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Monthly Wrap Up [May in Review]

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It’s been a lousy month of reading. I hate to say it but I’m kind of in a reading slump. I only finished one book in May and the 3 books I’m currently reading are taking me forever to get through! I’m hoping to finish the three I’m currently reading and then find something that will grab my reading attention again 🙂 Any suggestions while I’m talking about it?

Books Read in May:

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Books I am Currently Reading:

Reviews Posted in May:

From the Start by Melissa Tagg

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Other Blog Posts Posted in May:

Monthly Wrap Up [April in Review]

Books to Read in June:

I’m not going to limit myself for June – my goal right now is to just finish the three I’m reading. Wish me luck!

What books did you read in May?

What books do you want to read in June?

What do you do to get out of a reading slump?

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Monthly Wrap-Up [April in Review]

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Books Read in April:

Books I Am Currently Reading:

Reviews Posted in April:

An Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

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Truth Be Told by Carol Cox

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Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg

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Other Blog Posts Posted in April:

Monthly Wrap-Up [March in Review]

Books to Read in May:

There are the top two books I’m hoping to read in May. I haven’t had a lot of time to read lately so I don’t want to overwhelm myself with goals. These both look so good and I’m really looking forward to reading them!

What is your favorite book you read in April?

What book are you looking forward to reading in May?

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Monthly Wrap-Up [March in Review]

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Books Read in March:

Books I am Currently Reading:

Reviews Posted in March:

Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell

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Tears of the Sea by MaryLu Tyndall

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How to Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

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Other Blog Posts Posted in March:

Monthly Wrap-Up [February in Review]

Reading Goals for April:

Read 5-8 books

Post 3-5 Reviews

Books to Read in April:

Obviously I want to read more than the three listed here but these are the ones I know for sure I want to read. The rest is a mystery that you’ll find out at the end of April. Looking forward to more great reading in April! Now if only I would get more motivation to post all these reviews for all these books I’m reading…

What did you read in March?

What books are you hoping to read in April?

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Monthly Wrap-Up [February in Review]

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Another month filled with great reads! Here’s what I read in February!

Books Read in February:

A Lady of Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd

Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer

A Moment in Time by Tracie Peterson

Lizzy & Jane by Katherine Reay

Playing By Heart by Anne Mateer

Like a Flower in Bloom by Siri Mitchell

Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Books I am Currently Reading:

Reviews Posted in February:

Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay

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The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

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Other Blog Posts Posted in February:

Monthly Wrap-Up: January in Review

Reading Goals for March:

Finish Rapture of the Deep and How to Catch a Prince

Read 4-5 Books

Post 3-4 Book Reviews

Books to Read in March:

I’m disappointed that I didn’t post very many book reviews or posts this month. I’ve just been really busy and with a computer that is very temperamental, it’s hard to make it behave long enough to write reviews and posts on my blog. It’s my goal to catch up on all my reviews within the next couple months and then start posting them on a regular basis.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I read in February. Check back soon for more Book Lovin’!

What did you read in February?

What books are you hoping to read in March?

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Monthly Wrap-Up [January in Review]

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It’s a new year and so I’m bringing “Monthly Wrap-Up” back! Monthly Wrap-Up is where I share with you what books I read throughout the month, list what books I’m currently reading and also list what books I’m hoping to read the next month. I will also post links to all my reviews and other blog posts I’ve posted throughout the month in case you missed anything.

Books Read in January:

 

The Vow by Jody Hedlund

This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof

Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

Truth Be Told by Carol Cox

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 

Reviews for several of these books will be posted over the next couple months. However, click on Unending Devotion to be directed to my review of Unending Devotion.

Books I’m Currently Reading:

 

Reviews Posted in January:

Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund

The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck

Other Blog Posts Posted in January:

2014 Favorite Reads

Reading Goals for 2015

Reading Goals for February:

Finish Lizzy & Jane and A Moment in Time

Read 4-5 Books

Post 4 Book Reviews

Check back soon!

Book to Read in February:

 

How many books did you read in January?

What books did you read in January?

What books are you hoping to read in February?

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January Monthly Wrap-Up

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Once again, it’s about a week late. I’m really not trying to make a habit of this.

For January, my goals were to read/start/finish 6 books.

Here are the books that I completed:

 

 

At the end of January, I was currently reading:

 

I did not actually finish Born of Persuasion because it was not holding my interest like I hoped.

My favorite read this month was:

The Dancing Master

by

Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen never disappoints. This was not my favorite of her books, but it was wonderful nonetheless. Review coming soon!

Reviews Posted in January:

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman

February Goals
[ ] Start/Read/Finish 5 Books

[ ] Post 3 reviews

[ ] Post a non-review type post on my blog (ex. “What I’m Reading” Wednesday)

Here are some books I would like to read:

 

 

Fifth book undecided. It will be something on my Kindle but I haven’t decided yet 🙂

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December Monthly Wrap-Up

I know, this is a week late. But I can’t just skip over it. It’s been a crazy first week of the year but wonderful none-the-less. So without further ado, here’s December in review:

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My Goal was to Finish/Start/Read 7 Books. I was able to finish 8 books this month!

