New Books - December 2020

New Books to Read – December 2020

New Books - December 2020

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My list for new books to read (December 2020) is fairly short. Since December is usually a busy month, my reading goals for this month are light.

I only have one ARC on my tbr this month – Possession by Katie Lowe. It is scheduled to be released in January, but I’m hoping to check it off my list this month. The other new books to read are by authors I like and/or from the Goodreads Choice Awards. While looking through the nominees, I noticed there were quite a few books that sounded good, but I haven’t read yet. I figured December was a good time to check some of them off my reading list.

Since it is the end of the year, I’m working on reading goals for 2021. This month, I hope to update my “want to read” shelf on Goodreads, pick a couple of reading challenges, and start making a plan for reading in 2021. I’m thinking about doing monthly themed TBRs, but I’m not sure how well I would stick to something like that. However, it’s something I want to try, so I plan start the year with themed reading.


New Books to Read – December 2020


Possession by Katie Lowe

A new psychological thriller scheduled to be published January 26, 2021. I received a digital copy of this book to review from the publisher. Possession sounds intriguing, and I can’t wait to read it.


The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The newest mystery by Harlan Coben. The Boy from the Woods was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards in the Best Mystery & Thriller category. I’ve enjoyed other books by Coben, so I figured this was a good one for my reading list.


The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

Another book nominated for Best Mystery & Thriller in the Goodreads Choice Awards. I wasn’t a big fan of Turton’s The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, but I thought I’d give The Devil and the Dark Water a chance because it sounded interesting.


Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

The second book in the Ready Player One series. Admittedly, Ready Player One was not a book that needed a sequel, but I’m still going to read it. The first one was a fun book, so I’m looking forward to this one.


In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

A new romance set during Christmas. This sounded like a good book to read in December. I’m looking forward to this one because I have enjoyed other books by this writing duo, including Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Love and Other Words, and The Unhoneymooners.


The Flatshare & The Switch by Beth O’Leary

I know! Two more romances on my reading list. Unusual, but these both sounded cute, so I borrowed them from my local library. Both books were nominated for Best Romance in the Goodreads Choice Awards – The Flatshare was nominated last year and The Switch is nominated this year.


I hope you read some great books this month. Happy Reading!

Monthly Wrap-Up - November 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2020

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My monthly wrap-up for November 2020 includes my top five books read this month, an update on reading challenges, and links to blog posts.

I read more this month than I have in the previous few months. My reading list was varied (mystery, contemporary, and young adult), but my favorites were the mysteries… no surprise there. I listened to a lot of audiobooks via OverDrive, and checked more books out from my local library. Mostly, I tried to catch up on reading books that were published earlier this year.

I didn’t write many new blog posts, but I hope to get back to blogging in December. Lately, I’ve been in the mood to read, but not blog. So, I took a little time away to focus on other things. I’ve got plans for some new posts though, so I hope to have new posts up soon.


TOP 5 BOOKS READ IN NOVEMBER

This month’s top five books include one young adult mystery (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder), two mystery thrillers (Home Before Dark and Confessions on the 7:45), one crime fiction (The Well of Ice), and one cozy mystery (Premeditated Mortar).

1. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
2. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
3. Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
4. The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter
5. Premeditated Mortar by Kate Carlisle


READING CHALLENGES

MONTHLY CHALLENGES
No challenges this month.

YEARLY CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 25/25 – completed in June
· Popsugar – 50/50 – completed in September


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· The Housewarming by S.E. Lynes
· The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter
· The Perfect Father by Charlotte Duckworth

READING UPDATES
· New Books to Read – November 2020
· Monthly Wrap-Up – November 2020


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books and reading my monthly wrap-up (November 2020). Hope you also read some fantastic books this past month.

New books to read in November 2020

New Books to Read – November 2020

New books to read in November 2020

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I have three new books to read in November. It’s a short reading list, but I will add more  books to my list throughout the month. For now, there are only a few that I want to be sure to check off my reading list.

This month’s new books are The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter, Home Before Dark by Riley Sager, and Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger.

The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter is book 3 in the Inishowen Mysteries series. I’ve read the previous two books (Death at Whitewater Church and Treacherous Strand), and have really enjoyed them. 

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager is the newest book by one of my favorite authors. I’ve read his previous three novels (Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and Lock Every Door). Both The Last Time I Lied and Lock Every Door were five star reads for me. Home Before Dark is a standalone novel about a woman’s return to the haunted house she lived in briefly as a child. Sounds thrilling! 

Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger is another standalone novel. I have read and liked a couple of other books by Lisa Unger (Under My Skin and The Stranger Inside). The title and book description for Confessions on the 7:45 caught my interest, and I’m looking forward to reading it. 


