September 30, 2015

Month in Review


Welcome in, do join me by sharing your link to your look back at this month. I'm looking forward to visiting and seeing what everyone has been up to.  The link will be open for you to share your post whenever you post over the next few days.  Do visit each others' posts.

Wow, we are into the last quarter of the year tomorrow. 2015 has gone so fast. This month I enjoyed a week in Melbourne, it was wonderful to go away, and just as nice to return home. 

Total books read this month: 18

Audio Books Read:
The Lost Night    Jayne Ann Krentz
Origin in Death   J. D. Robb

Ebooks Read
All I Want for Christmas is You     Jessica Scott
Still the One   Jill Shalvis
A Window Opens    Elisabeth Egan
The Escape  Mary Balogh
Homefront   Jessica Scott
Fatal Frenzy   Marie Force
After the War  Jessica Scott
The Secret Sister  Brenda Novak
Suddenly One Summer   Julie James
Pretending to Dance   Diane Chamberlain

Paperbacks Read
Daughters-in-Law    Joanna Trollope
The Perfect Summer    Luanne Rice
Archangel's Enigma    Nalini Singh
Wild at Heart     Patricia Gaffney
Such a Pretty Face  Cathy Lamb
The Hollow              Nora Roberts

Genres Read
Paranormal Romantic Suspense (2)   Women's Fiction (6)  Military Romance (3) Contemporary romance (2) Urban Fantasy (1) Historical Romance (2) Romantic Suspense (2)

Places Where I Read.
Off Planet. Maine, Connecticut (2), Idaho, NY (2), Chicago (2), Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland (2), New Haven (2),  San Diego/North Carolina, USA. Suffolk, England, Wales,

New to me authors.
Elisabeth Egan

Challenges Completed.
The NetGalley Challenge
Goodreads Challenge
Audiobook Challenge

Top Books for September

Two entirely different books but both grabbed and engaged me totally.
book cover book cover

Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:
The Gilded Hour   Sara Donati   gift voucher
We Never Asked For Wings  Vanessa Diffenbaugh $35 NZ
Archangel's Enigma  Nalini Singh - gift voucher
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake - Amy E Reichert  $23 NZ

E Books Purchased:
Fatal Frenzy Marie Force   $4.07 US

Library Books: 

Books coming from NetGalley 
After You  - Jojo Moyes
Home For Christmas - Lily Everett
Hot Toy - Jennifer Crusie
Heartsong Cottage  - Emily March (been watching on NetGalley for this one, so delighted when I was invited to read and review - no waiting!!)

Audio Books 
The Precious One  Maria Santos  - 1 credit at Audible


Book Spending Total for Month:  $64 NZ  = $40.50 US


So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. That is a lot of books read! Well done.

    1. Thanks Jodie, I only reviewed a couple of these this month which helps because it gives more time for reading.

  2. Wow! Sounds like you had a great month! Congratulations on meeting your challenges. I am curious about Chamberlain's new book and it will probably be one of my recommendations to my book club, when it is my turn to select a book. It is hard to believe we are almost into October! Have a great month Kathryn!

    1. Everyone I've seen has great things to say about Chamberlain's new book Pat. She has a way with spinning a good story.

  3. It sounds like you had a busy month in traveling and reading! I always enjoying seeing your "Where I Read" category, you go to some very interesting (and fun) places.

    1. It is always good to look back and see where I've 'travelled'.

  4. You had a great reading month. Some great books there. Great job.

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    1. I think I should go slower and then I might remember more of them later on!!

  6. Great month you had!! I just requested Heartsong Cottage this morning - it sounds and looks like a perfect holiday read. I hope I get approved.

    1. I really haunted NetGalley for it, I am sure you will St Martin's Press are pretty good.

  7. wow, that is a lot of books, wish I could read that many, maybe my TBR pile would feel smaller..ha... but looks like a busy month you had!

    1. I think it is a truth that TBR piles never shrink!!

  8. Awesome month. I love both covers for your faves! Happy October!

  9. Pretending to Dance has such a beautiful cover, I'm so intrigued. I see you picked up a Christmas book, is it already that time of year? I have to wait until after Halloween to get into the Christmas spirit. Congrats on finishing your Goodreads challenge, hope your October turns out to be wonderful!

  10. Wow, you had a fabulous month! Pretending to Dance was my top favorite. You had a nice mix of genres, too. Hope October is just as great for you!

  11. I can't wait to start reading Pretending to Dance. I really enjoy Diane Chamberlain's books. I'm also looking forward to reading After You, but still need to read Me Before You - hoping to get to both this month! You had such a great reading month!!!

  12. It's always nice to step away from the mundane life and breath in a bit of fresh air, I'm hoping my family and I get to venture on a road trip soon :) Also, congrats on meeting your Goodreads and NetGalley reading goals! I recently met my Goodreads goal, but still need to meet the mark for NetGalley :P

    Hoping you have a fabulous October Kathryn :)

  13. Another great reading month for you! I haven't requested a book from NetGalley in a while! I've slowed way down on reviewing, it's been a nice break. I have a move coming up and then the holidays so I'll probably wait until the new year. :)

    Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful October!

  14. So, in September I read two of the In Death books that make reference to the Icove case in Origin in Death. I actually had to go back and skim through Origin in Death to remind myself what it was all about.

    I had to laugh when I saw your "Places I Read" category. Each Sunday in my weekly review I state where *I* have been, so it took me a few moments to realize that your category refers to the places where the books you've been reading took place.

    Thanks for hosting the monthly summary. I enjoy following other bloggers to see what they've been reading and writing about.

  15. I was away at the turn of the month, so am late with my wrap up. here it is:


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