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Summerathon Wrap Up and Vlog

Loved this readathon! I read two books for it that managed to work for pretty much all of the prompts. One or two I might have stretched a bit but it’s fine πŸ˜‰

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Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

New York Times bestseller Tessa Bailey launches a super sexy new series featuring the blue collar men who work for a HGTV-esq house flipping business.

After an injury ends Travis Ford’s major league baseball career, he returns home to start over. He just wants to hammer out his frustrations at his new construction gig and forget all about his glory days. But he can’t even walk through town without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his buddy’s little sister, who is definitely not a kid anymore.

Georgette Castle has crushed on her older brother’s best friend for years. The grumpy, bear of a man working for her family’s house flipping business is a far cry from the charming sports star she used to know. But a moody scowl doesn’t scare her and Georgie’s determined to show Travis he’s more than a pretty face and a batting average, even if it means putting her feelings aside to be β€œjust friends.”

Travis wants to brood in peace. But the girl he used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman who makes him feel whole again. And he wants her. So damn bad. Except Georgie’s off limits and he knows he can’t give her what she deserves. But she’s becoming the air he breathes and Travis can’t stay away, no matter how hard he tries…

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds is a robust, romantic saga of a singular family, the Clearys. It begins in the early part of this century, when Paddy Cleary moves his wife, Fiona, and their seven children to Drogheda, the vast Australian sheep station owned by his autocratic and childless older sister; and it ends more than half a century later, when the only survivor of the third generation, the brilliant actress Justine O’Neill, sets a course of life and love halfway around the world from her roots.

The central figures in this enthralling story are the indomitable Meggie, the only Cleary daughter, and the one man she truly loves, the stunningly handsome and ambitious priest Ralph de Bricassart. Ralph’s course moves him a long way indeed, from a remote Outback parish to the halls of the Vatican; and Meggie’s except for a brief and miserable marriage elsewhere, is fixed to the Drogheda that is part of her bones – but distance does not dim their feelings though it shapes their lives.

Wonderful characters people this book; strong and gentle, Paddy, hiding a private memory; dutiful Fiona, holding back love because it once betrayed her, violent, tormented Frank, and the other hardworking Cleary sons who give the boundless lands of Drogheda the energy and devotion most men save for women; Meggie; Ralph; and Meggie’s children, Justine and Dane. And the land itself; stark, relentless in its demands, brilliant in its flowering, prey to gigantic cycles of drought and flood, rich when nature is bountiful, surreal like no other place on earth.

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May Wrap Up | Part Two

I seriously upped my reading game this month! I read a total of 13 books which blows my usual 5 or 6 right out of the water! I got through so many because I read a few short books and listened to more audiobooks than usual. It was a fantastic reading month nothing I read was below 4 stars. What are the chances of that?!

If you’re not familiar with my wrap ups, I like to just give a mini review with my thoughts on the book and not go into too much detail about the book. I do full reviews of each book as well later and give a bit more detail in my video wrap ups.

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Young Adult, Steampunk, Fantasy

This one was so good! Usually the middle book in a trilogy slows things down a bit but this one picked up speed instead. So much happens in this book that if you enjoyed the first one you should love this one.

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The Great Gatsby

Classics

Sometimes I feel like with classics there’s no point in saying anything about them cause pretty much everyone is familiar with them in some way. This book especially since it was required reading for a lot of people in school. Anyway, I found this story very interesting. Gatsby and Nick are two fascinating parallels to pair together. Nick seems to barely feel whereas Gatsby feels intensely and obsessively.

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The Bloody Chamber

Short Stories, Feminism

Very interesting collection of stories inspired by fairy tales. Some of them are pretty disturbing with heavy sexual and violent themes. I really want to do a deeper reading and check out some analysis of them online.

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The Mystery Woman

Historical Romance, Paranormal

This was really good. A lot of focus on the story instead of just the main characters hooking up. It was kind of like a paranormal historical romance adventure. That’s a lot of genres for one book! Paranormal is a favourite of mine but I think I would have preferred this book without it. I’m probably just not used to it in historical’s though.

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Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1)

Cosy Mystery

This one surprised me! I loved Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse books but these are nothing like them. No paranormal activity and it’s definitely PG. I really enjoyed it though. Aurora is a librarian and member of the Real Murders club who like to discuss past murder cases. On the night Aurora is to talk at the club one of the members is found dead.

