December 31, 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.

Oh no! The end of 2015 at our door. Loved my year of reading and very excited to read some of the new books of 2016. 

Not sure how many will do a December review, we seem to be more focused on ending 2015 and starting 2016 - but anyway here goes!

Total books read this month: 17

Audio Books Read:

The Seafront Tearooms   Vanessa Greene  
A Little Love    Amanda Prowse
Playing the Odds Nora Roberts

Ebooks Read
Some Kind of Wonderful   Sarah Morgan Puffin Island #2
Anything For You  Kristan Higgins
The Gamble  Kristen Ashley
Northern Heat   Helene Young
Ransom Canyon   Jodi Thomas
Burn For Me     Ilona Andrews

Paperbacks Read
Where Azaleas  Bloom  Sherryl Woods
Queen of the Road   Tricia Stringer
West of Pecos  Zane Grey
Innocent in Death  J. D. Robb
A Beautiful Lie   Diane Chamberlain
Creation in Death   J D Robb
It's You   Jane Porter
A Perfect Proposal   Katie Fforde

New to me authors.
Amanda Prowse
Kate Fforde
Ilona Andrews

Top Book for December

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Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased: 
Between Sisters   Cathy Kelly
Tamar                  Deborah Challinor  (NZ author)
White Feathers    Deborah Challinor
Blue Smoke         Deborah Challinor

E Books Purchased:

Books from Hachette NZ
The Raging Light   Estelle Laure
Gift From Helen @ Hachette NZ
Strangers in Death    J D Robb

Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
A Drop in the Ocean   Jenni Ogden   Debut novel - NZ author.
Missing Pieces            Heather Gudenkauf
Dear Thing                  Julie Cohen
Three Promises           Lily Everett
Hearth Song                Lois Greiman
Another Love   Amanda Prowse
What We Find           Robyn Carr    

Audio Books 
Bought 4 extra audio books in their December sale
The MacGregors: Nora Roberts.
Playing the Odds #1
Tempting Fate  #2
All the Possibilities #3
(Will be nostalgic listen, have read some of these so want to go through series in order!
The Perfect Son Barbara Claypole White
Okay I've read this one, was one of my favourites for 2015, but at $3.88 in the sale, I had to have it!

Used a Credit for:
Falling Home    Karen White


Book Spending 
About $78 N.Z. which would be about $54 U.S. Doesn't include those on sale audiobooks so a little more than that actually. So more like $100 N.Z. now that I think about it!


So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. Looks like you had another great reading month. I see that you brought a Cathy Kelly book. She is a great author, I haven't read that one, but read some of her older books.

    1. I think actually the Cathy Kelly book may have been influenced by you because you've said you like her and I decided I better give her a chance!

    2. That is cool. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get to read it.

  2. Great month in review Kathryn
    Happy New Year!

  3. You're making really good progress with the In Death series. I'm planning to read a few of them next year, hopefully more than a few.

    1. Yes pretty happy with the progress and I intend making a big run on it in 2016, one of my goals!

  4. I'm very excited about Heather Gudenkauf's new book. She's is from Iowa and I've had the chance to meet her twice at our local Barnes and Noble.

    1. How wonderful to meet her. What a treat to meet a valued author.

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    1. Thanks, yes it was good and lots of my own books which was great.

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    1. Thanks Freda and Happy 2016 right back at you.

  7. You had a great month, Kathryn!!! I just finished reading Kristan Higgins' new book - so good, so bummed, though, that it's the last book in her Blue Heron series. Oh well! Hopefully that only means she'll be writing a new series soon! I have Heather Gudenkauf's new book and am looking forward to reading that one as well as Robyn Carr's new one, too!

    Happy New Year!!!

    1. Kristin Blue Heron was such a good series and almost feel like rereading it all, but... time! Yeah looking forward to both those new releases in 2016.

  8. You had an impressive month! Mine was better this month, too; and I see some titles on your list that I'll be reading soon, like Missing Pieces.

    Enjoy the New Year!

  9. Hope your 2016 is just as wonderful as your 2015. Have a wonderful New Year!

  10. Hi Katheryn,
    Haven't read any of your books, I'll
    have to check them out. Have a great day!

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  12. Great month!! I didn't get any reviews done in December, and I'm tempted to just say forget it for those books. Start fresh in the new year. Or maybe just one collective review post for all of my wheels are turning. Lol.

    Here's to a great month of reading in January!

  13. Netgalley is tough to resist! It looks like you had a great December of books. :)

  14. Fantastic post...not sure how I missed it.

    Thanks for sharing.


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