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January 2019 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone,

This is the first wrap up of 2019. I feel like I started the year off pretty good I mean 9 books isn’t bad. So let’s see how this month went. So I thought I would change things up a bit and add in some stats (this also makes it easier for me in the end).

Books Read: 9
Total Pages Read: 2,301
Total Audio Hours: 24:47

Now to break that down  a little more

Backlist Books: 6
Added to my TBR in 2019: 1
Borrowed: 2

2019 Goals (only this months numbers)
Finish or catch up on 3 Series: 0
10 Books I want to read in 2019: 0
Read 3 Tomes: 1
Read more backlist books: Yes

Year-end 2019 Goals
Finish or catch up on 3 Series: 0/3
10 Books I want to read in 2019: 0/10
Read 3 Tomes: 1/3
Read more backlist books: 6/9

Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster | 4.5 Stars |Add to Goodreads
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan |4 Stars |Add to Goodreads
Fire Falling by Elise Kova |5 Stars |Add to Goodreads

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski |3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Eragon by Christopher Paolini |4 Stars |
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Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much, Just Right: The Swedish Guide to Creating Balance in Your Life by Niki Brantmark |3 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Soulless by Gail Carriger |5 Stars | Add to Goodreads
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire |4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris |3 Stars |Add to Goodreads

All in all, I am very happy with what I accomplished in January. I expect February to have much less on it due to starting a new job and how tired I am while doing this post.

So how did January go for all of you? Are you happy with what you read? Talk to me in the comments below.

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December 2018 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone,

I can’t believe its January already.  December was a crazy month and I somehow read 15 books. I had a mix of good and bad reads this month but overall I am very happy with what I read.

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
4 Stars
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List of 13 by E.A. Comiskey
2 Stars
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The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
4 Stars
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Elk River Ghost, Tales, and Lore by Mack Samples
2 Stars
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A Flight of Broken Wings by Nupur Chowdhury
4.5 Stars
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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
4.5 Stars
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
4 Stars
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Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
4 Stars
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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
2 Stars
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Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal
4 Stars
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Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy
3 Stars
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Chasing Christmas Past by Melanie Karsak
5 Stars
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Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
5 Stars
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November 2018 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone,

So November came and went and I don’t know how it passed by so quickly.  Somehow I was able to read a total of 7 books.

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier
4 Stars
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Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
4 Stars
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Chroma Crossing Chronicles: Blood Moon Part 1 by S. Yurvati
3 Stars
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European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss
5 Stars
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Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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A Holiday by Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews
5 Stars
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The Kooky Kids’ Club by Robbie Yates
5 Stars
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October 2018 Wrap Up

Good Afternoon Everyone! It’s Halloween!

So where I am working now we get x amount of holidays and then we get to choose a holiday to take from a list.  Yep, I take Halloween.

So October seems to have just flown by in the blink of an eye.  Yes, that may be due to me running around like crazy. Really my daughter has to be somewhere after school every day. So that is when I read. If any of you follow me on Instagram you have seen how I spend the non-raining football games. My daughter is in the band so I only have to pay attention during halftime and pre-game.

FB Reading 2018

When I am not running around for that she is also in the orchestra.

String Rreading 2018

So I was looking at what I read in September and October and I could not figure out why my reading had gone down so much from July and August.  Well, I keep needing to remind myself that I am much busier now that school is in full swing. And I should be happy if I just read one book. So that is something that I am working on. Just being happy with what I can accomplish and not focusing on what I didn’t. I know this seems like a simple concept but I am truly my own worst enemy.

But you are not here to hear me ramble about all of that you are here to see what I read this month so here we go!

I finished 10 books this month and DNF’d 2.

Books Read

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
5 Stars
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The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
4 Stars
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Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
4 Stars
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Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz
2 Stars
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Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black
4 Stars
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5 Stars
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Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening
5 Stars
by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
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Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
5 Stars
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Books DNF’d

Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
DNF
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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
DNF at 57%
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Well, that wraps up this month.

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September 2018 Wrap Up

What can I say September was not the greatest month personally.  So much is going on and I finally crashed and broke down.  Honestly we all knew it was going to eventually going to happen there was six months of stuff that I let just keep piling up and you can only push so much stuff down before it all comes bubbling to the surface. I had a months worth of post prepared and I feel that is the only reason I made it through last month. I am hoping to get time to build back up my reserve and get things scheduled before the day they are due once again. On a positive note, I think I am getting better but these first two weeks are going to be crazy. Lots of Doctor appointments for the three of us a Wedding and Homecoming. Oh and I am looking for a job if anyone knows of one 🙂

Now lets get into the books that I read during the month of September!

I finished 7 books during the month of September. I am happy with this even though it is a much smaller amount than the past 2 months. With everything else going on I am honestly surprised I was able to accomplish that.

 

Sabriel by Garth Nix
4 Stars
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The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
4 Stars
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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
5 Stars
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Eldest by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
4.5 Stars
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Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
5 Stars
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August 2018 Wrap up

Good Morning Everyone!!

July was a reading month of the likes I have never had any will probably never have again.. I finished 18 books this month!  I have no idea how this happened.

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
4 Stars
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Steampunk Fairy Tales
4 Stars
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Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
4 Stars
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Notes of Magic by Jessica Bucher
4 Stars
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
3 Stars
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
3 Stars
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Wolf-Speaker by Tamora Pierce
4 Stars
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Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
5 Stars
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Competence by Gail Carriger
5 Stars
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Emperor Mage by Tamora Pierce
3 Stars
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The Coven Princess by Lily Luchesi
DNF
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A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
3 Stars
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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
3 Stars
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Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal
3 Stars
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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
4 Stars
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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
4 Stars
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Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
4.5 Stars
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The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen
4 Stars
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July 2018 Wrap Up

Good Morning Everyone!!

July was a reading month of the likes I have never had any will probably never have again.. I finished 20 books this month!  I have no idea how this happened. Now to catch up on Reviews and Tag.

 

Kingdom of Ash and Soot by  C.S. Johnson
Rating: 5 Stars
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The City of Brass by  S.A. Chakraborty
Rating: 4 Stars
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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
Rating: 5 Stars
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Seraphina by  Rachel Hartman
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Rating: 5 Stars
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Imprudence by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Rating: 3 Stars
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I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon
Rating: 3 Stars
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Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
Rating: 5 Stars
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t by Gail Carriger
Rating: 5 Stars
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Changeling by  Philippa Gregory
Rating: 3 Stars
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Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory
Rating: 3 Stars
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Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Rating: 3 Stars
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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Rating: 5 Stars
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Rating: 4 Stars
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Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination
by J.K. Rowling
Rating: 4 Stars
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Rating: 3 Stars
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How was your reading the month?

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