New Blog For 2022

After a lot of thought and consideration, I’ve decided to move my blogging life over to Blogger and start over fresh. New name, new branding, new accounts, new everything! It’s gonna be freakin’ fantastic and I am over the moon about my move. I have a ton of content already set up for the new year.

Please follow me to the new blog!

December 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

A quick, and a little early, wrap up for what I read for the month of December. It was a crazy month with running the kids around and holiday shenanigans, but what else is new around here?!

I read three books this month.
I listened to five books this month.

2021 Audiobook ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 58/25
Beat The Backlist 2021 ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 62/50
2021 Goodreads Yearly ChallengeGoodreads ~ 108/75
Finishing The Series ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 15/10
Netgalley/Edelweiss ChallengeBlog ~ 19/10
Read Christie 2021Blog ~ 6/12
What’s In A Name ChallengeBlog ~ 4/6

I gave every single one of these four stars on Goodreads, except Tempted (which I gave 2.5 rounded up to 3 stars). I enjoyed all these reads and recommend them to anyone who likes these genres *thriller, mystery and erotica*

I read 962 pages. I listened to books for 38.37 hours.

WWW Wednesday – December 29, 2021

The three W’s are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan to read next?

I am on a Kiersten Modglin kick, and I found this audiobook on Scribd so I went for it. I always jump in blind to her books now that I’m new to reading her work, and they NEVER disappoint. She is becoming one of my top authors of read.

Trying to squeeeeeeeze in one more wintery read before the year is over. Not on purpose, but the book was just pushed aside left and right… and I have really wanted to read it this year. Hopefully I can finish it before NYE.

These two was recommended to me and I found both audiobooks on Scribd. The Arrangement is my top book by Modglin and The Liar’s Wife was good, but not as good as her other books. Definitely recommend these both, and pretty much all her books to people who like twisty thrillers.

Nothing planned as I probably won’t get to any more books before the new year.

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

Review: The Reunion by Kiersten Modglin

Title: The Reunion
Author: Kiersten Modglin
Series: n/a
Publisher: Kiersten Modglin
Release Date: December 28, 2021
Rating: Four Stars

So like woah! I stayed up wayyyyyy to late two nights in a row to finish this book. I didn’t wanna stop reading it. The whole story sucked me in and made me feel like I was back in high school. The creepiness of Cait’s stalker around the hotel was spot on, I was definitely spooked, and very intrigued. You want to assume it is one person, then you change your view to think it was someone else…. then you think it’s the next person! It totally made me question everyone motives, and I like that. I did guess who it was, but only a paragraph before I actually read it. And it was a very good twist! This one is a definite must read of hers, and I will be telling everyone I know to get their hands on a copy!

From Goodreads: “Hotel Lilith holds terrible memories for Cait Du Bois.
The darkest night of her life happened within its walls.

Once, she vowed never to return to the place that reminds her of the horror she experienced. But when the hotel is chosen as the location for her high school reunion, Cait finds herself unable to resist the appeal of showing off her new life to the people who once made her existence miserable.

Cait is no stranger to being noticed in public, especially as a bestselling author with an enthusiastic fan base, but back at Hotel Lilith, she was once recognized for a completely different reason. With all eyes on her as she returns to the town she’s spent years running from, Cait finds it increasingly difficult to discern between her fans and foes.

Haunted by the memory of a night that torments her, she resolves to put the past behind her and move on.
No one knows the truth about what happened back then.
At least, that’s what she’s always believed.

Shortly after her arrival, strange things begin to occur. A mysterious package, strange calls, and frightening text messages seem to be just the beginning of the nightmare about to unfold.

Someone is determined to bring the truth to light. If they succeed, the life Cait has built based on secrets could come crashing down around her. And, if they want her to pay for what she’s done, her lies may be the least of her concerns.

Someone’s out for blood.”

Happy Publication Day to The Reunion!

Thanks to Kiersten Modglin for sending me yet another one of her books out of the goodness of her heart. I was not paid to asked to write a positive review, only an honest one. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Of The Month 2021 Challenge

I always forget that Book Of The Month has a yearly challenge (because you can only see it on the app and not on their website). I pulled some of my focus into it back in July and made a point to try to catch up with them till the end of the year. This was what I accomplished in five months!

Note: I had read other BOTM books on my TBR shelf this year, but I found out that books I bought in 2020 and 2021 are the only ones that count towards this years challenge.

I earned these cute socks for completing this challenge.
I love me some book socks!

Next year I am making sure I remember this challenge exists and work on completing it again. I’m so proud of myself for finishing this one!

The Sunday Post #42

Good morning readers! Hope everyone had a freakin’ great Christmas (if you celebrate). We had a great week this entire week, which makes me super happy! Today we’re on our way to visit my family in a different state for the holidays. A much needed getaway before the new year.

