MONTHLY WRAP-UP…

Another month has ended, and this one brought some great reads. I actually read and reviewed 14 books this month, and here are two of my favorites: one fiction and one nonfiction.

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 10

     Contemporary Fiction:  2

     Nonfiction:  2

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Here are my titles and stats.  Click the titles to visit my reviews.

 

AUGUST 2021:

1.Affair, The (e-book), by Amanda Brooke (411 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/11/21

2.All the Best Lies (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (321 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/15/21

3..Always Young and Restless, by Melody Thomas Scott – (239 pages) – (memoir) – 8/2/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

4.Cul-de-Sac (e-book), by Joy Fielding – (364 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 8/16/21

5.Everything We Keep (e-book), by Kerry Lonsdale – (292 pages) – (mystery) – 8/20/21

6.Gone for Good (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (292 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/24/21

7.Guilt Trip, The (e-book), by Sandie Jones – (305 pages) – (thriller) – 8/13/21

8.House Guests, The (e-book), by Emilie Richards – (428 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/3/21

9.Lie Beside Me (e-book), by Gytha Lodge – (346 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/30/21

10.Necklace, The (e-book), by Matt Witten – (296 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/17/21 – (NG- 9/7/21)

11.Nine Perfect Strangers (e-book), by Liane Moriarty (450 pages) – (thriller) – 8/6/21

12.Not a Happy Family (e-book), by Shari Lapena – (348 pages) – (murder mystery) – 8/4/21

13.Perfect Family, The (e-book), by Robyn Harding – (333 pages) – (thriller) – 8/22/21

14.Reckoning, The (e-book), by Mary Trump – (178 pages) – (nonfiction) – 8/26/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

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BOOKS READ IN AUGUST: 14

BOOKS READ YTD: 87

PAGES READ IN AUGUST: 4603

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE TO JULY…

Good morning and welcome to August! I am in my new apartment, and in the cupboard above, I have “housed” the TBR physical books on my radar for the upcoming months. I have lots of Kindle books to read, too, but let’s start with the books we can “touch.”

In July, I had many books I loved, but these two favorites stand out:

Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 7

     Contemporary Fiction – 2

     Literary Fiction – 1

BOOKS READ IN JULY 2021: 10

BOOKS READ YTD: 73

PAGES READ IN JULY: 3503

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Now for the list of books read and reviewed:  Click titles to see my thoughts on the books.

JULY 2021:

1.Count the Ways (e-book), by Joyce Maynard – (441 pages) – (literary fiction) – 7/26/21

2.Dark Roads (e-book), by Chevy Stevens – (374 pages) – (thriller) – 7/15/21 – (NG-8/3/21)

3.Dream Girl (e-book), by Laura Lippman – (308 pages) (thriller) – 7/2/21

4Fiancee, The (e-book), by Kate White – (354 pages) – (thriller) – 7/8/21

5.Kill All Your Darlings (e-book), by David Bell – (397 pages) – (murder mystery) – 7/17/21

6.Skye Falling (e-book), by Mia McKenzie – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/13/21 – (NG-6/22/21)(

7.Stepsisters, The (e-book), by Susan Mallery – (323 pages) – (contemporary fiction) 7/5/21

8.Stranger in the Mirror, The (e-book), by Liv Constantine – (331 pages) – (thriller) – 7/21/21

9.Such a Quiet Place (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (333 pages) – (mystery) – 7/30/21

10.Survive the Night (e-book), by Riley Sager – (322 pages) – (thriller) – 7/11/21

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What did your July look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP…

Welcome to my Monthly Wrap-Up, and here are some reading stats:

 

BOOKS READ in JUNE:  12

BOOKS READ YTD:  63

Nonfiction Reading Challenge:  5/6

 

My Two Favorites in June:  Click the book covers to read my reviews:

 

GENRES:

     Mystery/Thrillers:  7

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Memoir:  1

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Click the Titles to Read My Reviews:

JUNE 2021:

1.Before She Disappeared (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – (380 pages) – (mystery) – 6/4/21

