January 31, 2017

January 2017: Reading 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.


Well January passed by rather quickly. I had a very good reading month, and in accordance with my goals read less! I made sure I wasn't rushing through books and although I couldn't keep my review books down in total, at least in coming months I can see a little more control coming !  My aim is to shift some of those books that sit on my shelves already!

Total books read this month: 12

Bridge of Scarlet Leaves   Kristina McMorris
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay    Jill Mansell
Anne of Green Gables   L. M. Montgomery
Pretty Little World   Elizabeth LeBan   Melissa DePino
Wild Horse Springs    Jodi Thomas
Truth to the Highlander   Barbara Longley
Accidents of Marriage   Susan Randy Meyers
Shotgun Wedding Ainslie Paton
On Second Thought   Kristan Higgins
The Wicked City  Beatriz Williams
Staying For Good   Catherine Bybee
Who's Afraid Too?  Maria Lewis

Book Formats:

From TBR shelfOne
Review BooksEight
From my New Shelf   Zero

Genres Read

Contemporary RomanceFour
Contemporary FictionThree
Historical FictionThree

New to me authors.
Elizabeth Le Ban  Melissa DePino
Susan Randy Meyers

Top Book for 

All books were great reads however I think I need to name the following as the most outstanding.
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves   Kristina McMorris

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Looking Forward to Reading in February...

This is the next in a series and I'm really looking forward to catching up with the women's stories.

Incoming Books.
Paperback Books Purchased:

E Books Purchased:
I have wanted to read this author for awhile and so bought an earlier book of hers. Now to make the space to read it!

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From Hachette NZ 

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Books coming from NetGalley or Edelweiss

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Review Audio Book From eStories

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So how did your reading month pan out?


  1. You had a good month. I agree, January passed in a flash! I've read a few of DeMaio's novels and enjoyed them. That said, I'm a couple behind. I love that they are set at the shore.

    1. Nice to know you liked the DeMaio books too Mary, so another reason to get onto them for me!

  2. Anne Shirley is one of my favorite characters of all time. :-)
    Happy February!

    1. Isn't she a delight. I so look forward to reading the rest of them and revisiting with her.

  3. Enjoyed all your posts for January Kathryn, now how did January fly by so quickly? ;-)

    1. I know. I just turned the calendar into Feb. Ah!! And of course its going to be a shorter month too.

  4. Bridge of Scarlet Leaves has such a beautiful cover. That counts with me! :) It may not keep me in a book, but it will draw me to it.

  5. I like it when you do these month in review posts. It's so neat to see the stats. I'll try one out one of these days.

  6. What a great month for you, Kathryn.

    Looking forward to your review of The Wicked City...love Beatriz Williams.

    ENJOY the rest of this week, and Happy Reading in February.


  7. I like the titles you read...some of them I'll be reading. I hope you enjoy Joanne DeMaio's books...I've read them all.

    Have a great February!

  8. What a great reading month. It looks like you have some great books to read in the future. More to add to my long list of books!

  9. I love seeing Anne of Green Gables on your list here. Its one of my favourites and reminds me that I am definitely due for a re-read.

    Wishing you a wonderful February.

  10. I am curios about the uf one still

  11. You had a great month, Kathryn!!! I read and really enjoyed Beatriz Williams' newest books - going to see her next week :) I just love the Anne of Green Gables series - have 2 editions of the whole series sitting on my shelves...one of my all-time favorite series!!! Hope you have a great February! Happy Reading :)

  12. wow, for once, I read as many as you did, lol. Going through the TBR can be very productive

  13. It sounds like 2017 started off with a pretty good reading year for you... Crazy to think that we're already in February now! Happy reading!

  14. January did pass quickly, I think for me, it was that we had some wonderfully mild days. February may be a bit more wintery for us. Going to keep my eye out for The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves. Looking forward to the Susan Mallery book too.

  15. I love Anne of Green Gables! I hope you took the time to check out the miniseries, it's fantastic. Have a happy February!


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