Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 12 – Jan 18)

Weekly Wrap-Up

More reading done this week than last. My birthday was last weekend, and my wonderful husband got me a comfy reading chair for our home library.

Reading Chair

THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG

Mon, Jan 14 – Book Review: As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
Tue, Jan 15 – Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read in 2018
Wed, Jan 16 – Book Review: Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur
Thu, Jan 17 – Book Review: Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray
Fri, Jan 18 – Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 12 – Jan 18)

NEXT WEEK ON THE BLOG

Mon, Jan 21 – Book Review: The Suspect by Fiona Barton
Tue, Jan 22 – Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2018 but Didn’t Get To
Wed, Jan 23 – Book Review: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
Thu, Jan 24 – Book Review: The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone
Fri, Jan 25 – Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 19 – Jan 25)

BOOKS READ

Five books read this week – The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler, The Main Line Is Murder and Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray, Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw, and Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter. Lie Like a Rug was reviewed yesterday on the blog. Reviews to come for The Killer Collective, Murder at the Mill, and Pieces of Her.

The Killer Collective by Barry EislerThe Main Line is Murder by Donna Huston MurrayLie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray
Murder at the Mill by M. B. ShawPieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Five audiobooks listened to this week – Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle, Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King, Landline by Rainbow Rowell, and Dear John by Nicholas Sparks .

Latte Trouble by Cleo CoyleExit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. JohnstonThe Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
Landline by Rainbow RowellDear John by Nicholas Sparks

CURRENTLY READING

Currently reading three books – one print book (The Hunger by Alma Katsu), one ebook (The Suspect by Fiona Barton), and one audiobook (The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King).

The Hunger by Alma KatsuThe Suspect by Fiona BartonThe Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS ARCS RECEIVED

No ARCs received this week.

BOOKS PURCHASED

12 books purchased this week. One of my birthday gifts was a gift card to Half Price Books, so, of course, I spent it.

Books

BOOKS BORROWED

No books borrowed from the library this week.

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 5 – Jan 11)

Weekly Wrap-Up

Starting off the year with a steady stream of books. I’m in a bit of an unsettled mood, so I’m hopping from book to book and genre to genre. Nothing seems to be sticking, but I’m getting a lot checked off my TBR.

THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG

Mon, Jan 7 – Book Review: Looker by Laura Sims
Tue, Jan 8 – Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
Wed, Jan 9 – Book Review: Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal
Thu, Jan 10 – Book Review: The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene
Fri, Jan 11 – Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 5 – Jan 11)

NEXT WEEK ON THE BLOG

Mon, Jan 14 – Book Review: As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
Tue, Jan 15 – Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read in 2018
Wed, Jan 16 – Book Review: Death in Shangri-La by Vigal Zur
Thu, Jan 17 – Book Review: Lie Like a Rug by Donna Huston Murray
Fri, Jan 18 – Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 12 – Jan 18)

BOOKS READ

Two books read this week – Death in Shangri-La by Yigal Zur and The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff.

Death in Shangri-La by Yigal ZurThe Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Six audiobooks listened to this week – Dead Center, Play Dead, and New Tricks by David Rosenfelt, Song of Susannah by Stephen King, On What Grounds and Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle.

Dead Center by David RosenfeltPlay Dead by David RosenfeltNew Tricks by David Rosenfelt
Song of Susannah by Stephen KingOn What Grounds by Cleo CoyleThrough the Grinder by Cleo Coyle

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS ARCS RECEIVED

One book received this week via Netgalley – Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke.

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

BOOKS PURCHASED

Five books purchased this week – Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine, Find Her by Lisa Gardner, The Mother’s Promise by Sally Hepworth, Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica, and The Breakdown by B.A. Paris.

Books

BOOKS BORROWED

One book borrowed from the library this week – The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger.

The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (Dec 29 – Jan 4)

Weekly Wrap-Up

My first weekly wrap-up for 2019! I started off the year with a bang, meaning a trip to the library and an organized Kindle. Do I know how to party or what? And, yeah, I know one of my reading goals for the year is to read more books I own, but I couldn’t resist picking up some books when I went to the library this week.

