FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR: WRAPPING UP…

Here we are, ending the first month of 2019.  I didn’t finish as many books as I would have liked, but they were all great ones.  Click on over to Book Date to link up and visit other bloggers.

The books were so great that I had two top contenders:

 

 

 

 

 

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Genres:

     Contemporary/Historical Fiction:      3

     Suspense/Thrillers –  7

 

JANUARY 2019:

1.By the Book (e-book), by Julia Sonneborn – ( 384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/16/19

2.Family at No. 13, The (e-book), by S. D. Monaghan – (288 pages) – (suspense) 1/24/19

3.Forget You Know Me (e-book), by Jessica Strawser – (336 pages) – (suspense) – 1/7/19 – (NG-2/5/19)

4.Liar’s Room, The (e-book), by Simon Lelic – (325 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/28/19

5.Red Address Book, The (e-book), by Sofia Lundgren – (304 pages) – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 1/21/19

6.Suspect, The (e-book), by Fiona Barton – (402 pages) – (suspense/mystery) – 1/31/19

7.Those Other Women (e-book), by Nicola Moriarty – (400 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – 1/14/19

8.Verity (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – (333 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/25/19

9.Winter Sister, The (e-book), by Megan Collins – (336 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/11/19 – (NG-2/5/19)

10.You Don’t Own Me (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark/Alafair Burke – (288 pages) – (suspense thriller) – 1/1/19- (First Book of the Year)

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JANUARY 2019:    10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JANUARY 2019: 3,396

BOOKS READ YTD:   10

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WRAPPING UP THE “READ THE BOOKS YOU BUY -2016” CHALLENGE!

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Okay…I plan to read more before the end of the year, but here’s what I’ve done so far:

My Challenge Page here shows that I’ve read and reviewed 99  100 of the books I purchased (from June 2015 through December 2016).  I just completed the 100th book this weekend.  For that same time period, I purchased 138 books, so my percentage was 72%!

I didn’t pick a percentage at the beginning…and I think it worked out for me!

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I’m feeling energized, and ready for the New Year!  Thanks for the challenge, Kathryn, at Book Date.

How did the rest of you do?  Did you have fun?  I certainly did.

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JUNE WRAP-UP: THE LONG HOT SUMMER IS HERE

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June is gone, sadly…How did so many days go by, with so few books read?  My month was a very slow one.  But I read some delightful books.

Click the titles for my reviews, and link up at The Book Date to see what others have been reading.

 

JUNE 2016:

1.   All the Missing Girls (e-book), by Megan Miranda – 384 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/18/16 – (NetGalley – 6/28)

2.   Beach Blues, by Joanne DeMaio – 411 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/24/16 – (Author Review Request)

3.  Girls, The (e-book), by Emma Cline – 368 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – 6/12/16 –(NetGalley – 6/14)

4.  I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan – 355 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/2/2016 – (Amazon Vine)

5.  I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh – 369 pages – (thriller/mystery) – 6/9/16

6.  Intrusion (e-book), by Mary McCluskey – 246 pages – (psychological thriller) – 6/30/16

7.   Perfect Girl, The, by Gilly MacMillan – 435 pages – (mystery/thriller) – 6/29/16 (Amazon Vine Review)

8.  Perfect Neighbors, The (e-book), by Sarah Pekkanen – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – 6/27/16 – (NetGalley – 7/5)

9.  Tuesday Nights in 1980, by Molly Prentiss – 317 pages – (historical fiction) – 6/16/16-(Amazon Vine)

10.  Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman – 368 pages – (mystery/legal thriller) – 6/5/16

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NUMBER OF BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2016:     10

NUMBER OF PAGES READ IN JUNE 2016:      3,605

BOOKS READ YTD:                                                       81

FAVORITE FICTION BOOK IN JUNE 2016:  Tied:  All the Missing Girls; Beach Blues

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