December 31, 2016

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.

I was scrolling through Bloglovin' today (26th) and noticed a post for a month in review. Yikes I thought, they sure are getting their November post up late. Then... double yikes. Of course it is nearly the end of December. I had forgotten all about this post!!

Total books read this month: 16

What I read:
Island of Glass  Nora Roberts
Breath of Fire  Amanda Bouchet
Thankless in Death   J. D. Robb
Cinder Marissa Meyer
Blood Vow   J. R. Ward
Glowing Embers   Emilie Richards
Secrets She Left Behind   Diane Chamberlain
At the Edge   Laura Griffin
Mulberry Moon Catherine Anderson
The Other Daughter Laura Willig
Endless Chain   Emilie Richards (reread)
Closer Than You Think   Karen Rose
The Wreck  Marie Force
Because of Miss Bridgerton  Julia Quinn
Sweet Southern Hearts   Susan Schild
Doing It Over    Catherine Bybee - still listening but most likely will finish by end 2016!

Book Formats:

From TBR shelfTwo
Review BooksFive
From my New Shelf   Three

Genres Read

Contemporary RomanceThree
Women's FictionTwo
Historical FictionTwo

New to me authors.
Marissa Meyer
Laura Griffin
Catherine Bybee

Top Book for December

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Looking Forward to reading in January...

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Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:

E Books Purchased:

Library Books: 
My first book of the year for 2017, but can't reveal yet!!

Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss
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On Debbie Haupt's blog and sent by Sarah Morgan to arrive right on Christmas Eve. Thank you.
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Audio Books Purchased From Audible with 2 credits and four on sale. 
Endless Chain   Emilie Richards
Closer Than You Think   Karen Rose
Doing it Over Catherine Bybee
True to the Highlander Book 1. Barbara Longley
True Blue   Luanne Rice
The Wreck  Marie Force
Because of Miss Bridgerton   Julia Quinn


All 2016 challenges completed.  😇

Challenges I am doing  in 2017.
ShelfLove Challenge - to take 15  books off my TBR
Read the Books You Buy - to read the recently bought books.
Full House Reading Challenge.
Reading Assignment Challenge - 12 books from the TBR different to ShelfLove Challenge
Bookish Resolutions Challenge
Audiobook Challenge
Goodreads Challenge


So how did your last reading month of 2016 pan out?


  1. Nice mix of genres and books! I think Breath of Fire looks interesting, I've seen that one pop up a bit lately. And yay for challenges completed!!

    That Sarah Morgan books sure does have a pretty cover.

    1. Yes Amanda Bouchet seems to have captured the attention of a number of readers.

  2. Time is flying by quickly! I've been curious about Cinder. I'm glad yo got to read it this month and loved it. Happy New Year Kathryn!

    1. I have been meaning to read Cinder for so long --- finally! Happy New Year to you Pat too.

  3. On Second Thought was very good. I am sure you will enjoy it. I want to read the new Susan Mallery book. Happy New Year.

    1. Great, it is on my schedule early in Jan so that makes me very happy! Happy New Year - see you first book of the year!

  4. I enjoyed On Second Thought - but I enjoy everything Higgins writes! The new Jodi Thomas is going to be my second book of the year :)

  5. You had a great reading month!! I love Sarah Morgan books. Glad to see you tried Laura Griffin - I hope you try the Tracers series in the new year. They are her best!!

    Happy New Year!

    1. I do intend to , could be my next big reading series!!

  6. You did awesome! Nice to see Cinder on the list! Happy 2017!

  7. Happy New Year Kathryn!!! I'm a bit behind with my end of month, end of year posts as I just got back from a holiday trip, so I'm doing a bit of catching up today :) I am also participating in 1st book of the year for 2017 again and can't wait to see what everyone else is reading! I have Kristan Higgins new book in my pile to read and hope to get Susan Mallery's new book soon, too. Hope you have a good reading month in January!!!

    1. Thanks Kristin. Yes two authors whose books I love on the menu which makes me happy!

  8. Cinder! I'm so glad you enjoyed Cinder. Reading that series was so much fun. Hope your 2017 is fantastic!

    1. Heard such great things about the series so I look forward to getting stuck into Scarlet as soon as I can find the space.

  9. I still need to pick my challenges for 2017... so behind! lol


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