The new year is a time known for reflecting on the past twelve months and setting new resolutions for the upcoming year. As this past year came to a close, I began considering what was working for me and what wasn’t, specifically in regards to tracking my reading.
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Happy 2020! To ring in the new year, today I want to share some of the books I’m excited for in the upcoming months.
This list is VERY heavy on thrillers, a handful of which are from authors I’ve read and loved before. And the remaining thrillers just sound so interesting! There is one contemporary novel and one young adult fantasy to round out the list.
Regardless of genre, I have high hopes for all of these books! Ready to see them?
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Christmas is my favorite season and I especially savored it this year as it was baby’s first Christmas. Even if he won’t be able to remember it, I really tried to take each moment as it came and enjoy all of the firsts! Much of what I recall from this past month is baby related, but I did read a handful of books that I enjoyed and wanted to mention.
Today I also want to revisit my list of the books I was anticipating most for 2019 to see which I actually read, what worked, and what didn’t.
Click on through to see everything I reviewed, read, and wrote in December, along with a follow up of how my most anticipated books for 2019 worked for me.
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Merry Christmas! (And Happy Holidays to anyone who celebrates any other holiday this season!)
As the year comes to a close, I’m excited to share my favorite books that I read in 2019! Last week I posted a list of the 6 best backlist books I read. But today I’d like to talk about the 6 best new releases I read in 2019.
There is something of a theme in this list, as I read a whole slew of books about books this year and more than one slid easily onto my favorites list. They are all unique, though, with different bookish spins. And rounding out the list are a fantasy and science fiction thriller. Surprisingly, there are no mysteries on this list! What is even real anymore?
Anyway, ready to see the books?
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For the past couple years, I’ve shared my top 10 books from the year, whether overall in 2017 or split into backlist and new releases in 2018. Each time I had a handful of five star reads and would have to fill out the list by selecting my favorite four star books. But this year, I decided to keep it just to the books I rated a full five out of five. Because why share anything but the best?
So today I’m sharing the six best backlist books I read in 2019 (not including those that were re-reads). They were all still published fairly recently, the oldest one from 2014. Which possibly speaks to the fact that I read more newer books this year than older ones, and is something I’d like to balance out better for 2020. But that’s a post for another day.
Ready to see the six best backlist books I read this year?
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As the temperature has been dropping and snow falling recently, I’ve been getting my usual urge to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a hot beverage, and a good book. Specifically, I’ve been in the mood for a compelling thriller to suck me in for a few hours.
Today I want to share five thrillers I read that did just that. If, like me, you’re in the mood for a fast paced page turner that you won’t want to put down this winter, you’ve come to the right place!
Ready to see my picks?
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November was a bit of a blur for me as a flurry of colds hit our household and just doing the necessary daily chores was all I could think about some days. I am glad that bout of sickness has passed and hoping it doesn’t come our way again this season!
In bookish news, I read a handful of books this month. They were a good mix of backlist books and advance copies I was excited for. I enjoyed them all and more than half got a four out of five rating!
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
Continue reading “November Reading Wrap Up”
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Answering that question is difficult for me. Many of my favorite books fall under mystery, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s my favorite genre. I love reading from a wide variety of genres, and there are very few genres I won’t read.
Because of this, the list of books I want to read is extensive, and growing every day. With the sheer number of books published each year, I know I won’t be able to get to all of them. I try to be as discerning as possible but some sit on my wishlist for a while before I get the chance to pick them up. So today I want to mention ten of these books that I really want to read but haven’t yet.
Ready to see my list?
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I don’t know about you, but the list of books I’ve bought but haven’t read yet is extensive. About twenty of them are print books that stare at me from my shelves, begging to be picked up every time I look at them. But the amount on my e-reader is staggering! I’ve purchased many over time when I came across deals to get them at a very low cost (or free!), and they have sat on that digital shelf for several years. As the saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” Continue reading “Has Your Reading Taste Changed Over Time?”
October finally brought fall weather in my neighborhood and I was so ready for the colorful leaves and the chance to start cozying up in layers again. I’ve also started to find a new routine, which has helped me figure out pockets of time that work best for reading.
As far as the books I read this month, most were fairly middling. In my effort to read more backlist books that I got as deals for my nook, I did start several books that I didn’t finish. But I did read two new books that were above average, and one wound up being a new favorite!
Ready to see what I read and reviewed?
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