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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GOODBYE TO OCTOBER!

Where did October go?  I know that I enjoyed several books, but I am still not up to speed.  Here are my two favorites of the month, but they vied with some others, too.

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Genres:

      Mysteries, Thrillers:  4

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Nonfiction:  2

     Literary Fiction:  1

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And here are the books I read; click titles for my reviews.

OCTOBER 2020:

1.Confessions on the 7:45 (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (352 pages) – (mystery) – 10/13/20

2.Invisible Girl (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (353 pages) – (mystery) – 10/27/20)

3.Library of Lost & Found, The (e-book), by Phaedra Patrick – (368 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/11/20

4.Life in Pieces (e-book),by Dawn O’Porter (320 pages) – (memoir) – 10/9/20

5.Lost for Words Bookshop, The (e-book), by Stephanie Butland – (335 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10-24-20)

6.Rage (e-book), by Bob Woodward – (480 pages) – (memoir) – 10/16/20

7.Remain Silent (e-book), by Susie Steiner – (307 pages) – (mystery) – 10/19/20

8.Return to Virgin River (e-book), by Robyn Carr – (258 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/20/20

9.To Tell You the Truth (e-book), by Gilly Macmillan – (320 pages) – (thriller) – 10/3/20

10.Truth About Melody Browne, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (359 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 10/6/20

11.You Should Have Known (e-book), by Jean Hanff Korelitz – (437 pages)  (literary fiction) – 10/30/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 2020:    11

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN OCTOBER 2020: 3,889

BOOKS READ YTD: 117

FAVORITE TITLES: 

Confessions on the 7:45, by Lisa Unger

Rage, by Bob Woodward

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How did your month go?  Stop on by and share.

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SEPTEMBER WRAP-UP…

How did September fly by so fast?  I didn’t even read that many books:  only nine!  But I did find two favorites:

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Genres:

Mysteries/Thrillers:  5

      Contemporary Fiction:  4

 

Here are my books.  Click the titles to find my reviews.

SEPTEMBER 2020:

1.Don’t Look for Me (e-book), by Wendy Walker – (352 pages) – (thriller) – 9/2/20 – (NG-9/15/20)

2.Final Cut (e-book), by S.J. Watson – (360 pages) – (mystery) – 9/16/20

3.Girls of Summer (e-book), by Nancy Thayer – (305 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/7/20

4.Heart Bones (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (251 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/4/20

5.Little Disasters (e-book), by Sarah Vaughan – (420 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 9/10/20

6.Monogamy (e-book), by Sue Miller – (352 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/19/20

7.Three Perfect Liars (e-book), by Heidi Perks – (333 pages) – (thriller) – 9/30/20

8.Unfollow Me (e-book), by Charlotte Duckworth – (288 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 9/12/20

9.When She Was Good (e-book), by Michael Robotham – (349 pages) – (thriller) – 9/26/20

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN SEPTEMBER 2020:    9

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN SEPTEMBER 2020: 3,010

BOOKS READ YTD: 106

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How did your month unfold?

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HELLO SEPTEMBER!

Goodbye to August!  What a great month it was, although it flew by too fast.  I only read eleven books, but of those, I had four favorites.

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Genres:

     Thrillers/Mysteries:  7

     Contemporary Fiction:  3

     Historical Fiction:  1

 

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Here are the books I read and reviewed.  Click titles for the reviews.

AUGUST 2020:

1.Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch – (328 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/22/20

2.End of Her, The (e-book), by Shari Lapena – (347 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 8/12/20

3.He Started It (e-book), by Samantha Downing – (400 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 8/24/20

4.His & Hers (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (304 pages) – (thriller) – 4/8/20

5.Home Before Dark (e-book), by Riley Sager – (297 pages)- (thriller) – 8/31/20

6.Imperfect Women (e-book), by Araminta Hall -(287 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 8/15/20

7.Just Between Us (e-book), by Rebecca Drake – (372 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 8/5/20

8.My Pear-Shaped Life, by Carmel Harrington – (367 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/10/20

9.Paris Never Leaves You (e-book), by Ellen Feldman – (347 pages) – (historical fiction) – 8/19/20

10.Switch, The (e-book), by Beth O’Leary – (328 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/28/20

11.Until I Find You (e-book), by Rea Frey – (320 pages) – (thriller) – 8/3/20 – (NG-8/11/20)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN AUGUST 2020:    11

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN AUGUST 2020:  3,797

BOOKS READ YTD:  97

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How did your August unfold?

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JULY WAS A GOOD READING MONTH…

Another month has flown by, almost literally, as I scarcely blinked before it was over.  But…I read more books this month than any previous ones in the last while.  In fact, the last month in which I read FOURTEEN books was January!  So I guess something went right this month.

I had several books that vied for favorites, so I ended up choosing two fiction books and one nonfiction for that title.

Fiction Books:

 

Nonfiction Book:

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Genres:

     Thrillers:  8

     Contemporary Fiction:  4

     Nonfiction:  2

 

Here are my books, with titles linked to my reviews:

JULY 2020:

1.Dead Letters (e-book), by Caite Dolan-Leach -(332 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/4/20

2.Friends & Strangers (e-book), by J. Courtney Sullivan – (416 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/31/20

3.Girl from Widow Hills, The (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (332 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 7/21/20

4.Half Sister, The (e-book), by Sandie Jones – (304 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/6/20

5.House Guest, The (e-book), by Mark Edwards – (294 pages) – (thriller) – 7/2/20

6.Night Swim, The (e-book), by Megan Goldin – (352 pages) – (thriller) – 7/28/20 (NG-8/4/20)

7.Nomadland (e-book), by Jessica Bruder – (287 pages) – (nonfiction) – 7/15/20

8.Playing Nice (e-book), by JP Delaney – (417 pages) – (domestic suspense) – 7/25/20 – (NG-7/28/20)

9.Request, The (e-book), by David Bell – (403 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 7/26/20

10.Safe Place, The (e-book), by Anna Downes – (342 pages) – (domestic thriller) – 7/24/20

11.Stranger in the Lake (e-book), by Kimberly Belle – (352 pages) – (mystery) – 7/13/20

12.Swap, The (e-book), by Robyn Harding – (315 pages) – (psychological thriller) – 7/10/20

13.Too Much & Never Enough (e-book), by Mary L Trump, Ph.D. – (236 pages) – (nonfiction) – 7/16/20

14.What You Wish For (e-10book), by Katherine Center – (320 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 7/8/20 – (NG-7/14/20)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JULY 2020:    14

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JULY 2020: 4,702

BOOKS READ YTD:  86

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How did your July unfold?  Come on by and share.

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