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Monthly Wrap-up: June 2019

Total Books Read in June: 2
Total Books Read in 2019: 22

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Snow Fence Road
By: Phyllis Edgerly Ring
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
Rating: 3.5/5
NOTE: I was sent a copy of Snow Fence Road by the author Phyllis Edgerly Ring, in exchange for an honest review.

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At the Mountain’s Edge
By: Genevieve Graham

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Rating: 3/5
Note: I was sent a copy of At the Mountain’s Edge by Genevieve Graham, from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 2
Total Number of Fiction: 2
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 2
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 0
Total Library Books Read: 0

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 1
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 0

July TBR

From My TBR Jar

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Once again I didn’t finish either of my TBR Jar picks during the month of June so I am quite behind.

Sent for Review

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Monthly Wrap-up: May 2019

Total Books Read in May: 4
Total Books Read in 2019: 20

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Welcome to Moonlight Harbor
(Moonlight Harbor, #1)

By: Sheila Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Rating: 3/5

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Birds of a Feather
(Maisie Dobbs, #2)

By: Jacqueline Winspear
Genre: Audiobook, Historical Fiction, Mystery
Rating: 5/5

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Serious Moonlight
By: Jenn Bennett

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA Lit
Rating: 5/5
NOTE: I was sent a copy of Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett, from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Bungalow Mystery
(Nancy Drew, #3)

By: Carolyn Keene
Read By: Laura Linney
Genre: Mystery, Series, Middle Grade, Classics
Rating: 4/5

DNF

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I struggled to get into this book and at 200 pages in, I decided not to read any further. This was really disappointing for me as the previous book I read by Maeve Binchy I absolutely loved. Perhaps I went into Tara Road with my expectations set too high.

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 4
Total Number of Fiction: 4
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 1
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 0
Total Library Books Read: 3

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 1
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 0

June TBR

From My TBR Jar

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Because I DNF’d my TBR Jar selection for the month of May, I will be aiming to read 2 books from my shelf this month.

Sent for Review

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Currently Reading

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Monthly Wrap-up: April 2019

Total Books Read in March: 4

Total Book Read in 2019: 16

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Mending Fences
(The Deacon’s Family, #1)

By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction
Rating: 5/5
NOTE: I was sent a copy of Mending Fences (The Deacon’s Family, #1) by Suzanne Woods Fisher, from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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Random Passage
By: Bernice Morgan
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
NOTE: Random Passage was my TBR jar pick for the month of March. This is the third time I have read this book and enjoyed learning about life in a secluded Newfoundland out-port in the mid-1800s.

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California Girls
By Susan Mallery
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
Rating: 2.5/5
Note: I was sent a copy of California Girls by Susan Mallery, from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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Me Before You
By: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 4/5

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 4
Total Number of Fiction: 4
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 2
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 2
Total Library Books Read: 0

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 2
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 2

May TBR

From My TBR Jar

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Sent for Review

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Currently Reading

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Monthly Wrap-up: March 2019

Total Books Read in March: 4

Total Book Read in 2019: 12

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First and Then
By: Emma Mills
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3/5

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The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2)
By: Sarah Sundin

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance
Rating: 4/5
NOTE: I was sent a copy of The Sky Above Us (Sunrise at Normandy, #2) by Sarah Sundin, from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for a honest review.

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The Gilded Years
By: Karin Tanabe
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 5/5
NOTE: The Gilded Years was my TBR Jar Pick for February.

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To the Farthest Shores
By: Elizabeth Camden
Read By: Angela Brazil
Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Audio Book, Library Book, Libby App
Rating: 5/5

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 4
Total Number of Fiction: 4
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 1
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 1
Total Library Books Read: 2

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 1
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 1

Formats Read

Physical Books: 2
eBooks: 1
Audio Books: 1

April TBR

From My TBR Jar

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Sent for Review

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Currently Reading

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Monthly Wrap-up: February 2019

Total Books Read in February: 3
Total Books Read in 2019: 8

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The Sea Before Us (Sunrise at Normandy, Book 1)
By: Sarah Sundin

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance
Rating: 5/5
NOTE: This was my first 5 star read of 2019!
My Review

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Murder-A-Go-Go’s
Edited by: Holly West

Genre: Short Stories, Anthology, Mystery, Suspense
Rating: 3.5/5
NOTE: I was sent a copy of Murder-A-Go-Go’s edited by Holly West, from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Attachments
By: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 3
Total Number of Fiction: 3
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 0
Total Books Sent for Review: 1
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 1
Total Library Books Read: 1