Here’s what I read this month:

 

 

 

 

My favorite read this month:

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

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Swept to Sea by Heather Manning

 

Reviews Posted in December:

Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love

Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar

Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz

Goals for January:

Read 5-6 books.

Here are some examples of the books I would like to start/read/finish:

 

 

 

Most looking forward to:

The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

I have loved all of Julie Klassen’s books and I’m sure this will not disappoint 🙂

Thanks for reading my December Monthly Wrap-Up! What did you read in December? What are you looking forward to reading in January?

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2013 – That’s a Wrap

2013 has been quite a year for reading! In January, I started my blog, which opened up a whole new world for reading as I started to review books in exchange for free copies of books. Who doesn’t love free books? So now that 2013 is just about over and the new year is about to begin, let’s do a review of what’s happened in my reading life for the year of 2013.

Reading Goal: Read 120 books

Books Read: 137

If you would like to see a list of all the books I read in the year 2013, please visit my “Read-in-2013” shelf on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3676962-leah?shelf=read-in-2013

Favorite Reads of 2013:

The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Unending Devotion by Jody Hedlund

The Cadence of Grace series by Joanne Bischof

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

Surrender to Destiny series by MaryLu Tyndall

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz

Favorite Series: The Cadence of Grace by Joanne Bischof & Surrender to Destiny by MaryLu Tyndall

Favorite New Author: Joanne Bischof

How Many Books Did I Re-Read: 32

Favorite Re-Read of 2013: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Love’s Reckoning

Thanks for taking time to see my review of 2013. How many books did you read this year? Did you reach your reading goal? What are some of your favorite books you reading 2013? Please leave me a comment and let me know some of your thoughts about your reading for 2013!

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November Monthly Wrap-Up

Is November really over? Here and gone.

Here’s November in review:

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Here’s what I read this month:

Glamorous Illusions (Grand Tour Series, #1) Grave Consequences (Grand Tour Series, #2)

Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Dear Mr. Knightley

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

My favorite read this month was:

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is a book I will never get tired of. It is in my top favorite books and I have already read it numerous times. I read these books again in anticipation for the movie. I am really glad I was able to read it before the new movie. I love it very much and can’t wait to read it again!

Reviews I posted this month:

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

Other posts posted this month:

MaryLu Tyndall Author Interview

Goals for December:

Finish reading:

Glittering Promises (Grand Tour Series, #3) Harvest of Gold (Harvest #2)

In addition to finishing these books, I would like to start/read/finish 5 other books. Here are some of the titles I wish to read:

Rush to the Altar Carolina Gold

The Dancing Master In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #4)

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier

Most looking forward to:

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

 Since I didn’t get to read this book last month, I am hoping to get to it this month!

I’m not setting the bar very high for this month but I know it’s going to be a crazy month with vacation/holidays/Christmas shopping. Plus, it’s discouraging not making your goals. So let’s set goals I can more than likely make 🙂

 

Thanks for reading my Monthly Wrap-Up: November in Review. What books did you read in November? What are you looking forward to reading in December?

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October Monthly Wrap Up

Well another month has flown by. Unfortunately, I definitely did not make my goals for this month. But that is because God blessed me with a full-time job. So while it is a bummer to not be able to read as much, I treasure the moments I do get to read.

So here’s October in review:

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Here is what I read this month:

Love's Reckoning (The Ballantyne Legacy, #1) Love in a Broken Vessel

Love's Awakening (The Ballantyne Legacy, #2) A Most Peculiar Circumstance (Ladies of Distinction, #2)

Harvest of Rubies (Harvest #1) A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction #3)

My favorite read this month was:

Love's Awakening (The Ballantyne Legacy, #2)

Love’s Awakening by Laura Frantz

Reviews I posted this month:

A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer

Made to Last by Melissa Tagg

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

Rosa’s Land by Gilbert Morris

The Quarryman’s Bride by Tracie Peterson

The Miner’s Lady by Tracie Peterson

The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

The Forgiven Duke by Jamie Carie

A Duke’s Promise by Jamie Carie

Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar

Goals for November:

I would like to finish reading these books that I am currently reading:

Glamorous Illusions (Grand Tour Series, #1) Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #4)

In addition to finishing these books, I would like to start/read/finish 10 other books. Here are some of the titles I wish to read:

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) Harvest of Gold (Harvest #2)

Grave Consequences (Grand Tour Series, #2) Glittering Promises (Grand Tour Series, #3)

My Stubborn Heart Dear Mr. Knightley

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier  The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

I’m reading The Hunger Games again in anticipation for the new movie, Catching Fire. I have, of course, already read these books 🙂

Most looking forward to:

Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier

Burning Sky by Lori Benton

I have heard AWESOME things about this book and I am really looking forward to it. All the reviews I’ve read are just raving about it and I’m excited to see what it’s like.

Thanks for taking the time to read my Monthly Wrap-Up: October in Review. What did you read in October? What are you hoping to read in November?

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