I did get a very good amount of reading/listening done, woohoo!!!!

Posts From Last Week:
Sunday Post #41
Mailbox Monday
WWW Wednesday

Mailbox Goodies: No book mail this week.

This is My Amazon Wishlist if you feel so inclined to send me something.

Library Haul: No books on my nightstand. I returned them all. Will start using the library again in the new year.

Next Week On The Blog: Working on some content!

Find me on Instagram and Bloglovin’

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

WWW Wednesday – December 22, 2021

The three W’s are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you plan to read next?

It’s the last month of the year. I am gonna read whatever book I want to get to before this year is over. December is usually random for me anyway. And with the way things have been around here, health wise, it definitely has been random, lol!

I went with a safe author of mine, James Patterson. I haven’t read Black Book series yet so I started it this month on audiobook (thanks to Libby from Ocean County Library). I also chose The Reunion by Kiersten Modglin, my third gift from her. Her books always rock out so I’m sure I will not be disappointed with this one.

These books should be finished before tonight is over.

The library is great! I borrowed Don’t Let Go in paperback but then decided to see if I could find the audiobook and I did. Another great listen of Harlan Coben’s books. If you’re into thriller books please read this one.

I found this erotic read for free and just went for it. I haven’t read many, if any, ménage books so I wanted to try it out. Paranormal books aren’t my thing, but this one was pretty alright in my book. Not sure I would continue with the series though.

I own both of these books, and want to read wintery books in the winter. I own paperback copies of both of these books so I want to prioritizing them as next. But I like my audiobooks! Gonna try my best.

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments!

Mailbox Monday – December 20, 2022

This is a post dedicated to when I get physical books in the mail.

I received three books in the mail last week. They’re all ARCs from Novel Suspects. Yes, there was a shipping delay on Fear No Evil (because it’s already been published), but that’s okay by me. I am super excited to get into all of these books!

Have you received anything worthwhile in the mail lately?

The Sunday Post #41

Good morning readers! It’s been nuts around here. My family caught the Covid probably right after Thanksgiving. We had to self quarantine for two weeks! And I just haven’t felt up to doing anything but laying in bed and watching TV.

But now we’re all feeling better and getting back to life (well, on Tuesday lol!)

Posts From Last Week:

Mailbox Goodies: I will be posting about my book mail tomorrow morning.

This is My Amazon Wishlist if you feel so inclined to send me something.

Library Haul: No books on my nightstand. I returned them all.

Next Week On The Blog: Working on some content!

Find me on Instagram and Bloglovin’

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog. 

November 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

I honestly cannot believe I am writing up my November wrap up. It seems like this month went by so quickly. I know I didn’t read a whole lot thanks to a Disney vacation, a busy life and family visiting for the holidays… so it is what it is.
I did read two books this month.
I listened to four books this month.

2021 Audiobook ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 54/25
Beat The Backlist 2021 ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 56/50
2021 Goodreads Yearly ChallengeGoodreads ~ 99/75
Finishing The Series ChallengeBlog/Instagram ~ 15/10
Netgalley/Edelweiss ChallengeBlog ~ 19/10
Read Christie 2021Blog ~ 6/12
What’s In A Name ChallengeBlog ~ 4/6

I was given a copy of Widow Falls by Kiersten Modglin personally and I saved it to read in October. It was a weird book with a creepy vibe and I totally enjoyed it!

I signed up for Audible and listened to book 3 of The Aurora Cycle series Aurora’s End, which dropped on November 9. I listened to the first two book in the series so this was the only way I could listen to this one AND listen on release day. I gave this entire series five stars!

I listened to The Boy From The Woods, my first Harlan Coben book (he’s from New Jersey!) I was sucked into this story after two chapters and it was a wild ride. The next book in the series, The Match, comes out at the beginning of next year. Can’t wait to get my hands on that one!

I was approved for The Santa Suit this past summer, and ended up saving it for November for the HoHoHoRAT challenge. Super cute read for this time of year!

56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard is a book I own thanks to BOTM. But, I love me some audiobooks so I found this one on Hoopla (thanks OCL!). The narrator’s Irish accent is actually rather good – it’s not hard to understand at all, which sometimes happens with Irish accents. I really enjoyed this book and totally recommend it to people who love a good thriller!

I found this free erotic book called Looking For It by Allyson Lindt on Bookbub dot com. Since it was free I decided to try out the ménage troupe, and found out that the two men in the story are boyfriends and ehhhhh I didn’t care for that part. I gave this shorter story (only 114 pages) three stars on Goodreads but 2.5 on my Google sheet tracker.

I read 464 pages. I listened to books for 41.17 hours.

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