Post by litskispeciality on Jan 3, 2023 14:49:19 GMT -5
Literally down to 8 or 9pm on NYE but I met my goal of 30 books! Hope to be as productive in 2023.
Finished: The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose - 3.5 - 4*'s it was really good for a free Kindle book Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli* - 3.5 - 4*'s so good, but so heavy (TW suicide) Husbands and Other Sharp Objects by Marilyn Simon Rothstein 3*'s - typical Kindle free book. A lot of body issues, and read more like a mom (of grown children) blog rather than a fictional novel.
Read: Things We Do In the Dark 3*'s - ugh, I went in with high hopes, but the second half really fizzled. Also very dark and graphic (TW dying in a fire, child abuse, graphic depiction of murder)
I only finished 4 books in December, which is low considering I was off for the last week of the year. They were all hard to rate on Goodreads, I ended up rounding up or down based on the overall rating.
3.5 Stars: Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
4.5 Stars: Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher Near the Bone by Christina Henry
I finished the year at 80/75 books. My original goal was 52 but I increased it a few times.
I read 22 books in 2022. I guess I should make 23 my goal for this year. I don't really set goals for reading. I already feel enough pressure from the library when I borrow an e-book. Seven days isn't long enough! In December I read: The Hate U Give - yes, I'm late to the party on that one. 4* One Shot (Jack Reacher) - 4* My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - 5*
Holiday Romance by Catherine Walsh 3.5* One Last Gift by Emily Stone 3.5* Twice in a Lifetime by Melissa Baron 3* Meet Me Under the Mistletoe by Jenny Bayliss 3* Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley 3* Yesterday's Fingerprints by Siena Sloane 3*
Barron's Second Chance by ST Moors 2.5* Forget Me Twice by Carina Taylor 2* Never Forget You by Fiona Lucas 2* Before I Do by Sophie Cousens 2* Merry Ex-Mas by Courtney Walsh 2* Leo by Mia Sheridan 2* Leo's Chance by Mia Sherida 2*