It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

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It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme IMWAYR at Book Date where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week

What I Read Last Week
Last week I read 4 books, but one was over 500 pages. I even read a variety of genres: fantasy, NS, historical and contemporary romances

Here are the books I read:

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Loved this fantasy novel and looking forward to reading the series.

 

Loved these historical romance books by Tessa Dare:

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Do You Want to Start a Scandal
Say Yes to the Marquess

 

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Fumbled by Alexa Martin     A sweet diverse contemporary romance

 

What I’m Reading Now

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

 

What’s Up Next

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Linking as well with
Book Nook Blog Party at Create With Joy

 

Connect 5 – Brides and British Nobility

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The Connect 5 reading challenge hosted at “The Book Date” urges us to connect five books in some way.

I am working on several connections now and  finished two this week:

Books about Brides – with Bride in the title

Here are the books read for this connection, all of them ebooks, all enjoyable romances – from historical to contemporary to scifi..

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An Unexpected Bride by Ashtyn Newwbold

 

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The Beast’s Bride by Jayne Castel

 

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Seal’s Bride by Vivian Wood

 

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Philomena – Unwanted Bride by Misty Shae

 

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Alien Architect’s Bride by Scarlett Grove

 

 

Books About British Nobility

Here are the books I read for this connection, by 2 of my favourite historical romance writers:

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

One God Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

 

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Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

 

Linking as well with

 

Book Nook  Blog party at Create With Joy

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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It’s time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme IMWAYR at Book Date where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week

What I’ve Read This Past Week
Last week was a week of more historical romances:

Here are the books I read:

Love both these new series:

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Romancing the Duke and When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

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The Cold-Hearted Rake and Marrying Mr. Winterbourne by Lisa Kleypas

As well as 2 contemporary romances:

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Ghost Groom by Jennifer Youngblood

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Sit, Stay, Love by Debbie Burns

 

What I’m Reading Now

Boy Wonder by Cathal Kelly

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

What’s Up Next (Still waiting to start!)

Blue Future by Maude Barlow
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Cozy paranormal mysteries

 

Linking as well with

Book Nook Blog Party at Create With Joy

 

It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

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Time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme IMWAYR at Book Date where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week

What I’ve Read This Past Week

Last week was a week of excellent fantasy books and historical romances, as well as a book of poetry.

Here are the books I read:

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Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Wild Country by Anne Bishop
The first two in a new fantasy series of The Others – such amazing world-building and unique storyline. Loved them! (But now will have a long wait for the next one)

 

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Dear Mother by Bunmi Laditan What a powerful book of poetry which celebrates motherhood.

 

Three enjoyable historical romances.

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The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston

 

What I’m Reading Now
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
The Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

What’s Up Next
Blue Future by Maude Barlow
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Cozy paranormal mysteries

Top Ten Tuesday – Books With One in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s Top Ten list:
Book Titles With Numbers.

As I looked over the books I’ve read over the past few months, “one” appeared over ten times. So here is my list of

Books With the One in the Title

 

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One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan

 

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Just One Wish by Janette Rallison

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One and Only by Jenny Holiday

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One More Moment by Samantha Chase

 

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One More Promise by Samantha Chase

 

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One More Kiss by Samantha Chase

 

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One Day in December by Samantha Chase

 

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The Good Ones by Jenn McKinlay

 

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One Fine Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

 

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One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

 

September Reading Round-Up

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Hard to believe that fall is here and October begins tomorrow.
It’s that time to share what I have been reading this past month.
The total read for September was 32 books with the following breakdown:

Fantasy –5
Historical Romance– 8
Romance – 9
Women’s Fiction – 3
Classics – 0
MG – 1
PB – 2
NF – 1
Poetry – 2

Diverse books – 2

I decided this year to record in more detail where the books originated – from the library, on my TBR shelves, an e-book, bought /gifted or a charity read (Bought from a charity store). Here’s the breakdown
Library reads – 22
TBR books –2
e-books – 8
Charity reads – 0

Here are the books read for my favourite challenges:

Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge (Through Goodreads)
As I near the end of books to finish this challenge, I have slowed down a bit only 1 this month.
18 – Someone with superpowers – Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

52 Books in 52 Weeks
I was able to cross off 2 for this challenge this month.
41 – Suggested by Someone in challenge – The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
51 – Organized crime/mob: Not a favourite read at all so I stretched it a bit and read 3 MC books:
Slashes in the Snow by M. Never
Slow Burn by Autumn Jones Lake
Striker by Lily Atlas

Monthly Key Word Challenge
I chose 2 key words this month:
Book: The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
School: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Monthly Motif
The theme this month was “Animal, Number, Color, Name in the Title” and I was able to read a book or books for each:
Animal: The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
Number: Fifty Ways to Feed Your Soul by Rosemary Cunningham
Color: Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews   and  Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
Name: Tara by Ginny Baird

Beyond the Bookends
The theme was “the next book in a series”.
I read 3 books in Anne Bishop’s “The Others” series: Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone
I also read the “Rules of Scoundrels “series by Sarah MacLean: A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Diversify Your Reading
The genre was Non-fiction: I read 2 NF books:
Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN
Fifty Ways to Feed Your Soul by Rosemary Cunningham

Connect Five
I post a separate post on any Connect Five books I read each month.

