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Monday, August 7, 2017

Reading Challenges Check In

I’m a little late with this but I decided to do my check-in for my reading challenges. All I have to say is that if I knew then what I know now I would have chosen Historical Romance for the Pick Your Genre Challenge because I can’t seem to read much else!! Sheesh!


Goal Set in January: 45
Actual Books Read: 23
I’m not doing so bad with this one, there have been a lot of new-to-me authors and books that I’ve had the chance to try and quite a few more on my list. Most were hits, a few were misses but overall, this one has been the most fun.

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis - Review

Diffraction by Jess Anastasi - Review

Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas - Review

Perfect for You by Candis Terry - Review

When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath - Review



Make Me Beg by Rebecca Brooks - Review

The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels - Review

Holding Fire by April Hunt - Review

Hook: Exiles of the Realm by Adrienne Bell - Review

Troublemaker by Linda Howard - Review

A Study in Scoundrels by Christy Carlyle - Review

The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel van Dyken - Review

All I Want is You by Candace Havens - Review

The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor - Review

Marry in Haste by Anne Gracie - Review

Take Me Harder by Jackie Ashenden - Review

Kiss of the Irish by Lauren Hawkeye - Review

Slow Burn by Ripley Proserpina - Review

Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle - Review

About a Dog by Jenn McKinlay - Review

Claim & Protect by Rhenna Morgan - Review

Hard to Protect by Incy Black - Review

The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise - Review



Goal Set in January: 60
Books Read in August: 8
All I can say is that I’m glad I didn’t pick paranormal. I LOVE romantic suspense so I thought this would be easy but with my all time favorite rom suspense author done with her best series ever (Elle Kennedy I’m looking at you!), I’m a wee bit lost here. I’m heavily dependent on Katie Reus but… I’ve read all her rom suspense books already *cries*

Call to Honor by Tawny Weber - Review

Holding Fire by April Hunt - Review

Chain Reaction by Tara Wyatt - Review

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti - Review

Slow Burn by Ripley Proserpina - Review

Aces Wild by Emmy Curtis - Review

Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle - Review

Hard to Protect by Incy Black - Review



I’ve kind of let this one fall by the wayside but I did start off pretty good.

Katie Reus. I haven’t made much progress here because my library doesn’t have these books available.


Jill Shalvis. I started off like a racehorse with these but that’s because the prices were reduced, now they’re not and well I’ve got a budget. And there are A LOT of delicious books in this author’s backlist I want to get to soon.


Julie James. I made some good progress here, I need like two more books to catch up and I’m hoping for some kind of sale.


Lisa Kleypas. I totally won on this one. There were only two books I missed from The Ravenels series and I was lucky enough to get them when they were at a lower price. Yay me!

Cara Connelly. The Save the Date series has been on my kindle for a while. I read two books for separate blog tours and I really wanted to read more. I have three of the books unread and I need to get the first book so I can start. So it’s a matter of making time.

Tessa Dare. I hate to say this but this is not her best series. I have all three books in the series on my kindle and I’ve tried three times over the summer to read Romancing the Duke and for some reason it’s just not sticking the way her Spindle Cove series did. Even The Stud Club series was better. So this series is going onto the “Incomplete” list for another time.


So that’s my late as heck check in on my reading challenges.

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