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December 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my December wrap-up. I can not believe that this is the last wrap-up for 2020.

5 Star Reads

The Peace of Christmas Yet to Come by L.G. Rollins | (A Dickens of a Christmas # 3) | Regency Romance, Proper Romance, Christmas Story | Add to Goodreads

Oath of Destruction by Jennifer Anne Davis | (Reign of Secrets #5) | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Witches and Poppets: Steampunk Vasilisa the Fair: A Steampunk Fairy Tale Short Story by Melanie Karsak | Steampunk, Retelling | Add to Goodreads

Marine Biology by G.L. Carriger | (San Andreas Shifters #0.5) | Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal | Add to Goodreads

A Midnight Clear: A Christmas Novella by K.C. Bateman | Regency Romance, Christmas, Novella | Add to Goodreads

Hauntings and Humbug: A Steampunk Christmas Carol by Melanie Karsak | Christmas Story, Retelling | Add to Goodreads

The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman | (Bow Street Bachelors #3) | Regency Romance | Add to Goodreads

Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove | Historical, Mystery, Christmas, SherlockianAdd to Goodreads

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa | (Shadow of the Fox #3) | Young Adult, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Monstress: Talk-Stories #1 by Marjorie M. Liu | (Monstress (Issues)) | Comic, Fantasy, Steampunk | Add to Goodreads

Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird | (Sherlock Holmes Adventures #1) | Historical, Mystery, Sherlockian | Add to Goodreads


4 Star Reads

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren | Holiday Romance | Add to Goodreads

The Last Moriarty by Charles Veley | (Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #1) | Historical Mystery, Sherlockian | Add to Goodreads

Limelight by Emily Organ | (Penny Green #1) | Historical Mystery | Add to Goodreads

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan | (Powder Mage #1) | Epic Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins | (A Lady’s Guide #1) | Historical, Romance, Mystery | Add to Goodreads

Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse | (Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock #3) | Historical Fiction, Mystery, SherlockianAdd to Goodreads

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang | Historical, Mystery, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson | (Rithmatist #1) | Young Adult, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Dragon Whisperer #1 by Alex Deluca | (Dragon Whisperer #1) | Comic, Fantasy, Steampunk | Add to Goodreads

Dragon Whisperer #2 by Alex Deluca | (Dragon Whisperer #2) | Comic, Fantasy, Steampunk | Add to Goodreads


3 Star Reads

Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey | (Suitors and Sabotage) | Regency Romance | Add to Goodreads

The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells | Classic, Science Fiction |  Add to Goodreads


DNF

Alice by Christina Henry | (The Chronicles of Alice #1) | Fantasy, Retelling | Add to Goodreads

Love Machine: The guardians wanted something else… by N.H Aurelight | Science Fiction | Add to Goodreads


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November 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my November wrap-up.  November was a pretty good reading month I was able to finish 14 books so I count that as a win.

5 Star Reads

The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken | (The Scarred Earth Saga #2) | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Chainbreaker by Tara Sim | (Timekeeper #2) | Steampunk, Fantasy, Romance | Add to Goodreads

The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk | Historical Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

The Joy of Christmas Present by L.G. Rollins | (A Dickens of a Christmas Book 2) | Regency Romance, Proper Romance, Christmas Story | Add to Goodreads

Adler #4 by Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey | (Adler #4) | Comic Book | Add to Goodreads

Adler #5 by Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey | (Adler #5) | Comic Book | Add to Goodreads

Wellington #5 by Aaron Mahnke | (Wellington #5) | Comic Book | Add to Goodreads

4 Star Reads

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson | Historical, Mystery, Crime | Add to Goodreads

Anger is an Acid by Michael Clark | (The Patience of a Dead Man #3) | Horror/ Paranormal | Add to Goodreads

This Time by Azaaa Davis | (Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter #1) | New Adult Fantasy/ Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal | Add to Goodreads

Moriarty the Patriot, Vol. 1 by Ryōsuke Takeuchi and Hikaru Miyoshi | Manga | Add to Goodreads

3 Star Reads

Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan | (Mordecai Tremaine #4) | Historical Holiday Mystery |  Add to Goodreads

An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen | (Tales from Ivy Hill) | Historical Fiction, Holiday |  Add to Goodreads

Seduction on a Snowy Night by Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, and Mary Jo Putney | Regency Romance, Christmas | Add to Goodreads

DNF

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow by Alyssa Palombo | Historical Fantasy, Retelling | Add to Goodreads

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab | Historical Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven by Danielle Orsino | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez | (Woven in Moonlight #1) | Young Adult, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk | (Whyborne & Griffin #1) | Historical, Mystery, Romance |  Add to Goodreads

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October 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my October wrap-up.  I know that I have not been consistent with these, but 2020 has been just one fire after another. So I am trying to make an effort to deliver constant posts to you guys.

