2019 – My Year in Books #BookBlog #BookReview

2019 YINB

Well, we are at the end of 2019! It has been a great year for reading and a great year for blogging!  I’ve had so much fun sharing my bookish thoughts with you this year and I am looking forward to 2020!

I have summarized my year in reading below and sorted the books by the ratings I gave them. Continue reading “2019 – My Year in Books #BookBlog #BookReview”

December 2019 Reading Wrap-up!  #bookblog #amreading #bookreview #wrapup

December wrap

Reading was slow in December… but that is okay. With the holidays and end of year work requirements and all of the shopping and wrapping and everything else that needs to get done, I am actually surprised I completed the reading I did!  Compared to last month, where I posted 26 reviews (WOW!) this month I only have 10.  But I think 10 is a good round number, don’t you?

Below you will find a summary of my December reading, upcoming books, and my reading stats for the year.

Click on the links to read my full reviews. Continue reading “December 2019 Reading Wrap-up!  #bookblog #amreading #bookreview #wrapup”

Husband Material by Emily Belden ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #BlogTour

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Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published: 30 December 2019 by HARLEQUIN – Graydon House Books
Page count: 304
My Format: free eArc via NetGalley/Publisher
Cover: Meh
Pacing: Good
Ending: Good
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: Buy Husband Material

My rating: ★★★★☆ Continue reading “Husband Material by Emily Belden ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #BlogTour”

Whistling Dick’s Christmas Stocking by O. Henry ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #ShortStory

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Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Classics, Short Story
Published:  December 1899 issue of McClure’s Magazine
Page count: varies depending on source; @30
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla; free online
Pacing: Good
Ending: Unexpected
Would I recommend it: Probably

My rating: ★★★☆☆ Continue reading “Whistling Dick’s Christmas Stocking by O. Henry ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #ShortStory”

The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog #ShortStory

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Primary Genre(s):
Fiction, Classic, Christmas, Parable
Published: 10 December 1905 (newspaper); 10 April 1906 (book)
Page count: varies depending on edition; ranges from 7 to 48.
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla; free online
Cover: Comforting
Pacing: Great
Ending: Perfect
Would I recommend it: Absolutely
Commission Link: Buy The Gift of the Magi

My rating: ★★★★★ Continue reading “The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog #ShortStory”

A Good Marriage by Stephen King ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Published: November 2010 by Scribner (originally as part of collection called Full Dark, No Stars)
Page count: 253
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla
Cover: Bloody
Pacing: Good
Ending: Good
Would I recommend it: Probably
Commission Link: Buy A Good Marriage

My rating: ★★★☆☆ Continue reading “A Good Marriage by Stephen King ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”