WRAPPING UP JUNE…

Here we are again…another month has sped by, and it’s time to talk about the books we read and reviewed.  Check in at Book Date to see what others have finished.

I read and reviewed 12 books in June, and I love how diverse they were.

FAVORITE BOOK FOR JUNE

Genres:

      Thrillers & Mysteries/Cozy Mysteries – 5

      Contemporary/Historical Fiction – 5

      Nonfiction – 2

 

Book Sources:

      Author Review Requests/NetGalley Reviews – 3

     Library Books – 3

     My Own Shelves – 6

 

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My Books for the Month:  Click Titles for My Reviews:

JUNE 2018:

1.Bad Stories, by Steve Almond – (272 pages) – (nonfiction) – 6/1/18

2.Before & Again (e-book), by Barbara Delinsky – (416 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/17/18 – (NG – 6/26/18)

3.Bring Her Home (e-book), by David Bell – (427 pages) – (mystery) – 6/22/18

4.Bring Me Back (e-book), by B. A. Paris – (304 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 6/4/18 – (NG-6/19/18)

5.Educated (e-book), by Tara Westover – (335 pages) – (memoir) – 6/19/18

6.Family Gathering, The (e-book, Sullivan’s Crossing #3), by Robyn Carr – (352 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/27/18- (Library Book)

7.House Swap, The (e-book), by Rebecca Fleet – (294 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 6/15/18

8.Manhattan Beach (e-book), by Jennifer Egan – (449 pages) – (historical fiction) -6/9/18

9.Nothing Forgotten, by Jessica Levine – (317 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 6/11/18 – (Author Review Request)

10.Raspberry Danish Murder (e-book), by Joanne Fluke – (362 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 6/29/18

11.Shadow Dancing (e-book, Country Club Murders), by Julie Mulhern – (210 pages ) – (cozy mystery) – 6/2/18 – (NG-6/19/18)

12.Surprise Me (e-book), by Sophie Kinsella – (417 pages) – (contemporary fiction – 6/24/18- (Library Book)

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

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ANOTHER MONTH BITES THE DUST….MONTHLY WRAP-UP

How did my Bookworm’s Journey fare in May 2018?   I didn’t read quite as many books, but there were some really good ones.  Check over at Book Date, to see what others are sharing.

My Favorite for the Month:

 

My Genres are surprisingly balanced…again.

My Genres:

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  4

     Literary Fiction:  3

     Nonfiction:  1

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Here are the books I read and reviewed.  Click titles to check out my reviews.

MAY 2018:

1.Beach Bliss, by Joanne DeMaio – (354 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/21/18 – (Author Review Request)

2.Before I Let You Go (e-book), by Kelly Rimmer – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/12/18

3.Every Note Played (e-book), by Lisa Genova – (321 pages) – (literary fiction) – 5/17/18)

4.Female Persuasion, The (e-book), by Meg Wolitzer – (464 pages) – (literary fiction) – 5/9/18

5.Garden of Small Beginnings, The (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (358 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/14/18

6.Gunners, The (e-book), by Rebecca Kauffman – (234 pages) – (literary fiction) 5/30/18

7.How To Walk Away (e-book), by Katherine Center – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/2/18 – (NG – 5/15/18)

8.I Am I Am I Am (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell (304 pages) – (memoir) – 5/24/18

9.Lying in Wait (e-book), by Liz Nugent – (320 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/26/18 – (NG – 6/12/18)

10.New Neighbors, The (e-book), by Simon Lelic – (328 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/6/18

11.Other Mother, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman – (321 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/4/18

12.Perfect Mother, The (e-book), by Aimee Molloy – (336 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 5/22/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MAY 2018:        12

NUMBER OF PAGES READ MAY 2018:               4,044

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                               65

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How did your journey end?  What did you discover about your choices?

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HELLO, MAY! CHECK OUT MY APRIL READING…

Another month bites the dust!  My bookworm’s journey is traveling down a great path, with lots of wonderful book discoveries.  Check in at Book Date, to see how others are doing.