I am very happy with what I read this month. I created a TBR for October even though I am a mood reader for a few reasons. 1) I have a number of books for reviews that I want to try to get finished before the end of the year, 2) I decided to do a month long read-a-thon for October because it just sounded like fun, and 3) I had quite a few of library holds that were coming to me in October. I was able to finish all of my books but 1, however I had to add a book to my TBR that was sent by an author for a tour in November.

Before I get to the books that I finished I want to tell you about some podcasts that I have been enjoying.

  1. On Purpose
  2. The Hidden Djinn
  3. Lore
  4. Cabinet of Curiosities
  5. The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

On Purpose

On Purpose podcast brings fascinating conversations with some of the most insightful people in the world straight to viewers all over the world. Listen to new episodes on Mondays and Fridays anywhere you get your podcasts. Live life today On Purpose!

The Hidden Djinn

Ancient, powerful, and hidden from the human eye, djinn lore spans continents and centuries. Join host Rabia Chaudry every week as she takes you into the world you never even knew existed, the world of The Hidden Djinn.

Lore

Lore is a podcast about non-fiction scary stories. Each episode examines historical events that show the dark side of human nature and is presented in a style that’s been compared to a campfire experience.

Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities is an audio tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre. Each episode features two short tales about the most amazing things found in the pages of history.

The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

The Morbid Curiosity Podcast Morbid Curiosity Podcast. A podcast for the morbidly curious. From serial killers to ghosts, ancient curses to obscure medical conditions, let us satisfy your curiosity. (Some episodes may not be appropriate for children.

5 Star Reads

Dead Woman Scorned by Michael Clark | (The Patience of a Dead Man #2) | Horror/ Paranormal | 5 Stars| Add to Goodreads

The Hope of Christmas Past by L.G. Rollins | A Dickens of a Christmas Book 1 | Regency Romance, Christmas Story | 5 Stars |Add to Goodreads

4 Star Reads

My Lady Quicksilver by Bec McMaster | (London Steampunk #3) | Victorian Romance, Steampunk| 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu | Graphic Novel, Fantasy | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Nocturne by Kat Ross | (The Fourth Talisman #1) | Young Adult, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig | Young Adult, Retelling, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

One Flew Through the Dragon Heart by C.S. Johnson | (Favan & Flew #1) | Steampunk, Fantasy, Romance | Add to Goodreads

Elemental Links by M.A. Leon | Steel and Magic | Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Midnight Temptation by Shari Nichols | (Ravens Hollow Coven) | Fantasy, Romance | Add to Goodreads

3 Star Reads

Clash of the Demons by Joseph Delaney | (The Last Apprentice #6) | Young Adult, Fantasy | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel by A.W. Jantha | Young Adult, Paranormal | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson | Science Fiction | Add to Goodreads

The Best of No Small Thing – Mindful Meditations by Deborah Hawkins | Collection of Blog Posts/ Non-Fiction | Add to Goodreads

The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu | (The Eldest Curses #2) | Young Adult, Fantasy | Add to Goodreads

Alpha’s Revenge by Catherine Stine | (Royal Alpha Wolves Club #3) | Paranormal Romance, Shape-Shifters, Supernatural | Add to Goodreads

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September 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my September wrap-up.  September was not my best month just in general. I am hoping that October will be much better.

