GOODBYE TO NOVEMBER!

Welcome to December, the final month of this year.  I had a lackluster reading total, but did finish some engaging books.  For the year, I read 100, and perhaps I will do better in the next month.

Here are my two favorites:

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Genres:

     Mysteries/Thrillers – 5

     Contemporary/Historical Fiction – 2

 

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Click on the titles to read my reviews:

NOVEMBER 2022:

1.Couple at the Table,The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – (358 pages) – (mystery) – 11/27/22

2.Girlfriend, The (e-book), by K. L. Slater – (310 pages) – (thriller) – 11/4/22

3.Prisoner, The (e-book), by B. A. Paris – (295 pages) – (thriller) – 11/7/22

4.Rewind, The (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch – (344 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 11/24/22

5.Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (e-book), by Lisa Unger – (387 pages) – (thriller) – 11/18/22

6.She’s Gone (e-book), by David Bell – (313 pages) – (mystery) – 11/12/22

7.Such a Pretty Girl (e-book), by T. Greenwood (312 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 11/1/2022

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BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER:  7

PAGES READ IN NOVEMBER: 2316

BOOKS READ YTD:  100

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What did your month look like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, NOVEMBER…

We are now saying goodbye to October and looking ahead to the last two months of the year.  In October I read nine enjoyable books, and had two favorites.

Genres:

      Mysteries/Thrillers:     6

      Literary Fiction:  2

      Nonfiction:  1

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Below are the titles; click links to see the reviews.

 

OCTOBER 2022:

1.Big Shot (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – (218 pages) – (cozy murder mystery) – 10/28/22

2.Favor, The (e-book), by Nicci French – (428 pages) – (murder mystery) – 10/22/22

3.Home Truths (e-book), by Tina Seskis – (322 pages) – (mystery) – 10/19/22

4.Left on Tenth, by Delia Ephron – (287 pages) – (memoir) – 10/4/22

5.Mad Honey (e-book), by Jodi Picoult, et.al. (455 pages) – (literary fiction) – 10/15/22

6.Neighbour Upstairs, The (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – (318 pages) – (thriller) – 10/17/22

7.Nursery, The (e-book), by Sue Watson – (304 pages) – (mystery thriller) – 10/24/22

8.Our Missing Hearts (e-book), by Celeste Ng – (347 pages) – (literary fiction) – 10-8-229

9.Silent Woman, The (e-book), by Minka Kent- (259 pages) – (thriller) – 10/1/22

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BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER:  9

PAGES READ IN OCTOBER: 2938

BOOKS READ YTD:  93

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What was your month like?

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, OCTOBER!

Hello, October!  September was not a very productive reading month, but I did enjoy what I read.  Only seven books, but I hope to do better next month.

I had two favorites:

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Genres:

Mysteries/Cozy/Thrillers:  7

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What a month!  Hope to mix up the genres in October.  Here is a list, and if you click on the links, you can read the reviews.

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SEPTEMBER 2022:

1.Babysitter (e-book), by Joyce Carol Oates – (449 pages) – (thriller) – 9/24/22

2.Daisy Darker (e-book), by Alice Feeney – (334 pages) – (thriller) – 9/7/22

3.Darkness of Others, The (e-book), by Cate Holahan – (348 pages) – (mystery) – 9/3/22

4.Evil Woman (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – (232 pages) – (cozy mystery) – 9/24/22

5.Fall Girl, The (e-book), by Marcia Clark – (358 pages) – (thriller) – 9/22/22

6.Nothing More To Tell (e-book), by Karen M. McManus – (355 pages) – (Murder Mystery) – 9/1622

7.Shop on Royal Street, The (e-book), by Karen White – (374 pages) – (paranormal mystery) – 9/13/22

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What did your month look like?  Enjoy October.

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MONTHLY WRAP-UP: HELLO, SEPTEMBER!

Welcome to another new month, as we say goodbye to August.  I only read seven books this past month, but there were several really good ones.  My two favorites:

 

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Genres:

     Contemporary Fiction:  1

     Mysteries/Thrillers:         6

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

AUGUST 2022:

1.Book Lovers (e-book), by Emily Henry – (372 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 8/13/22

2.Couple at No. 9, The (e-book), by Claire Douglas – (385 pages) – (mystery) – 8/9/22

3.Family Remains, The (e-book), by Lisa Jewell – (367 pages) – (mystery) – 8/20/22

4.Housekeeper, The (e-book), by Joy Fielding – (347 pages) – (thriller) – 8/23/22

5.Last to Vanish, The (e-book), by Megan Miranda – (318 pages) –  (mystery) – 8/6/22

6.Long Gone (e-book), by Joanna Schaffhausen – (293 pages) – (mystery) – 8/26/22

7.Please Join Us (e-book), by Catherine McKenzie – (317 pages) – (suspense) – 8/30/22

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BOOKS READ IN AUGUST 2022:  7

PAGES READ IN AUGUST 2022:  2399

BOOKS READ YTD:  77

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What did your month look like?

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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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