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October Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 21
Fiction: 16
Non-Fiction: 5
Library Books: 5
Books On My TBR List: 2
Books in a Series: 7
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 13
Male/Female Authors: 5/16
Kindle Books: 8
Books I Owned or Bought: 6
Favourite Book(s): Beach Read by Emily Henry, Flying The Nest by Rachael Johns
Least Favourite Books: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata, Christmas At Claridges by Karen Swan
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 9

October brought some light to the end of the tunnel for those of us in Melbourne! My kids went back to school, we had restrictions ease in multiple ways. On the 8th November, most of the last few remaining rules (don’t travel more than 25km from home and the divide between metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria) will be removed. People are still advised to work from home when they can, wear masks, keep their distance. There are still some rules about the amount of people you can have to your house and indoor gatherings are restricted in number (including restaurants, cafes, bars, indoor sports venues etc) but we are experiencing much more freedom than we’ve had in months. Having said that, I have only been out twice, to a smaller local shopping centre rather than the really large one. Still, it’s good. There’s a feeling of having accomplished something, through all the hard work and struggle, because you look at places in Europe, who had the same numbers as us a few months ago and see where they are vs where we are.

I read 21 books in the month of October, 16 fiction and 5 non-fiction. I actually finished all my requested review books with time to spare so I sat down one day and went through what I had to do to finish the challenges I had signed up for and did my best to source some books that would fit in with the prompts I had remaining. Last month I still had 5 books to read to complete my 2020 Non-Fiction Reader Challenge and 10 to read to complete the Reading Women Challenge. I have already finished the third challenge I signed up for, The Australian Women Writers Challenge. I am actually very pleased with the progress I made in the latter part of October:

Challenge check in!

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 82/50

Read Non Fiction Challenge: 11/12 {technically complete, upgraded the challenge to the top level and trying for all 12}

Reading Women Challenge: 20/26

So now I have just one book left to complete all the prompts for the Read Non-Fiction Challenge (and I have a book ready to go for it) and 6 books left to read to complete the Reading Women Challenge. I do have several books ready to go for that too but there are still a couple of the topics that are giving me grief!

Here’s my November TBR:

Quite a small pile this month (and it’s actually smaller already, because I read 2 of these over the weekend). But that’s good because it will give me some time to hopefully finish the non-fiction challenge and also contribute a few more books towards the Reading Women Challenge. I’m not 100% confident I’ll finish that one but I should go close.

Hopefully you all had a really enjoyable reading October – if you’ve read anything from my TBR let me know

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Top 10 Tuesday 15th September

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is a “cover freebie”. Freebies are always a bit hard for me, there are times when I can easily name a million books that would make up any number of freebie type posts but the second I sit down to try and think of a “freebie” topic or find books that fit into one, my mind goes immediately blank lol. So I’m just going to go a bit easy here.

Top 10 Covers From Books I’ve Read In 2020

1. With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. 

I love the vibes of this cover and if you look at it, you keep seeing new things, all of which give you more clues about the plot and the characters and what’s important in the book.

2. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata. 

This cover is so incredibly realistic. I keep wanting to reach out and pick up the character’s name tag, which looks like a 3D object just sitting on the book!

3. The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood. 

This is a beautiful cover – I knew nothing about this book before it arrived but I wanted to know what that was on the cover, how it was relevant, etc.

4. Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater. 

I find this cover really tactile too.

5. The Octopus And I by Erin Hortle. 

I’m not entirely sure why I like this one so much – it’s sort of whimsical and fun (not a realistic looking octopus) but the book itself is definitely more serious (and does involve a real octopus).

6. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi.

I borrowed this book solely because of the cover – I think it’s amazing.

7. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

I really like this cover too – the moodiness of the colours really help set the scene for the isolation of the hotel.

8. The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan. 

I’m an Aussie so the whole Christmas in the snow thing is such a strange concept but I really like reading winter Christmas books. This one is set in remote Norway over the Christmas period and this one gives such amazing vibes from the cover.

9. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin.

Love this cover and especially how the serpent makes up the ampersand in the title.

10. The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy

This cover is also crazy atmospheric. It stretches from the Arctic to Antarctica and honestly, this could be close to either.

So, here are my 10 favourite covers from the books I’ve read so far in 2020. Have you read any of them? If not…..do any of these covers make you want to pick them up?

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Top 10 Tuesday 25th August

Welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. There’s a different bookish related theme each week and this week our topic is……

Questions I Would Ask My Favourite Authors

  1. To George R.R. Martin: Are you ever going to finish the A Song of Ice & Fire series? Look, I know that this probably a question he already gets asked all.the.time. In fact at some stage didn’t he say if the next book wasn’t finished by a certain time we could lock him away or banish him or something? I don’t know. But it’s been what? 9 years since the publication of the fifth book. At one stage, he thought he would finish before Game Of Thrones got up to the point where his writing had stopped. Well, Game of Thrones has come, had 8 seasons and gone and we are still back at book 5, waiting for how things play out in Martin’s head. Characters were left in different predicaments in some of the books and it’d be nice to know how it it ends in this medium.
  2. Also to George R.R. Martin: How did you originally envisage this series playing out and has anything changed in the {many} years since you wrote the book, especially after the adaptation into a TV show? I’m curious what has changed – I know he’s already mentioned a few things, but I’m sure that over such an amount of time, things must’ve evolved in his mind and are probably very different.
  3. To Janet Evanovich: Will Stephanie ever just choose Joe or Ranger or will she just be trapped in this cycle of indecision forever? I’m over this series but for a long time it was really, my very favourite series. And I think that if it ever did end with a clear decision, I’d have to read that book. Just to see what happened.
  4. To Jennifer Echols: Can you please write another book? I loved her contemporary YA romances but I haven’t seen a book from her in many years.
  5. To Karen Swan: If you’ve visited every place you’ve set your various books, which one was your favourite and why? I’ve been reading a lot of Karen Swan books lately – she generally puts out 2 a year, a summer book set in an exotic, warm destination like a Greek Island or something and a winter book, set somewhere frosty like remote Norway. I’d love to know how much ‘research’ she undertakes for each destination and which places she has found to be the most exciting or wonderful to visit.
  6. To Rainbow Rowell: Can you please stop torturing Baz & Simon? Look, Wayward Son was pretty depressing in the way that Baz & Simon were struggling so much. I’m sure that the third book will {hopefully} fix this and it’ll all be made good in the end but I’d really like to just ask her to stop making them suffer, haha.
  7. To Jane Harper: Will we revisit Aaron Falk? Jane Harper’s first two books centred around Melbourne fraud squad investigator Aaron Falk. Her two books since then, The Lost Man and the forthcoming The Survivors have been stand alone. I’d love to know if there’ll be more books focusing on Falk – already one is being made into a movie featuring Eric Bana and there’s probably potential to make it a series, you’d think, if it goes well.
  8. To Isobelle Carmody: Will you return to the world from Obernewtyn, either the story of the Great White or after the happenings of the final book in the Obernewtyn series? Maybe more about Dragon? Recently I’ve been listening to the Obernewtyn series on audiobook and I realised that I’ve only read the final book in the series once. I’m probably due a reread as it’s a total brick and I’ve forgotten a lot of what happened but I’m sure there are some things that were left as though they could be explored in the future.
  9. To various: Where did you go/what happened? Are you okay? You know how sometimes you read an amazing book or two by an author and then they just….vanish? And it’s a while later and you’re like hmm, haven’t seen anything from X in a while and you go look them up to find they haven’t written anything and have basically disappeared off the face of the earth. And you’re left wondering if they didn’t get a new publishing contract or chose to pursue another profession or who knows.
  10. To Mhairi McFarlane, Sarra Manning, Ellie Marney, Holly Black, Dervla McTiernan, Lynette Noni, Casey McQuiston, Elizabeth Acevedo, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Susanna Kearsley, Penelope Janu, Hannah Richell, Kayte Nunn, Sarah Barrie, Lisa Ireland, Melina Marchetta, Rachael Johns, Maria V. Snyder, Jenn Bennett and many, many more: Can I just keep you in my basement so that you write books for me? Just kidding. I don’t have a basement. But there are a bunch of authors that are just the ones that you know will always give you a good read and I’d love to be able to cycle through new books from them! Wouldn’t that be a nice fantasy?

