Welcome to The Book Report where we run down everything that happened in the month and update you on challenges, giveaways, reviews and more!
I am heading out early for a trip to watch my daughter dance at Disney. One of my daughter’s quit dance last week, so I am down to just one kid doing this. Long story, but dance wasn’t the fit for her with the instructor.
Well, I am officially trained on booking Disney Vacations as a Travel Advisor. Most of my time this month as been training…throw in some 3 dance competitions and I haven’t had much time to review or read this month.
Good news! I am excited to welcome Lorna to our review team. Hopefully we can get her up and going in April/May. Be on the look out for her official welcome and her first review.
My Reading Breakdown: 1 NetGalleys (95%), 0 author/publisher requests, 1 kids book, 0 DNFs, 0 audios, 1 Kindle Unlimited, 4 purchased books.
The Series That Never Ends: 0/6
Bad Boys of Romance: 1/25
Literary Pickers: 3/25
Books ‘N Tunes: 2/25
Review Writing: 3/25
Reading Challenge: 12/135
Sophia Rose’s Update
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m wearing my green and will be enjoying a plate of corned beef and cabbage later. No green beer, sorry, guys! Though, I am helping my guy cheer on his green-wearing Michigan State Spartans in March Madness if that counts, too. LOL
I’m writing this one a little early to get it in before our intrepid Shari heads out on her much needed and well-earned family trip so my progress for the last few weeks of March will pile onto April.
Well, COYER Winter challenge is over. I comported myself rather well and got a ton of older books off the Kindle and my Audio Shelf. My goal was 30 and I hit 67. Woohoo!
My mid-March reading total was: 22 books
Book Breakdown: 6 Netgalley (97%), 10 author/publisher requests, 4 audio, 1 DNF, 1 library, 6 TBR pile, 8 new to me authors, 5 new series, 3 series finales, Romance sub-genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, LGBTQA, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi, and Historical Romance, POVs– 3rd person Omniscient and 1st Person, Settings: Congo, US, Ireland, Canada, England, India, Scotland, Another Planet
Reading Challenge Updates:
Unconventional Book Views’ New Release: 43/101 books
Delighted Reader’s Series that Never Ends: 2/12 books
Simply Angela’s Outlander: 0/2 books
Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Read all the Books: 15 books left
My Reader’s Block’s Mt. TBR: 43/75 books
Austenesque Lover’s TBR: 18/20 books
Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Blogger Shame: 2/6 books
Delighted Reader’s Books N Tunes: 16/50 books
Delighted Reader’s Literary Pickers: 83/100 books
Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Blog All About It 3/12 posts
Hot Listens and Caffeinated Reader’s Audiobook: 20/50 books
As Told By Tina’s Let’s Read Indie: 39/41 books
Addicted to Romance’s Oldie But a Goodie: 7/10 books
Angela’s Guilty Pleasures’ Library Love: 6/12 books
Under the Covers’ Romance Roundabout: 3/15 categories
Caffeinated Reader’s Take Control TBR: 6/20 books
Books That Stood Out:
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs, UF, for ongoing delivery of a strong series
Valor by Victoria Vane, HR, more than a nod to historical setting and great use of minimalism romance
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, YA Sci-Fi, sensational series finish
How was your March? Lucky with any reads? Do tell!
This Month’s Reviews
Did you miss a review? No fear! Here’s what we wrote about.
- [1 Mar] Chief's Mess by L.A. Witt ★★★★
- [2 Mar] The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Leigh Greenwood, Rosanne Bittner, Linda Broday, Margaret Brownley, Anna Schmidt ★★★½
- [3 Mar] Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle ★★★★
- [4 Mar] Old West Collection by Carla Kelly, Sarah A. Eden, Liz Adair, Heather B. Moore, Marsh Ward ★★★½
- [5 Mar] Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham ★★★★½
- [6 Mar] Edge of Darkness by Karen Rose ★★★★½
- [7 Mar] Every Deep Desire by Sharon Wray ★★½
- [8 Mar] Smoke Signals by Meredith Katz ★★★½
- [9 Mar] Virtue by Victoria Vane ★★★★½
- [10 Mar] Glory in Death by J.D. Robb ★★★★
- [11 Mar] The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown ★★★★
- [11 Mar] The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter ★★★★
- [12 Mar] Darkest Night by Tara Thomas ★★★
- [14 Mar] Angeli by Jody Wallace ★★★★
- [16 Mar] Storm Warrior by Dani Harper ★★★½
- [17 Mar] How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper ★★★★
- [18 Mar] City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare ★★★
- [21 Mar] Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson ★★★★
- [22 Mar] Shattered Fear by Tara Thomas ★★★★
- [22 Mar] Hidden Fate by Tara Thomas ★★½
- [22 Mar] Twisted End by Tara Thomas ★★★
- [23 Mar] Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
- [25 Mar] The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen ★★★★
- [26 Mar] Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs ★★★★½
- [27 Mar] A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes ★★★★
- [28 Mar] Valor by Victoria Vane ★★★★★
- [29 Mar] Blow Down by ★★★½
- [30 Mar] Veiled Enchantment by Deborah Blake ★★★★