3 New Books to Read in November


The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter

A cold—and terrifying—Christmas holiday on the Inishowen Peninsula

December on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal—and solicitor Benedicta “Ben” O’Keeffe is working flat out before the Christmas holidays. While on a trip to Dublin to visit her parents, she runs into Luke Kirby—the man who killed her sister—freshly released from jail. On the surface he appears remorseful, conciliatory even, but his comment as she walks away makes her realize he is as evil as ever.

Back in Glendara, she finds chaos. The Oak pub has burned down and Carole Kearney, the Oak’s barmaid, has gone missing. And then, while walking the dog up Sliabh Sneacht, Ben and her partner, Sergeant Tom Molloy, make a gruesome discovery: a body lying face down in the snow. Another brutal attack in the small town and Ben plunges into full discovery mode.

Who could be behind this vicious attack on Glendara and its residents? And why disturb such a charming town at Christmas? As Ben delves in to find answers, she comes face to face with the reality that all this evil could be swirling around her as her past confronts her present—and future.


Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?

What was it like? Living in that house.

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism.

Today, Maggie is a restorer of old homes and too young to remember any of the events mentioned in her father’s book. But she also doesn’t believe a word of it. Ghosts, after all, don’t exist. When Maggie inherits Baneberry Hall after her father’s death, she returns to renovate the place to prepare it for sale. But her homecoming is anything but warm. People from the past, chronicled in House of Horrors, lurk in the shadows. And locals aren’t thrilled that their small town has been made infamous thanks to Maggie’s father. Even more unnerving is Baneberry Hall itself—a place filled with relics from another era that hint at a history of dark deeds. As Maggie experiences strange occurrences straight out of her father’s book, she starts to believe that what he wrote was more fact than fiction.


Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger

From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.

Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.

Then the nanny disappears.

As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…


Thank you for stopping by Nightcap Books! I hope you have a great reading month.

Monthly Wrap-Up for October 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up for October 2020

Monthly Wrap-Up for October 2020

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My monthly wrap-up for October includes my top 5 books read, an update on reading challenges, and links to blog posts. While I didn’t read as much this month, I did read some good books.

I originally planned to focus on reading horror novels this month, but that didn’t happen. With Halloween this month, it’s a good time of year for spooky and creepy reads. This month ended up being busier than planned, so my reading goals took a backseat. I have a feeling this will be the norm for the rest of the year. Still, I always seem to find time to get in a few good reads.


TOP 5 BOOKS READ IN OCTOBER 

This month’s top five books include two psychological thrillers (Playing Nice and The Girl Before), two legal thrillers (Silent Bite and The Holdout), and one cozy mystery (A Page Marked for Murder).

1. Playing Nice by J.P. Delaney
2. Silent Bite by David Rosenfelt
3. The Holdout by Graham Moore
4. The Girl Before by J.P.Delaney
5. A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott


READING CHALLENGES

MONTHLY CHALLENGES
No challenges this month. Bummer because I was hoping to participate in a Halloween/horror reading challenge.

YEARLY CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 25/25 – completed in June
· Popsugar – 50/50 – completed in September


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker
· Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
· Silent Bite by David Rosenfelt
· Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly
· A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

READING UPDATES
· October 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (October 2020)
· October 2020 Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books and reading my monthly wrap-up for October. Happy Reading!

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

NetGalley & Edelweiss Shelves (October 2020)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

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I added two eARCs to my TBR this month – a new thriller by S.E. Lynes and the latest book in Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake series.


The Housewarming by S.E. Lynes

Publisher: Bookouture
Expected publication date: October 23, 2020
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: na

Everyone is going to the housewarming party.
All the same people who lived on the street the day Abi vanished…
Will her mother finally learn the truth?

Ava only left her daughter in the pushchair for five minutes. The buckle was fastened, and she was sure it was safe. But when she came downstairs, the door was open and Abi was gone – she walked down the road, past the Lovegoods’ house, and was never seen again.

A year later, the Lovegoods are planning their long-anticipated housewarming party. Ava doesn’t want to go. She can’t bear to look down that end of the road, to see the place where Abi vanished, and she doesn’t want to spend time with people who don’t share her grief. Her husband Matt persuades her: he’s worried about her. A night out might do her good.

But as her friends and neighbours chat, and the drink and gossip flows, Ava learns something new about the day she has re-lived a thousand times. A throwaway comment which could change everything.

Ava thought she knew every last detail of that day.

