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%

Monthly TBR

August 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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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

Monthly Wrap-Up

July 2020 Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-Up

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TOP 5 JULY READS

1. The End of Her by Shari Lapena
2. The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
3. If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin
4. All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
5. The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell


STATS

JULY BOOKS READ
· print – 8
· digital – 13
· audio – 3

YEARLY READING CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 25/25 – completed in June
· Popsugar – 47/50


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· The Dilemma by B.A. Paris
· The Request by David Bell
· The Girls Weekend by Jody Gehrman
· A Perfect Day by Sarah S. Brannen
· Hurry Home by Roz Nay
· Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
· Zero’s Journey Book 4 by D.J. Milky
· The Vacation by T.M. Logan
· Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
· He Started It by Samantha Downing
· His & Hers by Alice Feeney
· After Squidnight by Jonathan E. Fenske
· Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena
· The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 3)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 10)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 17)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 24)

BOOKISH UPDATES
· July 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (July 2020)
· July 2020 Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

NetGalley & Edelweiss Shelves (July 2020)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

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I want to cross a lot of books off my TBR, so I haven’t been requesting many new books this summer. There are so many books that look good, but I don’t have time to read them and catch up on reading books I already own. I know some of y’all understand this struggle! There were a few books I couldn’t pass up, so I’ve added four eARCs to my shelf since last month’s update.


Three Perfect Liars by Heidi Perks
Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected publication date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na


Don’t Look for Me by Wendy Walker
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected publication date: September 15, 2020
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: na


The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
Expected publication date: November 10, 2020
Genre: Mystery – Crime
Series: Inishowen Mysteries #3


The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Expected publication date: April 13, 2021
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Series: na


STATS

NETGALLEY
Books To Read: 13
Books Approved: 205
Books Reviewed: 192
Feedback Ratio: 94%

EDELWEISS
Books To Read: 3
Books Approved: 64
Books Reviewed: 61
Feedback Ratio: 95%

July 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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Happy July!

I haven’t been reading as much this summer, but I do have some books I want to read in July.



ARCs

• Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett
• The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell
• Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby
• His & Hers by Alice Feeney
• The Night Swim by Megan Goldin
• The End of Her by Shari Lapena
• The Vacation by T.M. Logan