 11/18/21

13.Wonder Test, The (e-book), by Michelle Richmond – (391 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 11/20/21

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP:UP: HELLO, NOVEMBER!

Another great month has ended!  With only two more to go this year, we still have the opportunity to read more and enjoy more.

Here is my month:

     Mystery/Thrillers:  4

     Contemporary Fiction:  3

     Historical Fiction:  2

     Nonfiction:  1

October favorites:

Here are my October books.   Click on the titles to read my reviews.

OCTOBER 2021:

1.All the Colors of Night (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – (321 pages) – (paranormal mystery) – 10/21/21

2.Always the Last to Know (e-book), by Kristan Higgins – (377 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/8/21

3.Beach Club, The (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (356 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/25/21

4.Dutch House, The (e-book), by Ann Patchett – (337 pages) (historical fiction) – 10/27/21

5.Last Girl Ghosted (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (321 pages) – (thriller) – 10/17/21

6.Last Night in London, The (e-book), by Karen White – (462 pages) – (historical fiction) – 10/14/21

7.Mrs.Saint & the Defectives (e-book), by Julie Lawson Timmer – (324 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/23/21

8.Night She Disappeared, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (398 pages) – (thriller) – 10/2/21

9.Peril (e-book), by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa – (419 pages) – (Nonfiction) – 10/6/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challenge

10.Stranger Behind You, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – (311 pages) – (mystery) – 10/5/21

     BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER:  10

     PAGES READ IN OCTOBER:  3,626

     BOOKS READ YTD:  108

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, OCTOBER!

FAVORITES FOR SEPTEMBER:

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Genres:

        Mysteries/Thrillers – 6

        Contemporary Fiction:  3

        Nonfiction:  2

       

BOOKS READ & REVIEWED IN SEPTEMBER:

Click titles for my reviews

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SEPTEMBER 2021:

1.28 Summers (e-book), by Elin Hilderbrand – (418 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/13/21

2.56 Days (e-book), by Catherine Ryan Howard – (307 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/18/21

3.Apples Never Fall (e-book) by Liane Moriarty – (464 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/29/21

4.A Slow Fire Burning (e-book), by Paula Hawkins – (306 pages) – (murder mystery) – 9/7/21

5.Downstairs Neighbor, The, by Helen Cooper – (357 pages)(murder mystery) – 9/10/21

6.Good Son, The, by Christopher Andersen – (325 pages) – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge) – 9/5/21

7.Her Perfect Life (e-book), by Hank Phillippi Ryan – (322 pages) – (mystery) – 9/21/21

8.Maid (e-book), by Stephanie Land – (268 pages) – (memoir) – 9/4/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

9.Other Side of the Door, The (e-book), by Nicci French – (370 pages) – (murder mystery) – 9/24/21

10.Rock Paper Scissors (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (291 pages) – (thriller) – 9/15/21

11.Surfside Sisters (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (304 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/2/21

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BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER : 11

BOOKS READ YTD: 98

PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER: 3,732

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What did your September look like?  Enjoy October.

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