She’s about to find out she was wrong…


Heartbreak Bay by Rachel Caine

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Expected publication date: March 9, 2021
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: Stillhouse Lake #5

They’re hunting a killer so silent, so invisible, that his unspeakable crimes are the only proof he exists.

A car submerged in a remote pond. The bodies of two girls strapped into their seats. The mystery of their mother, vanished without a trace, leads Gwen Proctor and Kezia Claremont into dangerous territory.

On the surface, Gwen’s life is good—two children approaching adulthood, a committed partner, and a harrowing past dead and gone. But that past is attracting the attention of someone invisible…and unstoppable. Trouble’s just beginning. So is the body count in this backwoods Tennessee town.

As threats mount and Gwen’s hunted by an enemy who pulls all the strings, Kezia has her back. But working to solve these vicious and unreasonable crimes will expose them both to a killer they can’t for the life of them see coming.



STATS

NETGALLEY
Books To Read: 11
Books Approved: 215
Books Reviewed: 204
Feedback Ratio: 95%

EDELWEISS
Books To Read: 1
Books Approved: 65
Books Reviewed: 64
Feedback Ratio: 99%

Monthly TBR

October 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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Happy October!

I have four books on my TBR this month. I may participate in a reading challenge too, so that will add more books.

I hope you have a great reading month!



Silent Bite by David Rosenfelt

Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter can finally take a breath; he’s back on dry land after a family Caribbean cruise forced on him by his wife, Laurie, to get into the Christmas spirit. Of course the family’s first stop is to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that has always been Andy’s true passion.

But when Andy arrives, his partner, Willie Miller, needs his help. Willie’s old cellmate, Tony Birch, has been arrested for murder. Andy doesn’t necessarily believe in Tony, but Willie does. And Andy believes in Willie, which is why Andy decides to take the case.

Once again David Rosenfelt puts readers in the Christmas spirit in a tale that is equal parts mystery and holiday cheer.


Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.

A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY IS LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE

A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner’s husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it’s hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…


A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott

A murder and a missing book have Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues . . .

January isn’t the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she’s also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend’s house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children’s book The Secret Garden.

But Addie’s blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi—and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it’s up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous garden . . .


Murder is a Must by Marty Wingate

Determined to make the First Edition Library a success, Hayley Burke wasn’t expecting to have to solve an old friend’s murder in this all-new mystery from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke, curator of Lady Fowling’s collection of first edition mysteries, is settling into her position at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. She’s even made progress with Lady Fowling’s former secretary, the ornery Miss Woolgar. The women are busily preparing for an exhibition that will showcase Lady Fowling’s life and letters. Hayley knows the exhibition is a huge undertaking and decides, against her better judgement, to hire Oona Atherton, her former boss from the Jane Austen Centre to help with the planning.

Oona is known for being difficult, but all seems to be going swimmingly until she and Hayley uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition of MURDER MUST ADVERTISE signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors. Oona feels this book could be the focal point of the exhibition and becomes obsessed with finding it.

When they find clues that appear to point to the book being somewhere in the First Edition Library, Oona is certain she’s unraveled the mystery and texts Hayley the good news, but upon arriving back at Middlebank, Hayley finds her old boss dead at the bottom of the stairs. Did her discovery of the rare book get her killed or was it some angry shadow from her past? Hayley must read between the lines to catch a malicious murderer.

Monthly Wrap-Up

September 2020 Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-Up

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TOP 5 SEPTEMBER READS

1. Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker
2. The Guest List by Lucy Foley
3. The Search Party by Simon Lelic
4. This Secret Thing by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
5. The Body from the Past by Judi Lynn


BOOKS READ

· print – 5
· digital – 3
· audio – 2


READING CHALLENGES

MONTHLY CHALLENGES
No challenges this month.

YEARLY CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 25/25 – completed in June
· Popsugar – 50/50 – completed in September


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· Until I Find You by Rea Frey
· Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook
· Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron
· The Day I Disappeared by Brandi Reeds
· Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
· The Body from the Past by Judi Lynn

READING UPDATES
· September 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (September 2020)
· September 2020 Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

NetGalley & Edelweiss Shelves (September 2020)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

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I added five eARCs to my TBR this month. All of them are mysteries.


Murder is a Must by Marty Wingate

Publisher: Berkley
Expected publication date: October 6, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: First Edition Library Mystery #2

Determined to make the First Edition Library a success, Hayley Burke wasn’t expecting to have to solve an old friend’s murder in this all-new mystery from USA Today bestselling author Marty Wingate.

