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January Wrap-Up


Well, January wasn’t quite as good a reading month as I wanted but I was still able to get through 8 books:

  1. In God We Trust
  2. Throne of Glass
  3. Death in the Clouds (part of my Agatha Christie 2017 project)
  4. One Fell Sweep
  5. A Murder is Announced (another Christie)
  6. Dorothy Must Die
  7. Wuthering Heights (January Classic)
  8. Life is Short

Unfinished: Cards on the Table, Royal Assassin, Firefight, Lord of Chaos and HP #1 Illustrated.

My favorite read of the month was Wuthering Heights.  Deciding to go back and reread some classics that I had really forgotten was one of the best goals I made for this year.

Honorable Mention: One Fell Sweep.  I am a fangirl of Ilona Andrews and this is now my #2 favorite book in that library; just behind Magic Bites.

How did January go for you?

December 2016 Month-In-Review

December was a pretty good reading month for me.  I finished both of the books that I carried over from November (Once Broken Faith and The Fires of Heaven).  Of the 10 books on my TBR list, I finished 9  – only leaving Lord of Chaos unfinished at the 20% mark.  In addition, I read two other short stories.  Dreams and Slumber is part of the Toby Daye series.  And, the Christmas short sent out by Craig Johnson – Eleven/Twenty-Nine.  I didn’t review that one but found it to be an enjoyable if not special read.

My favorite book of the month is an oldie but a goodie.  A Christmas Carol captures the spirit of the season (pun intended).  I haven’t yet written a full review but plan to re-read this each Christmas to remind myself to stop and take time to enjoy the people around me.  5/5 stars for this classic Charles Dickens.


How did your reading go in December?

November 2016 Reading Wrap-Up


I didn’t quite hit my reading goal for November but I’m okay with that.  When I decided to track my goals and results more closely, I had to make a deal with myself – missing a goal was no reason for self recrimination.  Instead I should look at it as an opportunity to do something different.

Going into the month, I planned to read 10 books with 8 chosen ahead of time.  Of those 8, I finished 6:

In addition, I finished:

  • Eeny Meeny by MJ Arlidge
  • Charlie the Choo Choo by Beryl Evans
  • Full of Briars by Seanan McGuire (not reviewed – this is a short story in the Toby Daye world that was a fun look at one of the secondary characters.  4/5 stars.)

Last night, I was making notes on my reading results.  One of the things I always ask myself is “what was my favorite book this month?”  It was a tough decision this time.  In the end, I chose Jade Dragon Mountain.  I didn’t rate it the highest and there were things that weren’t perfect with the reading experience.  But, what I loved was that it was different from my normal book selections and that kept me interested.

How did your reading go in November?  Any new favorites?