To Be or Not to Be…Read TBR Pile Vote November 2017

Posted November 24, 2017 by Sophia Rose in To Read or Not to Read / 26 Comments

Sophia's To Read or Not

Each month, I will post up a pair (or more) of books.  I would like you to vote on a choice.  Yes!  You will have the job of telling me what to read from my pile each month.  I welcome your vote no matter what reason you choose (frivolous, serious or otherwise) that particular book and do share your reason in the comments just because I’m nosy.  I will update everyone at the end of the month in my reading update and will of course share my thoughts on the book itself in my review.

This month I’m returning to that pile of won giveaways because I know there are some real gems there for me to discover.


Candidate #1

Reluctant Protector by Nana Malone
#1 Protectors
Paranormal Romance


Candidate #2

Wilde Nights in Paradise by Tonya Burrows
#1 Wilde Security
Romantic Suspense


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.


  • ah once again I confess that I don’t know because they’re completely new to me

    • LOL, guess I introduced you to a couple, Melliane. 🙂

  • The only author I have heard of is Tonya Burrows so that was my pick hehe and the cover is sexy.

    • I’m sliding them off the dusty pile at the back. 🙂 Oh yes, that is one eye-catching cover. 😉 Thanks, Renee!

  • Wild Nights. I used to read a lot of this type of book years ago and enjoyed them. Hope whatever you end up with you enjoy!

    • I’ve read one of her books before and loved it. Glad to know you enjoyed this type of book. I trust your picks. 🙂

  • LOL. No pressure.

  • I know nothing about either. I hope you enjoy whichever one you go with.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • LOL, I have read one of Tonya’s older books and liked it, but I haven’t tried any of Nana’s books yet. I’m making you all do the dirty work of picking for me. 🙂

  • Thanks, Geybie!

    Both blurbs grabbed my interest so I’ll probably be happy either way. 🙂

  • Both of these are new to me, so I’m going to judge by the covers! The winner will forever and always be ABSSSSSS in my book. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Happy reading, Sophia!

    Have a great weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • LOL, yes, I have been known to judge a book by it’s cover. Appreciate the vote, Alyssa!

      Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Ok – first of all I would like to thank you for adding two books to my tbr list. They book look so good! Based on cover alone, I would go for book 2. But I always like to back up my choices with the blurb. This time it panned out. LOL Happy reading! 🙂

    • Buahaha! Oh good. I thought you might want to snarl at me for adding to your pile, considering what type of post this is. LOL

      Oh yes, I’m a blurb type. I do love my covers, but it is the blurb that will be the bigger draw. Thanks, Angie!

  • I picked the first book. I want to know what is going on with that woman holding a gun!

  • I’ve not tried Malone. Looks good. I’ve read the Burrows. It’s good but she’s not one I read anymore. 🙁

    • I haven’t tried Malone, either. I’ve actually got three of hers on my Kindle (yep, I’m that person, LOL). Hmm, I get the feeling it’s not the writing on the second one. I know I made the decision to set aside a few author’s this year for other reasons than writing, is it for something like that?

      • Yup, sadly, something like that. Facebook has ruined a lot of things for me this past year. Ahh!

        • Umkay. Thanks! I’ll be doing some investigating. I’ve had it with certain things and feel its worth parting ways over for my peace of mind. Having differences of opinion is one thing, but I’ve found that the deciding factor has become mutual respect when there is a difference.
          Ah yes, good ol’ FB where some people just let it all hang out. I did a clearing out a while ago- some it was for not having any contact- but some it was for having too much of the wrong kind. LOL

          • Oh I hear ya. I had to do a lot of that. It wasn’t anything major just enough to tweak me. Had it not been for SO many going way over board I don’t know that it would have annoyed me so much. lol

            • Yeah, it has just gotten insane how a few people have boiled over and made it just blow up my feed. So yeah… self-preservation might have happened. Had to shut the flaming half baked knee jerk posts off before I turned into someone I wouldn’t even like and roared right back.

              • It’s good you know when you’ve had enough and need to step away before blowing up. I had to mute a handful of people because I do like them and want to be friends but if I kept seeing certain things I knew that wouldn’t be possible. So it’s best to let them rant and just not see it.

                • Yeah, the mute option is a godsend b/c then I don’t have to hurt someone’s feelings when they’re probably just frustrated and lashing out rather than the other types who only see their own opinion and get mean when you don’t share it. Or, like one, I let go who was fine with a few illegal activities like pirating books and arcs and thought I’d be totally down with that. Nope, not okay. There are other free sources and low price methods of getting books so stealing isn’t necessary.