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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)

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#Top10of2018 Captivating Characters

Top 10 of 2018
Hosted by: KimberlyFaye Reads 


Today is day 3 of #top10of2018 and our topic is…

Captivating Characters

  1. Danny Riehl (A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher)
    A curious young boy with a heart of gold. He was one of my favourite characters of 2018.
  2. Elizabeth (The Lightkeeper’s Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol)
    An intelligent woman, devoted to her sister and willing to give a troubled teenage girl a chance.
  3. Charlie Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A hardworking man who dreamed of proving himself to his father. He created a bookshop that became a haven for many.
  4. Donna Barton (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    A devoted wife who stood by her husbands side during many struggles and persevered from devastation.
  5. Ryan Kelly (The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury)
    An out of work musician who steps up to help an old friend in need.
  6. Andreas (Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy)
    A Grecian taverna owner who opens his heart to a group of strangers during a time of tragedy in his small village.
  7. Timmy (The Shoe Box: A Christmas Story by Francine Rivers)
    A foster child who touches the hearts of many at Christmastime with the contents of his mysterious shoe box.
  8. Mercy Marwood (A Christmas Cracker by Trisha Ashley)
    An elderly woman with the spark of a child, who opens her home and cracker making factory to those in need. Including giving a second chance to former cons.
  9. Ellen DeGeneres (Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres)
    Not a character, but author and narrator for her own book. This woman never fails to bring a smile to my face.
  10. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs by Jaqueline Winspear)
    A highly intelligent and brave woman, making a career for herself as an investigator in post WWI Britain.
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#Top10of2018 Books I Wish I’d Made the Time to Read in 2018

Top 10 of 2018

Today is the first day of #Top10of2018 hosted by KimberlyFaye Reads and our topic is: 

Books I Wish I’d Made the Time to Read in 2018

  • Light a Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by JK Rowling
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Lights Out Liverpool by Maureen Lee
  • Come from Away by Genevieve Graham
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
  • An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
  • The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom 

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Monthly Wrap-up: November 2019

Total Books Read in November: 4

Total Books Read in 2018: 33
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The Enigma by T.C. Badcock
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Rating: 3.5/5

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Shattered (Alaskan Courage, #2) by Dani Pettrey 
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Suspense 
My Rating: 4/5

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The Shoe Box (A Christmas Story) by Francine Rivers 
Genre: Christian Fiction, Audio Book
My Rating: 4/5

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The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Christian Fiction
My 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: 0
Total Books Read from My Shelves: 2 
Total Library Books Read: 2

Formats Read


Physical Books: 2
eBooks: 1
Audio Books: 1

Currently Reading

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December TBR

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