Saturday, February 29, 2020


Today I would like to share my February wrap-up along with my TBR for March:

Completed Books:  60

Pages read: 19,680

YTD books read: 110
YTD pages read:  37,242

Pages per book:  328
Pages per day:  729



Quicksand (Eve Duncan, #8) by Iris Johansen The Lilac House (Lake Summers, #1) by Barbara Josselsohn The Sea Glass Cottage by RaeAnne Thayne Promised by Leah Garriott Summer on Moonlight Bay / Then There Was You by Hope Ramsay The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan Whisper Network by Chandler Baker Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date, #4) by Jasmine Guillory The Good Daughter (Good Daughter, #1) by Karin Slaughter Last Breath (Good Daughter, #0.5) by Karin Slaughter Little Girls Sleeping (Detective Katie Scott, #1) by Jennifer Chase Her Last Whisper (Detective Katie Scott #2) by Jennifer Chase Flowers on Her Grave by Jennifer Chase Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer The Road to Delano by John DeSimone His Unexpected Amish Twins (Unexpected Amish Blessings #1) by Rachel J. Good Photos of You by Tammy Robinson The Girl You Gave Away by Jess Ryder Thin Ice (Alaska Wild Mysteries #1) by Paige Shelton Well Met (Well Met, #1) by Jen DeLuca The Highland Rogue (Lords of the Highlands, #7) by Amy Jarecki The Darkness We Hide (The Undertaker's Daughter, #3) by Debra Webb Revelations of a Secret Princess (Harlequin Presents) by Annie West An Amish Wife for Christmas (North Country Amish #1) by Patricia Davids Shelter from the Storm (North Country Amish #2) by Patricia Davids The Amish Teacher's Dilemma (North Country Amish #3) by Patricia Davids Eternity in Death (In Death #25.5) by J.D. Robb Before He Vanished by Debra Webb Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) by J.D. Robb Starting Over at Blueberry Creek Includes a bonus novella (Sweetwater Springs Book 4) by Annie Rains The Somerset Girls A Novel by Lori Foster The Secret Admirer (Detective Natalie Ward #6) by Carol Wyer The Girl I Thought I Knew by Kelly Heard Head Over Paws (Rescue Me, #5) by Debbie Burns The Man I Loved Before by Anna Mansell Born in Death (In Death, #23) by J.D. Robb Some Days Are Dark by Miranda Smith A Dog's Hope by Casey Wilson Our Last Letter by Liz Trenow Haunted in Death (In Death, #22.5) by J.D. Robb The Orphan Sisters by Shirley Dickson Memory in Death (In Death, #22) by J.D. Robb Origin in Death (In Death, #21) by J.D. Robb Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb The Measure of a Man A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Night of the Scoundrel (The Devils of Dover, #3.5) by Kelly Bowen Cherry Slice by Jennifer Stone To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1) by Jenny Han Becoming by Michelle Obama A Cat Called Cupid by Tilly Tennant An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Prince of Broadway (Uptown Girls, #2) by Joanna Shupe Shall We Dance? by Shelley Shepard Gray Almost Just Friends (Wildstone, #4) by Jill Shalvis Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Forever Strong (True Heroes, #6) by Piper J. Drake The Last Real Cowboy (Cold River Ranch, #3) by Caitlin Crews

*all the book covers have embedded links to Goodreads.   

If you are interested in my ratings for any of these reads, as quite a few have yet to be reviewed, feel free to look at my running post in one of the Goodreads challenge groups, The Challenge Factory, click this
 link here.

March Line-up:

Currently reading

Blood Game (Eve Duncan, #9) by Iris Johansen The First Wife by Jill Childs Penne Dreadful (Italian Chef Mysteries #1) by Catherine Bruns The Last Tourist (Milo Weaver #4) by Olen Steinhauer Hers to Tame by Rhenna Morgan The Woman Who Lied by Shalini Boland A Very English Murder (A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #1) by Verity Bright Damage Done by Susan Wilkins His to Defend A Mafia Romance by Rhenna Morgan Don't Breathe a Word (Texas Justice, #2) by Christie Craig With Kisses From Cécile by Anne Armistead Mackenzie's Legacy Mackenzie's Mountain & Mackenzie's Mission (Mackenzie Family, #1-2) by Linda Howard


