25 books read in March, 8 library, 9 KU, 2 ARCs from NetGalley and 6 books that I bought.
This was a weird month, as a quarter of the books I read, I actually owned. I don’t really buy books anymore, but late last year, Lucy Score had the Blue Moon box set on sale for, like, six bucks, so I picked it up. I got the Elle Kennedy book free during a kindle sale of some sort, and I bought a copy of Brilliance almost ten years ago, and re-read it this month for book club. So. Weird.
March was decent, quality wise. I enjoyed most of what I read, with only a couple ‘meh’ reads. I was…I don’t want to say disappointed, because that sounds judgy, but I still read mostly romance books, when one of the things I wanted to do this year was branch back out into other kinds of books I love, specifically Mystery/Thriller, of which I read one, and Urban Fantasy, of which I read zero.
The romance books are just so satisfying, with their happy endings. And they FLY by. It’s a little addictive.
Library Books I Read in December
Kindle Unlimited Books I Read in December.
NetGalley Early Releases
Stuff I Actually Own
The Paradox Hotel, Rob Hart
Checked Out, Reading Soon
- The Cartographers, Peng Shepherd
- Wild Wicked Things, Francesca May
- The Book of Cold Cases, Simone St. James
- None this month. Go me!
- Tell Me An Ending, Jo Harkin—Just couldn’t get into it
- Here’s To Us, Becky Albertalli—I really didn’t love the first book, and I kind of wanted to know how it ended so I skimmed through this one…but I didn’t really read it.
Favorite Library Book This Month
Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
Currently On Hold
I went through and removed the top eight books on last month’s list. They had all been sitting there for almost a year, so obviously I don’t want to read them all that badly. If they come up again, I will put them back on hold…but they were mocking me. 😂
I have also added the month that I put the book on hold, and I am going to try to cancel holds older than six months, unless there are extenuating circumstances. I need to learn to let go. 🙂
- Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie Cousins (Oct ‘21)
- A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske (Nov ‘21)
- The Storyteller, Dave Grohl (Nov ‘21)
- The Mother Next Door, Tara Laskowski (Nov ‘21)
- The Judge’s List, John Grisham (Nov ‘21)
- The Last Girl Ghosted, Lisa Unger (Nov ‘21)
- Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins (Nov 21)
- The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, Anne Ursu (Dec ‘21)
- Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo (Jan ‘22)
- The Ivory Key, Akshaya Raman (Jan ‘22)
- The Sorority Murder, Allison Brennan (Jan ‘22)
- A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham (Jan ‘22)
- The Maid, Nita Prose (Jan ‘22)
- The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Eva Jurczyk (Feb ‘22)
- Greenwich Park, Katherine Faulkner (Feb ‘22)
- Last House on the Street, Diane Chamberlain (Feb ‘22)
- Arsenic and Adobo, Mia P. Mandala (Feb ‘22)
- The Unsinkable Greta James, Jennifer E. Smith (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
- Tessa Ever After, Brighton Walsh (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
- On A Night Like This, Lindsey Kelk (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
- I Kissed Shara Wheeler, Casey McQuiston (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
- The Christmas Wedding Guest, Susan Mallory (Christmas Hold)
- The Christmas Bookshop, Jenny Colgan (Christmas Hold)
- One Christmas Wish, Brenda Jackson (Christmas Hold)
- Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist, Codi Hall (Christmas Hold)
As to where I am with my reading challenge, I have finished 61 books toward my goal of 175 books, which means that I am 18 books ahead of schedule.
So, that’s the current state of my virtual library pile. What do you have out from the library now?