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text 2017-10-01 13:48
September Re-Cap
The Fixer - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Mad: A Novel (Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know Trilogy) - ChloƩ Esposito
The Last Magician - Lisa Maxwell
Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon
The Pact - Karina Halle
The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson
The Orchard: A Memoir - Theresa Weir
Everything Under The Sun - Jessica Redmerski,J.A. Redmerski
World After - Susan Ee
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Tantor Audio,Becky Chambers,Rachel Dulude

 

A mediocre reading month...some good...some not so good, some good but long (everything under the sun).  I listened to more books than I physically read this month by far, including a re-listen/read for an old favorite.  I did not read a single arc...I think that's due to me feeling like I don't want to be a guinea pig for new books.  Essentially, that's what you are, after all, which is the price you pay for being able to read books before they come out.  I'm just not sure if I want to do it anymore.

 

 

 

(eBook) The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Finish Date:  09/02

3.8/5 STARS - GRADE=B

 

(Audiobook) Mad by Chloe Esposito

Finish Date:  09/03

4.3/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Finish Date:  09/10

4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

(Audiobook) Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Finish Date:  09/12

3/5 STARS - GRADE=C

 

(eBook) The Pact by Karina Halle

Finish Date:  09/13

2.7/5 STARS - GRADE=C-

 

(Audiobook) The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Finish Date:  09/16

4/5 STARS - GRADE=B+

 

(Audiobook) The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir

Finish Date:  09/20

3.5/5 - GRADE = B-

 

(eBook) Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski

Finish Date:  09/24

4.7/5 STARS - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) World After by Susan Ee

Finish Date:  09/25

4.8/5 Stars - GRADE=A

 

(Audiobook) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (review pending)

Finish Date:  09/30

4.3/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

10 books Total for a total of 4,083 pages (including audio).

7 Audiobooks and 3 ebooks.

 

 

 

 

 

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text 2016-12-01 14:41
#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

#BookishResolutions Progress Report ~ November 2016

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/bookishresolutions-progress-report.html
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text 2014-07-31 14:15
July Reading Recap
The Windflower - Laura London
Fanning the Flames - Victoria Dahl
The Suffragette Scandal (The Brothers Sinister) (Volume 4) - Courtney Milan
When Lightning Strikes - Meg Cabot
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness
The Perfect Match - Kristan Higgins
Then Came You - Jill Shalvis
Rusty Nailed - Alice Clayton
Mr. Impossible - Loretta Chase
Truly - Ruthie Knox

I did a ton of reading this month: 16 books, including two uber-long ones (The Windflower and The Book of Life), thanks to a vacation week and several (alright, too many) very late nights. I usually average ~10 books per month. No 5 star reads, but The Windflower and Fanning the Flames were solid 4.5s, and most of the others I found really entertaining and enjoyable, even where I had some quibbles (The Suffragette Scandal, The Book of Life, Meg Cabot's Missing series). Only two stinkers: Rusty Nailed was a chore to finish, and Mr. Impossible I DNF'd a third of the way through.

 

I haven't finished Ruthie Knox's Truly ARC, which is being published next Tuesday, August 5, but I am in heaven so far.

 

I can't believe it's almost August! This summer is flying by too fast.

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text 2014-01-31 17:32
January Recap

 

 

Totals: 18 books, 7688 pages

 

Best of the month:

 

This is hard, because I read some great books this month!

 

The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann was a great historical fiction read, well-researched, fun to read, building to a ripping finish. I also loved And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard because she writes so beautifully, Emily Beam was a delightful character, and she wove the poems into the story with what appeared to be effortless proficiency. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis was a bit on the long side, but her treatment of the middle ages was fantastic. I had a love/hate relationship with Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It was a shocking and intense read, and I am left bewildered and amazed at her skill as a writer. I cannot imagine how anyone could find Wuthering Heights romantic, but I know that I will never forget reading it.

 

Worst of the month:

 

Kaleidoscope by Kristen Ashley. For further discussion, you can read my review on booklikes, here.

 

Progress on Challenges:

 

Back to the Classics:

Category completed: A classic by a woman author - Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

 

The Bronte Project:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

 

The Classics Club

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

 

The C.S. Lewis Project

Prince Caspian
Voyage of the Dawn Treader

 

A Century of Books:

1950 - A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
1964 - A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
1985 - Henrietta's War by Joyce Dennys

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url 2013-06-04 15:06
May Mini-Review Recap!

Check out all the books I read in May, with teeny-tiny flash reviews for each one.

 

It was a good month :)

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