To be honest, this is one of those topics where I can probably come up with questions for authors during the course of the reading of the book or the writing of the review all the time but when I sit down to think of specific questions to ask, I draw a blank! Which is why some of these are quite general.

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July Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 26
Fiction: 21
Non-Fiction: 5
Library Books: 10
Books On My TBR List: 7
Books in a Series: 9
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 12
Male/Female Authors: 5/21
Kindle Books: 14
Books I Owned or Bought: 10
Favourite Book(s): Deadman’s Track by Sarah Barrie, The Farm At Peppertree Crossing by Lèonie Kelsall.
Least Favourite Books: Confessions of a GP by Benjamin Daniels
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 10 (technically 7 books but one counted towards 3 challenges)

Well, July was a month. We had about three weeks of June, where my kids went back to school and things began slowly opening up, with restrictions. The kids finished school and went onto winter break and as they did, the numbers of COVID cases began to escalate as it escaped into the community. From July 8, I think it was, greater Melbourne (which is where I am) went back into lockdown, essentially Stage 3, with only 4 reasons to leave your house: essential supplies, to give or receive medical care, work if it cannot be done from home and exercise within your suburb. The kids were granted an extra week of school holidays and then remote learning was to begin again. They’ve done two weeks of that so far and it’s a lot more face to face this time around, with zoom check ins every day and focus groups of 3/4/5 also doing zoom calls for things like reading and maths.

So I read a lot. The numbers are grim at the moment – Victoria has registered 3 days over 500 recently, including a 700+ and my postcode is the one with the highest amount of cases currently. We are staying very much inside here. My husband still goes to work, but his job is a solitary one and his industry has no confirmed cases. He travels in his car to work, he works alone in his room, he comes home. And for some overseas those numbers are tiny, I definitely get that. But they’re not tiny for us. It’s crept into aged care in Victoria and as everyone knows, once that happens it’s very difficult to get back under control and unfortunately the fatalities increase as those are some of the most vulnerable people in the community. This second stage of lockdown was originally scheduled for 6 weeks but given we are halfway in and registering our highest numbers of this whole illness being a thing, it’s pretty much a guarantee that lockdown will be extended and probably even tightened. (Edit #1 – Yesterday it was announced after I had written this post that we would enter stage 4 restrictions here in Melbourne for the next 6 weeks – there’s a nighttime curfew, restrictions on how far from home we can travel for food/essentials, how many people can go shopping/exercise etc).

My husband was supposed to be having surgery on August the 4th but last Tuesday the government announced that all surgery other than Cat 1 and the most urgent of Cat 2 would be suspended. My husband is Cat 2 but we don’t know how urgently they class it. Probably not very but at the moment getting an answer about it seems to be almost impossible. I suspect he’ll be told it’s been cancelled on the day, so right now we are in a bit of limbo about that. (Edit #2 – it will go ahead we found out this morning, but next Tuesday August 11th).

Reading is my escape and I certainly escaped plenty. I read 26 books in July, which is my equal highest total for the year (I also read 26 books in April). Well technically I read 24 books and listened to 2 audiobooks. I’ve been utilising my library a lot, both physical copies and those I can borrow electronically. The library has been excellent for allowing me to read books that fit with the mood I have at the moment, which is ‘please give me all the good feels’. However I’ve also been doing a bit of non-fiction reading as well though, which was one of the things I wanted to accomplish this year.

Challenge check in!

Australian Women Writers Challenge: 49/50

Read Non Fiction Challenge: 7/12 {technically complete, upgraded the challenge to the top level and trying for all 12}

Reading Women Challenge: 13/26

And with that in mind, and how much I’m turning to books at the moment, I have a lot of books to choose from, for August.

These were mostly sent to me and the top one was a purchase I made myself. As well as these books, I have been taking advantage of the fact that we can still request books through our local library system (even though it is shut) and if you fill out a form, they will collect and deliver your holds to you each week. I received a pretty decent sized delivery from them on Friday:

Quite a stash! Plenty of Karen Swan books, in order to continue my project of reading all her backlist. I’m finding her books quite comforting at the moment. Also grabbed a couple of Connie Willis books but I think there’s some others I should read before these – my library didn’t have them, so I will have to hunt around. I’m really interested in Ronan Farrow’s book as well. I requested the Kiley Reid way before even the first lockdown – for now, we can keep library books until like October or something, but you can return them if you like. Someone must’ve just recently returned this one.

I also have a significant number of eBooks, including about 6 or so review copies for the month of August also also some books I’ve borrowed electronically from my library. This month is also the month of the Melbourne Writers Festival, which I normally attend every year. This year it’s 100% online and anyone can attend – and the best thing is you can pay whatever you can afford, for tickets. If you can afford to make a donation, excellent. However if times are tough, most events (not sure about the workshops) can be booked into for free, which is an amazing thing at this time. A lot of people will be doing it tough, having lost jobs or put onto JobKeeper or had reduced hours so the fact that there are things that can be enjoyed for relatively little to no outlay, is awesome. I have booked into quite a few sessions and some of the eBooks I’ve borrowed from the library relate to those.