One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Mackenzie's Mountain (Mackenzie Family, #1) by Linda Howard The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren The Murder of Patience Brooke (Charles Dickens Investigations #1) by J.C. Briggs Creation in Death (In Death, #25) by J.D. Robb Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb Salvation in Death (In Death, #27) by J.D. Robb Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5) by J.D. Robb Santa Cruise A Holiday Mystery at Sea by Mary Higgins ClarkAll Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark Eight Days To Live (Eve Duncan, #10) by Iris Johansen Chasing The Night (Eve Duncan, #11; Catherine Ling, #1) by Iris Johansen Stop at Nothing by Michael Ledwidge Vanishing Girls (Detective Josie Quinn, #1) by Lisa Regan Lady Notorious (Royal Rewards, #4) by Theresa Romain Fearless Girl by Emma Tallon The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew by Milly Johnson Love and Marriage at Harpers A heartwarming saga from bestseller Rosie Clarke (Welcome To Harpers Emporium Book 2) by Rosie Clarke Find Her Alive (Detective Josie Quinn, #8) by Lisa Regan Truths I Never Told You by Kelly RimmerMy Husband's Lie An absolutely gripping and emotional page turner by Emma Davies Flight Risk by Cara C. Putman Diver's Paradise by Davin Goodwin Can You See Her? by S.E. Lynes Sunrise over Sapphire Bay by Holly Martin The Summer Villa by Melissa Hill The Heirloom Garden A Novel by Viola Shipman Follow Me by Kathleen Barber A Forgotten Murder by Jude Deveraux Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Laura Childs The Night Swim by Megan GoldinHideaway by Nora Roberts A Duke Too Far (The Way to a Lord's Heart, #4) by Jane Ashford When You See Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #11; Gardner Universe, #20) by Lisa Gardner The Hollows (Kinship #2) by Jess Montgomery Almost Just Friends (Wildstone, #4) by Jill Shalvis The Other Mrs. by Mary Kubica The Second Wife by Rebecca Fleet The Stolen Letter (Scottish Bookshop Mystery #5) by Paige Shelton Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. RobbKindred in Death (In Death, #29) by J.D. Robb Missing in Death (In Death, #29.5) by J.D. Robb Fantasy in Death (In Death, #30) by J.D. Robb 

I am participating in the Reading Rivalry (link imbedded) challenge for March, as I have done for the past several months. One of the rules for the challenge allows you to read 25% of any amount of books you choose prior to the upcoming month. So for March I will be completing each of the books listed above as “Currently Reading”. I started each of those on the 28th and the 29th of February. 

I am shooting for at least sixty books this month, but I left a few spaces for last-minute books. As always, this TBR will change a few times this month, but I hope to stick to it as closely as possible. 

I had a lot of fun in February as I had some awesome reads. The standout book to me was Photos of You by Tammy Robinson. It was a highly emotional read that easily broke and warmed my heart at the same time. I am also thrilled that I was able to read eight books from the In Death series by J. D. Robb as my goal is four monthly until I catch up. 

February was Black History month. This was, in part, the theme for the Reading Rivalry challenge that I mentioned. I was able to read Becoming by Michelle Obama, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, The Measure of a Man by Sidney Portier and Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Three of these were memoirs and they were all excellent reads. Trevor Noah’s book hit me the hardest of the four. What his mother had to do to protect him due to the fact that he mixed race in South Africa at a time when this was a crime was eye-opening. 

If my count is correct, sixteen of February’s reads were for upcoming Blog Tours. The rest of my reads were books for the monthly challenge, ARCs from NetGalley and Edelweiss, as well as connected series. Actually, I was able to read over thirty of the NetGalley ARCs I have. I am excited that I will be getting my 500 books read button this month. I started with NetGalley in March 2018, so this is a nice anniversary gift when it comes to book reviewing. 

This month my goal is to continue to read at least two books daily, with the main focus on April’s Blog Tour titles (seventeen are lined up) and my ARCs. I am also glad to continue with the J.D. Robb books this month. And, as always, if I run across any books for review that are parts of series, time permitting, I may go to my online library or audiobook sources to read prior books.