Genres:

     Mystery/Thrillers – 5

     Contemporary/Historical Fiction – 6

     Nonfiction/Memoir – 2

 

Favorite Read for the Month:

Check on my titles to read my reviews:

APRIL 2018:

1.A Nantucket Wedding (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (300 pages) – (contemporary romance) – 4/17/18

2.A Turn for the Bad (e-book, County Cork Mystery #4), by Sheila Connolly – (294 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 4/7/18

3.Darkness Gathers, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (338 pages) – (thriller) – 4/10/18

4.Go Ask Fannie, by Elisabeth Hyde – (291 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – (Amazon Vine) – 4/12/18

5.High Tide Club, The (e-book), by Mary Kay Andrews – (480 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 4/21/18 -(NG-5/8/18)

6.Let Me Lie (e-book), by Clare Mackintosh – (395 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/24/18

7.Paper Ghosts (e-book), by Julia Heaberlin – (368 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/27/18 – (NG-5/15/18)

8.Paris Ever After (e-book), by K.S.R. Burns (260 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/15/18 – (NG – 5/1/18)

9.Saints for All Occasions (e-book), by J. Courtney Sullivan – (353 pages) – (historical fiction) – 4/6/18

10.Sisters Like Us (e-book), by Susan Mallery – (432 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/30/18

11.Sometimes I Lie (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (264 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/3/18

12.True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness (e-book), by Christine Lahti – (224 pages) – (memoir) – 4/18/18

13.Unexpected Mother, The (e-book), by Susan A. Ring – (301 pages) – (nonfiction/memoir) – 4/14/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2018:        13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ APRIL 2018:              4,300

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                               53

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: MARCH IS GONE!

Another great month flew by!  Check out my titles (click for reviews), then head over to Book Date to check out others.

My Reading Genres:

        Mysteries/Thrillers – 9

      Contemporary/Historical Fiction – 3

      Literary Fiction – 2

Choosing my favorite was especially hard this month, as there were so many.  But the winner is:

Favorite Book:  The Good Liar, by Catherine McKenzie

Books Read and Reviewed:

MARCH 2018:

1.After Anna (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline – (400 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 3/30/18 – (NG – 4/10)

2.Alternate Side (e-book), by Anna Quindlen – (304 pages) – (literary fiction) – 3/11/18 (NG-3/20)

3.An American Marriage (e-book), by Tayari Jones – (306 pages) – (literary fiction) – 3/8/18

4.An Early Wake (e-book, County Cork #3), by Sheila Connolly – (304 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 3/3/18

5.Bad Daughter, The (e-book), by Joy Fielding – (350 pages) – (mystery) – 3/20/18

6.French Girl, The (e-book), by Lexie Elliott – (294 pages) – (mystery) – 3/17/18

7.Good Liar, The (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (373 pages) – (mystery/psychological thriller) – 3/25/18 – (NG – 4/3/18)

8.Her Every Fear (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (355 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 3/29/18

9.Map of the Heart (e-book), by Susan Wiggs – (368 pages) – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 3/24/18

10.My Absolute Darling (e-book), by Gabriel Tallent – (428 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/15/18

11.Not That I Could Tell (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (336 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 3/19/18 – (NG – 3/27)

12.Other People’s Houses (e-book), by Abbi Waxman – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/27/18 – (NG – 4/3)

13.Perfect Nanny, The (e-book), by Leila Slimani – (235 pages) – (literary fiction/thriller) – 3/22/18

14.Sunburn (e-book), by Laura Lippman- (304 pages) – (psychological suspense) – 3/9/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2018:        14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN MARCH 2018:    4,741

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                  40

FAVORITE BOOK IN MARCH 2018:    The Good Liar, by Catherine McKenzie

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GOODBYE, FEBRUARY: WRAP-UP

February definitely flew by, and the month was packed with great reads for me.    Check in at Book Date to add your wrap-up post and see what others have read.