If you’re in Melbourne like me, or another area where the numbers are still a concern, then I hope you’re staying safe & at home as much as you can. If July was a good reading month for you, let me know – and also, your reading plans for August!

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Top 10 Tuesday 16th June

Welcome to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl and features a different book or reading theme each week. This week our topic is:

Top 10 Books On My Summer Winter TBR

Yes, it’s winter here and I’m a bit depressed about it. Luckily, there’s books!

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel.

Wolf Hall was on my autumn TBR for a top 10 Tuesday post a couple months ago and I did end up reading it within that season. So I’ve bought the second in the trilogy and I’ll be aiming to read it later this month.

The Silk House by Kayte Nunn.

Kayte Nunn is an Australian author writing incredibly vivid historical fiction and I’ve really loved her previous two books. This one is due out at the end of this month I think and it’ll definitely be a priority.

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Not that long ago I read With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo and thought it was absolutely brilliant. So I’m really excited to read this – I’m hoping that I love it just as much.

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. 

I’ve heard a lot about this author recently and last week there was a thread on twitter about pay disparity in publishing, with authors of colour often receiving far less for their advances, even when they already had successful titles under their belt and discussion of this author featured quite prominently. Everyone had incredible praise for this series and couldn’t believe it hadn’t translated into a bigger advance or more favourable contract for the author so I thought I would give it a try. Also a need a book that is “Afrofuturism or Africanfuturism” for a challenge I’m doing and this series comes quite highly recommended as fulfilling that.

The City Of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. 

I just bought a copy of this book – I remember seeing a huge stack of the second book in a local bookstore, when it first came out and thinking what a beautiful cover! I snapped a photo to look it up later as I didn’t have any service in the store and I wasn’t familiar with the books. The third one has just been published, so I’ve started to buy them and this one will be arriving this week so it’s immediately going on my ‘read soon’ pile.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. 

I actually cannot believe that I haven’t read this. It’s an Australian classic and it’s over 40 years old. I bought a copy (the version here) about 3-4 years ago and have still not gotten around to picking it up. However it’s the selection for my online bookclub’s September read, which means I’m definitely going to have to start reading it in August, which makes it a book for my winter pile. It’s close to 800p in large paperback form so going to need to give myself some time to finish it. Looking forward to finally tackling this one!

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke. 

Earlier this year I read The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke and absolutely loved it. I thought it was the most beautiful story. So I’m really keen to read Star-Crossed, the book she wrote before that and see if I love it just as much. This sounds a bit funny and I kind of need some funny right now.

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish. 

Review copy from the publisher. I’ve had this for a couple months but it isn’t out until July so I probably won’t read it until around that time. It’s a thriller type about someone who notices the friend they commute with to work each morning hasn’t turned up. That person is then met by the police….and it seems like someone thinks they might’ve murdered their friend. It’ll probably have lots of twists or turns in it.

The Yield by Tara June Winch. 

A story by an Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) Australian, I’ve seen this highly praised. It was shortlisted for the Stella Prize for Fiction and from the publisher/Goodreads: “Profoundly moving and exquisitely written, Tara June Winch’s The Yield is the story of a people and a culture dispossessed. But it is as much a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.

The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan. 

I am continuing to work my way haphazardly through Karen Swan’s backlist after reading several of hers recently. This time I have chosen a “summer vibes” one to help take me away from the dreariness of winter. This one involves a “wealth counsellor who helps people navigate the emotional side effects of sudden wealth syndrome” which doesn’t actually sound like a real job to be honest. But this should be fun, I’ve really enjoyed all the books I’ve read by her so far and I need a bit of escape!

Will I read all of these? Or none of these? Who knows. As always with these seasonal TBR’s, making them is just the first step and that’s the easy part. It’s actually ending up reading the books I’ve got listed that’s the hard part!

What are you planning to read over the next few months?

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Top 10 Tuesday 2nd June

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Top 10 Tuesday! Originally created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish, Top 10 Tuesday now lives with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different literary theme each week and this week we are talking about…..

Books That Give Winter Vibes!

I am in the Southern Hemisphere, so we welcomed winter yesterday, unfortunately. I’m not a winter person, I don’t like cold weather at all and I feel the cold a lot. A lot of people would probably feel our winter isn’t really that bad – and it isn’t really, I guess! It doesn’t snow where I live, rarely gets below 0 and usually only at night time, but it’s what you’re used to, isn’t it? And I grew up 1500km (about 1000 miles) north of here, where it’s quite tropical and the winters are much warmer. It’s taken me a long time to acclimatise but I still don’t like it.

I do like reading wintery books though! Some of my favourite settings are places like Antarctica and Alaska, places that are really different to me weather wise. I always feel like places where you get snowed in are such great settings for a book. So here are some books that I think give some winter vibes….some I’ve read, some I just got the vibes from the cover.

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. This book’s cover gives me really strong winter vibes. The hotel in the title is a massive structure on a secluded island accessible only by boat somewhere in Vancouver. It seems like the sort of place where the winters would be long – very The Shining type of thing.

The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan. I read this recently as well and it’s very wintery! It revolves around the desire of a couple to winter in Norway on a secluded farm, where you can either get a boat across, be lifted in via chopper or reach it via snowmobile. Karen Swan’s books seem to have either winter vibes, like this one and be set somewhere snowy and isolated or they’re very summery and set in places like on a Greek island or in Rome in summer. They’re amazing for escape, no matter which one floats your boat.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I’ve owned this book for so long and I haven’t read it yet! I’m not sure why, it’s set in Alaska – one of my favourite places. There are some truly stunning covers, this is the one I have and it definitely feels very wintery and I’m sure the story is as well!

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Probably the first book I ever read that gave off ‘winter vibes’. I remember reading this, watching the BBC {I think?} mini series when I was about 10 and being in awe of all the snow when Lucy first steps through into Narnia.

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Set mostly in a castle atop a cliff in Scotland, this book has loads of winter vibes! Scotland has some brutal winters (actually, to be honest, their summers seem pretty brutal as well, to this Aussie. I keep reading about how the average high in some places in summer is about 16*C) and those rugged cliffs looking out to grey, savage seas probably have a winter vibe most of the year!

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond. I honestly don’t know anything about this book other than the fact that it’s set in Antarctica and revolves around two people who study penguins. But the cover is amazing. Looks like Aurora australis at it’s most beautiful. This has two of my favourite things – Antarctica and penguins, so I feel like it should go on my TBR asap.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s been a long time since I’ve read this…..*checks notes* 2010 actually! So almost 10 years. But when I saw this prompt, it was actually one of the first books that popped into my head, so the cover and it’s overall atmosphere has definitely stayed with me!

