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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

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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

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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

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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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January 2020 Wrap-up

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Good Morning

Welcome to my January 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. In January I read 8 books.

Total Pages Read:  1,003
Total Audio Hours: 24:33
Total Books Consumed: 8
Total Books DNF’d: 0
Tomes Read: 0
Series Caught-up on: 0

Much Ado about a Widow
Much Ado About a Widow
by Jenna Jaxon
Historical Romance
3 Stars
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Lady Georgina Kirkpatrick defied her family, jilted her fiancé, and married the man she loved. But when her husband died at Waterloo, she was delivered right back into her father’s power…

Victory is sweet—but England’s triumph was Georgie’s rout. Now that she’s widowed, the loathsome marriage her father first arranged has simply been renegotiated. With neither money nor rights, and nowhere to flee, all she can do is cherish her last weeks of freedom… Until a band of ruffians overtake her carriage and kidnap her. When she escapes in seaside Brighton and encounters her brother’s rather wild friend, Lord St. Just—whom she suspects aspires to be a pirate—she’s prepared to entertain more of his adventurous suggestions than usual…

St. Just knows his mind and his duty, and he loves a challenge. Helping a fair lady make her farewells to hoodlums suits his talents well. Within the hour he has Georgie, her lady’s maid—and her little dog, too—sailing for his castle in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the lady’s entire family, her kidnappers, and her scheming intended are in pursuit. But as he and the indomitable Georgie grow closer, he begins to suspect that together they will prove a match for them all…


The Magpie Lord
The Magpie Lord
by K.J. Charles
(A Charm of Magpies #1)
Historical, Fantasy, Romance
4 Stars
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A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell. Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude… and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual. Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it-they’re both going to die.


Kiss of the Spindle
Kiss of the Spindle
by Nancy Campbell Allen
(Steampunk Proper Romance #2)
Steampunk, Fantasy, Proper Romance
4 Stars
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Doctor Isla Cooper is cursed. Literally. Each night, at the stroke of midnight she falls into a death-like sleep from which she cannot be awakened for six hours. To make it worse, the curse has an expiration date—after a year, it becomes permanent. And the year is almost up.

In a desperate attempt to find Malette—the witch who cursed her—Isla blackmails her way onto Daniel Pickett’s private airship bound for the Caribbean, only to discover she’s traveling with three illegal shapeshifters and the despicable Nigel Crowe, a government official determined to hunt down and exterminate every shapeshifter in England. Isla and Daniel must work together to keep the identities of the shapeshifters hidden while coming to terms with their own hidden secrets, and their blossoming attraction to each other.

Filled with suspense, intrigue, and plenty of romance, Kiss of the Spindle is steampunk Sleeping Beauty story. It is a race against the clock as Isla and Daniel try to hunt down the elusive Malette before Isla’s death-like sleep becomes permanent.


Wellington v1

Wellington Vol 1 by Aaron Mahnke
5 Stars
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From Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the Lore podcast, comes an amazing new supernatural thriller that shines a light on the mysteries and monsters lurking in the shadows. Meet the Duke of Wellington—one of England’s most decorated military heroes and, unknown to most, her most daring monster hunter. The secret history of the Duke of Wellington begins here!

 


Lusus Naturae A Lord Carlston Story

 

Lusus Naturae: A Lord Carlston Story by Alison Goodman
(Lady Helen #1.5)
Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Regency
4 Stars
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This novella is from Lord Carlston’s perspective and starts at the point in The Dark Days Club when he and Lady Helen meet for the first time.

 


Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors
by Sonali Dev
(The Rajes #1)
Romance, Retelling
4 Stars
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep.

Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules:

  • Never trust an outsider
  • Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations
  • And never, ever, defy your family

Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.

Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.

As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with…

A family trying to build home in a new land.

A man who has never felt at home anywhere.

And a choice to be made between the two.


Nutmeg Street Egyptian Secrets
Nutmeg Street: Egyptian Secrets
by Sherrill Joseph
(A Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries #1)
MG/ Middle Grade/ Mystery (Ages 9 – 12)
4 Stars
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World-famous Egyptologist Dr. Winston Thornsley died suddenly two months ago in disgrace. His widow, Ida Thornsley, remains convinced her husband was falsely accused of stealing an ancient burial urn he discovered in Egypt last summer, but local and federal law enforcement officers are stumped.