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A Bone to Pick (Aurora Teagarden Mystery, #2)

Cosy Mystery

Continuing on with the Aurora series, Aurora finds a skull in her new home and is tasked with discovering how it got there and where the rest of the skeleton is. There are a lot of changes happening in this one…. pretty much everything I’d adjusted to about Aurora and her life from the first book gets switched up so it was a little bit jarring but still enjoyable.

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Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (Aurora Teagarden, #3)

Cosy Mystery

This one I didn’t enjoy this one as much but I think that was because I was getting tired of listening to audiobooks. The mystery in this one has been the best so far.

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I hope you all had a wonderful May and that June will be just as good.

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May Wrap Up | Part One

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I had a lot of catching up to do to get back on track for my reading goal so I read a bit more than normal this month. I’m now two books ahead of schedule πŸŽ‰

This has been an urban fantasy and paranormal heavy month because of the Vampire Wars reading challenge but those genres are pretty much my bread and butter so it’s been a very good month.

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Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

Urban Fantasy, Romance

This was my third time reading this book. The first time I hated it and the second I really enjoyed it. I decided to give the audiobook a go this time round and really enjoyed that too. I have no idea why I hated it so much the first time…

The series follows Cat and Bones, a dhampire and a vampire who hunt vampires.

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Reap the Wind (Cassandra Palmer, #7)

Urban Fantasy

My favourite series πŸ’œ I’ve been rereading this in anticipation of Brave the Tempest coming out this year. The series has an overarching storyline so I can’t tell you about what happens in this one but the series follows Cassie, a time-hopping clairvoyant during a war between supernatural factions. It’s a fast-paced and action packed series.

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Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer, #8)

Urban Fantasy

I loved this book! I’m so glad I reread it before starting Brave the Tempest because there were some introductions in this book that I had actually forgotten about. This one isn’t as action focused as Reap the Wind but it’s better for it.

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One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)

Urban Fantasy, Romance

I decided I might as well listen to the second book in the series after listening to the first. The audiobooks are pretty good for this one though the narrators British accent for Bones grates on me a little bit.

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Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9)

Paranormal Romance

One of my favourites from this series πŸ’œ I absolutely love their journey on the rubber boom ship in the Amazon. It adds an element of natural magic and mystery to a paranormal story.

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Brave the Tempest (Cassandra Palmer, #9)

Urban Fantasy, Romance

I was so excited to get this ARC from NetGalley! I absolutely loved it! It felt like a book written specially for fans of the series, connecting events from much earlier books and just being amazing! Due for release July 30th, 2019.

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Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)

Historical Romance

Humorous and sweet. A good one for fans of romances inspired by Beauty and the Beast

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A Ghost in the Glamour: A Linx & Bogie story

Paranormal, Mystery

A very short book but very well written. Hunter is great at writing fantasy/paranormal that focuses mainly on a good story instead of romance or action.

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February Wrap Up

β€œFebruary – the month of love..?!! 
No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.” 
― Dinesh Kumar Biran

eBooks

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

99 Percent Mine

Romance, Contemporary

I stayed up until 6.30am to read this book. That should really tell you enough about how much I enjoyed it πŸ˜…

It was a complete joy to read that left me with warm fuzzy feelings and a book hangover.

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Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)

Fantasy, Young Adult

I have such mixed feelings about this one. It started with a bang and ended with a bang but the middle was a bit of a chore to read. I think this book could probably be taken out of the series and make it a duology instead of a trilogy…

There were some interesting moments and we get a lot of character growth during the middle when nothing is going on but I feel like it could have been condensed a bit more.

I would give it 3.5 stars because I loved the opening so much.

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Ruin and Rising (The Grisha, #3)

Fantasy, Young Adult

3.5 stars
Ok, I’ve never experienced this before but the first book was the best.
I did enjoy this one. The conclusion to the story is mostly satisfying BUT I feel like a lot of the complications for the main characters that had been developed were too easily resolved. Almost conveniently resolved to tie everything up in a neat little bow and the consequences for everything that happened were minimal or actually beneficial.

But it is a really good story and the villain is one of the best I’ve read.

Audiobooks

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic

History, Fantasy, Exhibition

This was so interesting! I loved the interviews with Stephen Fry, Jim Kay and Jim Dale and all the little snippets about Rowling writing the first Harry Potter book. And I loved all the actual history of magic and creatures that inspired Rowling.
Natalie Dormer was a great narator as well.

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Print Books

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Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6)

Urban Fantasy

I’m not sure how I feel about this one… I enjoyed it but found it a bit boring at the same time. It was very predictable.
I think the previous books were so high-octane that this follow-up was a bit of a letdown. It was good but not as good as previous books in the series. It does have a satisfying ending though.