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer. I have been meaning to read this for a while now – ever since I watched a movie about a disastrous Everest climb, which Krakauer has also written a book about, called Into Thin Air. I looked him up then and discovered this book, about a man who hitchhiked to Alaska and then walked alone into the wilderness to start a new life.

Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. I read this one a long time ago as well but it’s also a book that springs to mind when I think of winter. It’s a sweet story with a real NY winter vibe to it. Because I’m in Australia, Christmas for me is a summer thing – I’ve never known any other way. We are used to the beach, BBQs, salads, swimming etc as our Christmas thing but most of the Christmas books I read are set in the Northern Hemisphere, so are full of snow and eggnog.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. I haven’t read this either but I’ve owned it for a number of years. It’s Russian, and basically anything Russian gives me winter vibes because when you think cold, Russia is one of the places that comes to mind.  So many Russian novels seem to be about suffering, whilst in the middle of one of the harshest climates in the world. It’s the sort of winter I don’t want to experience!

Got anything else you think I should read to add to my winter vibe feel, now that it is actually winter here? Let me know!

 

 

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Read In 2020

  1. Wild Life by Keena Roberts (Book #1 of Read Non Fiction 2020)
  2. The Family Gift by Cathy Kelly
  3. It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood (Book #1 of AWW2020)
  4. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
  5. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  6. The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley
  7. Deep State by Chris Hauty
  8. The House Of Brides by Jane Cockram (Book #2 of AWW2020)
  9. A Murder At Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  10. The Boundary Fence by Alissa Callen (Book #3 AWW2020)
  11. The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale (Book #4 of AWW2020)
  12. Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  13. Gun Love by Jennifer Clement
  14. Headliners by Lucy Parker
  15. The Girl In The Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker (Book #5 of AWW2020)
  16. Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
  17. The Love That Remains by Susan Francis (Book #6 of AWW2020, Book #2 Read Non Fiction 2020)
  18. Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman
  19. With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo (Book #1 of RWP Challenge)
  20. Riptides by Kirsten Alexander (Book #7 of AWW2020)
  21. The Displaced: Refugee Writers On Refugee Lives edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  22. Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine (Book #8 of AWW2020)
  23. The Light After The War by Anita Abriel (Book #9 of AWW2020)
  24. The Daughter Of Victory Lights by Kerri Turner (Book #10 of AWW2020)
  25. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Book #2 of RWP Challenge)
  26. Nasty Women edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay & Kate Harding (Book #3 of RWP Challenge)
  27. All This Could End by Steph Bowe (Book #11 of AWW2020)
  28. The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan (Book #12 of AWW2020)
  29. The Hunt For MH370 by Ean Higgins (Book #3 Read Non Fiction 2020)
  30. The River Home by Hannah Richell (Book #13 of AWW2020)
  31. Break The Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
  32. Kingdom Of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
  33. A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (Book #4 of RWP Challenge)
  34. Night Swimming by Steph Bowe (Book #14 of AWW2020)
  35. The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel (Book #15 of AWW2020)
  36. The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte (Book #16 of AWW2020)
  37. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (Book #5 of RWP Challenge, Book #4 Read Non Fiction 2020)
  38. The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood (Book #6 RWP Challenge)
  39. Know My Name by Chanel Miller (Book #7, RWP Challenge, Book #5 Read Non Fiction)
  40. The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke (Book #17 of AWW2020)
  41. No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference by Greta Thunberg (Book #8 RWP Challenge)
  42. A Conspiracy Of Bones by Kathy Reichs
  43. Welcome To Country by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy (Book #9 RWP Challenge)
  44. The Secrets Of Strangers by Charity Norman
  45. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
  46. A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn
  47. Scarlett And The Model Man by Cathryn Hein (Book #18 of AWW2020)
  48. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  49. House Of Earth And Blood by Sarah J. Maas
  50. Fence Vol 1 by C.S. Pacat
  51. Fence Vol 2 by C.S. Pacat
  52. Fence Vol 3 by C.S. Pacat
  53. The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  54. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  55. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
  56. Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
  57. Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  58. Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  59. Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder
  60. Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
  61. The Lost Jewels by Kirsty Manning (Book #19 of AWW2020)
  62. Night Study by Maria V. Snyder
  63. Mum & Dad by Joanna Trollope
  64. Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
  65. Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater (Book #20 of AWW2020)
  66. Deep Water by Sarah Epstein (Book #21 of AWW2020)
  67. The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal (Book #22 of AWW2020)
  68. The Octopus And I by Erin Hortle (Book #23 of AWW2020)
  69. Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder
  70. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
  71. The Long Road Home by Fiona McCallum (Book #24 of AWW2020)
  72. The Switch by Beth O’Leary
  73. No Small Shame by Christine Bell (Book #25 of AWW2020)
  74. The Girl She Was by Rebecca Freeborn (Book #26 of AWW2020)
  75. Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
  76. Chocolate Cake For Breakfast by Danielle Hawkins {re-read}
  77. The Viennese Girl by Jenny Lecoat
  78. The Eyes Of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder
  79. The Swap by Robyn Harding
  80. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi
  81. The Country Wedding by Barbara Hannay (Book #27 of AWW2020)
  82. From Alaska With Love by Ally James
  83. In At The Deep End by Penelope Janu {re-read}
  84. The Hidden Beach by Karen Swan
  85. Fool Me Once by Karly Lane (Book #28 of AWW2020)
  86. Death in The Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale
  87. Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell
  88. Hidden Victims by LynDee Walker
  89. The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie (Book #10 RWC, Book #28 of AWW2020)
  90. An Alice Girl by Tanya Heaslip (Book #29 of AWW2020)
  91. Navigating The Stars by Maria V. Snyder
  92. Jacinda Ardern by Michelle Duff
  93. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  94. Kathleen Folbigg by Matthew Benns (Book #6 Read Non Fiction 2020)
  95. The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
  96. The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey
  97. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  98. Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns (Book #30 of AWW2020)
  99. Broken Hearts At Brightwater Bay by Holly Hepburn
  100. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  101. The House On Burra Burra Lane by Jennie Jones (Book #31 of AWW2020)
  102. Lovestruck by Bronwyn Sell (Book #32 of #AWW2020)
  103. The Christmas Lights by Karen Swan
  104. The Cake Maker’s Wish by Josephine Moon (Book #33 of AWW2020, Book #11 of Reading Women Challenge)
  105. The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis (Book #34 of AWW2020)
  106. The Greek Escape by Karen Swan
  107. Sticks And Stones by Katherine Firkin (Book #35 of AWW2020)
  108. The Year The Maps Changed by Danielle Binks (Book #36 of AWW2020)
