2022 Reading By the numbers

300 books 101,945 pages204 Netgalley / ARC / Author request 66 Backlist 67 Audiobook 231 Female 87 BIPOC author 32 Contemporary 57 Historical Fiction 100 Fantasy / Scifi 43 Thriller / Mystery 17 Horror 26 Romance 24 Non-fiction 1 Graphic Novel 7 DNF

REVIEW: Cut to the Bone

When a bus full of high schoolers go missing and the first one turns up dead in a ritualistic killing, Agent Sayer from the FBI is called in to crack the case. Quickly the case becomes more and more complicated as they fight to find the other missing students before they too are killed. SayerContinue reading “REVIEW: Cut to the Bone”

November Wrap Up

This month felt a little slower, I only read 20 books. I did have one DNF but I’m most proud of myself for digging deep in the Netgalley queue to knock a few more of my 2020 backlist. I finally hit 50%! 📗 Sugaring Off* ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Fatty Fatty Boom Boom* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📕 Nightbitch* – DNF at 25%Continue reading “November Wrap Up”

REVIEW: Color Me In

“IT ISN’T MY FAULT I WAS BORN LIKE THIS!” I shriek. “Yeah. Me either, and yet I’m the one who always has to defend my right to be alive.” —————– This is one of those books that is challenging to review. It was challenging to read. And I think that’s the point. Color Me InContinue reading “REVIEW: Color Me In”

October Wrap Up

A little late but better late than never, in October I read 25.5 books. Yes, I finally finished Empire of the Vampire. 😰 📱 Lark Ascending* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Our Shadows Have Claws* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 The Witch and the Tsar* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 Sanctuary ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 The Boys from Biloxi* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 The Oleander Sword ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱Continue reading “October Wrap Up”

REVIEW: Stoker’s Manuscript

When a rare book dealer is asked to source and authenticate the original Dracula manuscript by Bram Stoker, he ends up mired in a centuries old Transylvanian family feud. Once an orphan in Romania, he is forced to return to his homeland to meet his client – the son of Vlad the Impaler. He quicklyContinue reading “REVIEW: Stoker’s Manuscript”

September Reading Wrap Up

This month I read 27 books. A little late to post but 🤷🏻‍♀️. 📱 The Moon Eater* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 The Ravens ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱 Waterdown* ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧  The Silence Before the Dawn* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📗 Echo North ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Black Potatoes ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐ 🎧 The Prisoner* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 The Monarchs* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 ‘Til All These Things Be Done* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 The Unsinkable Greta James ⭐️⭐️⭐ 📗 CloseContinue reading “September Reading Wrap Up”

REVIEW: The Moon Eater

“I am Gold, the marauder with a taste for the theatrical, and the talent to pull it off.” ——————— The Moon Eater is a dark crime thriller with supernatural elements, it drops you right into an epic battle between two supernatural serial killers. Gold is a half werewolf with a penchant for sugary baked goods, classicalContinue reading “REVIEW: The Moon Eater”

REVIEW: The Unsinkable Greta James

Greta is a budding rockstar who has had a recent hiccup in her career. She is about to launch her second album and tensions are high. Her brother convinces her to join her newly widowed father on an Alaskan cruise. The cruise is intended to be healing for them both and bond them after years ofContinue reading “REVIEW: The Unsinkable Greta James”

REVIEW: The Devil’s Highway

OK, I know this one is more than a decade old now. But when I read and loved American Dirt, this was the book that was recommended to give a more accurate representation of what it’s like to cross the border. I enjoyed the narrative and the detail about this people who tried to crossContinue reading “REVIEW: The Devil’s Highway”