FAVORITE BOOK OF FEBRUARY 2018: 

 

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Genres Read:

Mysteries/Thrillers – 9

Contemporary Fiction – 4

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FEBRUARY 2018:

1.Blood Sisters (e-book), by Jane Corry – (352 pages) – (thriller) – 2/23/18

2.Exposed (e-book, Rosato & DiNunzio Novel), by Lisa Scottoline – (338 pages) – (mystery) – 2/3/18

3.Even If It Kills Her (e-book, Bailey Weggins Mystery), by Kate White – (448 pages) – (mystery thriller) – 2/28/18

4.Family Next Door, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – (354 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 2/11/18 – (NG – 3/6/18)

5.Flight Attendant, The (e-book), by Chris Bohjalian – 368 pages – (thriller) – 2/17/18 – (NG-3/13/18)

6.Here We Lie (e-book), by Paula Treick DeBoard – (368 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 2/8/18

7.Lie with Me (e-book), by Sabine Durrant – (305 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/12/18

8.Look for Me (e-book, D.D. Warren), by Lisa Gardner – 398 pages – (thriller/mystery) – 2/20/18

9.Perfect Roommate, The (e-book), by Minka Kent -(260 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/9/18

10.Promise Between Us, The (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White – (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) -2/26/18

11.Promise Not to Tell (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – (334 pages) – (mystery) – 2/2/18

12.Two Girls Down (e-book), by Louisa Luna- (322 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 2/15/18

13.Wife, The (e-book), by Alafair Burke – (352 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 2/7/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2018:        13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2018:     4,215

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                          26

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GOODBYE JANUARY: OFF TO A GREAT START IN 2018

Another month bites the dust!  January was a book full of suspenseful reading…and some surprising stories.

How did your month unfold?

Check out some of my titles, and then head on over to Book Date to see what others have accomplished.

Favorite Fiction:  The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

Genres Read:

Thrillers/Mysteries/Cozies:     7

Contemporary Fiction:               2

Literary Fiction:                            2

Nonfiction:                                     2

Click Titles for My Reviews:

JANUARY 2018:

1.Almost Sisters, The (e-book), by Joshilyn Jackson – 357 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/30/18

2.Anatomy of a Scandal (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan – 400 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 1/13/18 – (NG – 1/23/18)

3.Be Frank With Me (e-book), by Julia Claiborne Johnson – 288 pages – (literary fiction) – 1/2/18

4.Best Day Ever (e-book), by Kaira Rouda – 334 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/18/18

5.Eaves of Destruction (e-book, Fixer Upper Mystery), by Kate Carlisle – 288 pages – (cozy mystery) – 1/4/18

6.Every Breath You Take, by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke – 287 pages – (mystery) – 1/1/18 – (First Book of 2018)

7.Fire & Fury (e-book), by Michael Wolff – 328 pages- (nonfiction) – 1/27/18

8.Great Alone, The (e-book), by Kristin Hannah – 448 pages – (literary fiction) – 1/26/18 – (NG-2/6/18)

9.I Am Watching You (e-book), by Teresa Driscoll – 302 pages – (mystery) – 1/6/18

10.Jane Fonda:  The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia Bosworth – 640 pages – (biography/nonfiction) – 1/9/18

11.Seeing Red (e-book), by Sandra Brown – 585 pages – (mystery) – 1/22/18

12.Watch Me (e-book), by Jody Gehrman – 302 pages – (suspense thriller) – 1/17/18 – (NG -1/23/18)

13.Woman in the Window, The (e-book), by A. J. Finn – (448 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/15/18

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2018:        13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2018:     5,007

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                          13

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE, DECEMBER…AND 2017!

Another great month has passed, and as always, I am grateful for the truly wonderful books I found on my shelves this month…and this year.

Visit The Book Date to add your link for your month in review.