2.Brat: An 80s Story, by Andrew McCarthy – (217 pages) – (memoir) – 6/12/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

3..Break-Up Book Club, The (e-book), by Wendy Wax – (361 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/1/21

4.Midnight Library, The (e-book), by Matt Haig – (299 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/12/21

5.My Lies, Your Lies (e-book), by Susan Lewis – (391 pages) – (mystery) – 6/21/21

6.Newcomer, The (e-book), by Mary Kay Andrews – (442 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/14/21

7.Pack up the Moon (e-book), by Kristan HIggins – (468 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 6/30/21

8.Photographer, The (e-book), by Mary Dixie Carter – (288 pages) – (thriller) – 6/16/21

9.Six Weeks to Live (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (378 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 6/19/21

10.Sycamore (e-book), by Bryn Chancellor – (321 pages) – (mystery) – 6/24/21

11.Therapist, The (e-book), by B. A. Paris – (368 pages) – (thriller) – 6/27/21 – NG- 7/13/21

12.You Will Remember Me (e-book), by Hannah Mary McKinnon – (294 pages) – (mystery/thriller) – 6/10/21

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE TO MAY!

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Another month has flown by!  Let’s take a peek at the reading:

Genres:

    Historical Fiction:  1

    Mysteries/Thrillers:  7

    Contemporary Fiction:  1

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FAVORITE BOOKS:

The Next Wife, by Kaira Rouda

Find You First, by Linwood Barclay

Mother May I, by Joshilyn Jackson

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Click the titles to read my reviews…

MAY 2021:

1.Every Last Fear (e-book), by Alex Finlay ( 368 pages) – (mystery) – 5/21/21

2.Family Reunion (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (288 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 5/29/21

3.Find You First (e-book), by Linwood Barclay – (438 pages) – (thriller) – 5/24/21

4.Her Three Lives (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (336 pages) – (thriller) – 5/11/21

5.Local Woman Missing (e-book), by Mary Kubica – (288 pages) – (thriller) – 5/26/21

6.Mother May I (e-book), by Joshilyn Jackson – (322 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 5/7/21

7.Next Wife, The (e-book), by Kaira Rouda – (296 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 5/13/21

8.Perfect Daughter, The (e-book), D.J. Palmer – (372 pages) – (mystery) – 5/10/21

9.When I Last Saw You (e-book), by Bette Lee Crosby – (329 pages) – (historical fiction) – 5/3/21

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BOOKS READ IN MAY 2021: 9

PAGES READ IN MAY 2021: 3037

BOOKS READ YTD: 51

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

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GOODBYE TO APRIL!

It is time to wrap up another month!  Goodbye, April, and Hello May!

Here are my three favorite books for the month:

GENRES:

Contemporary Fiction: 2

Mysteries/Thrillers – 5

Literary Fiction: 3

Nonfiction: 1

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Click Titles for Reviews:

APRIL 2021:

1.A Million Reasons Why (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (354 pages) (contemporary fiction) – 4/7/21

2.Blood Orange (e-book), by Harriet Tyce – (338 pages) – (thriller) – 4/11/21

3.Cleaving, by Julie Powell – (303 pages) – (memoir) – 4/26/21 – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

4.Every Vow You Break (e-book), by Peter Swanson – (226 pages) – (thriller) – 4/3/21(

5.Life & Other Inconveniences, by Kristan Higgins – (428 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 4/15/21

6.Perfect Marriage, The (e-book), by Adam Mitzner – (292 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 4/10/21

7.Smash-Up, The (e-book), by Ali Benjamin – (335 pages) – (literary fiction) – 4/24/217

8.That Summer (e-book), by Jennifer Weiner – (432 pages) – (Literary Fiction) – 4/30/21 – (NetGalley – 5/11/21)

9.Thief of Souls (e-book), by Brian Klingborg – (288 pages) – (mystery) – 4/20/21 – (NetGalley – 5/4/21)

10.Too Good To Be True (e-book), by Carola Lovering – (339 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 4/18/21

11.White Palace, by Glenn Savan – (406 pages) – (literary fiction) – 4/2/21

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BOOKS READ IN APRIL 2021:  11

PAGES READ IN APRIL: 3,741

BOOKS READ YTD:  42

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What did your month look like?

