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text 2018-05-30 20:25
Books I Read This Month: May 2018
The Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie - Laura Thompson

 

I am posting pictures of flowers since DC is just gray and rainy. I don't recall what a blue sky even looks like these days. Hopefully June is sunny, but no so hot I feel like I will melt outside.

 

I don't mind posting this today, because no matter how much you all make fun of me for reading fast, there is no way I am finishing a book before tomorrow. I am pooped (in honor of Holly from "The Outsider" or better yet poopy).

 

I only read 26 books this month. And as you can see, I didn't have a lot of five star reads, mostly they were 3 stars. I did have some books that I wish now I had just DNFed, but eh, too late now. I absolutely loved the one Agatha Christie and Rosamunde Pilcher books I read. I absolutely loathed that Agatha Christie biography. I am still mad at wasting my time on that thing. Here is my rundown of books!

 

5 stars

 

The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha ChristieSomething About You by Julie JamesThe Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherWinter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher

 

4 stars

 

Prior Bad Acts by Tami HoagThe Moon and More by Sarah Dessen16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie MacomberHalf Seven on a Thursday by Roisin Meaney

The Outsider by Stephen KingComing Home by Rosamunde Pilcher

 

3 stars

 

Dread Nation by Justina IrelandMeet Cute by Jennifer L. ArmentroutA Lot Like Love by Julie James204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber

Dark in Death by J.D. RobbMy Big Greek Summer by Sue RobertsFat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

 

2 stars

 

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay ColesAbout That Night by Julie JamesGuilty as Sin by Tami Hoag311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber

The Three-Body Problem by Liu CixinThe Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

 

1 star

 

Agatha Christie by Laura ThompsonRed Clocks by Leni ZumasThe Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen

 

 

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text 2018-05-01 22:02
Books I Read This Month: April 2018
Head On - John Scalzi
Star-Touched Stories - Roshani Chokshi
Renegades - Marissa Meyer
Rush - Lisa Patton

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I read 35 books this month. I had a lot of five star reads and a lot more DNFs this month too. I just don't have the patience to force feed myself a book I am not enjoying these days. 

 

5 stars

Broken Harbor by Tana FrenchThe Trespasser by Tana FrenchSeptember by Rosamunde PilcherDeath and Night by Roshani Chokshi

Head On by John ScalziMarch by John LewisDust to Dust by Tami HoagThe Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane SetterfieldStar-Touched Stories by Roshani ChokshiThe Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

 

4 stars

One Way or Another by Colleen ColemanThe Other Woman by Sandie JonesThe Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill MansellBlue Bedroom and Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher

Flowers in the Rain by Rosamunde PilcherGlass Houses by Louise PennyThe Awesome Girl's Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men by Ernessa T. CarterThe Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Northern Lights by Nora Roberts

 

3 stars

Rose Harbor in Bloom by Debbie MacomberThe Secret Place by Tana FrenchEleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanH is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

The Worried Man by Lisa M. LillyThe Distant Hours by Kate Morton

 

2 stars

Girls' Night Out by Liz FentonSong of Blood & Stone by L. PenelopeThe Beloveds by Maureen Lindley

 

1 star

After You by Jojo MoyesRushYou Were Made for This by Michelle Sacks

 

DNF

Renegades by Marissa MeyerMore than Neighbors by Isabel KeatsTruly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

 

My favorite book is going to be a tie between "Head On" and "Star-Touched Stories." My least favorite is going to have to be a tie again. That is between "Renegades" and "Rush."

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text 2018-03-30 15:04
Books I Read This Month: March 2018
Children of Blood and Bone: The OrÏsha Legacy (Children of OrÏsha) - Tomi Adeyemi
The High Tide Club - Mary Kay Andrews
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs,-Penguin Audio-,Holter Graham

So I managed to get through a lot of books this month. I read 38 books. I had a few duds, okay a lot of duds, but did have some really good 5 and 4 star reads. 

 

My favorite I think is going to go towards "Children of Blood and Bone." My least favorite is going to go to that Mary Alice Monroe book, "The High Tide Club."It is tied though with "Burn Bright" by Patricia Briggs. So there you go, I had two least favorite reads this month. 

 

5 stars

 

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha ChristiePeril at End House by Agatha ChristieChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi AdeyemiMen Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingChecking Out by Nick SpaldingThe Nature of the Beast by Louise PennySparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie

Half a Heart by Karen McQuestion

 

4 stars

 

The Belles by Dhonielle ClaytonSherlock Holmes Remastered by Arthur Conan DoyleBeastly by Alex FlinnThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Time of the Hunter's Moon by Victoria HoltTwo Kinds of Truth by Michael ConnellyBinti by Nnedi Okorafor

 

3 stars

 

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha ChristieThe Secret Adversary by Agatha ChristieThe Silmarillion by J.R.R. TolkienThe Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

The Dark Half by Stephen KingThe Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan DoyleA Great Reckoning by Louise PennyTwo Fridays in April by Roisin Meaney

Home by Nnedi Okorafor

 

2 stars

 

Happiness by Heather HarphamBonfire by Krysten RitterPerfect by Judith McNaughtThe Long Way Home by Louise Penny

The Art of French Kissing by Brianna R. ShrumMy Husband's Wife by Jane CorryParis Ever After by K.S.R. Burns

 

1 star

 

Burn Bright by Patricia BriggsThe Darkest Minds by Alexandra BrackenFirst Grave on the Right by Darynda JonesThe High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews

 

DNF

 

Ancillary Justice by Ann LeckieThe People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

 

I managed to finish my 52 Weeks challenge for The (Mostly) Dead Writer's Society. And I managed to get some books towards the Horror Aficionados Public Domain Challenge. 