  109. Bottlebrush Creek by Maya Linnell (Book #37 of AWW2020)
  110. A Year At Castle Court by Holly Hepburn
  111. Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Book #12 RWC)
  112. Alice To Prague by Tanya Heaslip (Book #38 AWW2020)
  113. 488 Rules For Life by Kitty Flanagan (Book #39 of AWW2020)
  114. Whitsunday Dawn by Annie Seaton (Book #40 of AWW2020)
  115. Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton
  116. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (narrated by Rosamund Pike)
  117. Australia Day by Stan Grant
  118. The Silk House by Kayte Nunn (Book #41 of AWW2020)
  119. The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan
  120. My Best Friend’s Royal Wedding by Romy Sommer
  121. Love By The Book by Melissa Pimentel
  122. In The Line Of Ire by Camilla Chafer
  123. A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris
  124. Death In Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh
  125. Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody (audiobook)
  126. Truganini by Cassandra Pybus (Book #7 Read Non Fiction Challenge, Book #13 RWC, Book #42 AWW2020)
  127. Brazen And The Beast by Sarah MacLean
  128. The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody (audiobook)
  129. The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish
  130. Blood by Tony Birch
  131. Talking To My Country by Stan Grant
  132. Artistic License by Elle Pierson
  133. The Goldminer’s Sister by Alison Stuart (Book #43 of AWW2020)
  134. Water Under The Bridge by Lily Malone (Book #44 of AWW2020)
  135. The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell (Book #45 of AWW2020)
  136. The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan
  137. “They Can’t Kill Us All” by Wesley Lowery
  138. Confessions Of A GP by Benjamin Daniels
  139. Ashling by Isobelle Carmody (audiobook)
  140. The Christmas Party by Karen Swan
  141. The Farm At Peppertree Crossing by Leonie Kelsall (Book #46 of AWW2020)
  142. Elsa Goody, Bushranger by Darry Fraser (Book #47 of AWW2020)
  143. Duchess By Day, Mistress By Night by Stacy Reid
  144. The Earl In My Bed by Stacy Reid
  145. Evernight by Kristen Callihan
  146. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  147. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
  148. Deadman’s Track by Sarah Barrie (Book #48 of AWW2020)
  149. Stars Over The Southern Ocean by J.H. Fletcher
  150. Actress by Anne Enright
  151. The Memories That Make Us by Vanessa Carnevale (Book #49 of AWW2020)
  152. Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter (Book #50 of AWW2020)
  153. Maeve’s Baby by Fiona McArthur (Book #51 of AWW2020)
  154. The Sister’s Gift by Barbara Hannay (Book #52 of AWW2020)
  155. The Secret Life Of Shirley Sullivan by Lisa Ireland (Book #53 of AWW2020)
  156. Reasonable Doubt by Dr Xanthe Mallett (Book #54 of AWW2020)
  157. Redhead By The Side Of The Road by Anne Tyler
  158. The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland
  159. The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore (Book #55 of AWW2020)
  160. The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy (Book #56 of AWW2020)
  161. A Lonely Girl Is A Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu (Book #57 of AWW2020)
  162. Loner by Georgina Young (Book #58 of AWW2020)
  163. The Last Lions Of Africa by Anthony Ham
  164. The Cafe By The Bridge by Lily Malone (Book #59 of AWW2020)
  165. Bush School by Peter O’Brien
  166. Christmas Under The Stars by Karen Swan
  167. Serenity’s Song by Cathryn Hein (Book #60 of AWW2020)
  168. A Nanny Called Alice by Barbara Hannay (Book #61 of AWW2020)
  169. The Healer by Allison Butler (Book #62 of AWW2020)
  170. The Girl In The Mirror by Rose Carlyle
  171. I Give My Marriage A Year by Holly Wainwright (Book #63 of AWW2020)
  172. The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-eun (Book #14 RWC)
  173. The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur (Book #64 of AWW2020)
  174. The Recovery Of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
  175. Tread The Boards by Nikki Logan (Book #65 of AWW2020)
  176. Set The Stage by Daniel de Lorne
  177. Take A Bow by Fiona Greene (Book #66 of AWW2020)
  178. Elsa’s Stand by Cathryn Hein (Book #67 of AWW2020)
  179. The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra (Book #68 of AWW2020)
  180. Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere (Book #69 of AWW2020)
  181. The Road To Ironbark by Kaye Dobbie (Book #70 of AWW2020)
  182. The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
  183. The F Team by Rawah Arja (Book #71 of AWW2020, Book #15 RWC)
  184. Lonely In Longreach by Eva Scott (Book #72 of AWW2020)
  185. Well Met by Jen DeLuca
  186. The Improper Bride by Lily Maxton
  187. The Single Girl’s To Do List by Lindsey Kelk
  188. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (Book #73 of AWW2020, Book #16 RWC)
  189. Either Side Of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson
  190. The Survivors by Jane Harper (Book #74 of AWW2020)
  191. House Of Correction by Nicci French
  192. None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney (Book #75 of AWW2020)
  193. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  194. Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan
  195. Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  196. The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon
  197. The Lying Life Of Adults by Elena Ferrante
  198. A Lifetime Of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird (Book #76 of AWW2020)
  199. Second Chance Lane by Nicola Marsh (Book #77 of AWW2020)
  200. Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould (Book #17 of RWC)
  201. Mind The Gap, Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  202. Scrublands by Chris Hammer
  203. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
  204. Return To Virgin River by Robyn Carr
  205. Letters From Berlin by Tania Blanchard (Book #78 of AWW2020)
  206. Silver by Chris Hammer
  207. Beach Read by Emily Henry (audiobook)
  208. Christmas At Claridges by Karen Swan
  209. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Book #18 of RWC)
  210. Trust by Chris Hammer
  211. The Billionaire’s Wake Up Call Girl by Annika Martin
  212. Too Much And Never Enough by Mary L. Trump (Book #8 Read Non Fiction Challenge)
  213. How To Talk About Climate Change In A Way That Makes A Difference by Rebecca Huntley (Book #79 AWW2020, Book #9 of Read Non Fiction Challenge)
  214. Anxiety by Dr Mark Cross (Book #10 of Read Non Fiction Challenge)
  215. Flying The Nest by Rachael Johns (Book #80 AWW2020)
  216. The Mother Fault by Kate Mildenhall (Book #81 of AWW2020, Book #19 of RWC)
  217. The Five: The Untold Lives Of The Women Killed By Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold (Book #20 RWC)
  218. On Pandemics by David Waltner-Toews (Book #11 Read Non Fiction Challenge)
  219. Life After Truth by Ceridwen Dovey (Book #82 AWW2020)
  220. The Shearer’s Wife by Fleur McDonald (Book #83 of AWW2020)
  221. The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (Book #21 RWC)
  222. The Queen’s Captain by Peter Watt
  223. The City Of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Book #22 RWC)
  224. Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Book #23 RWC, re-read)
  225. The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthal (DNF)
  226. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
  227. The Champagne War by Fiona McIntosh (Book #84 of AWWC)
  228. The Duke And I by Julia Quinn
  229. When I Come Home Again by Caroline Scott
  230. The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (Book #85 of AWWC)
  231. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa
  232. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  233. Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow
  234. How The King Of Elfhame Learned To Hate Fairy Tales by Holly Black
  235. From Blood & Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  236. Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (audiobook)
  237. Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine
  238. The Kingdom Of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
  239. The Godmothers by Monica McInerney (Book #86 of AWWC)
  240. The Valley Of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland (Book #87 of AWWC)
  241. The Queen Of Nothing by Holly Black (audiobook)

