February 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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Happy February!

My TBR for this month is like last month… mostly ARCs and books on Kindle Unlimited. I’m also hoping to read a few books that I own. I haven’t requested many ARCs lately, so I’m starting to get caught up on my reading. As for KU, I’m planning to keep it for another couple of months, then cancel it and focus on other books.



ARCs

• Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
• Unfollow Me by Charlotte Duckworth
• The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica
• Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little
• Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough
• The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James


Kindle Unlimited

• The Poison Garden by A.J. Banner
• A Cold Trail by Robert Dugoni
• Silent Redemption by Ellen J. Green
• Scorched Grounds by Debbie Herbert


Owned Books

• Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine
• The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

January 2020 Wrap-Up

Monthly Wrap-Up

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TOP 5 JANUARY READS

1. The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler
2. Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
3. Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
4. Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne
5. When I Was You by Minka Kent


STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 4
· digital – 8
· audio – 14

YEARLY READING CHALLENGES
· Genre Bingo – 5/25
· Popsugar – 13/50

MONTHLY READING CHALLENGES
· Sight Reading – a challenge posted in a Goodreads group. There were 10 prompts. My goal was 5/10. Goal met!


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann
· A Good Man by Ani Katz
· Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
· The Other People by C.J. Tudor
· The Truants by Kate Weinberg
· The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler
· When I Was You by Minka Kent
· Last Day by Luanne Rice

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Most Anticipated Books for First Half of 2020
· Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 3)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 10)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 17)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 24)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 31)

BOOKISH UPDATES
· Reading Challenge: PopSugar 2020
· Reading Challenge: Genre Bingo 2020
· Reading Goals for 2020
· January 2020 TBR
· Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (January 2020)
· January 2020 Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Netgally & Edelweiss Shelves (January 2020)

Netgalley & Edelweiss Shelves

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I’m starting a new monthly post for my Netgalley and Edelweiss shelves. I use both sites regularly, so I always have new books to read. Both sites are great for requesting ARCs, though it can be a challenge to not overdo on the requests. Lately, I’ve been pretty good about keeping the number of ARCs to read at a manageable amount. That hasn’t always been the case.

Last year, I started reading books a week or so before they were scheduled for publication. That way, I could easily post a review close to the publication date. That system works well, and it ensures I have a decent TBR to work from each month. Prior to that, I reviewed books as I received them. For now, I’m sticking with reading and reviewing close to the publication date. There is one problem with that system though. I have books I really want to read sitting around for months before I get to them. So, I may end up going back to reviewing books as I receive them.


He Started It by Samantha Downing
Publisher: Berkley
Expected publication date: April 28, 2020
Genre: Psychological Thriller


The Body in the Apartment by Judi Lynn
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Expected publication date: March 17, 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery


STATS

NETGALLEY
Books To Read: 13
Books Approved (all time): 176
Books Reviewed (all time): 163
Feedback Ratio: 93%

EDELWEISS
Books To Read: 16
Books Approved (all time): 53
Books Reviewed (all time): 37
Feedback Ratio: 70%

January 2020 TBR

Monthly TBR

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to my first monthly TBR! This year I’m going to try and post monthly TBRs to keep up with my reading lists.

My TBR for this month in primarily ARCs and books on Kindle Unlimited. I’m also hoping to read a few books for reading challenges. I’m trying not to request/accept as many ARCs as I did last year, but I still have a fair amount to get through in the next few months. As for KU, I signed up again. I’m planning to only keep a subscription for a few months, then cancel it and focus on other books… like owned books.



ARCs

• How Quickly She Disappears by Raymond Fleischmann
• A Good Man by Ani Katz
• Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
• The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler
• The Other People by C.J. Tudor
• The Truants by Kate Weinberg


Kindle Unlimited

• All the Devils by Barry Eisler
• Dark Pattern by Andrew Mayne
• Raven Lane by Amber Cowie
• Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
• The Other Wife by Claire McGowan

December 2019 Recap

Monthly Recap

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TOP 5 DECEMBER READS

1. The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer
2. Rescued by David Rosenfelt
3. Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison
4. The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
5. Meet Me on Love Lane by Nina Bocci


STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 0
· digital – 7
· audio – 14

READING CHALLENGES
Completed all of my reading challenges for the year!
· Goodreads
· Audiobook
· Colors
· Genre Bingo
· Library Love
· Modern Mrs. Darcy
· Netgalley & Edelweiss
· Popsugar
· Read Harder


ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEWS
· Enforcing the Paw by Diane Kelly
· Paw of the Jungle by Diane Kelly
· The Last Affair by Margot Hunt
· Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra
· Reputation by Sara Shepard
· In the Dark by Loreth Anne White
· Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay
· Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
· The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
· Meet Me on Love Lane by Nina Bocci
· The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer
· Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison
· I Choose You by Gayle Curtis

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov 30 – Dec 6)
·
Weekly Wrap-Up (Dec 7 – Dec 13)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Dec 14 – Dec 20)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Dec 21 – Dec 27)


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

November 2019 Reading Recap

Monthly Recap

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NOVEMBER 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 4
· ebooks – 12
· audiobooks – 7

READING CHALLENGES
Completed all of my reading challenges for the year!
· Goodreads
· Audiobook
· Colors
· Genre Bingo
· Library Love
· Modern Mrs. Darcy
· Netgalley & Edelweiss
· Popsugar
· Read Harder


TOP 5 NOVEMBER READS

1. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
2. In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson
3. In the Dark by Loreth Anne White
4. The Last Affair by Margot Hunt
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver


NOVEMBER 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· Under Lying by Janelle Harris
· Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher
· Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima
· In Her Eyes by Sarah Alderson

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Autumn Vibes

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov 2 – Nov 8)
·
Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov 9 – Nov 15)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov 16 – Nov 22)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov 23 – Nov 29)


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✗1. Read more print books that I own. – I didn’t read any books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges.
✗4. Finish more book series. – I didn’t finish any series this month.
✗5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I haven’t been posting much this month, but hope to get back to blogging soon.


Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

October 2019 Reading Recap

Monthly Recap

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OCTOBER 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 9
· ebooks – 11
· audiobooks – 24

READING CHALLENGES
Completed all of my reading challenges for the year!
· Goodreads
· Audiobook
· Colors
· Genre Bingo
· Library Love
· Modern Mrs. Darcy
· Netgalley & Edelweiss
· Popsugar
· Read Harder


TOP 5 OCTOBER READS

1. The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni
2. The Chain by Adrian McKinty
3. A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
4. Lock Me In by Kate Simants
5. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell


OCTOBER 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
· Lock Me In by Kate Simants
· The Bodies in the Library by Marty Wingate
· The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
· The Chain by Adrian McKinty
· The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
· Passport to Death by Yigal Zur
· A Nearly Normal Family by M.T. Edvardsson
· The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Book Titles with Numbers
· Character Traits I Love
· Extraordinary Book Titles
· Books I’d Give Different Titles To
· Horror Books TBR

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Sep 28 – Oct 4)
·
Weekly Wrap-Up (Oct 5 – Oct 11)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Oct 12 – Oct 18)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Oct 19 – Oct 25)


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✓1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 1 book I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – Met my yearly goal this month!
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I finished my reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up on 2 series this month.
✗5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I missed a few weekdays this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

September 2019 Reading Recap

Monthly Recap

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SEPTEMBER 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 14
· ebooks – 11
· audiobooks – 16

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 324/350 – Read/listened to 41 books this month.
· Audiobook 67/50 – Listened to 4 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 audiobooks in July 2019.
· Colors 18/18 – Completed in June 2019.
· Genre Bingo 24/24 – Completed in July 2019.
· Library Love 51/60 – Read/listened to 17 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 10/10 – Completed in May 2019.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 73/50 – Read 9 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 eARCS in July 2019.
· Popsugar 50/50 – Read/listened to 5 books this month. Completed in this month.
· Read Harder 19/24 – Listened to 3 books this month.


TOP 5 SEPTEMBER READS

1. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
2. The Sleepover by Carol Wyer
3. 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
4. Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
5. The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger


SEPTEMBER 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· Treacherous Strand by Andrea Carter
· Well Met by Jen DeLuca
· Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine
· The Sleepover by Carol Wyer
· 29 Seconds by T.M. Logan
· Fatal Cajun Festival by Ellen Byron
· Buried in the Stacks by Allison Brook
· The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger
· #Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
· The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
· Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak
· The Body in the Gravel by Judi Lynn
· Murder in the First Edition by Lauren Elliott
· The Need by Helen Phillips
· Clarets of Fire by Christine E. Blum
· Little Voices by Vanessa Lillie
· Drowning with Others by Linda Keir