Mrs. Thornsley, desperate for answers, calls in her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, Moki Kalani, and Rani Kumar. Their exciting mission? To find the urn and its real thief, bring the criminal to justice, and exonerate Dr. Thornsley so his spotless reputation can be restored.

A roomful of venomous snakes, the poisoned Egyptian pond, and Dragon Pit Man are just a few of the tests awaiting the four tech-savvy teenagers. As the detectives begin to unravel the sinister plot, the mystery takes a dangerous turn. Answers are at their fingertips—if they can only convince their parents to let them solve the case.


The Marquess Meets His Match
The Marquess Meets His Match
by Julie Coulter Bellon
Mystery, Historical Romance
4.5 Stars
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Lord Christian Wolverton―known as Wolf in a covert group operating during the war against Napoleon―has been called home from his military duties. For the moment, his family responsibilities require him to suspend his more clandestine activities. But information falls into his hands that a traitor will soon try to tip the scales back into French favor and Christian doesn’t have much time to stop it from happening.

Going to the one person who can help him, the powerful Duke of Huntingdon, Christian comes face to face with Lady Alice. She’s a beautiful member of the ton with a very big secret―she’s also a trained agent and already on the case. Forced to partner with her to lure the traitor out of hiding, Christian wants to quickly close the case himself, before Lady Alice is more closely involved. But Lady Alice has ideas of her own and she’s going to prove her theories correct―with or without him.

Danger is closer than they think, however, and it’s a race against time to expose the traitor’s identity before British lives are endangered. Both Christian and Alice have strong opinions on who he is, but which one will be proven right?

 

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December 2019 Wrap-up

Monthly Wrapup

Good Morning Everyone,

In December I was able to finish 20 books. I am not sure how I was able to do this because I felt like I was just running around non-stop.  I guess reading is what truly kept me sane this month.  If I wrote a review for the book I have a link below if you are interested.  Now let’s jump into the books that I read in December.

Books Read: 20
Books DNF’d: 2
Total Pages Read: 2,722
Total Audio Hours: 35:29

Backlist Books: 4
Added to my TBR in 2019: 16
Borrowed: 0

The Seduction of Lady Phoebe by Ella Quinn|4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Lady Mechanika, Volume 2: Tablet of Destinies by Joe Benítez | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey by Joe Benítez | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Lady Mechanika, Vol. 4: Clockwork Assassin by Joe Benítez | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 5: La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Joe Benítez |4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Romanov by Nadine Brandes | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Goblins and Snowflakes by Melanie Karsak | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen by Marjorie M. Liu | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Yumi by Renée Ahdieh | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Stories to Read by Candlelight by Jean Lorrain, Patricia Worth | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Steampunk: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Zdenko Bašić (Illustrator)  | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Wager for a Lady’s Hand: A Lockhart Sweet Regency Romance by L. G. Rollins | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Tarnished Knight by Bec McMaster | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Ōkami by Renée Ahdieh  |3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte by Joe Benítez | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Super quick side note for any of you that have read the Bromance Book Club one of the things that I got for Christmas was Washi Tape.

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November 2019 Wrap-up

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Good Morning Everyone,

In November I was able to finish 15 books.

Books Read: 15
Books DNF’d: 4
Total Pages Read: 1,987
Total Audio Hours: 66:38

Now to break that down  a little more

Backlist Books: 4
Added to my TBR in 2019: 10
Borrowed: 1

2019 Goals (only this months numbers)
Finish or catch up on 3 Series: 2
10 Books I want to read in 2019: Not sure since I unhauled some
Read 3 Tomes0
Read more backlist books: Nope

Year-end 2019 Goals
Finish or catch up on 3 Series: 11/3
10 Books I want to read in 20196/10
Read 3 Tomes3/3 
Read more backlist books: 45/111 (40%) 

Books I finished

Temptation’s Darling by Johanna Lindsey | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas |  5 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Cage of Destiny by Jennifer Anne Davis | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review

Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads | Review
Fan Service by Gail Carriger | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse by Joe Benítez | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman| 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads
Heartstone by Elle Katharine White | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads

Attack of the Fiend by Joseph Delaney | 4 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Spook’s Tale by Joseph Delaney | 3 Stars | Add to Goodreads
The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken | 5 Stars | Add to Goodreads

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