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 1
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 0

Formats Read

Physical Books: 1
eBooks: 2
Audio Books: 0

March TBR

From My TBR Jar

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Because I didn’t get to it in February

Sent for Review

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Currently Reading

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Monthly Wrap-up: January 2019

Total Books Read in January: 5

Total Books Read in 2019: 5

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The World’s Best Jokes for Kids Volume II: Every Single One Illustrated
By: Swerling & Lazar

Genre: Childrens, Humor
Rating: 3/5

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Murder at the Flamingo (A Van Buren and Deluca Mystery, #1)
By: Rachel McMillan

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Series
Rating: 3/5
Note: I was sent a copy of Murder at the Flamingo from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The Years Before “Anne”
By: Francis W.P. Bolger

Genre: Non-fiction, Biography
Rating: 3.5/5
Quick Thoughts: I enjoyed this book about the early career of Lucy Maud Montgomery, more than I anticipated.

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Everything, Everything
By: Nicola Yoon

Genre: YA Lit
Rating: 4/5

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Murder in the City of Liberty
(Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery, #2)

By: Rachel McMillan

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Series
Rating: 3/5
Note: I was sent a copy of Murder in the City of Liberty from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Stats

Total Number of Books Read: 5
Total Number of Fiction: 3
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 2
Total Books Sent for Review: 2
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 2
Total Library Books Read: 1

Challenge Update

2019 New Release Challenge: 2
2019 TBR Jar Challenge: 1

Formats Read

Physical Books: 2
eBooks: 2
Audio Books: 1

February TBR

From my TBR Jar:

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Sent for Review:

Currently Reading

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Monthly Wrap-up: December 2018

Total Books Read in December: 8

Total Books Read in 2018: 41

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A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3/5

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A Lancaster County Christmas (Lancaster County Secrets) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction
Rating: 3.5/5

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Visions of Sugar Plums: A Stephanie Plum Holiday Novel (Stephanie Plum, #8.5) by Janet Evanovich
Genre: Audio Book, Mystery, Contemporary
Rating: 1/5

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Pretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1) by Sara Shepard
Genre: YA Lit, Mystery
Rating: 3/5
Quick Thoughts: Pretty Little Liars was a quick young adult novel that wasn’t exactly as suspenseful as I anticipated. Although I enjoyed it well enough, I found some parts to be somewhat lame. Still Sara Shepard set the stage for a mystery I am interested in uncovering.

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison
Genre: Young Adult Lit
Rating: 3/5
NOTE: This was a re-read.

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The World’s Best Jokes for Kids Volume I: Every Single One Illustrated
By: Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar

Genre: Childrens, Humour
Rating: 3/5
NOTE: Sent for review.

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The Tea House on Mulberry Street
By: Sharon Owens

Read by: Caroline Winterson
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Audio book
Rating: 3/5

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Summer Baby: A Novella (The Summer Series, Book 3)
By: Beth Labonte

Genre: Novella, Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 3/5

The Stats


Total Number of Books Read: 8
Total Number of Fiction: 7
Total Number of Non-Fiction: 1
Total Books Sent for Review: 1
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 3  
Total Library Books Read: 3

Formats Read


Physical Books: 2
eBooks: 3
Audio Books: 2 

January TBR

From my TBR Jar:

Follow me on Instagram @melissaleesredhousereviews to see the video I posted where I chose my January TBR jar book.

The Years Before Anne: The Early Career of Lucy Maud Montgomery, Author of Anne of Green Gables

I also plan to read:

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I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and wishing you a very happy new year.

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#Top10of2018 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

Top 10 of 2018

Today marks the final day for KimberlyFaye Reads Top 10 of 2018, event. Our last topic is.. 

Books I’m Looking Forward to In 2018

  1. Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  2. The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  4. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
  5. Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear
  6. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pan Jenoff
  7. Lies by T.M. Logan
  8. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  9. The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson

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#Top10of2018 The Best of the Best

Top 10 of 2018

Today on Top 10 of 2018, hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads, we are talking about our top 10 favourite books of the year.. 

The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy

Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston & Kelly Long

The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia, #1) by Janette Oke

Rumors (Luxe, #2) by Anna Godbersen

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

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#Top10of2018 OTP

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads

Today for #top10of2018, we are talking about our favourite couples from the books we’ve read this year. 

OTP 

  1. Simon and Blue (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli)
  2. Hannah and Stephen (An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long)
  3. Molly and Ryan (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  4. Charlie and Donna (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
  5. Mattie and Sol (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)