Monday, March 2, 2020

SPRING 2020 Bookish Blog Hop - Last Book Read

Bookish Blog Hops' Spring Hop Day 2:

What Was the Last Book That You Read?

At this writing, my last complete read was Quicksand by Iris Johansen, the eighth book in the Eve Duncan series. As time permits, my goal is to read at least one or two of these books monthly. There are currently 25 books in the series, with The Persuasion due out in June. My NetGalley, Edelweiss and print ARCs are toppling over, so I cannot devote as much time to this series as I would like. I have the latest hardcover books as ARCs, and it is rather hard to see them on my shelves. I want to read them NOW, lol.

I have read 112 books this year so far, which is 29 books ahead of schedule for my Goodreads goal of 500. No matter how many books I read, I barely make a dent in some of the series I follow. My NetGalley ratio had sit at 56% for nearly a year because there are just so many blog tour books and other title that I download monthly.

Stormi - Bewitched Reader Book Blog -

The last book I read was Voyeur by Fiona Cole. This was something outside my comfort zone, so I was hesitant to read it. Forbidden romances are typically something I avoid. I tend to stick to the angsty, sweeter romances or fantasy reads. I’m glad to say Voyeur surprised me and I enjoyed stepping outside of my reading comfort zone this time. 

Erica Robyn - Erica Robyn Reads -

The last book that I read before writing up my response for this post was a short story collection organized by Kevin J Kennedy called Made In Britain. Mr Kennedy puts together the most amazing horror short story collections! Each one has something for all types of horror fans. He even has some collections that would be great for people that aren’t quite sure how they feel about horror, but want to try it out. In Made In Britain, I loved that each story focused on one British element or another. Check out my review for Made In Britain here!

Currently it’s the middle of February as I’m writing this, but at this point in my reading adventures, I hope to have at least one, if not two books finished by the beginning of March!

According to the “reading tracker” I’ve set for myself, the last book I read was Saving Faith by David Baldacci. He’s one of my favorite authors, and his thrillers are jam-packed with marvelously relatable protagonists, devious antagonists, and colorful side characters--not to mention the very intense peril and the twists and turns each story takes! This particular one started out with plenty of intrigue--but then it also took a nose-dive into subjects I find much less inviting to read… which is mildly disappointing, to say the least… but at least it all came out all right in the end!

That’s the last print book I read--but I am also reading ebooks as well. The last ebook I read was a novella titled Grave Tidings by R. R. Virdi, as a tie-in to his series The Grave Reports--which I read and loved. It’s a “paranormal urban fantasy” series that smacks of Dresden Files and contains tons of nerdy references, from comic books to TV shows like Supernatural. Any fan of either of those is sure to adore this series!

Laura Doherty - Tales of a Natural Spoonie -

As I write this its the middle of February and according to my Goodreads tracker I am smashing my 2020 reading goal. The last book I read was Mageborn by Jessica Thorne. Mageborn is the first book in a brand new fantasy series and I really enjoyed it. You can read my full review here. 

I have also just finished up reading The Comparison Cure by Lucy Sheridan. I came across Lucy last year when she was running an Instagram challenge called #thegoodgram. One of things Lucy talks about a lot is how the act of comparing ourselves to others can really hinder our own development. The book really built on this and I found it super helpful in allowing me to see where I can develop as a blogger and content creator. It also allowed me to shed some of the imposter syndrome I often feel.

Jo Linsdell

The last book I read was Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear. I won this book in a giveaway on Twitter a while ago, and I’m so glad I did. It was awesome! You can see my full review for it here. If you like the crime, mystery, thriller genres, this is one you’ll want to read. 

Valerie, Cats Luv Coffee

The last book I finished was Cirque Berserk by Jessica Guess. (You can see my review here.) I say finished because I’m in the middle of about six books right now. Nothing is really keeping my interest long enough to finish in one sitting. Cirque Berserk is a novella, and really channels the horror movies of the ‘80s. 

Veronica - The Burgeoning Bookshelf

The last book I read was The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg due to be released in April 2020. The story was a bit like coming across a train wreck. I couldn’t look away. It was disturbing but I couldn’t stop reading. I simply had to know what was  going to happen next. The main character was unlikeable and had no redeeming qualities at all.


  1. The last book I read is Before He Vanished by Debra Webb. Great post.

  2. What a great collection of books. Nice to see what varied tastes we all have.

  3. I enjoy the variety of genres here!

  4. What a great array of books you have all read. Lovely to see them all.

  5. I'll have to check out some of these other blogs!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I love knowing what everyone else is reading - especially you, since you are such a voracious reader!

  7. I am enjoying Sasha Morgan's series and am on book 3 with A Country Dilemma

  8. Looks like a great book hop! My last book was Shacking Up by Helena Hunting and if you're looking for a great steamy romance, this is it!

    Happy reading :)
    Megan | Ginger Mom & Company

  9. Great post and amazing prompt, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  10. What a fun prompt! Thanks for sharing. :)