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Top 10 Most Popular Reviews Of 2016

For a bit of fun, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the posts I wrote this year that ended up being the most popular – and I’ll just use page views as that marker. I’m curious to see which ones were clicked on the most. I didn’t write as many reviews this year as I have in previous years so my stats are probably well down on what they would’ve been but I’ll take the top 10 in order that were posted in 2016. Maybe I’ll do another post about the most popular pages overall since I began the blog. There are reviews that I wrote years ago that still outscore reviews written this year or last year for page views in 2016. Which is a bit weird!

The most popular page for views this year was my Read in 2016 page where I list everything I’ve read and it’s a good place to jump to reviews as I link them all up. The second most popular post (not review) was my interview with Australian author C.S. Pacat, which was posted around the time as the release of the third book in her amazing Captive Prince series. The third most popular post of 2016 is the first one that’s a review so……here are the top 10 reviews of 2016!

  1. Maestra by L.S. Hilton. Hmm lol. It’s interesting that the review that garnered the most page hits was for a book that I did……not like very much. This book was hyped a lot but I found it ultimately disappointing with an irritating main character (at one point I was actually itching for her to be caught) and then the annoying realisation that it was the first in a series and if I wanted to find out more, I’d have to read more books. Yeah, I’m not going to be reading any more books.
  2. The Paris Secret by Karen Swan. I really enjoyed this book! Set in Paris with the discovery of an apartment that has been locked up since WWII, filled with valuable paintings and artifacts. It was loosely based on a real discovery and I found it a fascinating and enjoyable story.
  3. Outback Sisters by Rachael Johns. This one was way back in February! The 4th book in the super popular Bunyip Bay series, this was another one I really liked.
  4. Happy People Read & Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand. This one was a bit of a surprise! This was a book that seemed to really divide people. I know a few that loathed it. I actually really liked it – although I didn’t find it a comfortable read for most of the time. The main character is experiencing a really gut-wrenching sort of grief that is difficult to bear witness to. And it features people at some of their ugliest moments. But it was intriguing and I really want to find out what happens next.
  5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. Squee! This one was probably my favourite read of the whole year. I loved it so much. I’ve reread it numerous times. I cannot wait for this author’s next book.
  6. The Edge Of The Fall by Kate Williams. A book I read without realising that it was part of a series, or linked books. I didn’t mind it but the fact that I felt a bit left out of the family dynamics meant it was only a so-so read for me. I might’ve liked it more if I’d read the previous book.
  7. Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane. Another book that I adored. This was that perfect execution of ordinary girl meets hot famous actor guy. It really worked. And I’ve been reminded that I need to read more of her books.
  8. The Chosen by Kristina Ohlsson. The 5th installment in a Swedish crime series. I really like this series. I always look forward to receiving the new one in the mail. They’re very well thought out mysteries with lead characters that aren’t in love or fighting simmering sexual tension. It’s refreshing.
  9. Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar. Aussie YA perfection. This book was the bomb. There aren’t enough books depicting those university years with time in residential colleges. This book brought back so much of my own experience, well over a decade ago now.
  10. King’s Rising by C.S. Pacat. I already mentioned my interview with the author was to coincide with this release. This series was not something I probably would’ve picked up on my own. But the publicist convinced me to read it with a great pitch and I am so grateful because I adored these books.

I think the top 10 threw up an interesting mix. There’s plenty of Aussie stuff of course but there’s a few books set elsewhere and two titles that have been translated into English from another language. There’s m/f romance and m/m romance, adult fiction, crime, fantasy, YA, books I loved, books I didn’t love…..the only thing that seems to be lacking is a male author! In previous years I’ve consciously tried to improve my male/female imbalance (skewed heavily towards women authors) but this year I didn’t bother at all and you can really tell. I’m not far off calculating my final stats for 2016 and I can’t wait to see what my male/female author breakdown is. I know I’ve written quite a few monthly wrap ups where I haven’t read a single male author for that month.

Tomorrow & Friday I’ll have a 2 part post on my fave reads of 2016…. Tomorrow will be fave YA and Friday fave adult fiction.

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June Reading Wrap Up

Total Books Read: 11
Fiction: 11
Non-Fiction: 0
Library Books: 0
Books On My TBR List: 1
Books in a Series: 6
Authors I’d Never Read Before: 5
Male/Female Authors: 0/11
Kindle Books: 7
Books I Owned or Bought: 3
Favourite Book(s): The Paris Secret by Karen Swan and When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Least Favourite Books: At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey
Books That Qualify For Challenges: 4

June was quite a bit different to May – only managed 11 books throughout the month which is a pretty moderate total for me. I think I ran out of the sort of books that I was binging on – they became harder to find. No new series’ to get into this month!

I did read a couple of really good books and they were very different. The Paris Secret dealt with an apartment in Paris that had been shut up since the Second World War and was crammed full of valuable artifacts and artwork. And When Michael Met Mina, an Aussie YA novel that’s incredibly timely given we are going into a federal election tomorrow and that a lot of the issues in the books, such as asylum seekers and refugees are a hugely debated topic at the moment. I highly recommend both of them!

Hoping for a bit more out of July.

