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August Monthly Wrap Up

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August Books Read

The weather here in RI, during the month of July, wasn’t great pool weather, which is why I didn’t even do a Wrap-Up. But it was definitely pool weather in August, which is why I had a decent month of reading. I wish it was more but, I’ll take it!!. My first, and most enjoyable place for reading, is on one of my pool floats with my protective waterproof Kindle case. Even though it has never leaked, I don’t want to take any chances so I use the first Kindle I ever purchased, which still works. Since I don’t have my phone or TV to distract me that some days I will be floating around in the pool for 2 hours or more. Needless to say, I am quite tanned. In the past, we have had some Septembers where we were in the pool right into October. Keeping my fingers crossed that we have some hot and humid days over the next 30 days to get some more pool time and reading in before we have to close the pool for the winter. 🙁

My review for Such A Good Wife by by Seraphina Nova Glass was posted on August 10th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for The Sister-In-Law by Pamela Crane was posted on August 13th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for Aftermath by Terri Blackstock was posted on August 19th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for I Said Yes by Kiersten Modglin was posted on August 24th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for Silent Island by Dana Perry will be posted on October 7th.

MONTHLY BOOKLY READING REPORT:

 

June Monthly Wrap Up

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June Books Read

WooHoo! Finally, I read more books in one month than I have in a long time. I wish it was more but I will take it!!! It could be that the summer is my favorite time of the year to read. Either I’m on the deck or on my float reading in the pool. I’m hoping my reading mojo is slowly coming back!

My review for Dream Girl by Laura Lippman was posted on June 25th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for Her Ocean Grave by Dana Perry was posted on June 15th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi will be posted on September 9th.

My review for Just Married by Kiersten Modglin will be posted on July 9th.

My review for The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth will be posted once I write it.

MONTHLY BOOKLY GRAPHIC:

March Monthly Wrap Up

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March Books Read

Another bad month. I just can’t get my reading mojo back to what I used to read. However, the books I did read were all exceptional!!!

My review for Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay was posted on March 16th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for The Stranger In The Mirror by Liv Constantine will be posted on July 7th.

My review for The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda will be posted on May 5th.

February Wrap Up

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February Books Read

WooHoo!!! I read a total of 3 books this month. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but for the past year, I have not even come close as to how many books I used to read in a month. So this is a great accomplishment for me. I just hope that this continues and that maybe soon, I will get back to my old reading habits! Wish me luck!!!!

My review for Do No Harm by Christina McDonald was posted on February 16th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for You Will Remember Me by Hannah Mary McKinnon will be posted on May 21st, which can be seen HERE.

My review for The Best Of Friends by Lucinda Berry will be posted on March 4th, which can be seen HERE.

 

January 2021 Wrap Up

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January Books Read


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Sorry….I just had to join in with the Bernie meme!!!!

As for my reading, not good, AGAIN!!! I don’t know if I’m in a minor slump or it’s just that we are super busy with tours for Partners In Crime Tours. Just 2 books this month, both good, but only 2!

Also, if anyone is interested in the Bookly app that I have been using to track my reading and the graphics, let me know because I have a 30% discount for the Bookly Pro.

And a shout out to Gina @ Hott Books for giving my blog a facelift!!!!

My review for The Betrayal was posted on January 13th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for The Perfect Daughter will be posted on April 21st, a 5 star read!!!

October Monthly Wrap Up

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October Books Read

I don’t want to jinx myself but I’m finding that I want to read more. Now if only I can get back to where I was before the pandemic. But I’m afraid, listening to the scientists, that we are in this for a very long time if people would listen and not be complacent.

My review for To Tell The Truth by Gilly Macmillan was posted on October 13th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for The Girl In The Mirror by Rose Carlyle was posted on October 20th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for Eye For Eye by J.K. Franko will be posted in November/December p
My review for The Trial Of Joe Harlan Junior by J.K. Franko will be posted in November/December as I am in the process of reading the Trilogy

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September Monthly Wrap Up

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September Books Read

Another bad month for reading!!!! At this rate, I will never meet my GR Challenge. Maybe next year! However, I know why. I definitely am enjoying reading again, unlike in March, April, May when my focus was nil due to virus. But the past couple of months we have been super busy at Partners In Crime Tours organizing a lot of tours for authors because they are unable to do in-person marketing. Stop by and see our current and upcoming tours. If a title looks like one you think you would like to review, complete the form or email me.

I purchased a Bookly subscription thinking that it would help me put in more reading time, or should I say guilt me into reading since I bought the app!? It helps a little but I just can’t seem to find extra hours in a day to sit down and read plus complete my PICT tasks and household chores. And I am also realizing that age is creeping up on me because if I do sit down to read at the end of the day, I fall asleep, which never happened to me before. I just wish Amazon sold those extra hours 🙂

My review for Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker was posted on September 15th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for What If? by Fran Lewis, will be posted on October 28th

My review for The Third Mrs. Durst by Anne Aguirre was posted on September 29th, which can be seen HERE.

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August Monthly Wrap Up

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August Books Read

I still haven’t gotten my reading mojo back and I’m getting very frustrated about it. It seems I just can’t get past reading just 4 books each month.

I know part of the reason is that Gina, Wendy, and I are super busy with Partners In Crime Tours. Since authors are unable to do in-person marketing, they are choosing to go the route of VBTs. We have had many great titles, past, current, and upcoming. Many are still in our queue and haven’t been announced yet. If you are interested in joining us, please stop by and check things out!! We are always looking for tour hosts that post either on a blog, Facebook, and/or Instagram.

My review for EMMA IN THE NIGHT by Wendy Walker was posted on August 18th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for THE FIRST TO LIE by Hank Phillippi Ryan was posted on August 25th, which can be seen HERE.

My review for THE MOTHER-IN-LAW by Kiersten Modglin was posted on August 27th, which can be seen HERE.
My review for THE NIGHT SWIM by Megan Goldin will be posted in the coming days.

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