Category: TBR Update

Weekly Round-Up 2/18/2018

Well, the temperature got above 30 degrees this week, for one day. Now it’s snowing. Exciting new this week for my son, he received a scholarship that will cover half his tuition costs for college next year. We weren’t expecting that at all, so really nice surprise there. I’ve also been doing some reading this week so let’s see if I made any progress.

TBR – I finished 2 books and I didn’t add any this week. Total today is 274.

Goodreads Challenge – I am currently 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – I’m back up to 87% after finishing a couple of books from them.

John Connolly Challenge – I have not yet started book 4. I hope to start listening to it later this week. My headphones are dying so I haven’t gotten as much listening in this past week as I wanted to.

Coming Up – I am still reading “Demelza” by Winston Graham Demelza and hoping to finish it this coming week. I also just started “Look For Me” by Lisa Gardner. Look For Me Next up on the TBR is “House Witness” by Mike Lawson. House Witness

What books are you reading this week?

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 2/11/2018

Still cold here but the weatherman is promising one day this week the temperature will get above freezing. We are inching closer to my son’s graduation. This week I will have my final parent-teacher conferences and a four-day weekend.

TBR – I added 1 book and 1 audiobook this week and finished reading 2. Today’s total is 276.

Goodreads challenge – I’m on track with this one.

NetGalley score – I’m at 85% today.

John Connolly challenge – I added the audiobook version of the 4th book to my library this week and it will be my next listen.

Coming Up – I’ll have my review of “The Memory Detective” by T. S. Nichols up in the next day or two. The Memory Detective I’ve just started reading “Watch Me” by Jody Gehrman Watch Me and after that I will pick up “Look for Me” by Lisa Gardner. Look For Me

That’s it for today. I hope you all have a great week.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 2/4/2018

Still cold in North Dakota, so let’s go straight to the numbers.

TBR – Last week it was at 274. This week I added 5 books and finished 2 giving me a new total of 277. I blame it all on NetGalley! If they hadn’t twisted my arm so hard I never would have taken the bait.

Goodreads Challenge – I am still 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley Score – Unchanged at 86%, but I do have a new badge! 100 reviews

Coming Up – I am currently reading “The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross” by Lisa Tuttle. The Witch at Wayside Cross After that I’ll be picking up “The Memory Detective” by T.S. Nichols. The Memory Detective Ok, that’s all I have for today guys. I hope you all have a good week!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 1/28/2018

Phew!! College scholarship applications are completed, so time to get back to the books. Let’s see what the numbers look like today.

TBR – I added 3 books this week. 2 from NetGalley and 1 from Blogging for Books. I finished 2 books which leaves the TBR at 274, one up from last week.

Goodreads challenge – I have completed 8 books so far this years and that puts me 1 books ahead of schedule.

NetGalley score – I’m getting a little behind again with my NetGalley books and my score has dropped to 86% as of today.

John Connolly challenge – I haven’t made any progress this week.

Coming Up – I’m currently reading “Demelza” by Winston Graham. Demelza This kind of story I like to savor along the way so tend to read them more slowly, but I’ll get there in the end. I’m also still listening to “His Bloody Project” by Graeme Macrae Burnet. His Bloody Project I have a little over an hour left so my review should be up later this week. I’ve just started reading “A False Report” by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong. A False Report After that will be “The Curious Affair of the Witch at Wayside Cross” by Lisa Tuttle. The Witch at Wayside Cross So, I guess that’s it for today. We’re in for another cold snap this week, sounds like great weather for reading.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 1/21/2018

Whew! We finally got a break from the cold weather this week and were able to get all the ice off the driveway. I had a very busy week at work as my boss was out of town but I did manage to get some reading done. So let’s look at the numbers.

TBR – I was at 275 last week. This week I added 1 book and finished 3 bringing the total down to 273. I’m impressed!

Goodreads Challenge – As of today, I am actually 1 book ahead of schedule. Let’s hope I can keep up the pace on this.

NetGalley score – My recent reads have been from other sources so this is still 87%. I wonder if I can get to 90% by the end of the year? Hmmm.

John Connolly Challenge – I haven’t picked up book 4 yet. I debating if I want to read or listen. I listened to the last 2. Still thinking about this.

Coming Up – I am almost finished reading “Darkness at the Edge of Town” by Jennifer Harlow. Darkness at the Edge of Town I’m also currently listening to “His Bloody Project” by Graeme Macrae Burnet. His Bloody Project After that will be the short story “Kraken and Canals” by Anne Renwick Kraken and Canals and “Demelza” by Winston Graham. Demelza I saw the other day that another season of Poldark is in production so I need to get caught up with this series. Ok, that’s it for this week guys. I hope you all have a great week!

Happy Reading!

Weekly Round-Up 1/14/2018

It’s another cold Sunday here in North Dakota land. A couple more days of Arctic temperatures and then we to warm up for a few days. I know, I know, enough of the weather, get on to the numbers.

TBR – I finished reading 2 books this week and I added 1 audiobook, giving me a total of 275.

Goodreads challenge – I’ve read a total of 4 books so far and that puts me 1 book ahead of schedule.

NetGalley score – I didn’t read any NetGalley books this week, score remains at 87%. I did however get a new badge this week.

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Current Reads – I am reading “Unwanted” by Andrew Young Unwanted and “The Sandman” by Lars Kepler. The Sandman My current audiobook is “His Bloody Project” by Graeme Macrae Burnet. His Bloody Project So I think that’s it for this week. Hope you all are staying warm.