Hayley Burke, curator of Lady Fowling’s collection of first edition mysteries, is settling into her position at the First Edition Library in Middlebank House. She’s even made progress with Lady Fowling’s former secretary, the ornery Miss Woolgar. The women are busily preparing for an exhibition that will showcase Lady Fowling’s life and letters. Hayley knows the exhibition is a huge undertaking and decides, against her better judgement, to hire Oona Atherton, her former boss from the Jane Austen Centre to help with the planning.

Oona is known for being difficult, but all seems to be going swimmingly until she and Hayley uncover a one-page letter that alludes to a priceless edition of MURDER MUST ADVERTISE signed by several Golden Age of Mystery authors. Oona feels this book could be the focal point of the exhibition and becomes obsessed with finding it.

When they find clues that appear to point to the book being somewhere in the First Edition Library, Oona is certain she’s unraveled the mystery and texts Hayley the good news, but upon arriving back at Middlebank, Hayley finds her old boss dead at the bottom of the stairs. Did her discovery of the rare book get her killed or was it some angry shadow from her past? Hayley must read between the lines to catch a malicious murderer.


Silent Bite by David Rosenfelt

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Expected publication date: October 13, 2020
Genre: Mystery
Series: Andy Carpenter #22

Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever, Tara, are finding that all is not calm or bright in Silent Bite, the latest Christmas mystery in this heartwarming series from bestselling author David Rosenfelt.

Lawyer Andy Carpenter can finally take a breath; he’s back on dry land after a family Caribbean cruise forced on him by his wife, Laurie, to get into the Christmas spirit. Of course the family’s first stop is to the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization that has always been Andy’s true passion.

But when Andy arrives, his partner, Willie Miller, needs his help. Willie’s old cellmate, Tony Birch, has been arrested for murder. Andy doesn’t necessarily believe in Tony, but Willie does. And Andy believes in Willie, which is why Andy decides to take the case.

Once again David Rosenfelt puts readers in the Christmas spirit in a tale that is equal parts mystery and holiday cheer.


Bending the Paw by Diane Kelly

Publisher: St. Martin
Expected publication date: October 27, 2020
Genre: Mystery
Series: Paw Enforcement #9

Make way for the long paw of the law as police officer Megan Luz and her K-9 partner Brigit investigate a baffling new mystery in Bending the Paw, by Diane Kelly.

A MURDER WITHOUT A BODY IS LIKE A DOG WITHOUT A BONE

A bloodbath is a shocking new challenge for Megan and Brigit when Detective Audrey Jackson calls them to the scene of what could only be a brutal murder. But the one thing the nightmarish scene is missing is a victim. The frantic homeowner’s husband is gone, seemingly without a trace—and so is the money he was holding. Has a vicious killer committed what might just be the perfect crime?

Meanwhile, it’s hailing cats and dogs all over Fort Worth, and roofing contractors have descended on the city in droves. With plenty of damage and continuing storms, work delays are building up like so much runoff, but Megan is suspicious that one roofer may be a scam artist. Determined to leash every lawbreaker she and her K-9 partner find, Megan is building a case for prosecution, all while Brigit has her nose to the ground for a murderer…


Possession by Katie Lowe

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected publication date: January 26, 2021
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na

Katie Lowe’s Possession is a psychological thriller novel about a woman whose husband was murdered ten years ago, and the true crime podcast that digs up all the secrets from her past she’d tried to keep buried…


Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

Publisher: Minotaur Books
Expected publication date: March 2, 2021
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: na

In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days.

“They found the bodies on a Tuesday.”

So begins this twisty and breathtaking novel that traces the fate of the Pine family, a thriller that will both leave you on the edge of your seat and move you to tears.

After a late night of partying, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem far less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy makes headlines everywhere because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been thrust into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—was the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny was wrongfully convicted. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt holds a secret about his brother that he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is guilty of the crime.

When Matt returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings, he’s faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and memories he’d hoped to leave behind forever. Now, as the deaths in Mexico appear increasingly suspicious and connected to Danny’s case, Matt must unearth the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison—putting his own life in peril—and forcing him to confront his every last fear.

Told through multiple points-of-view and alternating between past and present, Alex Finlay’s Every Last Fear is not only a riveting thriller, it’s also a poignant story about a family managing heartbreak and tragedy, and living through a fame they never wanted.


STATS

NETGALLEY
Books To Read: 13
Books Approved: 213
Books Reviewed: 200
Feedback Ratio: 94%

EDELWEISS
Books To Read: 1
Books Approved: 65
Books Reviewed: 64
Feedback Ratio: 99%

Monthly TBR

September 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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Happy September!