5 Star Reads

The Damned by Renée Ahdieh |(The Beautiful #2) | Add to Goodreads

Lycans and Legends by Melanie Karsak | (Steampunk Red Riding Hood #6) | Add to Goodreads

A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore |(A League of Extraordinary Women #2) | Add to Goodreads

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini | Add to Goodreads

Monstress #28 by Marjorie M. Liu | (Monstress (Issues) #28) | Add to Goodreads

Monstress #29 by Marjorie M. Liu | (Monstress (Issues) #29) | Add to Goodreads

Monstress #30 by Marjorie M. Liu | (Monstress (Issues) #30) | Add to Goodreads

Adler #3 by Lavie Tidhar, Paul McCaffrey | (Adler #3) | Add to Goodreads

Chasing Stars Chapter 1 by Anadia-chan | Add to Goodreads

4.5 Star Reads

Awaken the Three by D.L. Jennings | (Highglade #2) | Add to Goodreads

3.5 Star Reads

Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim | (Scavenge the Stars #1) | Add to Goodreads

3 Star Reads

Altered Helix by Stephanie Hansen | (Altered Helix #1) Add to Goodreads

2 Star Reads

Arrowood by Mick Finlay | (Arrowood #1) | Add to Goodreads

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April 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my April 2020 wrap-up.  This month I read 14 books and I DNF’d 3. It was a pretty good reading month.

5 Star Reads

The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh | Add to Goodreads
A Feast of Phantoms by Kat Ross | Add to Goodreads
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare  | Add to Goodreads

 

4.5 Star Reads

The Governess Game

The Governess Game by Tessa Dare | Add to Goodreads

 

4 Star Reads

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg | Add to Goodreads
Sword of Fire by Katharine Kerr | Add to Goodreads
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare | Add to Goodreads
The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare | Add to Goodreads
My Fake Rake by Eva Leigh | Add to Goodreads
An Inconvenient Duke by Anna Harrington  | Add to Goodreads
The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis | Add to Goodreads
A Trace of Copper by Anne Renwick | Add to Goodreads

2.5 Star Reads

Highland Cove

Highland Cove by Dylan J. Morgan | Add to Goodreads

2 Star Reads

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 2

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 by Alan Moore | Add to Goodreads

DNF’s

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy | Add to Goodreads
To Have and to Hoax by Martha Waters | Add to Goodreads

 

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March 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my March 2020 wrap-up.  This month I read 10 books and I DNF’d 3.

5 Star Reads

Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh | Add to Goodreads
A Heart in the Balance by L.G. Rollins  | Add to Goodreads

4 Star Reads

Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse | Add to Goodreads
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn | Add to Goodreads
A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn | Add to Goodreads
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #4 by Steven Moffat, Jay | Add to Goodreads
Wellington #3 by Aaron Mahnke
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Add to Goodreads

3.5 Star Reads

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo | Add to Goodreads
My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris | Add to Goodreads

DNF’s

Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller | Add to Goodreads
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews | Add to Goodreads
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson | Add to Goodreads

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February 2020 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Hello you wonderful people.

Welcome to my February wrap-up.  I am still on the fence regarding how I want to approach these so they may change from month to month but we will see. This month I read 19 books and I DNF’d 4.  I am not exactly sure how that happened but I will take it.

5 Star Reads

Wellington #2 by Aaron Mahnke | Add to Goodreads
Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse | Add to Goodreads
The Tin Rose by Anne Renwick | Add to Goodreads
Oath of Deception by Jennifer Anne Davis | Add to Goodreads
Lily for My Enemy by L.G. Rollins | Add to Goodreads
Changeling by Molly Harper | Add to Goodreads
Adler #1 by Lavie Tidhar | Add to Goodreads 

4 Star Reads

A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton | Add to Goodreads
When Stars Are Bright by Amber R. Duell | Add to Goodreads
Come Tumbling Down  by Seanan McGuire| Add to Goodreads
And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander | Add to Goodreads
The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee | Add to Goodreads
A Case of Possession by K.J. Charles | Add to Goodreads
A Rainforest Adventure by Sharon C. Williams | Add to Goodreads 
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #1 by Steven Mofat, Jay | Add to Goodreads
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #2 by Steven Mofat, Jay | Add to Goodreads 
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia #3 by Steven Mofat, Jay | Add to Goodreads
Shadow of the Skytree by K.J. Taylor | Add to Goodreads

3 Star Reads

Heir of Lies by Mallory McCartney | Add to Goodreads
The Celestial Assignment by Theresa Braun | Add to Goodreads

DNF’s

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie  | Add to Goodreads
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke | Add to Goodreads
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley | Add to Goodreads
Things in Jars by Jess Kidd | Add to Goodreads 

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