THIS WEEK ON THE BLOG

Sat, Dec 29 – Book Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous
Sun, Dec 30 – 2019 Reading Challenges
Reading Challenge: Audiobook 2019
Reading Challenge: Colors 2019
Reading Challenge: Genre Bingo 2019
Reading Challenge: Goodreads 2019
Reading Challenge: Library Love 2019
Reading Challenge: Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019
Reading Challenge: Netgalley and Edelweiss 2019
Reading Challenge: PopSugar 2019
Reading Challenge: Read Harder 2019
Mon, Dec 31 – Reading Update: December 2018
2018 Reading Wrap-Up
Tue, Jan 1 – Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2018
Wed, Jan 2 – Reading Goals for 2019
Thu, Jan 3 – Book Review: She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

NEXT WEEK ON THE BLOG

Mon, Jan 7 – Book Review: Looker by Laura Sims
Tue, Jan 8 – Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019
Wed, Jan 9 – Book Review: Fireside Chat with a Grammar Nazi Serial Killer by Ryan Suvaal
Thu, Jan 10 – Book Review: The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene
Fri, Jan 11 – Weekly Wrap-Up (Jan 5 – Jan 11)

BOOKS READ

Three books read this week – The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene, As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney, and The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone. Reviews to come for all of them.

The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher GreeneAs Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn ChaneyThe Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Four audiobooks listened to this week – You by Caroline Kepnes, Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt, The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin, and Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King.

You by Caroline KepnesSudden Death by David RosenfeltThe American Heiress by Daisy GoodwinWolves of the Calla by Stephen King

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS ARCS RECEIVED

Four books received this month. Two books from Netgalley – The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth and The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor. Two books from Edelweiss – The Better Sister by Alafair Burke and Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson.

The Mother-In-Law by Sally HepworthThe Hiding Place by C.J. TudorThe Better Sister by Alafair BurkeBefore She Knew Him by Peter Swanson

BOOKS PURCHASED

Three books from Amazon. Two books received via Amazon’s First Reads this month – Blood for Blood by Victoria Selman and The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler. One free Kindle ebook – Broken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney was a free download.

Blood for Blood by Victoria SelmanThe Killer Collective by Barry EislerBroken Heart Attack by James J. Cudney

BOOKS BORROWED

Six books borrowed from the library this week – Murder at the Mill by M.B. Shaw, The Hunger by Alma Katsu, Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter, The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, and Only Child by Rhiannon Navin, .

Stack of library books and a glass of champagne

Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (December 28)

Weekly Wrap-Up

My last weekly wrap-up for 2018! Over the next several days I will be posting my monthly and yearly wrap-ups, plus my reading goals for next year.

BLOG POSTS

Dec 22 – Book Review: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell
Dec 23 – The Holiday Drinks Book Tag
Dec 24 – Book Review: Book Love by Debbie Tung
Dec 25 – Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope I Find Under My Christmas Tree This Morning
Dec 26 – Book Review: The Three Beths by Jeff Abbott
Dec 27 – Book Review: True Places by Sonja Yoerg

BOOKS READ

Two books read this week. I reviewed The Three Beths on Wednesday. Review to come for She Lies in Wait.

The Three Beths by Jeff AbbottShe Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Two audiobooks listened to this week – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I Let You Go.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanI Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

PURCHASED

Half Price Books had a sale this week. It’s so hard to pass up a good book sale… so I didn’t. Really, I only bought two books – Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi and another copy of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I now own ten copies of The Great Gatsby. I know, I really didn’t need another copy… but it was so pretty. As for Ignite Me, it’s part of a series I want to read next year.

RECEIVED

No books received this week.

BORROWED

No books borrowed this week.

To see more about what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (December 21)

Weekly Wrap-Up

BLOG POSTS

Dec 15 – Book Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Dec 16 – Naughty or Nice Book Tag
Dec 17 – Book Review: An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Dec 18 – Top Ten Tuesday: Winter 2018 TBR
Dec 19 – Book Review: My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren
Dec 20 – Book Review: The Mentalist Series by Kenechi Udogu

BOOKS READ

Two books read this week. I reviewed My Favorite Half-Night Stand on Wednesday and The Mentalist series, which includes Keepers, yesterday.