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside of My Comfort Zone
· Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why
· Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading
· Books On My Fall 2019 TBR

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 31 – Sep 6)
·
Weekly Wrap-Up (Sep 7 – Sep 13)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Sep 14 – Sep 20)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Sep 21 – Sep 27)


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✓1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 4 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – On track. I read/listened to 41 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up on 7 series this month.
✓5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I posted every weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

August 2019 Reading Recap

Monthly Recap

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AUGUST 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 1
· ebooks – 15
· audiobooks – 13

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 283/350 – Read/listened to 29 books this month.
· Audiobook 63/50 – Listened to 5 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 audiobooks in July 2019.
· Colors 18/18 – Completed in June 2019.
· Genre Bingo 24/24 – Completed in July 2019.
· Library Love 34/60 – Read/listened to 7 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 10/10 – Completed in May 2019.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 64/50 – Read 13 books this month. Completed my goal of 50 eARCS in July 2019.
· Popsugar 45/50 – Listened to 1 book this month.
· Read Harder 16/24 – Listened to 1 book this month.


TOP 5 AUGUST READS

1. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
2. The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist
3. The Whisper Man by Alex North
4. Cold Woods by Karen Katchur
5. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty


AUGUST 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood
· Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey
· The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
· The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney
· The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
· The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
· The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
· The Body Lies by Jo Baker
· The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
· Cold Woods by Karen Katchur
· On the Corner of Love and Hate by Nina Bocci
· The Whisper Man by Alex North
· No Good Deed by James Swain
· The Passengers by John Marrs
· The Woman in the Park by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist
· Now You See Me by Chris McGeorge
· Here to Stay by Mark Edwards

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Favorite Vintage Classics (Red Spines) Covers
· Book Characters I’d Be Friends With
· Favorite Tropes
· Books That I Want in My Personal Library

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 27 – Aug 2)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 3 – Aug 9)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 10 – Aug 16)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 17 – Aug 23)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Aug 24 – Aug 30)


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✗1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 0 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – On track. I read/listened to 29 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up on 3 series this month.
✗5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I missed posting one weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

July 2019 Reading Recap

Monthly Recap

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JULY 2019 STATS

BOOKS READ
· print – 11
· ebooks – 14
· audiobooks – 12

READING CHALLENGES
· Goodreads 254/350 – Read/listened to 37 books this month.
· Audiobook 58/50 – Listened to 9 books this month. Completed in July 2019.
· Colors 18/18 – Completed in June 2019.
· Genre Bingo 24/24 – Listened to 1 book this month. Completed in July 2019.
· Library Love 27/60 – Read 7 books this month.
· Modern Mrs. Darcy 10/10 – Completed in May 2019.
· Netgalley & Edelweiss 51/50 – Read 11 books this month. Completed in July 2019.
· Popsugar 44/50 – Read/listened to 4 books this month.
· Read Harder 15/24 – Read 4 books this month.


TOP 5 JULY READS

1. The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
2. Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey
3. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
4. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
5. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham


JULY 2019 BLOG POSTS

BOOK REVIEWS
· Layover by David Bell
· Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
· I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
· The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
· Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham
· I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
· The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson
· The Favorite Daughter by Kaira Rouda
· Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
· The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan
· The Current by Tim Johnston
· Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
· Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
· A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell
· 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
· Recursion by Blake Crouch
· What You Did by Claire McGowan
· The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
· They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez
· Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

TOP TEN TUESDAYS
· Childhood Favorites
· Literary Character Names for Dogs
· Auto-Buy Authors
· Favorite Book Settings
· Upcoming ARCs on My TBR

WEEKLY WRAP-UPS
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jun 29 – Jul 5)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 6 – Jul 12)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 13 – Jul 19)
· Weekly Wrap-Up (Jul 20 – Jul 26)

OTHER
· 2019 Mid-Year Update


YEARLY GOALS UPDATE

✓1. Read more print books that I own. – I read 3 books I own this month.
✓2. Read 350 books this year. – On track. I read/listened to 37 books this month.
✓3. Participate in reading challenges. – I read/listened to books for multiple reading challenges this month.
✓4. Finish more book series. – I caught up/completed 3 series this month.
✓5. Post 5 days a week on the blog. – I posted every weekday this month.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!