Genres Read This Month:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 6

    Contemporary Fiction – 3

    Literary Fiction – 3

    Historical Fiction – 1

 

FAVORITE BOOK OF DECEMBER 2017:

The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks/Sarah Pekkanen

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER 2017:        13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN DECEMBER 2017:      4.189

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                                          174

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Click my titles to read my reviews…

DECEMBER 2017:

1.A Bella Flora Christmas (e-book, Ten Beach Road Novella), by Wendy Wax – 87 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 12/3/17

2.A Hundred Small Lessons (e-book), by Ashley Hay – 290 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/15/17

3.A Season to Lie (e-book, Detective Gemma Monroe Novel), by Emily Littlejohn  -290 pages – (mystery) – 12/13/17

4.Cruelest Month, The (e-book, CI Gamache Mystery), by Louise Penny – 318 pages – (mystery) – 12/1/17

5.Dead of Winter (e-book, Lily Dale Mystery), by Wendy Corsi Staub – 288 pages – (mystery) – 12/24/17

6.Fragments of the Lost (e-book), by Megan Miranda – 370 pages – (psychological mystery/YA) – 12/7/17

7.Girls in the Picture, The (e-book), by Melanie Benjamin – 448 pages – (historical fiction) –(NG-1/16/18)

8.Little Broken Things (e-book), by Nicole Baart – 346 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 12/9/17

9.Lost & Found Sisters (e-book) , by Jill Shalvis – 400 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 12/29/17

10.Snap Judgment (e-book, Samantha Brinkman #3), by Marcia Clark – 448 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 12/19/17

11.These Violent Delights (e-book), by Victoria Namkung – 220 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/23/17

12.Wife Between Us, The (e-book), by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen -352 pages – (thriller) – 12/4/17 (NG – 1/9/18)

13.Wonder Valley (e-book), by Ivy Pochoda – 332 pages – (literary fiction) – 12/22/17

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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IT’S A WRAP! GOODBYE, NOVEMBER….

The month flew by.  Check out my reading, and head on over to The Book Date to see what others read.

November was a great reading month!  I read and reviewed FIFTEEN books.  My Favorite Fiction Book was Poison, by Galt Niederhoffer- (Click title/cover for review)

 

My Genres Included:

       Literary Fiction – 3

      Suspense/Mystery/Psychological Thriller – 6

      Contemporary/Historical Fiction –   6

 

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

NOVEMBER 2017:

1.All the Best People (e-book), by Sonja Yoerg – 332 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 11/13/17

2.Bonfire (e-book), by Krysten Ritter – 290 pages – (suspense thriller) – 11/23/17

3.Cold As Ice (e-book,Country Club Murders #6), by Julie Mulhern – 268 pages – (cozy mystery) – 11/8/17

4.Last Mrs. Parrish, The (e-book), by Liv Constantine – 400 pages – (psychological thriller) – 11/11/17

5.Merry & Bright (e-book), by Debbie Macomber – 272 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/22/17

6.Moral Defense (e-book, Book Two Samantha Brinkman), by Marcia Clark  – 406 pages – (mystery/legal thriller) – 11/28/17

7.One and Only, The, by Emily Giffin – 415 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/7/17

8.Play It as It Lays (e-book), by Joan Didion – 214 pages – (literary fiction) – 11/25/17

9.Poison (e-book), by Galt Niederhoffer – 304 pages – (psychological thriller) – 11/15/17 – (NG – 11/21)

10.Seven Days of Us (e-book), by Francesca Hornak – 355 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/5/17

11.Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, The (e-book), by Gabrielle Zevin – 258 pages – (literary fiction) – 11/17/17

12.Story of Arthur Truluv, The (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – 240 pages – (literary fiction) – 11/16/17 – (NG – 11/21)

13.Unraveling Oliver (e-book), by Liz Nugent – 258 pages – (psychological thriller) – 11/3/17

14.Without Merit (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – 384 pages -(contemporary fiction/YA) – 11/29/17

15.Young Jane Young (e-book), by Gabrielle Zevin – 295 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 11/19/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER 2017:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER 2017:      4,691

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                      161

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

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LET’S CURL UP & SAY GOODBYE TO OCTOBER….

What a great month!  It flew by too fast, and I didn’t read as many books as I did last month…but there were so many lovely ones.  Click in at Book Date to see what everyone else is doing.  Enjoy November!

