Sunday, September 01, 2019

Month in Review: August 2019

Another month that has flown by...and as sad as I am to see summer winding down, I do love the fall! I love the crisp, cool days and breaking out my scarves and sweaters and sitting outside under a blanket with a warm cuppa tea while reading! I plan on reading on my porch or deck as long as I can...I love reading outside!!!

Once again I had a rather productive reading month and thanks to the Netgalley Review-a-thon they hosted this summer, I got some of those books read that I tend to forget about! Now if I can just keep up that momentum, I'll be sure to get through that whole list of e-books I have!!!

Reading Stats: 
  • Read this month: 21
  • Year to date: 143

Books Read:  

  1. The Escape Room -- Megan Goldin (e-book)
  2. Haunted -- James Patterson
  3. The Turn of the Key -- Ruth Ware
  4. Whisper Network -- Chandler Baker (e-book)
  5. Lady in the Lake -- Laura Lippman
  6. The Birthday Girl -- Melissa de la Cruz
  7. Forgotten Bones -- Vivian Barz (audio book)
  8. The Kiss Quotient -- Helen Hoang
  9. Cari Mora -- Thomas Harris (print/audio book)
  10. The Whisper Man -- Alex North
  11. The Woman in the Park -- Teresa Sorkin & Tullan Holmqvist
  12. The Doll Factory -- Elizabeth Macneal
  13. The Lost Vintage -- Ann Mah
  14. Stolen Things -- R.H. Herron (e-book)
  15. A Stranger on the Beach -- Michele Campbell (e-book)
  16. Under Currents -- Nora Roberts (audio book)
  17. Manhunt -- James Patterson
  18. Things You Save in a Fire -- Katherine Center
  19. Mind Game -- Iris Johansen
  20. The 18th Abduction -- James Patterson
  21. This Tender Land -- William Kent Krueger
Favorite Books of August: 

  • The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  • The Whisper Man by Alex North
  • The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

I am participating in 2 challenges/projects this year and I will be keeping be giving updates in these posts.


*These numbers only refer to books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while or that I have recently purchased. It does not include any review books.

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of August: 175
  • Books read in August (that count): 3
  • Books bought/received as gift in August: 8
  • Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 0
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of August: 180
 YTD Stats:  

  • Total # unread books on shelf at beginning of January: 186
  • Total Books read from shelves (that count): 23
  • Total Books bought/received as gift: 33
  • Total Books cleaned off shelf/donated: 16
  • Total unread books on shelf at end of August: 180


  • January's challenge: a thriller from a debut author
    •  Book read: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • February's challenge: a thriller with a one word title
    • Book read: Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson
  • March's challenge: a thriller with the word "Woman" in the title
    • Book read: The Woman in the Dark by Vanessa Savage
  • April's challenge: a thriller written in a language other than English
    • Book read: The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson (Icelandic)
  • May's challenge: a historical thriller
    • Book read: The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry 
  • June's challenge: a thriller that's been made into a movie
    • Book read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • July's challenge: a new-release thriller/released in 2019
    • Book read: The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  • August's challenge: a thriller with the word "Girl" in the title
    • Book read: The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
  • September's challenge: a thriller published before the year you were born
  • October's challenge: a thriller from a series that's new to you
  • November's challenge: a thriller with more than 10k reviews on Goodreads
  • December's challenge: a thriller with "Murder" "Kill" "Killing" or "Death" in the title 

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