A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:

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Wrap-Up: October 2016

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I know I am a couple of days late but I didn’t want to ignore the progress I mad so far. This month I made my triumphant return to the blog last month. I may not have made many posts but I think I did some great posts last month and they are more to come!

Books I’ve Read:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Jane Austen:A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef

The Night Is Darkening Round  Me by Emily Bronte

Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan Doyle

Lumberjanes Series by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis

Classic Penguin: Cover To Cover by Paul Buckley & Audrey Niffenegger

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Wrap-Up: September 2015

wpid-wp-1443789826864.jpgI know I am a week late and I haven’t been posting lately but I have my reasons.

I started a new job! As a librarian!

So all last month was basically doing training and learning new things, which is great but unfortunately it gives me little time to update this blog so I want to apologize for that. I know I haven’t kept up with my “Weekly Tea Discussions” but I’ll promise I’ll try to keep up with them.

I didn’t get to read that many books last month but once I’m settled in my new job, that will change:

Books I Read:

The House of Seventh Street by Karen Vorbeck Williams

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( I haven’t wrote a review for this yet but maybe later in the year I will when I have time)

The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks

Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

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Wrap-Up: August 2015

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I’m proud of myself this month. I actually read 7 books in August. I mean, I was on vacation and had some down time but still a huge accomplishment for me. This month’s reading gave me a lot more winners than I had in the previous months so maybe my reading slump is improving a little bit. Statistically, I had the most visitors and views on my website (over 1,000 views!) so I want to thank you all for your interest in my site!

Read This Month:

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(My favorites are in bold) (Links lead to book review)

The Unexpected Consequences of Love by Jill Mansell

Cutting the Soul: A Memoir by Theresa Larsen

Eeny Meeny (Helen Grace #1) by M.J. Arlidge

The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur

Disclaimer by Renee Knight

Don’t Get Me Wrong by Marianne Kavanagh

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins (The Grantchester Mysteries #4) by James Runice

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Wrap-up: July 2015

wpid-wp-1438177463942.jpegUnfortunately, I didn’t read as many books I would have like to, due to trying to prepare for my vacation but I like to think I made pretty good progress for the year. Since I’ve read so many books so far for this year, I changed my reading goal from 30 to 35! I think I’m going to bypass 35 but I want to change bit by bit. Out of the bunch that I read, only one really wowed me:

Read:

A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Echo by Lorena Glass

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Currently Reading:31

To Read Next:

Since I’m on vacation, it is only customary that I’ll have a lot of books to keep me occupied. Here are some that I’m taking with me:

Discussions for this month:

Adult Female Characters

Online Book Subscriptions

Likeability

Book Sequels

Upcoming for Next Month:

So many books, so little time. I’ll keep you posted.

Happy reading!

Wrap Up: June 2015

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I can’t believe that tomorrow will already be July! This month has went by too fast. But as June comes and goes, summer comes into full swing which gives us more opportunities to catch up on our reading.

Although this was relatively a quiet month compared to last, I didn’t get to do as much reading I would have liked to. I guess I met with some stinkers and god forbid, it was difficult for me to continue to read.But I always try to persevere. This month I read 3 books and 1 book I couldn’t finish because I was disinterested in it. Only one, a novella, met my “WOW!” thermometer. You can find my reviews of these books below:

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter

Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

Where They Found Her by Kimberley McCreight

Currently Reading:

Trying for three at a time again:

To Read Next:

This is just a sampling, there will be a lot more:

Discussions:

Hopefully all of you have been keeping up with my Weekly Tea Discussions. If not, here are the topics that were discussed this month:

Libraries and Publishers

Book Hype

Young Adult Books

Classics

Upcoming Next Month:

 No book related events this month or occurring next month but I’ll be going on vacation at the end of July for two weeks…plenty of sun, plenty of books to read!

Happy reading!