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Read In 2016

  1. The Taming Of The Duke, by Eloisa James
  2. The Widowby Fiona Barton
  3. Hold On To Meby Victoria Purman (Book #1 of AWW2016)
  4. Legacy Of Hunter’s Ridgeby Sarah Barrie (Book #2 of AWW2016)
  5. The Things We Keepby Sally Hepworth (Book #3 of AWW2016)
  6. Tears Of The Cheetah, by T.M. Clark (Book #4 of AWW2016)
  7. Beside Myselfby Ann Morgan
  8. The Edge Of The Fallby Kate Williams
  9. Cartelby Lili St Germain (Book #5 of AWW2016)
  10. Seven Sons, by Lili St Germain (Book #6 of AWW2016)
  11. The Landing, by Susan Johnson (Book #7 of AWW2016)
  12. Captive Prince, by C.S. Pacat (re-read)
  13. Summer Harvest, by Georgina Penney (Book #8 of AWW2016)
  14. What A Gentleman Wantsby Caroline Linden
  15. Under The Spanish Starsby Alli Sinclair (Book #9 of AWW2016)
  16. Prince’s Gambit, by C.S. Pacat (re-read)
  17. All That Is Lost Between Usby Sara Foster (Book #10 of AWW2016)
  18. Kings Risingby C.S. Pacat (Book #11 of AWW2016)
  19. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
  20. April’s Rainbowby Cathryn Hein (Book #12 of AWW2016)
  21. The Story Of A New Name, by Elena Ferrante
  22. Those Who Leave And Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante
  23. The Honeymoon Trap, by Kelly Hunter
  24. The Story Of The Lost Child, by Elena Ferrante
  25. Summer Skinby Kirsty Eagar (Book #13 of AWW2016)
  26. Mercury Strikingby Rebecca Zanetti
  27. Hindsightby Melanie Casey (Book #14 of AWW2016)
  28. Already Dead, by Jaye Ford (Book #15 of AWW2016)
  29. Outback Sistersby Rachael Johns (Book #16 of AWW2016)
  30. The Doctor Callingby Meredith Appleyard (Book #17 of AWW2016)
  31. Darkest Placeby Jaye Ford (Book #18 of AWW2016)
  32. Maestraby L.S. Hinton
  33. January, by Audrey Carlan
  34. The Yearbook Committee, by Sarah Ayoub (Book #19 of AWW2016)
  35. The Sheikh’s Secret Bride, by Leslie North
  36. Work Like Any Other, by Virginia Reeves
  37. Salt To The Seaby Ruta Sepetys
  38. The Chosenby Kristina Ohlsson
  39. Merry, by Jillian Eaton
  40. Six Bedrooms, by Tegan Bennett Daylight (Book #20 of AWW2016)
  41. One, by Sarah Crossan
  42. Diving In, by Gretchen Galway
  43. Delicate Ink, by Carrie Ann Ryan
  44. Three Weeks With Lady X, by Eloisa James
  45. A Duke Of Her Own, by Eloisa James
  46. Forever Betrothed, Never The Bride, by Christi Caldwell
  47. Never Courted, Suddenly Wed, by Christi Caldwell
  48. Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rakeby Sarah MacLean
  49. Ten Ways To Be Adored When Landing A Lordby Sarah MacLean
  50. Eleven Scandals To Start To Win A Duke’s Heartby Sarah MacLean
  51. The Duchess War, by Coutney Milan
  52. Duchess By Night, by Eloisa James
  53. Hope Farmby Peggy Frew (Book #21 of AWW2016)
  54. How To Catch A Wild Viscount, by Tessa Dare
  55. Dear Thingby Julie Cohen
  56. Spider’s Bite, by Jennifer Estep
  57. Out Of Aliceby Kerry McGinnis (Book #22 of AWW2016)
  58. A Few Days In The Country: and other stories, by Elizabeth Harrower (Book #23 of AWW2016)
  59. Forbidden, by Tracey Cooper-Posey & Julia Templeton
  60. The Midnight Watchby David Dyer
  61. To Win A Lady’s Heartby Ingrid Hahn
  62. What We Findby Robyn Carr
  63. The Unexpected Duchessby Valerie Bowman
  64. The Accidental Countessby Valerie Bowman
  65. The Unlikely Lady, by Valerie Bowman
  66. The Irresistible Rogue, by Valerie Bowman
  67. Untouched, by Anna Campbell (Book #24 of AWW2016)
  68. The Wicked Wallflower, by Maya Rodale
  69. The Untamed Earlby Valerie Bowman
  70. Dirtyby Kylie Scott (Book #25 of AWW2016)
  71. Dueling With The Dukeby Robyn DeHart
  72. Truth Or Dateby Portia Macintosh
  73. Keep Me Postedby Lisa Beazley
  74. The Secrets Of Lizzie Bordenby Brandy Purdy
  75. Working It, by Leah Marie Brown
  76. The Governess Affair, by Courtney Milan
  77. The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress, by Erica Ridley
  78. Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
  79. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, by Liliana Hart
  80. Louisiana Longshot, by Jane DeLeon
  81. Lethal Bayou Beauty, by Jane DeLeon
  82. Trouble In Mudbug, by Jane DeLeon
  83. Confessions Of A Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman, by J.B. Lynn
  84. Further Confessions Of A Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman, by J.B. Lynn
  85. The Hitwoman Gets Lucky, by J.B. Lynn
  86. The Hitwoman And The Family Jewels, by J.B. Lynn
  87. The Hitwoman And The Neurotic Witness, by J.B. Lynn
  88. The Hitwoman Hunts A Ghost, by J.B. Lynn
  89. The Hitwoman And The 7 Cops, by J.B. Lynn
  90. The Hitwoman And The Poisoned Apple, by J.B. Lynn
  91. The Hitwoman’s Downward Dog, by J.B. Lynn
  92. The Hitwoman’s Act Of Contrition, by J.B. Lynn
  93. The Hitwoman Hires A Manny, by J.B. Lynn
  94. The Hitwoman And The Sacrificial Lamb, by J.B. Lynn
  95. The Hitwoman And The Chubby Cherub, by J.B. Lynn
  96. The Hitwoman And The Mother Load, by J.B. Lynn
  97. Front Page Fatality, by LynDee Walker
  98. Buried Leads, by LynDee Walker
  99. Small Town Spin, by LynDee Walker
  100. Devil In The Deadline, by LynDee Walker
  101. Cover Shot, by LynDee Walker
  102. The Devil Drinks Coffee, by Destiny Ford
  103. The Devil Wears Tank Tops, by Destiny Ford
  104. Diners, Dives & Dead Endsby Terri L. Austin
  105. Diner Knock Outby Terri L. Austin
  106. Last Diner Standingby Terri L. Austin
  107. Diner Impossibleby Terri L. Austin
  108. Digging Up Bones, by Aimee Gilchrist
  109. Chasing The Dollar, by Ellie Ashe
  110. Amber Fox Mystery Box Set, by Sibel Hodge
  111. Accidentally Compromising The Dukeby Stacy Reid
  112. The Things I Didn’t Sayby Kylie Fornasier (Book #26 of AWW2016)
  113. The Haunted Heist, by Angie Fox
  114. Lowcountry Boil, by Susan M. Boyer
  115. Chloe Babineaux Private Investigator, by Lisa Clancey
  116. One With Youby Sylvia Day
  117. His Wicked Wishby Olivia Drake
  118. A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald, by Natasha Lester
  119. Summer At Rose Islandby Holly Martin
  120. Happy People Read & Drink Coffeeby Agnes Martin-Lugand
  121. Wanna Get Lucky? by Debra Coonts
  122. Lucky Stiff, by Debra Coonts
  123. So Damn Lucky, by Debra Coonts
  124. Lucky Bastard, by Debra Coonts
  125. Lucky Catch, by Debra Coonts
  126. The Dastardly Dukeby Eileen Putman
  127. The Peppercorn Projectby Nicki Edwards (Book #27 of AWW2016)
  128. Out Of The Iceby Ann Turner (Book #28 of AWW2016)
  129. Front Page Newsby Katie Rowney (Book #29 of AWW2016)
  130. No Strings Attachedby Julie Moffett
  131. Fixin’ To Die, by Tonya Kappes
  132. Imperfect Chemistry, by Mary Frame
  133. Imperfectly Criminal, by Mary Frame
  134. The Matchmakers Of Minnow Bayby Kelly Harms
  135. At Any Price, by Brenna Aubrey
  136. The Paris Secretby Karen Swan
  137. When Michael Met Minaby Randa Abdel-Fattah (Book #30 of AWW2016)
  138. The Twisted Knotby J.M. Peace (Book #31 of AWW2016)
  139. The Blue Bath, by Mary Waters-Sayer
  140. Neanderthal Seeks Human, by Penny Reid
  141. The Walking Dead Issue 1, by Robert Kirkman
  142. Neanderthal Marries Human, by Penny Reid
  143. Curious Mindsby Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
  144. A Curious Beginningby Deanna Raybourn
  145. People Who Knew Meby Kim Hooper
  146. Melody Bittersweet and the Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency, by Kitty French
  147. Roomie Wars, by Kat T. Masen
  148. The Fairy Tale Bride, by Kelly McClymer
  149. The Hating Gameby Sally Thorne (Book #31 of AWW2016)
  150. Booty Call, by Ainsley Booth
  151. Taming The Bastard, by L.A. Dale
  152. Truly, Madly, Guilty, by Liane Moriarty (Book #32 of AWW2016)
  153. What A Duke Dares, by Anna Campbell (Book #33 of AWW2016)
  154. The Regularsby Georgia Clark
  155. Shadow Fallingby Rebecca Zanetti
  156. Awful By Comparison, by Patricia Caliska
  157. Stranded: A Winter Romance Duet, by Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams
  158. A Secret Between Friends, by Serenity Woods
  159. Changing His Game, by Megan Erickson
  160. When Only Cupcakes Will Do, by Daisy James
  161. Hidden Bodies, by Caroline Kepnes
  162. An Isolated Incident, by Emily Maguire (Book #34 of AWW2016)
  163. A Dog And A Diamond, by Rachael Johns (Book #35 of AWW2016)
  164. Happy Pants Cafe, by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
  165. The Mandibles, by Lionel Shriver
  166. Breaking Him, by Sherilee Gray
  167. The Madness Of Lord Ian Mackenzie, by Jennifer Ashley
  168. The Penetration Test, by Amalia Zane
  169. Lethal Lifestyles, by LynDee Walker
  170. Call Of The Dragon, by Elianne Adams
  171. A Rogue By Any Other Name, by Sarah MacLean
  172. Words In Deep Blue, by Cath Crowley (Book #36 of AWW2016)
  173. The Rogue Not Taken, by Sarah MacLean
  174. Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover, by Sarah MacLean
  175. The Art Of Keeping Secretsby Rachael Johns (Book #37 of AWW2016)
  176. For The Love Of The Duke, by Christi Caldwell
  177. Crosstalkby Connie Willis
  178. The Legendary Lordby Valerie Bowman
  179. A Few Good Women, by Camilla Chafer
  180. Illicit Magic, by Camilla Chafer
  181. You Slay Me, by Katie MacAlister
  182. Fire Me Up, by Katie MacAlister
  183. Light My Fire, by Katie MacAlister
  184. The Gift Of A Lifetimeby Melissa Hill
  185. Seducing The Marquessby Callie Hutton
  186. Deader Homes & Gardensby Angie Fox
  187. Frankie, by Shivaun Plozza (Book #38 of AWW2016)
  188. No Living Soulby Julie Moffett
  189. Santa & The Saddler, by Cathryn Hein (Book #39 of AWW2016)
  190. We Were On A Break, by Lindsey Kelk
  191. Bellwether, by Connie Willis
  192. The Pretty Delicious Cafeby Danielle Hawkins
  193. Heiress In Love, by Christina Brooke (Book #40 of AWW2016)
  194. Mad About The Earl, by Christina Brooke (Book #41 of AWW2016)
  195. Love To Hate You, by Anna Premoli
  196. Sapphire Fallsby Fleur McDonald (Book #42 of AWW2016)
  197. The Earl’s Desire, by Alexia Praks
  198. The Cupcake Caper, by Kelle Z Riley
  199. Turbo Twenty-Threeby Janet Evanovich
  200. The Almost Wives Club: Kate, by Nancy Warren
  201. The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation, by Erica Ridley
  202. Against The Odds, by Mara Jacobs
  203. Rebel Of The Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton
  204. The Three Miss Allensby Victoria Purman (Book #43 of AWW2016)
  205. A Chance Of Stormy Weather, by Tricia Stringer (Book #44 of AWW2016)
  206. The Women In The Wallsby Amy Lukavics
  207. A Court Of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
  208. Faithfulby Alice Hoffman
  209. Paris Lights, by C.J. Duggan
  210. Wayward Heartby Cathryn Hein (Book #45 of AWW2016)
  211. Poldark, by Winston Graham
  212. Southern Rubyby Belinda Alexandra (Book #46 of AWW2016)
  213. The Girl From Veniceby Martin Cruz Smith
  214. The Fifth Avenue Artists Societyby Joy Callway
  215. Trans, by Juliet Jacques
  216. A Quiet Kind Of Thunderby Sara Barnard
  217. To The Seaby Christine Dibley (Book #47 of AWW2016)
  218. The Dangers Of Truffle Huntingby Sunni Overend (Book #48 of AWW2016)
  219. The German Girlby Armando Lucas Correa

 

 

 

 

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