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Books by Sarah MacLean 
4 Letters in the Title 

Favourite Books Read This Month
Once again, this was an excellent month for reading books that I rated a number of books a 5 at Goodreads. I’ll list my favourite authors this month, along with their books:
Anne Bishop (fantasy) – Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone
Sarah MacLean (historical fiction) – A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover
Ilona Andrews -Sapphire Flames
Susan Wiggs – The Oysterville Sewing Circle
Lynda Mullaly Hunt (MG) – Shouting at the Rain
Also enjoyed these two women’s fiction novels:
The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

October Goals
I plan to read mystery books this month and more books on my TBR shelves. I also need to read more books for the Popsugar and 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenges.

 

 

I am linking with the following:

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Monthly Wrap-up (At Feed Your Fiction Addiction)

 

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Best of the Bunch (at A Cocoon of Books)

 

Monthly Review

Spread the Love (at As Told by Tina)

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Time once again for Kathryn’s weekly meme IMWAYR at Book Date where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week

What I’ve Read This Past Week
Last week was again a good reading week with several genres read, from historical romance to fantasy to romance to MG to NF

Here are the books I read:

 

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Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN

This was a  true celebration of him, full of  engaging quotes and wonderful photos.

 

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Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

I’ve been waiting months for this latest in their fantasy Hidden Legacy series – it was so worth the wait! And now I have to wait a mlong while for the next in the series!

 

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Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

This was such a powerful, moving middle grade novel.

 

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The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

A humorous, enjoyable historical romance, with a new author I aim to follow (with more books to this series to read!)

 

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Tara by Ginny Baird

A sweet romance, where love blossoms after a note in a bottle is found.

 

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Slashes in the Snow 

An MC romance, that was surprisingly good.

 

What I’m Reading Now

Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery

Dear Mother by Bunmi Laditan  Still reading this book of poetry celebrating motherhood.

What’s Up Next

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Blue Future by Maude Barlow

More books by Tessa Dare

 

Connect Five – 4 Letter Titles

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The Connect 5 reading challenge hosted at “The Book Date” urges us to connect five books in some way.

I am working on several connections now and finally finished one tonight –

Books that have 4 letter titles.

 

Here are the books read for this connection:

3 romances:

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Tara by Ginny Baird
A sweet romance, where love blossoms after a note in a bottle is discovered, my favourite of the group.

 

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Tank by M. Malone

 

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Stay by Allie Larkin

 

 

2 Science Fictions (sexy, mail-order brides for aliens :

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Kash by Susan Hayes

 

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Axen by Arcadia Shield

Top Ten Tuesday – MY Fall TBR

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This week for “Top Ten Tuesday” – the weekly meme hosted at “That Artsy Reader Girl” – asks:

 

What is on my Fall TBR list?

Several of the books on this list are books that have been on former lists. Now they must be read!

  1.  Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood I have to finally finish it if I want to read her sequel.

2. The Better Man by Louise Penny

3. The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

5. Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews

6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

7. The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo

8. Becoming by Michelle Obama

9. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

10. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

 

When I completed the list, I realized many were dystopian or fantasy. many of these are also meant to fulfill categories for several reading challenges I participate in.

I know I will read quite a few more books, in different genres but these are the must-read books for the next three months.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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Time again for Kathryn’s weekly meme IMWAYR at Book Date where we share what we’re reading and have read over the past week

What I’ve Read
Last week was a very good reading week – in fact, I rated all these books a 5 on Goodreads.

Here are the books I read:

Four historical fiction romances by Sarah MacLean. I have so enjoyed the scoundrels in her series and the women they engage with. It was definitely a binge of historical romance reading!

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A Rogue by Any Other Name

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One Good Earl Deserves a Love

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

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Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

 

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In Shining Armor by Elliott James
This is the fourth book in this urban fantasy series of the Pax Arcana, which I finally finished and enjoyed

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The Book of Summer by Michelle Gable
I really enjoyed the switch between the various timelines and the use of the guest book to learn about past characters.

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The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
An interesting, enjoyable book, looking at the interactions of the 8 students who attend Lillian’s cooking classes in her restaurant.

 

What I’m Reading Now
Legend Has It by Elliott James The last book in the series.

Dear Mother by Bunmi Laditan A lovely book of poetry celebrating motherhood.

Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN   Still shocked by his death – this is a true celebration of him.

 

What’s Up Next

Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier