Top Ten Tuesday – My Fall Reading List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week, the topic is “My Fall TBR Books

This is one of my favourite topics as it forces me to go over books, I plan to read in the next 3 months. As I checked back on them past seasons’ reading lists, I found that I hadn’t posted a summer list. I was recovering from knee replacement surgery and then my hubby was sick and then hospitalized.

Fall is my favourite time of year and I hope to read all the books on my list. Some are on hold at the library, some are on my TBR shelves. Several have been on my seasonal lists for awhile. But there are many others I hope to read as well.

My Fall Reading List

The Vanished Days by Susanna Kearsley

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham

Under the Whispering Door by T. J. Klune

Reading With Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

The Maid by Nita Prose

Happy Fall reading everyone!

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,   hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby is now home and we are adjusting to new routines. He starts physio at home tomorrow and hopefully he will continue to strengthen his muscles and walk better.

What I Read Last Week

I read 6 books – 1 fantasy, 3 women’s fiction, a romance and an historical romance I am actually able to rad more now that hubby is home – no spending hours in the hospital and traveling.

Storm Echo by Nalini Singh. I have been waiting for this latest fantasy by Singh for months and I finally got it from the library. Loved the book, the characters, the stroyline.

Christmas by the Book by Anne Marie Ryan. So enjoyed this novel – a great recommendation.

Mr. Perfect on Paper by Jean Meltzer. This was a fun romantic read.

Someone Perfect by Mary Balogh. This latest historical fiction by Balogh was another great read by her.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. This novel was an okay read as there were parts of it that bothered me.

The Best is Yet to Come by Debbie Macomber. I enjoyed her latest novel – how can you go wrong with a rescued dog?

What I’m Reading Now 

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby will be home Sept. 13 – in 2 sleeps!. No more long visits to the hospital, maybe a bit more reading time. After over 2 months away, it will be good to have hime home – but some adjustments probably will be needed.

What I Read Last Week

I read 5 books – 2 fantasies, a mystery-thriller and 2 picture books.

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman. Book 2 in his series and I thoroughly got caught up in the mystery, the characters and just the fun of the book. And I didn’t guess the ending. Have to wait for the third tho.

Started a new fantasy series by Nora Roberts and read the first 2 books. The third isn’t out til Nov. (ugh) and I am way down on the library reserve list (another ugh). A great series- loved the world and characters she created.

The Awakening

The Becoming

Read 2 picture books and enjoyed both

Flash and Gleam by Sue Fliess, illus by Khoa Le

The Witchling’s Wish by Lu Fraser illus. by Sarah Massini

What I’m Reading Now 

Christmas by the Book by Anne Marie Ryan

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

Storm Echo by Nalini Singh

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby now has an end date – he should be home Sept. 13. He is slowly improving and walking more.

What I Read Last Week

I read 5 books – 2romances, 2 fantasies and a non-fiction.

I read 2 fantasies by Nalini Singh from her Psy-Changling world. Just about caught up in this exciting (long!) series, which I thoroughly enjoyed. .

Shield of Winter

Shards of Hope

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne. Another enjoyable romance from a favourite author.

The Summer Proposal by Vi Keeland. I borrowed this through Hoopla and it was another enjoyable romance.

Doing Sixty and Seventy by Gloria Steinem. A short non-fiction, looking at herself as she has aged. Interesting.

What I’m Reading Now 

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Fall Reading Challenges

I love reading challenges and a number of challenges for fall have been posted at Jamie Ghione’s blog (Whatever I Think of), The newest one, posted today, is for September and it looks like a good one. Love that one book can fit a number of squares.

Here’s the challenge, with the books I read following.

There are several other challenges, running from Sept. 1 to November 30 (All of them are highlighted in detail at Jamie’s blog)

  1. BCB Fall Reading Challenge 2022 – check it out here

2. Fall 2022 Reading Challenge at Beyond the Bookends – check it out here

3. Lost in a Maze Fall 2022 Reading Challenge – check it out here

Fall will be a fun time to read! What challenges will you participate in?

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby is now getting rehab at a local Rehab facility. He is doing well and hopefully will be home in a week or two.

What I Read Last Week

I read 3 books – 2romances and a mystery/thriller

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. What a fun read. No, I did not guess the mystery but what a lot of twists and turns. Can’t wait for the next 2.

Kiss Hard by Nalini Singh. I was finally able to get this last one of her Hard series and really enjoyed this romance.

Just for the Summer by Sue Moorcroft. Another romance, which I really enjoyed. A new author for me as well.

What I’m Reading Now 

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby is still in hospital but has slowly been making good progress in walking and being more able to get out and into bed. Still waioting to see if he will go to rehab.

What I Read Last Week

I read 6 books – 1 romance, 4 historical romances, and a woman’s fiction.

The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti by Jennifer Probst. Loved this dual timeline woman’s fiction, especially as it was set in Italy.

The Path to Sunshine Cove by RaeAnne Thayne. Another enjoyable romance by a favourite author.

4 books by Mary Balogh, in the Survivor’s series, all historical romances , which I really enjoyed

Only Enchanting

Only a Promise

Only a Kiss

Only Beloved

What I’m Reading Now 

The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

 Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby is still in hospital but tomorrow (Monday) is decision day. Probably a short stay at the rehab centre. At least he is slowly improving.

What I Read Last Week

I read 6 books – 1 romance, 4 historical romances, and a fantasy.

Crowbones by Anne Bishop. I finally received this latest of her fantast Others novel from the library and I was sucked in immediately. Now it will be a loooong wait for the nest. (I certainly hope there will be a next!) LOVED it!

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary. Another library book I’ve been waiting a while for. It was an enjoyable read.

4 books by Mary Balogh, all historical romances , which really enjoyed

The Escape

One Night For Love

A Summer to Remember

Slightly Dangerous

What I’m Reading Now 

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh,

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

 Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading?,  hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

My hubby is still in hospital but today was his best day yet. Looks like the surgery has helped. Still not out of bed, but no temperatures, and is awake most of the time. Home this week??? (or possibly to rehab.)

What I Read Last Week

I read 7 books – 1 romance, 2 historical romances, 2 women’s fiction, a YA and a magical-realism mystery.

The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd. This magical-realism mystery drew me and kept me guessing. Loved it.

The Boardwalk Bookshop by Susan Mallery. Another enjoyable read by Mallery.

2 books by Mary Balogh, in a new series, both histroical romances I really enjoyed

The Proposal The Arrangement

Light the Stars by RaeAnne Thayne. Another lovely romance by Thayne.

The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow. An enjoyable woman’s fiction by a new to me author.

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I really enjoyed this YA romance. Will have to watch the movie now.

What I’m Reading Now 

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird ( a NF slow-read)

What I am Reading Next

 Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme, It’s Monday! What are You Reading? hosted at Book Date, where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week.

Well it has been over 2 months since I posted here. I had my knee surgery and it went well, altho recovery has been slow. Just as I was starting to do more, my hubby got sick once again and has now been in hospital for all of July. He is having surgery Tuesday and I hope this will finally end all the problems caused by the infection.

I have had reading as my solace the past couple of months. Here is my reading from last week.

What I Read Last Week

I read 5 books – 1 romance, 3 historical romances and a woman’s fiction.

I have been reading and enjoying the Westcott series by Mary Balogh this past month and have only a couple left. I enjoyed three of them this past week:

The Perfect Letter by Chris Harrison. Realy enjoyed this novel, with letters throughout linking to the past.

Phantom Waltz by Catherine Anderson. An enjoyable romance.

What I’m Reading Now 

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

What I am Reading Next

 Heir to the Shadows by Anne Bishop