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GOODBYE TO MARCH!

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ANOTHER MONTH IS ENDING.  HERE ARE TWO FAVORITES…AND MY TITLES FOR THE MONTH.

The Good Sister, by Sally Hepworth

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, by Elle Cosimano

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 6

     Memoirs – 2

     Contemporary Fiction – 3

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Here are my titles; click to see the reviews:

MARCH 2021:

1.Are We There Yet? (e-book), by Kathleen West – (348 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/25/21

2.At the Edge of the Haight (e-book), by Katherine Seligman – (301 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/8/21

3.Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (e-book), by Elle Cosimano – (355 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 3/12/21

4.Good Sister, The (e-book), by Sally Hepworth – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 3/19/21 – (NG-4/13/21)

5.Guilt by Association, by Marcia Clark – (352 pages) – (legal thriller) – 3/3/21

6.Her Dark Lies (e-book), by J. T. Ellison – (351 pages) – (mystery) – 3/30/21

7.Kamala’s Way, by Dan Morain – (225 pages) – (biography) – 3/15/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challelnge

8.This Is Big, by Marisa Meltzer – (286 pages) – (memoir) – 3/6/21 – Nonfiction Reading Challenge

9.Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Murder, by Joanne Fluke – (352 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 3/9/21

10.Unfaithful (e-book), by Natalie Barelli – (288 pages) – (psychological suspense) – 3/20/21

11.Upstairs House, The (e-book), by Julia Fine – (235 pages) – (psychological suspense) – 3/27/21

BOOKS READ IN MARCH 2021:  11

PAGES READ IN MARCH 2021: 3,413

BOOKS READ YTD:  31

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How did your month unfold?

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MONTHLY WRAP:UP: WELCOME TO MARCH…

Another month has passed! I am looking forward to my March reading, but let’s take a moment to celebrate February books.  Here are a couple of favorites:

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  7

     Memoir:  1

     Literary Fiction:  1

     Historical Fiction:  1

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Now for the books I read and reviewed:  Click titles to see the reviews.

FEBRUARY 2021:

1.An Ordinary Life (e-book), by Amanda Prowse – (387 pages ) – (historical fiction) – 2/25/21

2.Book of Two Ways, The (e-book), by Jodi Picoult – (432 pages) – (literary fiction) – 2/3/21

3.Consent (e-book), by Vanessa Springbora – (173 pages ) – (memoir) – 2/27/21

4.Every Waking Hour (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (326 pages) – (mystery) – 2/20/21

5.Hadley & Grace (e-book), by Suzanne Redfearn – (331 pages) – (thriller) – 2/23/21

6.Perfect Guests, The (e-book), by Emma Rous – (302 pages) – (mystery) – 2/18/21

7.Pretty Little Wife (e-book), by Darby Kane – (400 pages) – (thriller) – 2/9/21

8.Push, The (e-book), by Claire McGowan – (351 pages) – (mystery) – 2/15/21

9.Strawberry Shortcake Murder, by Joanne Fluke – (309 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 2/12/21

10.Turn of the Key, The, by Ruth Ware – (336 pages) – (thriller) – 2/6/21

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BOOKS READ IN FEBRUARY 2021:  10

PAGES READ IN FEBRUARY 2021: 3,347

BOOKS READ YTD:  20

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What did you read and love in February?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

Another month has passed, and since it is the first month of 2021, it is a memorable one.  I read ten books this month, and it was hard to pick a favorite, as the books were all great.