I didn’t get much reading time in last month, so I’m keeping my TBR goals low until I get back into a regular reading routine. So, for September, I only have two books to read. That’s it. I have some others I would like to read if I have the time. I hope you have a great reading month!



ARCs

• Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker
• The Body from the Past by Judi Lynn

Monthly Wrap-Up

August 2020 Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-Up

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TOP 5 AUGUST READS

1. Until I Find You by Rea Frey
2. Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
3. Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
4. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
5. Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron


BOOKS READ

· print – 2
· digital – 9
· audio – 0


READING CHALLENGES

MONTHLY CHALLENGES
No challenges this month.

YEARLY CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 25/25 – completed in June
· Popsugar – 49/50


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
· We’re Going on a Goon Hunt by Michael Rex
· The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell
· The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

READING UPDATES
· August 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (August 2020)
· August 2020 Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

NetGalley & Edelweiss Shelves (August 2020)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

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Over the last month, I’ve added three eARCs to my shelf.


A Page Marked for Murder by Lauren Elliott
Publisher: Kensington Books
Expected publication date: October 27, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Beyond the Page Bookstore #5

A murder and a missing book have Addie Greyborne running around her Massachusetts town trying to read the clues…

January isn’t the season for the seaside, but the big Fire and Ice festival is keeping bookstore owner Addie busy. Amid the plans for a fireworks display and an ice-carving competition, she’s also dog sitting for a friend in the hospital. When Addie goes to her friend’s house to gather supplies, she notices an interesting item on the nightstand which belongs to her shop assistant, Paige: a very valuable copy of the beloved children’s book The Secret Garden.

But Addie’s blood runs cold when she finds something else: a dead body behind the bakery next door to her shop. Martha, the bakery owner, has no alibi—and has been seen in a heated argument with the victim. And the next thing Addie knows, that first edition has gone missing. Is there a connection between the body and the treasured tome? If there is, it’s up to Addie to find a killer with a motive as hidden as Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous garden…


Black Coral by Andrew Mayne
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Expected publication date: February 16, 2021
Genre: Mystery
Series: Underwater Investigation Unit #2

For a police diver in Florida, solving a cold-case mystery brings a serial killer out of hiding in a deep, dark thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Naturalist.

Sloan McPherson and the Underwater Investigation Unit have discovered a van at the bottom of a murky Florida pond. Sealed inside the watery tomb are the bodies of four teenagers who disappeared thirty years ago after leaving a rock concert. To authorities, it looks like a tragic accident. To Sloan, it looks like murder. Every piece of evidence is starting to connect to a string of cold case vanishings throughout Florida. Clue by clue, Sloan navigates the warm, dark waters where natural predators feed, knowing that the most dangerous one is still above the surface—nesting and dormant.

But when a fresh young kill is found in the Everglades, Sloan fears that her investigation has reawakened a monster. How can she catch someone who’s a genius at hiding in plain sight? By acting as prey. The dangerous gambit is working—only too well. She’s being lured into a deception of the madman’s own design. Has Sloan set a trap for a serial killer? Or has he set one for her?


Beyond the Headlines by R.G. Belsky
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Expected publication date: May 4, 2021
Genre: Mystery
Series: Clare Carlson #4

She was a mega-celebrity—he was a billionaire businessman—now he’s dead—she’s in jail
Laurie Bateman was living the American dream. Since her arrival as an infant in the U.S. after the fall of Saigon, the pretty Vietnamese girl had gone on to become a supermodel, a successful actress, and, finally, the wife of one of the country’s top corporate dealmakers. That dream has now turned into a nightmare when she is arrested for the murder of her wealthy husband. New York City TV journalist Clare Carlson does an emotional jailhouse interview in which Bateman proclaims her innocence—and becomes a cause celebre for women’s rights groups around the country. At first sympathetic, then increasingly suspicious of Laurie Bateman and her story, Clare delves into a baffling mystery which has roots extending back nearly fifty years to the height of the Vietnam War. Soon, there are more murders, more victims, and more questions as Clare struggles against dire evil forces to break the biggest story of her life.


STATS

NETGALLEY
Books To Read: 13
Books Approved: 208
Books Reviewed: 195
Feedback Ratio: 94%

EDELWEISS
Books To Read: 1
Books Approved: 65
Books Reviewed: 64
Feedback Ratio: 99%

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Happy August!

I’m keeping my reading goals low for August. I do have some ARCs to read, but that’s it. August should be a busy month. With school starting back up and our schedules changing, I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get done.



ARCs

• Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
• Until I Find You by Rea Frey
• Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
• The Day I Disappeared by Brandi Reeds
• Checked Out for Murder by Allison Brook
• Murder in the Bayou Boneyard by Ellen Byron