My Genres:

Mystery/Psychological Thrillers:  10

Contemporary Fiction:  3

Historical Fiction: 1

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FAVORITE FICTION:  Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell

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Click on my titles to read my reviews:

OCTOBER 2017:

1.Cardinal Cabin, by Joanne DeMaio – 249 pages – (contemporary romance) – 10/10/17 -(Author Review Request)

2.Her Last Goodbye (e-book, Book 2 Morgan Dane), by Melinda Leigh – 324 pages – (mystery) – 10/15/17

3.Keep Her Safe (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – 352 pages – (psychological thriller) – 10/19/17

4.Lie to Me (e-book), by J. T. Ellison – 416 pages – (suspense thriller) – 10/18/17

5.Little Fires Everywhere (e-book), by Celeste Ng – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 10/3/17

6.Odd Child Out (e-book), by Gilly Macmillan – 432 pages – (mystery/literary fiction) – 10/24/17

7.Rules of Magic, The (e-book), by Alice Hoffman – 384 pages – (historical fiction) – 10/6/17 – (NetGalley – 10/10)

8.Say You’re Sorry (e-book, Book One Morgan Dane), by Melinda Leigh – 326 pages – (mystery)-10/13/17

9.Sleep Like a Baby (e-book), by Charlaine Harris – 262 pages- (cozy mystery) – 10/21/17

10.Surrogate, The (e-book), by LouiseJensen – 345 pages – (psychological thriller) – 10/29/17

11.Then She Was Gone, by Lisa Jewell – 424 pages – (mystery) – 10/25/17

12.When We Were Worthy (e-book), by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen – 260 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 10/9/17

13.White Bodies (e-book), by Jane Robins – 384 pages – (psychological thriller) – 10/27/17

14.Y is for Yesterday (e-book), by Sue Grafton – 483 pages – (mystery) – 10/31/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2017:         14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN OCTOBER 2017:    4,993

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                      146

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What did your October look like?

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HELLO OCTOBER! SEPTEMBER WRAP-UP

Welcome to a great month of reading!  Let’s check out what others have read at The Book Date.

Favorite Book of the Month:

Genres:

Mysteries/Thrillers – 6

Contemporary Fiction – 4

Historical Fiction – 2

Nonfiction – 2

Literary Fiction – 1

 

Click on the titles to read my reviews:

SEPTEMBER 2017:

1.A Stranger in the House (e-book), by Shari Lapena – 305 pages – (thriller) – 9/16/17

2.Best Kind of People, The (e-book), by Zoe Whittall – 448 pages (contemporary fiction) – 9/13/17 (NetGalley – 9/19)

3.Blackbird Season, The (e-book), by Kate Moretti – 352 pages – (mystery) – 9/19/17 – (NetGalley – 9/26/17)

4.Burning Girl, The (e-book), by Claire Messud – 248 pages – (coming-of-age tale) – 9/10/17

5.Dangerous Crossing, A, by Rachel Rhys – 360 pages – (historical fiction) – 9/30/17

6.Happy People Read & Drink Coffee, by Agnes Martin-Lugand – 200 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 9/22/17 – (Amazon Vine)

7.Heartbreak Hotel (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman – 368 pages – (mystery) – 9/1/17

8.Heirs, The (e-book), by Susan Rieger – 254 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – 9/23/17

9.I’ll Have What She’s Having (e-book), by Erin Carlson – 300 pages – (nonfiction) – 9/26/17

10.Lies She Told (e-book), by Cate Holahan – 288 pages – (mystery/suspense thriller) – 9/6/17 – (NetGalley – 9/12)

11.Open House, by Amanda Pays & Corbin Bernsen – 176 pages – (nonfiction) – 9/24/17

12.Our Souls at Night (e-book), by Kent Haruf – 180 pages – (literary fiction) – 9/20/17

13.Stolen Marriage, The (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – 384 pages – (historical fiction) – 9/28/17 – (NetGalley – 10/3)

14.Truth We Bury, The (e-book), by Barbara Taylor Sissel – 286 pages – (contemporary fiction/mystery) – 9/4/17

15.Z:  A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler – 371 pages – (historical fiction) – 9/8/17

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER 2017:         15

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER 2017:     4,520

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                      132

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