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Shadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone, #1)

Fantasy, Young Adult

Oh my god, I wish I had read this the day I bought it instead of waiting months and months! I was really surprised by this book. By how much I liked it and by how unpredictable the plot was (for me at least).

I absolutely LOVE the complex and alluring nature of the main villain. He’s as well rounded as Loki in the MCU. Someone I just love to hate (and maybe just love a little bit in general…).

It was just fantastic! I loved it and really want to keep reading the series but I have a feeling this is the kind of story I could get obsessed with so I’m going to try to pace myself….. try.

My edition included bonus material in the form of a letter Mal wrote to Alina while he was searching for the stag and an interview with Leigh.

My 2018 in Books

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Happy 2019 everyone! I’m jumping on the 2018 stats post bandwagon today mostly because I love reading stats. Do you track your reading stats? I would love to get more detailed info on my reading so please let me know how to do it below.

I set a goal of 100 books at the start of the year and read 110 which is pretty good. It’s a lot of books to talk about in a single post though so I’m just going to list them at the bottom and share my top and bottom 5 books and some stats. I LOVE stats!!! Bring on the charts!


Stats from Goodreads

(some books are missing because I don’t set them to read until after I review them)

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Started the year with a 3 star review and ended with a 3 star review. What does that say about my reading year…


Format

2018 Reading Stats Elaine Howlin Formats

  • Print – 14 books
  • eBook – 36 books
  • Audiobook – 60 books

Ownership

2018 Reading Stats Elaine Howlin Ownership

  • Own – 51 books
  • Borrow: Scribd – 41 books
  • Borrow: Library – 10 books
  • Borrow: NetGalley – 8 books

Top 3 Authors

2018 Reading Stats Elaine Howlin Top 3 Authors

  1. Kresley Cole – 10 books
  2. Seanan McGuire – 10 books
  3. Laurell K. Hamilton – 8 books

Male vs Female Authors

2018 Reading Stats Elaine Howlin Author Gender

  • Female – 86 books
  • Male – 21 books
  • N/A – 3 books

Top 5 Books


Bottom 5 Books

  • Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • RoomHate by Penelope Ward β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Nightlife by Rob Thurman β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  • Dad Jokes? I Think You Mean Rad Jokes! by Elias Hill β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†

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The Book List 2018 Reading List and Stats Elaine Howlin Blog

The list is arranged as book title, author, date finished, genre, format, rating.