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina LaurenKeepers by Kenechi Udogu

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Four audiobooks listened to this week – The Alchemist, Fade Away, First Degree, and Still Life.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Fade Away by Harlan CobenFirst Degree by David RosenfeltStill Life by Louise Penny

CURRENTLY READING

I’m currently reading three books – A Simple Favor (book), True Places (ebook), and Bury the Lead (audiobook).

A Simple Favor by Darcey BellTrue Places by Sonja YoergBury the Lead by David Rosenfelt

PURCHASED

I’ve been pretty good about not buying many books lately, but this week I picked up some more for my home library. I went in a thrift shop and a used book store, and came home with a stack of books. No idea how these things happen. Anyway, some of these I have read (The Westing Game, Sense and Sensibility, In Cold Blood, and Ethan Frome) and some of these I haven’t read (The Big Over Easy, Goodbye to Berlin, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Damned, and People Who Knock on the Door)

Books

RECEIVED

One ARC received this week via Netgalley – Keeping Lucy.
One ARC received this week via Edelweiss – Call Me Evie.
My Amazon First Reads pick for this month was True Places.

Keeping Lucy by T. GreenwoodCall Me Evie by J.P. PomareTrue Places by Sonja Yoerg

BORROWED

Three books borrowed from the library this week – The Three Beths, A Simple Favor, and The Mansion.

A Simple Favor by Darcey BellThe Three Beths by Jeff AbbottThe Mansion by Ezekiel Boone

To see more about what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (December 14)

Weekly Wrap-Up

BLOG POSTS

Dec 8 – Book Review: Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott
Dec 9 – The Versatile Blogger Award
Dec 10 – Book Review: Watching You by Lisa Jewell
Dec 11 – Top Ten Tuesday: Worst Dystopian Worlds
Dec 12 – Book Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Dec 13 – Book Review: The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic

BOOKS READ

Three books read this week. I reviewed Vanishing Girls on Wednesday and The Liar’s Room yesterday. Review to come for Sentient.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver The Liar's Room by Simon LelicSentient by Kenechi Udogu

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Three audiobooks listened to this week – Camino Island, My Name is Lucy Barton, and Never Let Me Go.

Camino Island by John GrishamMy Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth StroutNever Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

CURRENTLY READING

Currently reading one book (Baby Teeth), one ebook (The Au Pair), and one audiobook (Behind Closed Doors).

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage The Au Pair by Emma Rous Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

RECEIVED

One ARC received this week via Netgalley – Dead as a Door Knocker.

Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly

BORROWED

Two books borrowed this week – Baby Teeth and My Favorite Half-Night Stand.

Baby Teeth by Zoje StageMy Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

To see more about what I’m reading, find me on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (December 7)

Weekly Wrap-Up

BLOG POSTS

Dec 1 – Reading Update: November 2018
Dec 2 – Bookish Traditions: Advent Countdown to Christmas
Dec 3 – Book Review: What You Hide by Natalie D. Richards
Dec 4 – Top Ten Tuesday: Cozy Mysteries on My TBR
Dec 5 – Book Review: The Dagger by Pam Anders
Dec 6 – Book Review: Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer

BOOKS READ

Two books read this week. I reviewed Last Lullaby yesterday. Review to come for Watching You.

Last Lullaby by Carol WyerWatching You by Lisa Jewell

BOOKS HEARD

Three audiobooks listened to this week – The Book Thief, Rogue Lawyer, and Turbo Twenty-Three.

The Book Thief by Markus ZusakRogue Lawyer by John GrishamTurbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

RECEIVED

One ARC received this week via Netgalley – And Then You Were Gone

And Then You Were Gone by R.J. Jacobs

BORROWED

No books borrowed this week.

