AUGUST & SEPTEMBER Books & Blogging Round-Up

All the books in the featured image are what I read in reviewed in the past two months. But blogging does not make up my whole life, and there has been other stuff going on as well.

In the past couple of months we’ve done a lot here around the house, and in life.  I have been (art) painting more and listening to audio books when I am painting if it is feasible. I have actually even sold a couple of paintings. We’ve also been working on our never ending list of house projects. 

And, with the students we “community host” for a local liberal arts college coming back to town, we have had a welcome uptick in activity there as well. We now have three young ladies we consider family. These young women all attend a local liberal arts school and we are part of a program to help them feel at home in their new, probably temporary, community. They live on campus, we are just here for fun and as back-up. It’s a great program for us as we don’t have kids and could easily lose contact with the younger generation.

We also finished this year’s planned phase in our seemingly never ending porch project, installed two new windows on another porch, gotten our family room furniture reupholstered  and returned to us, and bought a new Range Rover. 

I know some of you readers manage all of this as well as jobs and children, and I admire it hugely – if you also find time to read it is a miracle. I must say, I am exhausted!  And, in the personal maelstrom I call life, I have blogged 41 reviews in 61 days,  with one guest post from Kerrigan Byrne for the debut of THE HIGHWAYMAN where she talks about the origins of Scotland yard and her character’s role in it, had one blog hop, 9 Saturdays (when I do not blog) and 9 SUNDAY POSTS wherein I recap the week before and schedule the week ahead.

Here are the books I both read AND reviewed these past two months! Titles link to reviews.

  1. THE VEIL , Devil’s Isle, #1 by Chloe Neill
  2. WICKED CHARMS, Lizzy & Diesel, by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
  3. A WEE MURDER IN MY SHOP, SCOTSHOP #1, FRAN STEWART
  4. FREE AGENT, Grimm Agency #1, JC Nelson
  5. WICKED WHITE , Wicked White #1, by Michelle A. Valentine
  6. THE BOURBON KINGS, by JR Ward
  7. ONLY A PROMISE, Survivors’ Club, by Mary Balogh
  8. RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles
  9. THE ART OF FIELDING, by Chad Harbach
  10. THE UNDERCOVER SCOUNDREL, Hope Diamond Trilogy 3, by Jessica Peterson
  11. MRS. SINCLAIR’S SUITCASE, by Louise Walters
  12. THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE by Amy E. Reichert
  13. THE ART OF SINNING by Sabrina Jeffries
  14. MAGIC BURNS, Kate Daniels 2, By Ilona Andrews
  15. WEIRD SISTERS, by Eleanor Brown
  16. SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, Out of Bounds #4, by Tracy Solhheim
  17. SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS The Perfect Gentlemen #1, by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
  18. THE LURE OF THE MOONFLOWER, Pink Carnation series Book 12, by Laura Willig
  19. THE VIRGIN, The White Years, by Tiffany Reisz
  20. FINAL LAP by Erin McCarthy
  21. KITTY SAVES THE WORLD, Kitty Norville 12 & final, by Carrie Vaughn
  22. ARMAGEDDON RULES, Grimm Agency 2, by J. C. Nelson
  23. SWEET AS SIN, Bad Habit 1, by JT Geissinger
  24. THE TAMING OF THE BILLIONAIRE, Billionaire & Bridesmaids 2, by Jessica Clare
  25. ALL WOUND UP, Play by Play #10, by Jaci Burton
  26. THE SOUND OF GLASS, by Karen White
  27. UNDER THE LIGHTS, Boys of Fall #1, by Shannon Stacey
  28. SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, Cedar Ridge 1, by Jill Shalvis
  29. A TRAIL THROUGH TIME , The Chrinicles of St. Mary’s #4, by Jodi Taylor
  30. FALL FROM INDIA PLACE, On Dublin St. #4, by Samantha Young
  31. INSIDER, Exodus End World Tour #1, by Olivia Cunning
  32. ALL I WANT, Animal Magnetism #7, by Jill Shalvis
  33. WHAT TO DO WITH A DUKE, Spinster House #1, by Sally MacKenzie
  34. PLAYING WITH FIRE, Hot in Chicago #2, by Kate Meader
  35. THUG NOTES, by  Sparky Sweets PhD.
  36. ABOUT A VAMPIRE, by Lynsay Sands
  37. HARD AS STEEL, A Hard Ink Novella, by Laura Kaye
  38. THE ROGUE YOU KNOW, Covent Garden Cubs #2, by Shana Galen
  39. THE STOLEN MACKENZIE BRIDE, The MacKenzies & MacBrides, by Jennifer Ashley
  40. ONLY A KISS, Survivors’ Club #8, by Mary Balogh
  41. THE SISTERS OF VERSAILLES, Mistresses of Versailles#1, by Sally Christie

YTD = 146

SUNDAY POSTS
8/2 JUST THE USUAL,

8/9 I’M A LITTLE DUSTY ,

8/16 PLENTY OF NOTHING ,

8/23 HOT & BOTHERED

8/30 ALMOST DONE ,

9/6 NEWS FROM THE FRONT (Porch),

9/13 NO OBLIGATIONS MONDAY! ,

9/20 NEW, NEW, NEW ,

9/27 I ROCK! ,

I make a new graphic for each review, and a new icon when it moves me. Those are visible at each review and each of my Sunday Posts.

I had four books I bought and listened to but did not review.  When I have a “waiting to be reviewed” pile-up I review stuff from publishers first. I will probably do those in a single post this coming month.