Monday, November 2, 2020

Yule Holiday Reading List 2020

Yule Reading Challenge
November 1, 2020 - January 6, 2021

Welcome back to another year of the Yule Reading Challenge, here I attempt to read all the Yule/ Christmas books listed on my shelves and any ARCs I might have.  Last year I did this list and really enjoyed reading some of the books I owned.  This lead to me falling in love with a few new authors and adding them on to the TBR Pile but also made me aware of the awesome stories already sitting on the pile from those authors as well.

With another season on us I wanted to give myself plenty of time to really fall in love with these books, since I don't celebrate Thanksgiving I'm going to be going right from Halloween reads right into the Yule season.  If you would like to join in just share in the comments down below and we can work on motivating each other to clean up the TBR Pile just a little bit more.  To make this more fun, this year we are going to be doing some giveaways as well. More to be announced so be on the lookout!!

Now onto the books to be read:

Books From the Stockpile
  • Naughty or Nice by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Friends
  • A SEAL Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
  • A Bride For Christmas by Heather Graham and Friends
  • This Christmas by Jane Green and Friends
  • Under The Mistletoe by Stephanie Bond
  • The Secret Life of Mrs. Claus by Carly Alexander
  • Christmas on Mimosa Lane by Anna DeStefano
  • Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Three Days on Mimosa Lane Anna DeStefano
  • @Home For The Holidays by Meredith Efken
  • Jingle Bells Rock Anthology Lori Foster, Janelle Denison & More
  • Mistletoe Games Jaci Burton
  • Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley (re-Read)
  • Christmas Star by Roz Denny Fox
  • Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster
  • I'm Your Santa Anthology Lori Foster & Friends
  • Holiday Temptation Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon & K.M. Jackson
  • The Holiday Inn (Anthology)
  • Mistletoe & Molly by Janet Dailey
  • Santa in Montana
  • Searching For Santa
  • The Gift by Nora Roberts
  • First Impressions by Nora Roberts
  • Winter Nights (Anthology)
  • Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane
  • Secret Prince's Christmas Seduction by Carol Marinelli

ARCs That I Need To Read:

  • The Keepers Christmas In Salem Heather Graham 
  • A Last Chance Christmas by Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • A Christmas To Remember by Jill Shalvis and Friends
  • Christmas With The Seal by Tawny Weber 
  • Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter

Books I'm Adding on This Year ():
  • Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas by Soraya Lane
  • Secret Prince's Christmas Seduction by Carol Marinelli
  • It Must Be Christmas by Jennifer Crusie, Donna Alward & Mandy Baxter
Let me know if you have read any of these and should I move them to the top.  I'm sure I will find more in my kindle, but for now, these are the ones I would like to work on.  The goal isn't to add any more books to this list but to clean up the books that have been waiting all year for me to read them.

Any comments or questions please feel free to leave them down below, and I will see you tomorrow my loves.

Friday, October 2, 2020

2020 Spooky TBR

Hi my loves since it's October, I thought I would challenge myself to read from the paranormal bookshelf that I have been severely neglecting so far this year.  With so many choices I decided I didn't want to tie myself down to specific books because as we know the second I do that, I rebel and don't follow through so instead I have a few prompts that will aide me in picking a few good reads this month. 

There is also a Samhain WitchAthon taking place from October 24th to the 31st. Here are the prompts:
  •  Samhain is a time for honoring your ancestors... so once again, pick a book that features your heritage.
  •  This Sabbat is a time when the veil is thinnest, pick a book that features communing with the dead... (ghosts or mediumship or necromancy)
  • We are heading into the darkest part of the year... Pick a book that promises to be dark & twisted.
  • Witches often make offerings to spirit guides or gods... Pick a book that involves a pantheon of deities!
  • Dancing round the bonfire is a Samhain tradition... pick a book that has fire on the cover.
  • Many celebrate the Sabbat as Halloween and dress up, post a picture of your costume and tag the readathon!
  • Read Group book Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ( I won't be doing this as I'm reading only books I own) 
You can follow along on twitter with the hashtag #WitchAThon and the live show after the readathon is on November 1st at 6pm CST

Spooky Reads for the Season:
  • L.A. Banks 
  • Heather Graham & the Krewe of Hunters series
  • Gena Showalter
  • Nalini Singh
  • Maggie Shayne ( non ebooks only) 
  • Shiloh Walker
  • Katie MacAlister
  • Jennifer L Armentrout
  • Holly Black
  • Lilith Saintcrow
  • Natasha Preston
  • Christine Feehan
  • Alice Hoffman
  • The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
  • The Witches by Roal Dahl 
  • Fifth Grave by Darynda Jones
  • A Little Night Magic
  • Thornjack (re-read) by Katherine Harbour
  • Briar Queen by Katherine Harbour
  • Nettle King by Katherine Harbour
  • Julie Kagawa
  • Rin Chupeco
These are just a few of the books and authors I want to check in on. Let me know what spooky books are on your list this month. If you would like to buddy read let me know. 

May your reading be hauntingly awesome this month my loves

Thursday, July 2, 2020

2020 Jennifer In July Challenge

Hi my loves

This is going to be my second year of doing this spin on the Jennifer in July reading challenge I give myself every year. Instead of reading just Jennifer L Armentrout I will be reading all the Jennifers/ Jens/ Jenna/ or variety of that name on my shelves. It's pretty extensive as well I can't wait to dive in. I have a varied list of books from several sub-genres of Romance and I'm so excited.

Last Year's Stats
Physical TBR: 31 
Ebook TBR: 7
Total To Read: 38
Completed in 2019: 8

Completed in 2020:
Physical TBR: 24
Ebook TBR: 5
To Be Read: 29

Jennifer L Armentrout ( All the Series Starters)
  • Midnight and Sins 
  • The Darkest Star
  • The Return
  • White Hot Kiss
  • Stone Cold Touch
  • LUX
Jennifer  Lynn Barnes:
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Trial By Fire (A Raised by Wolves Novel)
Jennifer Bernard
  • The Fireman Who Love Me (Book 1)
  • Hot For Fireman (Book 2)
Jenna Black
  • Glimmerglass
Jennifer Brown
  • Torn Away (ARC)
  • Thousand Words
Jennifer Cruise:
  • Agnes and the Hitman
  • Faking It
Jennifer Donnelly
  • Deep Blue
  • Rogue Wave
  • These Shallow Graves (Physical ARC)
Jennifer Greene
  • Where Is He Now??
  • Blame It on Paris
Jennifer  Haymore
  • The Rogue's Proposal (ARC)
Jennifer Holm
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish (ARC)
Jennifer Mathieu
  • The Truth About Alice (ARC)
Mary Jennifer Payne
  • Since You've Been Gone (ARC)
Jennifer Probst:
  • Searching for Always
  • Searching for Disaster
Jennifer E Smith
  • The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight
  • The Geography of Me & You (ARC)
  • Hello Goodbye and Everything in Between (Physical ARC)
Motivation: Every 5 books from the physical stack that I read I earn 1 (one) new book from my wishlist of books I have.  Goal 7 new books. 

2019 Books Read:  8          Books Earned from Wishlist: 1
2020 Books Read:      Books Earned From Wishlist:

Would you like to participate with me?? Share what your list looks like and we can motivate each other on twitter, facebook or instagram.

Happy Reading my loves,