  1. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawernce – January 2nd, Classics, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  2. Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins – January 12th, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown – January 16th, YA Dystopia, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – January 25th, Fantasy, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  5. Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire – January 27th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  6. Nightlife by Rob Thurman – January 28th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  7. MacRieve by Kresley Cole – January 28th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander – February 7th, Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  9. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – February 15th, Science Fiction, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  10. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – February 17th, Nonfiction, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  11. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou – February 17th, Memoir, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  12. Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire – February 17th, YA Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  13. Dark Skye by Kresley Cole – February 19th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  14. The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle – February 21t, Classic Mystery, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  15. An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde – February 21st, Classic Play, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  16. The Head That Wears a Crown: Speeches for Royal Men by William Shakespeare – February 25th, Classic Play, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  17. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – February 25th, Literary, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  18. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole – Paranormal Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  19. Black Friday by Karen Chance – February 26th, Urban Fantasy, Online Short Story β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  20. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett – February 26th, Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  21. Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance – March 3rd, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  22. Wild Fire by Christine Feehan – March 4th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  23. SalomΓ© by Oscar Wilde – March 5th, Classic Play, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  24. She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith – March 5th, Classic Play, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  25. A Local Habitation by Seanan McGuire – March 5th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  26. An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire – March 6th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  27. Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire – March 7th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  28. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire – March 8th, Urban Fantasy β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  29. Mammy Walsh’s A-Z of the Walsh Family by Marian Keyes – March 10th, Humour, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  30. Herding Cats by Sarah Anderson – March 14th, Comic Humour, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  31. Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire – March 17th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  32. Tall, Dark & Hungry by Lynsay Sands – March 18th, Paranormal Romance β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  33. Asking For It by Louise O’Neill – March 27th, YA Contemporary, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  34. The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by David & Stephen Flynn – April 4th, Cook Book, Hardback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  35. Room Hate by Penelope Ward – April 4th, Contemporary Romance, Audiobook  β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  36. Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright – April 5th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  37. Dad Jokes? I Think You Mean Rad Jokes by Elias Hill – April 5th, Comic Humour, eBooks β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  38. Vegan 100 by Gaz Oakley – April 10th, Cook Book, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  39. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal – April 10th, Contemporary, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  40. Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major – April 11th, Comic Humour, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  41. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire – April 11th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  42. Braving the Elements by K.F. Breene – April 13th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  43. Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell – April 13, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  44. Veggie Burger Atelier by Nina Olsson – April 15th, Cook Book, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  45. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews – April 18th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  46. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home by Joss Whedon – April 28th, Comic Urban Fantasy, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  47. Little Moments of Love by Catana Chetwynd – May 7th, Comic Humour, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  48. My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran – May 7th, Historical Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  49. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… But You Could’ve Done Better by Hilary Campbell – May 7th, Comic Nonfiction, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  50. Rockabilly/Psychobilly: An Art Anthology by Jamie Kendall – May 8th, Art, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  51. Afterburn & Aftershock by Sylvia Day – June 4th, Contemporary Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  52. Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare – June 4th, Historical Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  53. Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews – June 4th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  54. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – June 4th, Contemporary Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  55. Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare – June 4th, Historical Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  56. Falling for a Dancer by Deirdre Purcell – June 17th, Historical, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  57. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – June 17th, Self Help, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  58. The Virgin and the Gypsy and Other Stories by D.H. Lawrence – June 17th, Classic Short Stories, Hardcover β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  59. Nadiya’s Family Favourites by Nadiya Hussain – June 24th, Cook Book, Hardcover β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  60. Only for the Weekend by Ella Sheridan – June 29th, Erotica, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  61. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 7th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  62. The Love Story of W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne by Margery Brady – July 9th, Nonfiction, Hardcover β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  63. The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 17th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  64. Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 18th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  65. The Lunatic Cafe by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 18th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  66. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 19th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  67. The Killing Dance by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 25th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  68. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene – July 26th, Classics, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  69. Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton – July 29th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  70. Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton – August 1st, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  71. The Professional by Kresley Cole – August 2nd, Erotica, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  72. The Second Sex (extracts) by Simone de Beauvoir – August 2nd, Feminism, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

  73. Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole – August 5th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  74. Lover’s Knot by Karen Chance – August 6th, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  75. Shadow’s Bane by Karen Chance – August 13th, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  76. Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews – August 17th. Science Fiction, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  77. One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews – August 19th, Science Fiction, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  78. Devil to Pay by Jeaniene Frost – August 20th, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†
  79. Shadow’s Seduction by Kresley Cole – August 28th, Paranormal Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  80. Shadowed Souls by Jim Butcher – August 31st, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  81. The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken – September 1st, Contemporary Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  82. The Princess Bride by William Goldman – September 4th, Fantasy, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  83. Dragon’s Claw by Karen Chance – September 27th, Urban Fantasy, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  84. The Price of Pleasure by Kresley Cole – October 10th, Historical Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  85. I Am Heathcliff by Kate Mosse – October 11th, Short Stories, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  86. How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb – October 18th, Memoir, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  87. A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde – October 26th, Classic Play, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  88. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – October 31st, Classic Romance, Paperback β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  89. Red Queen by Elizabeth Aveyard – November 3rd, YA Dystopia, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  90. When a Scot Ties the Know by Tessa Dare – November 4th, Historical Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  91. Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare – November 4th, Historical Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  92. Poison Princess by Kresley Cole – November 7th, YA Dystopia, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  93. Racing Hearts: First Heat by Ruth Gowan – November 9th, Contemporary Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  94. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole – November 9th, YA Dystopia, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  95. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – November 10th, Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  96. Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole – November 12th, YA Dystopia, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  97. A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare – November 14th, Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  98. Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire – November 20th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  99. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – November 24th, Classic, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  100. The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire – November 25th, Urban Fantasy, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

  101. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – November 29th, YA Dystopia, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  102. Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth Hoyt – November 29th, Historical Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  103. The Bite Before Christmas by Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost – November 26th, Paranormal Romance, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  104. Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb – November 30th, Historical Fiction, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
  105. I Thee Wed by Amanda Quick – December 1st, Historical Romance, Mystery, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  106. Wicked Widow by Amanda Quick – December 2nd, Historical Romance, Mystery, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  107. Voyeur by Fiona Cole – December 3rd, Contemporary Romance, eBook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  108. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood – December 13th, Cosy Mystery, Historical, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
  109. Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen – December 15th, Cosy Mystery, Historical, Audiobook  β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
  110. Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen – December 21st, Cosy Mystery, Historical, Audiobook β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

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