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 1/7/2018

Here we are folks! The first round-up of the new year. Quick weather update: the temperature here in Fargo has barely crept over 0 Fahrenheit this past week. Apparently we might actually see a double-digit high today, fingers crossed. To celebrate the New Year, the battery died in one of our cars, but thanks to YouTube I was able to change it out myself even with a temperature of -6 in my garage. Gotta love living in a northern climate. Let’s get to the numbers now.

TBR – The year opened with a total of 277. I finished reading 2 books this week and added 1. The new total is 276. Not a terrible start.

Goodreads challenge – I set my goal at 100 again for this year. The 2 books I finished puts me ahead 1 book as of today.

NetGalley score – I didn’t read any NetGalley books this week so score remains at 87%.

JohnConnolly challenge – I am currently listening to book 3 in the series “The Killing Kind”.

Coming up – This year I am actually scheduling my reading. This week I will be reading “Kings of Georgian Britain” by Catherine Curzon, Kings of Georgian BritainUnwanted” by Andrew Young, Unwanted and “The Killing Kind” by John Connolly. The Killing Kind My reading year is off to a good start, I just hope I can keep it that way.

Happy Reading! and stay warm!


Happy New Year Round-Up and Preview!

Happy New Year Round-Up and Preview!

It’s Sunday again, but it’s also New Year’s Eve! 2018 brings a lot of big events for my family. My husband will turning over a new decade in March, my son will be graduating from high school and turning 18 in May, one of our nieces is getting married in August, and my husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in September. It also looks like several family members will be making the trek to North Dakota, for the first time, for the graduation so we might just have one big party to celebrate the whole year. So let’s look at my numbers as the year is ending and take a peek at what I planning on doing with books in 2018.

TBR – I added 1 book this week and finished 3, so the TBR ends 2017 at 277. To my knowledge there are no books winging their way to me and no outstanding NetGalley requests so I’m pretty confident in that number. This includes all the unread books I own, whether they be print, e-book or audiobook.

Goodreads Challenge – I slipped this year, only managing to complete 99 out of the 100 books I had challenged myself too. While I would like to think that I will finish one more before midnight, I know myself better than that. I will be setting a new 100 book challenge for 2018.

NetGalley score – Great progress was made here. I started the year at about 68% and I’m ending the year at 86% (no I did not just transpose the number). My goal for 2018 is to cross the 90% line.

Favorite Books of 2017

Mystery/Thriller – “Poison” by Galt Niederhoffer – this one continues to stick with me, I think because it felt so real.

Non-Fiction – I was absolutely fascinated by the story of “The Radium Girls” by Kate Moore.

Historical Fiction – Loved the characters in this story of a young immigrant working in the Carnegie household – “Carnegie’s Maid” by Marie Benedict.

General Fiction – The richness of the descriptions and the characters in this story just captivated me. – “The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds” by Selina Siak Chin Yoke.

Fantasy – No competition here, my favorite was “The Lost Sentinel” by Suzanne Rogerson.

Plans for 2018 – So, 100 books is the goal for the year. I have decided to pose myself a challenge of reading all the books in a series I love during the year. For 2018, I have chosen the Charlie Parker Series by John Connolly, #JohnConnollyChallenge. I read the first 2 books late in 2017. There are a total of 16 books at this time so that means a little more than 1 book a month, I can do that, right????

Finally, I would love your input on what books to read in 2018. Leave your suggestion in the Comments and I’ll incorporate them somewhere. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and that you read lots of books.

Happy Reading!



Weekly Round-Up 12/24/2017

I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas festivities. We are having a quiet Christmas at my house this year. There is snow on the ground and the air is COLD. I did get all my Christmas shopping done but a final trip to the grocery store will be required before the big day tomorrow. I think I’ve made some progress this week so let’s take a look at the numbers.

TBR – Apparently I didn’t add any books and I finished reading 2, so the total is now 278.

NetGalley score – I finished a couple of NetGalley books this week so this number went up to 86%.

Goodreads challenge – I’m beginning to think I may not be successful this year. I still need to finish 6 books in the next week and I don’t usually read quite that fast but we’ll see how it all turns out next week.

Coming up – I do have 6 books that I am working on, 2 are audiobooks, and they are “The Tea Planter’s Wife” by Dinah Jefferies. The Tea Planter's WifeThe Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. The Girl on the TrainPrivate” by James Patterson (audiobook). PrivateBrave New World” by Aldous Huxley (audiobook). Brave New WorldA Treacherous Curse” by Deanna Raybourn. A Treacherous Curse And, “Kings of Georgian Britain” by Catherine Curzon. Kings of Georgian Britain So that’s what I’m shooting for and I’ll check in next week and let you know if got through them all.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Happy Reading!


Weekly Round-Up 12/17/2017

Greetings from a frigid North Dakota. We’re not quite to zero degrees but getting very close this week. My Christmas bread starts on Thursday and I can hardly wait. Two weeks of reading!!! Ok, a little holiday-making thrown in for variety. Let’s see what happened over the past week.

TBR – I added one book this week and finished reading 3 books (reviews coming). So new total is 282.

NetGalley – Score remains at 84%.

Goodreads Challenge – I am still 5 books behind but that’s because I haven’t yet updated by challenge for the 3 books I finished. So TECHNICALLY (as my son would say) I’m only 2 books behind.

Coming up – Reviews of “The Intercept” by Dick Wolf, The InterceptDark Hollow” by John Connolly, Dark Hollow and “Goat Castle” by Karen L. Cox. Goat Castle I’m currently reading “The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, The Broken Girls and “Two Girls Down” by Louisa Luna. Two Girls Down

So that’s it for this week’s update. I’ll see you again next week!

Happy Reading!