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text 2018-02-28 14:07
Books I Read This Month: February 2018
The Gunslinger - Stephen King
The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

 

 

 

Well a few things. I hit my book goal for 2018, I read 50 books a few days ago, so cheers to that. Now I can ignore the reading challenge for the rest of the year and not feel like I am behind like I usually do. 

 

I managed to finish 23 books this month. For the most part I had some good reads (check out the 3 to 5 star books I read this month) though I had a couple of doozies. Looking at you Dean Koontz. 

 

I also managed to finish up a book that fit The (Mostly) Dead Writers Society 52 weeks challenge (that was "A Mother Like Mine"). 

 

On another note, it came up last night during a Twitter discussion that many authors of color out there want to see more reviewers of color review their books. See tweet thread here:

 


I have been better about trying to read more books by POC, but I am going to step it up even more. I found Justina Ireland and Dhonielle Clayton's comments about this to be really good discussion topics last night and of course I hard cringed at reviewers who were white who popped up crying reverse racism (please stop that people). What is good though is that I had a lot of people reach out to me last night and ask about how to follow me on Booklikes and Goodreads. So hopefully this means we get to see some new faces around Booklikes! 

I do have an account on NetGalley, but I am terrible about not using it. Char has pushed me to go there and I finally did after an author reached out to me last year about reviewing her book. For me I think that I like to either buy the book or borrow from the library so no one can try to claim that my review is biased. I am going to use NetGalley and even went in this morning (hey my password still works!) and requested some interesting looking books. 

 

5 stars

It Happens All the Time: A Novel - Amy HatvanyNow and Then Friends: A Hartley-By-The-Sea Novel - Kate HewittA Mother Like Mine (A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel) - Kate HewittPet Sematary - Stephen King

 

The Gunslinger - Stephen King

 

4 stars

 

The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs - Dana BateRainy Day Sisters: A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel - Kate HewittThis Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America - Morgan JerkinsSugar - Kimberly Stuart

 

Bombing in Belgravia - Samantha Silver

 

3 stars

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue - Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate, Stephen GilpinA Conspiracy in Belgravia (The Lady Sherlock Series) - Sherry ThomasAn Irish Country Practice - Patrick TaylorChristmas at Tiffany's - Karen Swan

 

For Better or Hearse - Laura DurhamThe Last Black Unicorn - Tiffany Haddish

 

2 stars

Surprise Me: A Novel - Sophie KinsellaDune Messiah - Frank HerbertWhere the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir - Amy TanA Million Little Things - Susan Mallery

 

Sisters Like Us (Mischief Bay) - Susan Mallery

 

1 star

 

The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

 

DNF

 

Read, Write, Love at Seaside - Addison Cole

 

My favorite book for this month will be "The Gunslinger" and my least favorite that mess of a book, "The Silent Corner."


Happy reading folks!

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text 2018-01-31 15:53
Books I Read This Month: January 2018
Faithful Place - Tana French
Not Ready for Mom Jeans - Maureen Lipinski

Hmm, well hopefully Booklikes let's me get my book covers in this post. I was having issues sizing them down the other day.


So far this year, I read 33 books. I only decided to have 50 books for my challenge this year, so if I hit a slump (it happens) I can just ride it out without pushing myself to read.

 

I also have to say that Ann Rule's book covers are atrocious. Glad I got that off my chest. 

 

5 stars

 

The Prize by Julie GarwoodBut I Trusted You by Ann RuleNo Regrets by Ann RuleDear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Fifth Witness by Michael ConnellyBitter Harvest by Ann RuleConfessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie KinsellaAshes to Ashes by Tami Hoag

We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle UnionFaithful Place by Tana French

 

 

 

4 stars

 

Worth More Dead and Other True Cases by Ann RuleThe Hanging Tree by Ben AaronovitchA Rage To Kill And Other True Cases by Ann RuleThe Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly

Too Late to Say Goodbye by Ann RuleThe Girl Next Door by Elizabeth Noble

 

3 stars

 

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaughtSmoke, Mirrors, and Murder by Ann RuleMidnight Curse by Melissa F. OlsonStrange Weather by Joe Hill

Mortal Danger and Other True Cases by Ann RuleRemember Me? by Sophie Kinsella'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda QuickTesting Kate by Whitney Gaskell

True Love by Whitney GaskellA Bump in the Road by Maureen LipinskiSecrets in Death by J.D. RobbAn Irish Country Love Story by Patrick Taylor

 

2 stars

 

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

 

1 star

 

Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaughtHow the Light Gets In by Louise PennyThe Burial Hour by Jeffery DeaverNot Ready for Mom Jeans by Maureen Lipinski

 

I did read one book for the Horror Aficionados group read. So glad to be back with them.

Strange Weather by Joe Hill

 


And I also read one book for the (Mostly) Dead Writers Society 52 weeks challenge. 

 

Faithful Place by Tana French

 

My favorite book this month was "Faithful Place" my least favorite was "Not Ready for Mom Jeans."

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