Here are my two favorites:

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Genres Read:

     Mysteries/Thrillers:  5

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Historical Fiction:  1

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Here are my books read.  Click the titles to read my reviews:

 

JANUARY 2021:

1.Cousins, The (e-book), by Karen M. McManus – (321 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/23/21

2.Four Winds, The (e-book), by Kristin Hannah – (464 pages) – (historical fiction) – 1/27/21 – (NG-2/2/21)

3..Love Story of Missy Carmichael, The, by Beth Morrey – (335 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/15/21

4.Piece of My Heart, by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke – (319 pages) (Suspense Thriller) – 1/4/21 – FIRST BOOK OF 2021

5.Push, The (e-book), by Ashley Audrain – (303 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 1/19/21

6.Rachel to the Rescue (e-book), by Elinor Lipman – (202 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/25/21

7.Shelter in Place (e-book), by David Leavitt – (365 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/9/21

8.Single Mother (e-book), by Samantha Hayes – (341 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 1/29/21

9.Wife Upstairs, The (e-book), by Rachel Hawkins – (290 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/17/21

10.Wrong Family, The (e-books), by Tarryn Fisher – (240 pages) – (thriller) – 1/11/21

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BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2021:  10

PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2021:  3,180

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How was your first month of the year?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: YEAR’S END…

It is that time again!  The end of a month…and this month is the final month of the year.

Here are three favorites from December:

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Genres:

     Mystery/Thriller/Suspense:  – 9

     Contemporary Fiction:  2

     Memoir:  1

     Fictionalized Biography:  1

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My Books for the Month:  Click titles for reviews

DECEMBER 2020:

1.Arrangement, The (e-book), by Robyn Harding – (353 pages) – (thriller) – 12/31/20

2.Behind the Red Door (e-book), by Megan Collins – (301 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 12/25/20

3.Christmas Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella – (424 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/7/20

4.Clear My Name, by Paula Daly – (293 pages) – (murder mystery) 12/13/20

5.Cruel Winter (e-book, County Cork Mystery), by Sheila Connolly – (298 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 12/22/20

6.Dirt (e-book), by Mary Marantz – (260 pages) – (Memoir) – 12/19/20) – (Nonfiction Reading Challenge)

7.Girl in the Mirror, The (e-book), by Rose Carlyle – (293 pages) – (thriller) – 12/8/20

8.Goodnight Beautiful (e-book), by Aimee Molloy – (293 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 12/11/20

9.I Was Told It Would Get Easier, by Abbi Waxman – (328 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 12/4/20

10.Last Wife, The (e-book), by Karen Hamilton – (302 pages) – (thriller) – 12/28/20

11.Lies You Told, The (e-book), by Harriet Tyce – (286 pages) – (psychological mystery) – 12/29/20

12.Open House (e-book), by Katie Sise – (272 pages) – (mystery) – 12/5/20

13.Rodham, by Curtis Sittenfeld – (417 pages) – (fictionalized biography) – 12/17/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN DECEMBER 2020:    13

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN DECEMBER 2020: 4,120

BOOKS READ YTD: 139

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP

Another month has slipped by.  Here are the books I read and reviewed, and check out my favorites.

FAVORITE READS:

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Genres:

     Thrillers/Mysteries – 7

     Contemporary Fiction – 1

     Nonfiction – 1

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Click on the titles to read my reviews…

NOVEMBER 2020:

1.Don’t Make a Sound, by T. R. Ragan – (285 pages) – (thriller) – 11/21/20

2.Finding Mrs. Ford (e-book), by Deborah Goodrich Royce – (299 pages)  (mystery) – 11/10/20

3.House of Correction (e-book), by Nicci French – (487 pages) – (murder mystery) – 11/6/20

4.I’ll Be Seeing You (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg – (224 pages) – (memoir) – 11/24/20

5.Lost and Found Bookshop, The, by Susan Wiggs – (365 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 11/19/20

6.Next Wife, The (e-book), by Liz Lawler – (329 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 11/14/20

7.Out of Her Mind (e-book), by T. R. Ragan – (285 pages) – (thriller) – 11/30/20

8.Silent Wife, The (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – (487 pages) – (thriller) – 11/3/20

9.Take It Back (e-book), by Kia Abdullah – (304 pages) – (legal thriller) – (NG-12/8/20) – 11/27/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER 2020:    9

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER 2020: 3.065

BOOKS READ YTD: 126

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What did you read and review?  Leave your link in the comments.

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