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (November 30)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Nov 24 – Book Review: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
Nov 25 – Book Review: Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie
Nov 26 – Book Review: For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt
Nov 27 – Top Ten Tuesday: Platonic Relationships In Books
Nov 28 – Book Review: Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nov 29 – Book Review: A Bad, Bad Thing by Elena Forbes

BOOKS READ

Three books read this week. I reviewed Nine Perfect Strangers on Wednesday. Reviews to come in December for The Dagger and Aversion.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane MoriartyThe Dagger by Pam AndersAversion by Kenechi Udogu

BOOKS LISTENED TO

Two audiobooks listened to this week – The Redbreast and The Darkest Part of the Forest.

The Redbreast by Jo NesboThe Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

CURRENTLY READING

Currently reading one book, one ebook, and one audiobook – Give Me Your Hand, What You Hide, and The Glass Castle.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan AbbottWhat You Hide by Natalie D. RichardsThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

One ARC received this week – Lost Lullaby by Carol Wyer. It’s the second book in the Detective Natalie Ward series. I enjoyed the first book, The Birthday, so I was happy to receive this one.

Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

One book borrowed from the library this week – Give Me Your Hand.

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (November 23)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Nov 17 – Book Review: Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent
Nov 18 – Mystery Blogger Award
Nov 19 – Book Review: After Terra: Year 200 by Daniel Coldspring
Nov 20 – Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie
Nov 21 – Book Review: Guess Who by Chris McGeorge
Nov 22 – Give Thanks for All the Great Reads Book Tag

BOOKS READ

Three books read this week. I reviewed Guess Who on the blog this week. Reviews to come for All these Beautiful Strangers and Looker.

All these Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth KlehfothGuess Who by Chris McGeorgeLooker by Laura Sims

BOOKS LISTENED TO

I listened to three audiobooks this week – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, I Am Legend and Other Stories, and Between Shades of Gray.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyI am Legend by Richard MathesonBetween Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

No ARCs received this week.

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

One book borrowed from the library this week – Nine Perfect Strangers.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

OTHER BOOKS

One digital galley received from First to Read – The Liar’s Room.

The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week.
Happy Reading!

Weekly Wrap-Up (November 16)

Weekly Wrap-Up

ON THE BLOG

Nov 10 – Book Review: Bill Hodges Trilogy by Stephen King
Nov 11 – Book Review: The Line That Held Us by David Joy
Nov 12 – Book Review: The Last by Hanna Jameson
Nov 13 – Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Items/Merchandise I’d Like to Own
Nov 14 – Book Review: Camouflage by Ivy Keating and Scott Spotson
Nov 15 – Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

BOOKS READ

Two books read this week – After Terra: Year 200 and Lying in Wait. Reviews to come on the blog later this month for both of them.

After Terra: Year 200 by Daniel ColdspringLying in Wait by Liz Nugent

BOOKS LISTENED TO

I borrowed three audiobooks from the library via OverDrive – Waistcoats & Weaponry, Manners & Mutiny, and The Life We Bury. I’m trying to catch up on series that I started and never completed… Now I’ve finished the Finishing School series. A review of an Allen Eskens book on Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee got me curious to try a book by him, so I’m starting with The Life We Bury.

Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail CarrigerManners & Mutiny by Gail CarrigerThe Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

NETGALLEY & EDELWEISS eARCs RECEIVED

This week I got two ARCs – The Escape Room and The Suspect. The blurb for The Escape Room sounded good, so I got it on Netgalley. The Suspect was available on Edelweiss, and I wanted to read it since I enjoyed Fiona Barton’s other books.

The Escape Room by Megan GoldinThe Suspect by Fiona Barton

PURCHASED

No books purchased this week.

BORROWED

I borrowed three books from the library this week – All the Beautiful Strangers, Guess Who, and Lying in Wait. I had all of these on hold, so, of course, they all came in at the same time.

All the Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth KlehfothGuess Who by Chris McGeorgeLying in Wait by Liz Nugent

OTHER BOOKS

My Amazon First Reads pick for this month was Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie.

Rapid Falls by Amber Cowie

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. Thanks for stopping by Nightcap Books. Hope you have an awesome week.
Happy Reading!